Nintendo granted patent to bring Game Boy titles to other platforms but don't expect it anytime soon

By Shawn Knight
Dec 1, 2014
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  1. Nintendo was recently granted a patent by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) that would allow the company to use custom software to emulate Game Boy games on other platforms. The patent lists specific examples such as a...

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  2. Burty117

    Burty117 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 3,150   +916

    "customers wouldn’t be satisfied."

    No... No no no. You've got it all wrong buddy, customers would be VERY satisfied if they could play older game boy color/advanced games on their smartphones! Carrying around an old Game Boy that needs AA batteries to play Pokemon isn't really something people want to do...
  3. Pinkie Pie

    Pinkie Pie TS Booster Posts: 70   +30

    I've tried playing old games on phones and tablets before, and without physical controls it was kind of terrible.
    aMerkuri likes this.
  4. Burty117

    Burty117 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 3,150   +916

    Luckily iOS (for example) has an API to work with physical controls :)
    The Logitech Powershell and Pokemon Yellow/Gold/Emerald I would be sorted!
    Pinkie Pie likes this.

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