- Dec 23, 2017
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Thanks very much! I really wanted to pay tribute to King Dedede, since he's my favourite character from just about anything, and since he originated on the Game Boy I figured that this was the way to do it. I went with a spare Game Boy Colour because I don't want to deal with polariser-burn issues on the original DMG units or the Game Boy Pocket, and it's easy to get beaten-up GBCs whose innards work perfectly - not to mention that I feel that it's the best hardware for playing the monochrome and colour Game Boy library on if you want to keep the guts of the unit original. (There are better options if you're not doing that, but that wasn't my goal here. )That shell button combo looks amazing!
Since I used to take apart watches and virtual pets when I was a kid, that made this project (and one other immediately before it, which was made as a gift for a relative) surprisingly easy, since it's literally the same thing but bigger. It was a lot of fun, accordingly - I'd definitely do this again if I end up with more badly-treated Game Boy Colours or Game Boy Advances on my hands.
Pretty much. I do like to keep it original (I use a Worm Light with my yellow and red GBCs), but there are a couple of other factors, too;Do you prefer the stock GBC screens over TFT/IPS?
1: I can't solder yet. I've studied and know how it's done for devices like these, and I hope to put aside the time to gain practical experience on some dead electronics at some point, but I don't have that ability right now. It's something that I would definitely like to do in the future, though.
2: It's expensive compared to picking up a hardware clone like the GB Boy Colour, which is in my immediate plans. The GB Boy Colour doesn't share the same aspect ratio as the original GB/GBC line (games appear very slightly squat, though it's not very noticeable), but it only costs about £30 to £40 at the moment for a complete, pre-made device, which is less than the parts for modding an official console - a slightly-squashed display is a really good trade-off for getting a backlit Game Boy-compatible device at that price.
Incidentally, not on the Game Boy Colour front, lately I've been playing Jazz Jackrabbit Advance on my Game Boy micro.
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