Originally released on April 21, 1989, Nintendo's first Game Boy will be celebrating it's 25th birthday in 2014. Depending on how you look at it, the age can either seem too young or too old. Was it really 25 years ago that we spent hours upon hours playing classic titles like Super Mario Land or Kirby's Dream Land? On the other hand, the graphics are so outdated for the first Game Boy that it seems like a relic of the Stone Age. After all, it wasn't even in color!

However, regardless of how it has aged, there's no denying that the Game Boy was an essential platform during its heyday, as the handheld entertainment system allowed us to carry all of our favorite video game heroes around with us. So, in honor of the system's legacy and its approaching anniversary, it's time to figure out The 25 Best Original Game Boy Games, from no. 25 to no. 1.

Note: this list does not include games that were made after the Game Boy Color was released! We're keeping it strictly O.G. around here.

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