If Nintendo were to put a modern twist on the Game Boy, it'd probably look like the 1UP, by German designer Florian Renner. Think of it as a cross between a Game Boy Advance and Wii U. The portable console itself would be constructed from injection-molded plastic reinforced with natural fiber, complete with game cartridge slot. Continue reading for a picture of the Fallout 4 version.
FreezerBoy is perfect for gamers who've always wanted a giant Game Boy, as it's basically a set of 6 removable (dry-erase friendly) magnets that not only work on fridges, but other home appliances as well. In related news, did you know that Nintendo's Game Boy is the company's second handheld system following the Game & Watch series, which was introduced in 1980? It combined features from both the Nintendo Entertainment System and Game & Watch, originally bundled with the puzzle game Tetris. Get a set here now.
Originally an April Fools' Day joke, Hyperkin's Chris Gallizzi announced that Smart Boy, an iPhone 6 accessory that transforms the device into a functional Game Boy, is going to be a real product. Think of it as a dock of sorts, complete with a Game Boy cartridge slot. When the phone is plugged in, simply launch the app, connect the controlpad via Bluetooth, and you'll be ready for some retro gaming action. Continue reading for a diagram showing how it will work.
What happens when you combine a Rasberry Pi (512MB version), a broken Nintendo Game Boy, and lots of work? The retro gaming powerhouse you see above, which was created by YouTube user "kman316". For those who aren't as technically skilled, we recommend just purchasing an AFUNTA game player. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video showing what happens when two guys accidentally get put on Kiss Cam at a baseball game.
Tired of waiting around for third party companies to release an awesome gamepad for Android smartphones? Then look no further than this custom creation, which literally transforms a classic Game Boy into a functional gamepad. Continue reading for a video and more information.
Similar to these custom-built portable gaming systems, these geeks went the extra yard to create their own unique Nintendo handheld. Whether it be a zombie makeover (above), steampunk refresh, or just a simple paint job, you'll find them here. Continue reading to see more.
The smallest Nintendo Game Boy in the world may not actually be functional, but it's definitely smaller than a coin. YouTube user "soukitti" spent 4-hours carving this Game Boy onto the head of a toothpick. Continue reading for a video of the process.
This LEGO Game Boy by MOC Pages member Julius von Brunk is something that should definitely be in the next Transformers movie. Called the "Dotmaster", this brick creation "took about a month to engineer [and is] primarily made out of Lego - also has 'custom water-slide clear decals" printed from a laser printer.'" Click here for more pictures. Continue reading to see five of the greatest Nintendo Game Boy commercials ever aired.
Purists will rip Brunk's creation for its slightly off proportions and two AA batteries (the original Game Boy sucked four AA batteries like a fiend), but we'd challenge you to do better. We're especially digging the matching "Tetrawing" Tetris cartridge that transforms into a bird.
Here's something you don't see everyday: an unreleased port of Resident Evil for the Game Boy Color. Due to quality control issues, Capcom decided to forgo the public release of this game. Fortunately, "an Assembler forum member named kiff claimed to be in contact with someone who has two cartridges containing unfinished builds of the canned game." Continue reading for a video preview.
That someone will be kind enough to upload the contents of said carts online for public consumption, but not kind enough to do it for free. The person is asking for $2,000 (USD), hence the fundraiser.
These ten modders / geeks take creativity to the next level by giving new life to the Nintendo Game Boy. Sure, not all of them are functional (or practical), but it's the thought that counts...right? Which ones are your favorites? Continue reading to see them all.