One gamer decides to take on a rather unique project, turning a Game Boy Color-themed Burger King toy into a working device that plays Game Boy games.
Video game fans have long enjoyed a little slice of nostalgia alongside new and upcoming games, be it in the form of re-releases of titles in schemes such as PS2 to PS4 or recreations of original games for modern devices, including the stellar Ratchet and Clank remake.
However, this love for the history of gamer culture does not just sit with the software. Indeed, one gamer has managed to combine video games with a rather unique offshoot – a Game Boy Color-themed Burger King toy from the year 2000.
Reddit user ChaseLambeth had decided to begin work on a special project: turning an analogue toy from the fast food chain, which looked like a Game Boy Color, into a working device for games. However, during the months spent building this device, ChaseLambeth discovered that someone else had pipped them to the punch.
This other tech-minded gamer had created three of these Game Boy hybrids, and was willing to sell one of them off. Naturally, ChaseLambeth jumped at the chance.
The Game Boy itself, which has been dubbed the Game Boy Color Nano, works through the integration of a Raspberry Pie Zero unit. With this, alongside a two-inch LCD screen and a game emulator known as RetroPie, the free Burger King toy becomes a working machine. Those interested in seeing more of the device can do so by heading over to the Game Boy’s Reddit thread, where more information can be found alongside a gallery of images.