Improving Game Boy Color Screen Brightness

The Game Boy Color screen uses reflective technology that displays colors more vibrantly the better the light. This technology keeps the battery usage low. For optimum color, we suggest you use the Game Boy Color in a well-lit area.

The best viewing conditions are in a brightly lit room or an area with a direct light source. (The screen might be difficult to see if you are playing in a room with a small table lamp that's across the room, and no other nearby light source.)

What to do if Troubleshooting doesn't help

Due to the age of the system, we no longer offer factory repairs directly from Nintendo. Please click here to find out what options are available for repair or replacement of your product.