Here is the first mainstream portable console! The Game Boy was worse than its competitors technically, and that meant its sound quality was pretty bad and the memory
restrictions for the music in its games were huge. However, by focusing on creating catchy, simple and short tunes, composers were able to capture the imagination of
gamers and gave Game Boy games a character different to those that used to be played on home consoles. The chiptune sound that gave birth to the game music genre during
the eighties continued its development in portable consoles, as modern home consoles received better sound hardware and moved towards a more cinematic treatment of game
audio. It's funny that Game Boy games such as Pokemon didn't need complex musical compositions or CD-quality sound to be incredibly successful and be played well into
the twenty first century by tens of millions of gamers. The market didn't seem to value or expect a high sound quality on handhelds. And this was good news for Nintendo,
a highly conservative company usually reluctant to include big technological advances on its hardware from one generation to another.
In this page you can download sheet music from GB games in PDF format as well as an MP3 file which plays the arrangement. Click on the name of the theme if you want
to visit its individual page, where you may find more material and information about it. If you are having problems downloading or opening the files, please visit this
link: How to Use this Website.