Light me up

Not so long ago, we spoke to Shaun Jones of about the services he offers to Game Boy owners looking to breathe some new life into their ageing handhelds.

Shaun was kind enough to perform some surgery on our trusty old DMG-001, and we thought you might like to see the results in motion.

The mod involves biverting the screen (no, we don't know what that means either, but it certainly works a dream) to ramp up the contrast of the Game Boy's monochrome display and then adding in LED backlights which illuminate things impressively. It's an incredible mod, delivering amazing clarity, superb contrast and a console which can finally be played indoors away from lamps or lightbulbs.

The original Game Boy recently hit its quarter century in North America, and we marked the grand occasion by listing ten games you need to play on your beloved handheld right now. Maybe you'd like to also treat your machine to this mod to really celebrate in style?