Just over 30 years ago today, Nintendo launched the timeless Game Boy, its first portable console. A console that is then fitted with a 2.6-inch (160 x 144 pixels) LCD screen powered by a Sharp z80 processor running at 4.1 MHz and 4 AA batteries. In 2021, some at Cult3D had fun developing the successor to the Game Boy with… Game Man.
Nintendo Switch at the best price base price: € 329
Show more offers
Game Man, a portable console on a “human” scale
For the development of this console called Game Man, Cult3D obviously used a 3D printer and put the plans online free of charge for those affected. However, in the words of its developers, this Game Man portable console is both “impractical and uninteresting”.
It has to be said that if the little Game Boy of our childhood was already an atypical size, this Vintage 2021 Game Man goes even further, with a 5.5-inch screen here (in 640 x 480 pixels) but on one Shell mounted that respects this of the original Game Boy.
Understand that the console is quite a gigantic size with a directional cross and only oversized buttons. The console has a color screen and can read Famicom tapes or games from the Japanese NES. To demonstrate his creation, the creator does a brief session on the game Super Mario USA, better known as Super Mario Bros 2.
Like the Nintendo Switch, it can project the image directly onto a television, but here with a cinch connection instead of modern HDMI. Recently, the little Game Boy, the real one, had been used to… mine Bitcoin. The Japanese giant was by no means sure that Nintendo would appreciate this unofficial descendant of the ’90s Game Boy, and didn’t particularly like alternative projects in terms of its licenses and consoles …
Newsletter 🍋 Subscribe and receive a summary of the technical news in your mailbox every morning.