The Game Child is a handheld video game console in The Amazing World of Gumball, made in Chainor and sold in the Awesome Store. Bought by Richard in "The Console," it powers an 8-bit game that Gumball tries to play.
Its name, the "Game Child," is a reference to the Game Boy, a Japanese handheld game console made by Nintendo.
After Richard gives Gumball the Game Child, he reluctantly plays an 8-bit role-playing game called Inverted Paradox: The Enemy Within. Starting the game, he gets mysteriously transported to his room. Darwin and Anais team up with Gumball, nicknamed "MYBUTT," to complete their main quest.
After battling a monstrous flower and completing several minor quests, Gumball, Darwin, and Anais encounter the van shopkeeper, who tells the heroes that the Game Child is the true enemy and is responsible for trapping Elmore inside the game.
The Game Child takes the form of a tentacle demon, and the Watterson siblings are troubled in defeating it. Gumball, using his telephone, summons his more powerful friends and family, who brutally defeat the creature and end the game.
- There is a Chinese knockoff console of the same name in real life, probably most famous for an online movie that used it as a major plot point, Ashens and the Quest For The GameChild.
- It is the twelfth character to die on the show, with the first eleven being Anton (who is revived), Jealousy, the virus, Ant-One, the Anton clones, Zach, Mr. Chanax, Darwin (who is revived), Vladus Lokowitchki, Gargaroth, and Anais (who is revived).
- It is based on the Game Boy created by Gunpei Yokoi.