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my hobby: reading about insanely limited 8- and 16-bit consoles and fantasizing about writing games for them in 2017

i wanna write a game for the game boy (original), in 2017

well probably not 2017 since thats almost over but you know what i mean

:dragnpats: kɜ:ʳ :cydr_a: @chr

holy shit check this out, for doing game boy development, they had a "Wide-Boy", a large board version of the gameboy hardware that plugged into a NES/SNES so you could see what you were doing on a TV: cybre.space/media/BHlqkSScWuPb

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@chr Those things look pretty sick! And the pricetag was no joke.

@chr some of Gameboy hardware is interesting. There is a portable DVD player with builtin GameBoy Advance? And that the Super Game Boy for SNES is just a gameboy inside of cart with interface to SNES? I knew some stuff about GB but I don't remember much now :/

@RafiX that Super Game Boy would probably just be a cleaned up equivalent of this dev kit! the GBC/n64 dev kit shows what's going on a little better: cybre.space/media/kJvgq402uVmR

@chr I like PS2/PSP dev kits a lot

@chr Wonder if this later translated into the Super Gameboy cart.


1) Reminds me of the Super Game Boy
2) I have the programming manual of the Game Boy somewhere if you need it

They had that on the market. It was called "Super Game Boy" for the SNES

@chr They were also passed out to media so that you could take screenshots