GTA 5 Is Playable On The Original Nintendo Game Boy

A talented hardware enthusiast has managed to run GTA 5 on the original Nintendo Game Boy. What a wonderful age we live in!

As spotted by, Sebastian Staacks uploaded a video to the YouTube channel “there oughta be”. The video detailed the step-by-step process of being able to run GTA 5 on the Game Boy.

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Sure, the visuals are quite difficult to see on the handheld, but it’s an incredible achievement nonetheless and it makes me wonder, what could be next?

How was GTA 5 able to run on the Game Boy?

In a nutshell, Staacks created a Wi-Fi Game Boy cartridge and it allowed games to be streamed to the retro handheld console. “A few weeks ago, I created a Game Boy cartridge with built-in Wi-Fi,” said Staacks. “Now I taught it to stream video and play games—in full resolution. At 20 fps. On an unmodified original Game Boy.

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Staacks went on to say how streaming to the Game Boy came to be. “When I presented my Wi-Fi Game Boy cartridge a few weeks ago, I only had very few simple text-based demos. This post and especially the accompanying video now deliver more. I might have gone a bit too far, as I managed to stream full-resolution video and even play games via Wi-Fi.

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