The Super Game Boy is an accessory for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System that allows the gamer to play Game Boy video games on the television through the SNES. The Super Nintendo Entertainment System controller is used as the only way of input. After turning the Super Game Boy on, it will search for any potential features that are loaded onto the Game Boy cartridge that activate only when used on a Super Game Boy. When the game loads, it will fill around half of the screen. The frame will feature special artwork, some of which are only available by playing certain games such as Donkey Kong on the Game Boy. The player can also design the frame themselves.
When it initially released, the Super Game Boy cost around $50. It has also been reported to have cost $40 and $60. The Super NES Super Game Boy Set cost more as well, though it's uncertain just how much it cost.
The Super Game Boy had many features that enhanced Game Boy games. The players could play the games in the original color, but could also assign a variety of different colors to the games at well that couldn't be displayed on the original Game Boy. One of the major high points of the device is that the player can play Game Boy games on a bigger screen. Game Boy games often had a blurring effect that wasn't present when played on the Super Game Boy.