What would it be like if Grand Theft Auto V played with a Nintendo Game Boy? It turns out that not… Super great, but it is still very impressive that Sebastian Stacks of There Ought Be has managed to happen. It is worth noting here that, despite how wild the video embedded above is, there are some important warnings that do not diminish achievement.

The short version – and there is a very long version shared by Stacks, is that while Grand Theft Auto V is playing with Game Boy, as well as with other amazing video games, it is not really running on the hardware. Stacks made use of his previously revealed Wi-Fi Game Boy cartridge, essentially, transmit the video game to the Game Boy to use both his screen and his buttons and then play it. As the video points out, the game basically goes from a PlayStation console to a Linux laptop that then does the heavy work to send that information to the Wi-Fi cartridge.

I can show anything and I can control anything that my PC can show and control», writes Stacks in the long publication of the blog that explains everything. Of course, the interface and the image are almost unusable in this way, so some dedicated implementations can still be interesting. And also, I did not touch the audio here, which unfortunately was a great neglect on my part when designing this cartridge ».

As for the video game itself, Grand Theft Auto v and GTA online will be launched for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S in March 2022. For now, both are available in many other platforms. A specific launch date has not been announced so far. You can check all our previous coverage of Grand Theft Auto V right here.


What do you think that Stacks will manage to play? Grand Theft Auto V with a Nintendo Game Boy as an input device? In what type of project do you think should work below? Let us know in the comments, or feel free to communicate and contact me directly on Twitter in @rollinbishop to talk about everything related to games!