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News Game Boy Title 'Glory Hunters' Is Like Zelda: Link's Awakening With Achievements
Now live on Kickstarter
Are you ready for another brand new Game Boy game? Just recently, we reported on Bitmap Soft's brand new puzzler In The Dark for the Game Boy, and now the company is back with Glory Hunters, an action RPG that focuses on unlocking achievements for progression. It also happens to look a lot like The Legend of Zelda: Link's...
News Modder Creates 'Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3 DX' For Game Boy Color
Not just the colour of money
While nowadays the talk is always "what other Wii U games can we get on Switch", perhaps in an earlier age kids on the playground talked about "what Game Boy games can we get ports of for the Color?". Ok, maybe not, but it's an interesting thought; of course, online communities of enthusiasts and modders do more than...
Random Want To Turn Your Game Boy Into A Megazord? Just Attach Every Accessory
Go go, Game Boy rangerrrrrs
Want to know how to acquire the ultimate Game Boy or Game Boy Color? Well, you just need some spare cash and all of the accessories! In ye olden days, handheld consoles came with a plethora of add-ons and peripherals that would help enhance your gaming experience. Remember, the backlight didn't always exist. - you had to...
News 'In The Dark' Is A New Puzzler Releasing For The Game Boy
Sales go live this week
The humble Game Boy simply refuses to die, and we couldn't be happier about that. A brand new game for the portable console is coming soon courtesy of retro publisher Bitmap Soft, with sales due to go live later this week. In the Dark is a puzzle game in which the primary goal is simple: turn off all the lights. Presented in...
News Glory Hunters Looks Like A Game Boy Zelda, And Plays Like Nothing Else
Well, it plays a bit like Zelda too
The year is 2022, and there's another physical Game Boy release on the way! And it's Analogue Pocket compatible! It's called Glory Hunters, and it pulls from the looks of A Link to the Past, plus that iconic green-on-green monochrome Game Boy colour palette. But there's a twist: You progress through the game by...
News Here Is This Week's 3DS eShop Chart, Pokémon Crystal Is At The Top (Again)
Get the best Game Boy games while you still can
Last month, Nintendo shocked 3DS owners by announcing the eShop for this platform would be closing up. If you are interested to know what's charting in the lead-up to this or happen to be looking for digital games to get on your 3DS, these North American charts are worth taking a look at. Here are the...
Random Star Wars' Best Droid Fused With A Game Boy Is Surprisingly Awesome
"AKA: Game Bot"
While some of you may have a soft spot for C-3PO and R2-D2, deep down, we all know that the best droid in the entire Star Wars saga is K-2SO from Rogue One. It's just a fact, so deal with it. You can see why, then, this canny fusion of droid and handheld has us so excited. Twitter account From4-LOMtoZuckuss spotted this amazing...
Random Wordle Is Now Playable On The Game Boy
Unless you've been living under a rock for the past few weeks, you'll know about Wordle. It's a web-based word game created by Josh Wardle in which players are given six attempts to guess a five-letter word. Coloured tiles tell you if your guesses are correct or not. It has taken the world by a storm, so much so that The New York...
Video Remember When You Needed A Cable To Trade Pokémon?
Trading has always been a key component of the Pokémon franchise, right the way back to the launch of the original Game Boy games. Nowadays, of course, trading is handled wirelessly, but back in the '90s we had to use cables to link up consoles and share 'mon – and it's that period of time that this recent My Retro Life video focuses...
Feature Game Boy's Perfect Pixel Art And Our Obsession With Reclaiming It
Grey and green never looked better
The Game Boy is an iconic piece of gaming hardware, but the quest to elevate and celebrate its games has continued over the course of more than 30 years. Backwards compatibility with the later Game Boy line enabled us all to replay the OG library on updated, improved screens and the quest to present 8-bit retro...
Random Now This Is What You Call A 'Super' Game Boy
9 screens, and it's still blurry
Back in the days before massive LCD displays, mankind had to settle with the idea of linking up banks of CRT TVs to create that 'big screen' vibe – and now, a hacker has achieved the same kind of effect using Game Boy displays. In his efforts to reverse engineer the Game Boy's crude greyscale LCD display, kgsws...
News WaterField Is Back With An Analogue Pocket Carry Case That Costs A Cool $129
Space for your console, dock and much more besides
Remember when we reported last week that WaterField Designs was creating the Analogue Pocket Pouch? Well, the bag maker is back a week later with the Analogue Pocket Pack, "a folio-style case that organizes and protects the Analogue Pocket console, dock, power brick, cords, cartridge adapters, and...
News Dystopian Game Boy Adventure 'The Machine' Gets A New Demo
Give it a try in your browser
You can't keep the Game Boy down, with the humble handheld still getting used for various projects while its game library also grows. A small number of dedicated developers and publishers embrace the challenge of working with the system, and now you can sample one particular upcoming release - The Machine. Announced...
Random Here's GTA V Being Played On A Game Boy (Yes, Really)
It's not quite 4K, though
We've seen the Game Boy do some pretty incredible things at the hands of creative fans in the past – remember that time someone managed to photograph the moon using the Game Boy Camera? – but we never thought we'd see one being used to play Grand Theft Auto V. Actually, who are we kidding, GTA V's on so many platforms...
News The Inside Of WaterField's $49 Analogue Pocket Pouch Is "As Soft As A Puppy’s Ear"
"Designed incorporating valuable input from over 1,000 customers"
Accessory maker WaterField Designs has a solid reputation for high-quality carry cases, and the company has just announced that it's producing a case for the Analogue Pocket. The Analogue Pocket Pouch has been des
Feature These Incredible Game Boy Mods Are All By The Same Guy
He is the 'Game Boy' Boy
Some people are blessed with all the talent, and one of those people is Andy Sexton, who's not only content with being the Creative Director at Hi-Rez Studios (Smite, Paladins) — he's also a very good Game Boy modder in his free time. We can't be too mad, though, because he also takes wonderful photos of those mods and...
Random Pokémon Whips Were Once Considered, But Game Freak Thought It Was "Too Cruel"
Trainers could have been collecting belts instead of badges
Collecting Gym badges in the Pokémon series is just what you do, but it wasn't always planned to be this way. 'Did You Know Gaming?' has gone to great lengths to dig up some new information about the popular RPG series - translating 100 pages of the "Japan-only" book 'Game Freak: The...
Random Logan Paul Made A Table Out Of Game Boys, And The Internet Isn't Happy
It lights up, too!
YouTuber Logan Paul is a man who has his fingers in many pies, but his latest venture has riled up Nintendo fandom quite spectacularly. Paul took a selection of Game Boy Color consoles (some of which are quite collectible) and poured epoxy resin over the top of them to create a table - which also lights up: The reaction online...
News This "Lost" Game Boy Add-On Could Have Pre-Dated The Smartphone
Say hello to the Page Boy
Last year, esteemed video game historian and occasional Nintendo Life contributor Liam Robertson uncovered the story of the Work Boy, an unreleased accessory that had the potential to turn the humble Game Boy into a powerful productivity tool. Now, a year later, Robertson is back with another investigation – this time...
Feature 'Arcade Perfect' Be Damned: R-Type DX Is Still Portable Perfection
Bydo To The Future
R-Type may be 34 years old but the beyond-enthusiastic reception for R-Type Final 2's Kickstarter proved Irem’s long-running series is much more than a nostalgic memory held close by a few greying fans, or vintage shmup still hazily respected from a great distance. R-Type can still generate hype and open up wallets; the thought...
Feature How Takara Brought SNK's Arcade Fighters To The Humble Game Boy
Between 1994 and 1998 Takara Co., Ltd. brought some of SNK's most successful Neo Geo arcade hits — Samurai Shodown, The King of Fighters, and Fatal Fury 2 — to the humble Game Boy via a series of 'demakes'; streamlined and simplified releases of the infinitely more powerful arcade originals rebuilt from the ground up...
News Pokémon Red And Blue's "Technology Is Incredible" Guy Gets A Cameo In The Latest Pokémon Evolutions Episode
He's famous now
The Pokémon Company has just released its eighth episode of Pokémon Evolutions – a new animated series on YouTube. While there's a lot to appreciate, one particular highlight for longtime trainers is the on-screen debut of the "technology is incredible" guy who you first meet in Pallet Town in Pokémon Red and Blue. Although...
Random Vanilla Ice Never Looked Sharper Than In 8-Bit Form On Analogue Pocket
Aim for the flat top
Connoisseurs of both gaming and rap music will no doubt be aware of Rap Quest, an ill-fated Game Boy title with the working title 'Rap City' that originally featured '90s rapper Vanilla Ice before rights issues meant his music couldn't be used. As we've reported before, Equilibrium Software completed work on the game and...
News Scalpers Are Already Reselling Analogue Pocket Systems For Insane Prices Online
Colour us surprised
After a painful delay related to the ongoing global pandemic, the Analogue Pocket finally launched this week, with those who pre-ordered many moons ago getting the chance to sample the company's latest FPGA-powered creation. Pre-orders for the console also re-opened this week too, but buyers are being told that they might have...
Reminder The Analogue Pocket Will Be Available To Pre-Order Again Today
Update: Don't miss out...
Update: Remember, Analogue is opening up pre-orders for its Pocket again today, but you'll need to be quick if you want to get your hands on one. Our Analogue Pocket review went live yesterday, and we had this to say about the system: With its solid design, excellent display and wide range of accessories, the Analogue...
News Yes, This Is Stunt Race FX Running On The Game Boy
Seriously impressive stuff
Stunt Race FX (known in Japan as Wild Trax) was quite an impressive feat when it launched. Sure, it looks hopelessly crude by modern standards, but back in the early '90s when 3D visuals were still in their infancy, it really turned heads – lest we forget, consoles like the SNES simply were not designed for this kind of...
News 2021's Game Boy RPG 'Dragonborne' Is Getting A Fancy DX Version For Game Boy Color
Here's your first look at Dragonborne DX
Retro fans may well remember Dragonborne, a new RPG that was released for the good old Game Boy earlier this year. From indie studio Spacebot Interactive, the game features a turn-based combat system, upgrades to collect, and plenty of enemies to defeat – and the best part for collectors was that it came on...
News Analogue Confirms Pocket Pre-Orders Will Begin Shipping Mid-December
Update: Confirmation emails are being deployed
Update: Good news! Analogue Pocket pre-orders will begin shipping on December 13th: Original Story [Sat 11th Sep, 2021 16:55 BST]: The Analogue Pocket - a portable FPGA-based device compatible with the entire Game Boy library and other systems via adapters - has been delayed yet again. Following...
Random Fancy Some 'Sew-per' Mario? Marvel At The Game Boy Sewing Machine
It was actually quite clever
We live in an age of quirky Nintendo peripherals; Ring Fit Adventure is an example where Nintendo took a relatively standard Yoga ring and cleverly turned it into a huge sales success. Third-parties join in too, of course, and let's not forget Nintendo's own Labo range that made cardboard cool. For those with a retro...
Random Good Lord, This 3-Screened Mutant Game Boy Is Utterly Cursed
Plays GB, GBC, GBA and DS games
Retrofitting Game Boys with better screens and superior batteries isn't a new thing, but prolific modder HaihaiSB isn't content with simply making these vintage systems better – he wants to take things to extremes, as is evidenced by his latest, twisted creation: the DMG-105Z. Using the o
News The Machine Is A New Dystopian Game Boy Title
With multiple endings promised
The Game Boy is getting quite a few new releases, though admittedly some are re-releases / reskins of retro games. Some are brand new projects, though, and another on the way is The Machine. Published by Incube8 Games, it seems to be the result of a development partnership between Spacebot Interactive and solo...
Random Game Boy That Was Snapped Clean In Two Comes Back From The Dead
A perfect Halloween story
Halloween is this weekend, so what better time to report on a piece of gaming hardware rising from the grave? The man responsible for this amazing resurrection is Solderking (AKA: Taylor Burley), who you might recall from a story we ran a while back about dunking Zelda carts in orange juice (basically, don't do it)...
News Analogue Pocket Is Getting Its Own OS - Allowing Users To Explore, Discover And Preserve Video Game History
"It's all for the love of video games"
The creators of the Analogue Pocket - a portable FPGA-based device compatible with the entire Game library and other systems via adapters - have announced Analogue OS. It's designed to be the "definitive scholarly operating system" for playing and experiencing the entire video game medium. With Analogue OS...
Random Please Don't Submerge Your Zelda Game Boy Cartridges In Orange Juice
A cautionary tale
It seems obvious, but dunking your old video game cartridges in orange juice isn't a good idea. That's the lesson that Solderking (AKA: Taylor Burley) is preaching at the moment – in case you didn't know, Burley often asks his viewers to send in items that are no longer working, and his latest case was a copy of The Legend of...
News Pineapple Kid Is A New Game Boy Game Launching In Time For Christmas
Pre-orders go live tomorrow
The Game Boy might be more than 30 years old at this point, but Nintendo's sturdy brick of wonder is enjoying something of a resurgence just lately. We've seen several studios try their luck with new releases for the system over the past year or so –Infinity,
Random This 'Game Boy' Device Was Used To Steal Vehicles Worth £180,000
Gadget was used to bypass cars security systems
UK police have jailed a trio of car thieves who were using a device that looks a lot like a Nintendo Game Boy to steal vehicles worth £180,000 in total. Dylan Armer, Christopher Bowes and Thomas Poulson stole five Mitsubishi Outlanders by using the gadget to bypass the cars' security systems,...
Hardware GB Operator Lets You Switch Between Game Boy And PC With Ease
Back up and play your Game Boy carts on PC
Casual readers would be forgiven for seeing the maker's name on the box of the GB Operator — a neat little device that lets you play your Game Boy, Game Boy Color and Game Boy Advance carts on your PC — and confusing the company with Analogue, the producer of such quality retro-playing consoles as the...
News The 'Book4Games' Range Is Expanding To Include Metroid, Zelda And Game Boy Designs
Store your games in style
Not so long ago, we went hands-on with Book4Games' SNES cartridge storage cases – essentially a means of securely housing your loose games in fancy, book-style units. While we weren't totally convinced they were a must-have item, Book4Games clearly found some degree of success, as it's back with more designs – this time...
Rumour Game Boy And Game Boy Color Games Still Expected For Switch Online
And could be part of the "current" service
Nintendo lifted the lid on a new tier of Switch Online retro offerings this week. The new 'Expansion Pack' will be comprised of a "collection" of Nintendo 64 and Sega Mega Drive (Genesis) titles. So, what about those rumoured handheld systems for Nintendo's online service? While there's no sign of
Random Check Out This Game Boy Color And Nintendo DS Mash-Up
We've seen plenty of cool retro mods over the years, but this latest effort from Game Boy Custom really stands out – mainly because it's fusing together a Game Boy Color with a Game Boy Advance and the internals of a Nintendo DS. Still with us? Good. The Aussie modder has sent a proof-of-concept prototype to our friends at Retro Dodo,...
News 'The Year After' Is The Latest Game Headed To Game Boy, Physical Pre-Orders Now Live
Or play free online
It may well be 2021, but we really are swimming in new Game Boy games just lately. Joining the likes of new Game Boy titles Infinity and Tales of Monsterland is The Year After, a short narrative experience developed by Hadrian Lin. The game, which can be played to completion in around half an hour, is
Random Nintendo Fan Collects Every Game Boy Game In Just Two Years
"I haven’t added up how much I spent..."
Several members of the Nintendo Life team would consider ourselves to be collectors, but none of us have ever managed to achieve anything quite like this. Twitter user Shouta, who lives in Japan, has managed to get his hands on every single Game Boy game ever released, completing the set in just two years...
Feature Game Boy Games We Probably Won’t See On Nintendo Switch Online
Custom cart complications
Rumours abound that Game Boy games are finally coming to Nintendo Switch Online and we’ve been busy daydreaming about all the classic games we might be able to play again — and all the ones we won’t too. The record-shattering dominance of
News Tales Of Monsterland Is Yet Another New Game Boy Game, And It's Getting A Fancy Limited Edition
Unleash the monster
With rumblings that Game Boy and Game Boy Color titles are headed to Switch soon, now's the perfect time to report on the fact that we're getting another new Game Boy title. Bitmap Soft has teamed up with developer JJ Games to release Tales of Monsterland, a platform title that seems to take inspiration from Sega's Wonder Boy...
Gallery These Framed Game Boys Are Truly Works Of Art
Where old consoles go to die
Handheld games consoles are more than just a means of playing things on the move – as objects we hold and stare at for hours on end, they need to be aesthetically pleasing as well as comfortable to use, and that can certainly be said of the Game Boy line. We've always felt that the Game Boy Pocket, Game Boy Color and...
Random Check Out These Mock-Ups Of Game Boy For Nintendo Switch Online
Will Nintendo release something similar?
The big rumour doing the rounds this week is about Nintendo potentially bringing Game Boy and Game Boy Color games to the Switch Online service very soon. Following on from a podcast about this, we confirmed with our own sources Nintendo's most famous handheld was making a return and this was
News A Game Boy Productivity Suite Has Been Fully Funded On Kickstarter
"The future's about to get more productive"
Have you ever wanted a comprehensive set of productive apps for the original Game Boy? Then this Kickstarter might be for you. Introducing the Game Boy Productivity Suite... an "all-in-one" cartridge with apps like a clock, a note pad, and a calculator. It apparently offers a level of "privacy and...
Feature Why Make A New GBA Game In 2021? 'Goodboy Galaxy' Dev Talks Sonic, Spelunky, And Yoshi's Island
"[Jeremy] insisted I make a cave level with waterfalls like Yoshi"
Last week a Kickstarter campaign went live for Goodboy Galaxy, the first brand new, commercial release for the Game Boy Advance for 13 years. A colourful 2D platformer with running, gunning and a space-faring good boy called Maxwell, it's a beautifully animated and incredibly...
Rumour Nintendo Will Expand Its Switch Online Service With Game Boy And Game Boy Color Titles
Update: Eurogamer corroborates report, claims "other retro platforms are also on the cards"
Update: Our friends over at Eurogamer have done some digging and have separately corroborated our report that Game Boy and Game Boy Color games are headed to Nintendo Switch Online – and they've even gone as far as to claim that "other retro platforms are...
Talking Point If Nintendo Switch Online Adds Game Boy, Why Not Throw In GBA, Too?
Imagine the entire 2D Metroid timeline playable before Dread...
Nintendo Switch Online has been relatively static, as a service, for quite some time. We have had some turnover of free online games, most recently with Pac-Man 99, and a slow and steady influx of NES and SNES titles, but generally it's been a quiet time. Aside from some oft-demanded...