It’s really just a re-imagining created in London by an electronics artist, but it could just as well have been that prototype Nintendo never dared release.
We do not know if one day it was in Nintendo’s imaginationbut the truth is that the community of users and developers always pushes the possibilities of our favorite devices to the limit, now with the game boy of the Japanese as the involuntary protagonist of an absolutely brilliant design exercise.
He did a London handyman who calls himself Obirux and is defined as “an artist who builds unique playable works”building what looks like a Game Boy Advance without the Advance, well it’s actually a classic Game Boy rebuilt in a widescreen format which seems almost more comfortable and harmonious than the design originally chosen by Nintendo.
As our colleagues told us Gizmodo there The edgewhere we saw the invention of Obirux, the reconstruction is complete while maintaining the original aesthetic language of 1989by reorienting all the components so that the handling is horizontal as in the SEGA Game Gear, the aforementioned Game Boy Advance or the Sony PSPamong other portable consoles, and even as in the current Nintendo Switch.
Also, to give a nod to the original creation of Minato’s company, which coded the model as the Nintendo Game Boy DMG-01, the creator named it Game Boy DMG-0B following this acronym of Dot matrix game with which the Japanese defined their first portable consoles, referring to their screen with a matrix of pixels.
Obirux himself uploaded a video to YouTube showing his design exercise with the most classic Game Boy, and even on your website we can find a list of everything that was included in this modwhich unfortunately required sacrifice two original Game Boy cases with some extra plastic, touch-ups and paint.
For its part, the original screen and PCB have been replaced for some modified for the occasion, which leave room for a better IPS panel modernize the equipment a little by offering a much clearer image and even a backlightdoing a job of logical use of the technological evolution experienced over all these years.
In addition, this new screen can generate different shades of color, which allows for a semi-colored look in that signature green palette recall the screen dot matrix from 1989.
Another significant improvement was the replacement of the huge standard AA battery pack, fitted instead a lithium-ion battery that saves space and improves autonomyavoiding the passage of having to change the batteries from time to time with the expense that entails.
The buttons have also been repositioned in comfortable positions to the left and right of the panel, relocating all auxiliary ports and keypads, including another power connector retro Of type jack the barrelwhich unfortunately means we won’t be able to charge this console with a standard USB Type-C.
Like other Obirux creations, this Game Boy from an alternate universe it is for sale on their site although “sold out”so you won’t be able to have it at least for the moment. We also don’t know its price.although these Obirux creations are usually quite expensive.
Molar is pretty cool, but let’s see who dares spend over $500 on a redesigned classic Game Boy…