In April 1998, Nintendo released another version of the Pocket GameBoy called the EL Backlight Pocket GameBoy. This version had an electro-luminescence backlight feature that allowed the playing of games in total darkness. The EL Backlight GameBoy is slightly larger than the Pocket GameBoy and has a protruding battery compartment. It came in Silver and Gold but was never released out side of Japan.
- Battery: 2 AA
- Battery Life: Approx. 20 hours or 12 hours with backlight on
- Size: 80mm X 135mm X 29mm
- Weight: 140g