The Game Boy may be as old as the hills, but it's alive and well in the world of chiptune music. In recent years an active musical community has grown up around Nintendo's iconic handheld, intent on creating awesome tunes and even playing them to live audiences.
If you needed any more of an indication of how big the Game Boy music scene has become, then you'll want to check out Heebie-GBs - the world's first Little Sound DJ (LSDj) music album on a physical Game Boy cartridge. LSDj is a music composition tool which turns the Game Boy hardware into a full-fledged music workstation, and is the program of choice for many amateur and professional musicians and composers.
Produced by ASM Retro - a US-based modding site which sells a wide range of parts and mods for Game Boy hardware - Heebie-GBs launched last year and is manufactured using 100 percent new components. It features the work of famed chiptune artists such as Nordloef, Tommy Creep, Pixel Hero Zero and Solarbear, and - as you might expect - has to be inserted into a Game Boy console to be listened to. Thank goodness for Prosound modded systems, eh?
If you're old enough to remember family outings sat in the back of your parent's car playing your Game Boy with headphones on, then the quality of these songs is sure to tickle your nostalgia bone. Heebie-GBs 2014 is available direct from ASM Retro for $48.00.