Gaming

Gadget Lets You Play Game Boy In HD

Time to fetch the ladder, climb into the attic and dig around for that shoe box of Game Boy cartridges you're pretty sure you stored away up there "just in case". 

Zane Amiralis and Joshua de Haan, two gifted tech hackers from the Netherlands, have created the hdmyboy - an HD upgrade for Nintendo's 25-year-old handheld console. Last year, yearning to play some classic Mario and Zelda, Haan set about pulling apart his old Game Boy with the hope of tapping into its digital video feed. After some tinkering, he was able to connect his greyed console up to a computer monitor with an HDMI module that redrew every pixel of his old games in crisp, sharp detail.

The hdmyboy perfects Haan's initial hack: plug one end into your Game Boy, the other into your HDMI TV and play all your dusty cartridges in full 1080P HD - without blurs or flickers. You can either play your games with your Game Boy controls or use an accompanying NES replica controller, playing the games in the original square ratio or in a stretched wide screen version (ideal for Super Mario Bros.).  

Currently looking for funding via Kickstarter, you can order a hdmyboy for £92. Now, if only someone could make an HDTV small enough to fit in our old Game Boy carry case...