Touch Panel Adaptor
The Touch Panel Adaptor was a Game Boy Color accessory in development around 1998, and would have given the system the ability to accept touch-based inputs. According to designer Masato Kuwahara, the device was not well received when he proposed it, presumably due to the Game Boy Color having a dark, non-backlit screen.
The prototype was later demoed to Shigeru Miyamoto after the release of the Game Boy Advance SP, as a potential accessory for that console. Although it was better received and Miyamoto liked the product, it still was never released.
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