There was a time, so many years ago now, when it felt like we had too much Metroid. The simultaneous launch of Prime and Fusion in 2002, followed up with another one-two volley of Metroids two years later. “Slow down!” we cried. “We can’t keep up with all this Metroid!”
Welcome back to Toy Aisle, io9's round up of the best toys we’ve seen all week. This time we’ve got tons of new Lego minifigures, the most amazing Magneto cape, entirely unrelated magnetic building blocks, a spectacularly poseable Spider-Man: Homecoming figure, and yes, the best grin on a Han Solo action figure ever.
Like many people who dropped hundreds of dollars on an Apple Watch, Gabriel O’Flaherty-Chan was disappointed at how little his pricey wearable could actually do. Instead of complaining about it online like most of us, he decided to solve the problem himself by writing a Game Boy emulator capable of playing Pokemon…
After the release of the NES Classic Edition, there’s been quite a bit of speculation about what console Nintendo plans to miniaturize next. The SNES? The N64? The geniuses at Kei Studio clearly want a Game Boy Classic Edition, but instead of waiting for Nintendo to make one, they went and hacked together their own.
Though there were several iterations and updates to Nintendo’s insanely popular handheld gaming system, the Game Boy was officially retired just over a decade ago. And while Nintendo has no plans to revive the portable console, a company called Retro-Bit is stepping up to bring the Game Boy back from the dead.
And you thought the Game Boy Micro was small. Jeroen Domburg’s custom lil’ handheld here is small enough to fit on a keychain. It’s so small you can’t even read the text.
Pokémon may be famously cheery, but the series has its share of dark, spooky myths. The most famous of those have got to be the ones about Lavender Town.
What do you do with your old Game Boy? Some of us try and boot it up for the first time in decades, while others look at this brick that we played with in our childhood and make something of it.
When Nintendo announced the pint-sized NES Classic, people rightly got super excited about the little guy. Although its hardware limitations became more known over time, the gadget is just so tiny, cute, and cheap that it’s easy to look past its faults. But one hardware hacker named daftmike crafted the mini NES…
Speedrunners have long been exploiting 8-bit games by “reprogramming” them. Pixel-perfect inputs can be used to trigger memory events, usually for the purpose of beating games in fractions of the time it would ordinarily take. A similar exploit exists in the classic Mario Game Boy game 6 Golden Coins, but it exists in…
Despite a huge library of successful games, the Gameboy was deeply underpowered, even for its time. At its heart was a modified version of the same CPU that’s still used in some graphing calculators.
Anthony Thomas will take your old Nintendo DS, rip off its top screen, move the speakers, clean things up, paint it and turn it into something way cooler: a Game Boy Macro, an unofficial, over-sized brother to Nintendo’s actual (and wonderful) Game Boy Micro.
Nothing feels quite as long as those morning hours at work leading up to lunch. And if you need more motivation to power through all those emails and voicemails, just remember that lunch time means you get to break into this Game Boy bento box full of power-ups and maybe even a mushroom or two.
A few weeks ago, we asked you which classic gadget you’d turn into a smartphone. We asked because we have a friend who specializes in bringing fantastic phone concepts to life. We gave him a few of the top ideas, and once again, he’s made the magic happen.
Worried your collection of Lego Minifigures is bored while you’re at your nine-to-five all day? Even tiny plastic people need a way to stay entertained, and for those times when the carnival isn’t in town, these Minifig-scale Lego video game consoles and controllers are the perfect addition to any studded living room.
For a lot of us the original Game Boy was our childhood salvation from long car rides and other boring ordeals. And thanks to ThinkGeek, this Game Boy-inspired laundry bag might also be our salvation from bedroom floors covered in piles of smelly dirty laundry.
It’s a dangerously day to be teasing awesome retro novelty products, but Hyperkin is at it anyway. The company just announced that the Smart Boy design concept it posted on Reddit —a special iPhone case that lets you play real, physical Nintendo Game Boy cartridges on your smartphone—is for real. I’m so happy this…