It’s unfathomable to me that there was once a time when you not only had to be in the same room as another person to play multiplayer, but you also had to physically connect your Nintendo Game Boy handhelds to do it. But back in 1989, this idea was so revolutionary, Nintendo Power’s comic duo, Howard & Nester, had to explain the concept in this special feature, lest my young head explode.
On a side note, my head did explode – with glee – until the link cable taught me how much better everyone in the world was at Tetris than me. After many sound defeats, I cut the cord until Pokémon eventually brought the fun back to multiplayer by making me trade and battle monsters with my friends. But other than those two titles and The Hunt for Red October, I can’t think of another game I actually used this thing for.
Have any of you ever tangled with the link cable in the past? What games did you link your GameBoys up to play? Tell us in the comments!