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A Tiny Game Boy Exists And Seeing It Will Make You Want One

Vincent Buso

Ever since video games made the jump from arcades to living rooms (as well as our hearts), people have always talked about how awesome it would be to take our favorite games on the go.


Nintendo was the first company to hit major pay dirt on this concept, introducing the Game Boy portable console in 1989. The console went on to sell nearly 120 Million units worldwide, and kicked off an entire line of portable systems for the company. This ultimately led to other massive successes like the Game Boy Color, the Game Boy Advance, the Nintendo DS, and the Nintendo 3DS.


While these portable systems are all amazing, it hasn't stopped plenty of tech-savvy gamers and third-party companies from making their own custom systems, which can often do things that the official ones can't.

Things like a portable Nintendo 64!


Or a portable Super Nintendo!


While all of these are great, a modder named Vincent Buso has made something that pretty much puts all of them to shame; a functioning Game Boy that you can clip to your keys.

Vincent Buso

Click to the next page for full details on Buso's tiny custom Game Boy!

Dubbed the Keymu, this tiny console runs on an Intel Edison chip, which gives it a whopping dual core 500Mhz processor, 1GB of RAM, 4GB of flash storage, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, a power management unit, and your pick of input/output interface including USB or SD cards. All of this in something smaller than any console Nintendo's ever released!

Vincent Buso

In his video, Buso plays a bunch of different NES, SNES, GBA and Game Boy games, all of which look surprisingly nice on the system's tiny 1.5 inch OLED screen!

Vincent Buso

it's still just a prototype and as such Buso has stated that he doesn't plan to sell the device, at least not yet. However, he does plan post files and build instructions for the Keymu online, so you'll be able to make your own! You can get the full description of the project on its official webpage!

Disclaimer: Emulation of video games is a legal grey area that is disagreed upon both within the gaming community and amongst game publishers themselves. We do not condone any illegal activity.

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