Monster Hunter is a huge deal in Japan, with the upcoming Monster Hunter 4 likely to cause retail mayhem, or perhaps crashes of the 3DS eShop servers. Despite the high quality of Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate on Wii U and 3DS, however, it's not hit those heights in the West, relying on a loyal core following to keep its online servers (on the Wii U) relatively busy to this day.

But still, fans of the franchise in the West are often big supporters, happy to indulge dozens — maybe hundreds — of hours in the quest of picking up more powerful armour and weapons. As the latest entry on 3DS isn't yet confirmed for the West, or perhaps just because he felt like it, Twitter user Gary J Lucken has produced a "de-makeover" to show what the series would look like if it was on Game Boy and Game Boy Color.

The full image is below and, for our money, looks fantastic. Perhaps it's a sign of delusion and madness, but we'd actually love to play this game if it was real. We're not the only ones, right?

Monster Hunter Game Boy