Thanks to micro computers like the Raspberry Pi and emulators like RetroPie, legions of gamers have been able to experience the classics again for the first time in decades.
On Monday, we spotted what might be the coolest interpretation yet as one modder took a GameBoy Colour promotional toy dished out with meals at Burger King back in 2000, and turned it into a working console.
The builder, spotted by Redditor ChaseLambeth, hollowed out the fake console and stuffed in a Raspberry Pi Zero married to a two-inch Adafruit Screen.
The original buttons work, power is provided via a hole in the case, and thanks to the addition of modular speakers, audio emerges from the grille.
With the addition of the RetroPie software, it’s possible to load a huge array of ROMs from a number of consoles too, but it seems the maker has stayed true to the GameBoy Colour.
The Redditor, who purchased the working “GameBoy Colour Nano” model for $250 after working on a similar project himself, posted the gallery to Imgur over the weekend, where you can check it out. (via Kotaku)
While folks have been retrofitting GameBoy shells with Raspberry Pi-based concoctions for a while now, this smartphone-sized marvel is only possible thanks to the introduction of the £4 Pi Zero, which is the size of a USB stick.