It’s not uncommon for home and handheld consoles to get a drastic makeover in the years after their launch. Sometimes even after they’ve begun playing second fiddle to a new more powerful sibling.
What do you do with your old Game Boy? Some of us try and boot it up for the first time in decades, while others look at this brick that we played with in our childhood and make something of it.
Back in 2000 Burger King made these cute little plastic Game Boy Color toys with analog games built-in. Now someone’s taken one of those toys, crammed a Raspberry Pi Zero into it and turned it into a working Game Boy Color (and more) emulator.
Japanese game magazine Famitsu is celebrating its 30th anniversary. To mark the occasion, the publication polled readers, asking them which games were most memorable on consoles ranging from the Famicom to the PS4.
Previously, Kotaku pointed out that Japan sure has some interesting Japan Post mailboxes. Looks like there’s another one to add to the list: the Game Boy mailbox.
The first Pokémon Game Boy games Pocket Monsters Red and Green were released in 1996. But as Shigeru Miyamoto points out, they were held up. The reason? EarthBound.
These days most professional sports teams, regardless of where they are in the world, tend to dabble in limited/variant jerseys. But few go as nuts for the ideas as minor-league American teams.
CJ, Niko Bellic, Tommy Vercetti and GTA III’s Claude, all together, in a fantastic demake by Hat-Loving Gamer. And it’s not just a demake. The battles and other mechanics are now all similar to classic Pokémon games.
Celebrating Pokémon’s 20th anniversary, Game Freak’s Junichi Masuda looks back on the early days of developing Red and Green. It sounds like a tough time!
Anthony Thomas will take your old Nintendo DS, rip off its top screen, move the speakers, clean things up, paint it and turn it into something way cooler: a Game Boy Macro, an unofficial, over-sized brother to Nintendo’s actual (and wonderful) Game Boy Micro.
This cartridge certainly won’t fit into a Game Boy. But it looks really awesome!
Pokémon may be famously cheery, but the series has its share of dark, spooky myths. The most famous of those have got to be the ones about Lavender Town.
Well, this is pretty damn incredible.
Not every Pokémon-themed handheld has to be covered with Pikachu. This lucky fan-made Game Boy Color for example has the entire region of Kanto painted on its front by Belgian graphic artist Vadu Amka.
Here’s how you redline on the adorable meter.
Final Fantasy Adventure, which came out in 1991 for the Game Boy and was actually not a Final Fantasy game but instead the predecessor to Secret of Mana, got a remake in 2003 for the Game Boy Advance called Sword of Mana, which isn’t a strict remake but in fact overhauls just about everything from characters to story…
Call the doctor, Mario 0h-oh.
When Twitch users first began playing Metal Gear Ghost Babel, it was a disaster, and I said as much. It’s time to eat humble pie, though, because in the days since they’ve cleaned up their act and not only progressed through the game, they beat the damn thing.
Earlier this year, reader Ilhan Ünal got started building his own Game Boy, which he only recently completed. It’s...a little bigger than Nintendo’s original version.