Being 100% compatible with the original Game Boy, Nintendo's Game Boy Color was also one of the first consoles to actually improve older games simply by sucesfully colouring them in. Don't believe me? Well, better load that Tetris cartridge into your GBC then and see for yourselves. But, even if the colors the GBC chooses aren't to your liking, you can easily choose a different color palette. According to Wikipedia all you have to do is press certain key combos while the GBC is loading (better have them buttons pressed before you turn it on) and a palette of your very own fancy will take care of your old(er) Game Boy games.
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- Up: Brown
- Up + A: Red
- Up + B: Dark Brown
- Down: Pastel Mix
- Down + A: Orange
- Down + B: Yellow
- Left: Blue
- Left + A: Dark Blue
- Left + B: Monochrome (Original Colors)
- Right: Green
- Right + A: Dark Green (Default Palette)
- Right + B: Inverted Monochrome
In addition, most Game Boy games published by Nintendo have a special palette that is enabled when no buttons are pressed. Any game that does not have a special palette will default to the Dark Green (Right + A) palette instead.
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