Steampunk Game Boy Makes 80s Kids Feel Really Old

It feels like it’s been a long time since Nintendo dropped the “Game Boy” line in favor of the multi-screened DS, but still… it hasn’t been this long.

Check out this detailed hack by Thretris, which takes the classic Game Boy, released in 1989, and adds a whole bunch of sprockets, gears and gold paint.  The result is a Victorian-looking portable gaming system for steampunk folks.  It’s what Jules Verne’s Game Boy would look like, though thankfully he never had one.  Otherwise, instead of writing science fiction novels, he would have obsessed over beating Bugs Bunny’s Crazy Castle.  In that alternative universe, Jules Verne and I have a lot in common.  (In case you’re wondering, it’s Earth-8456.)

As the title implies, the Victorian Game Boy makes me feel pretty old.  I was a little kid when I begged for a Game Boy to be my only Christmas present ever.  Now I’m an adult and the Game Boy is so old, it’s being made to look like a Victorian gadget.  What’s next?  A steam powered Teddy Ruxbin?  Well, I suppose my old pet rock actually could have been invented in the stone age.

Source: Dvice

Photo Source: Techfemina

Geoffrey Golden

  • Bugs Bunny’s Crazy Castle is awesome.

  • looks cool, but that video is super awkward.

  • Unless it runs on Steam and has gears that work it is not “Steampunk.”

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