Introduction: Turn Your Phone Into a Gameboy

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The Goal of this Instructable is to introduce you to the wonderful world of emulating video games

Step 1: Smartphone.

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Have a Smartphone, preferably Android, and make sure you have a reasonable amount of space. Each game is 2-7MB, so if you're going to download a hundred Gameboy games, make sure you have a Gigabyte available.

Step 2: Download.

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Go to your phone's app store and download a Gameboy Emulator. There are many emulators, but the one that has worked best for me is My Boy! Free.

Step 3: Games.

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After the successful download of the emulator, the next step is games. In the emulator world, games are referred to as Roms. To "Find" a game you are looking for, all one must do is google the title of the game with the word Rom after it. go to a website and collect.

***Disclaimer, The legality of this step is gray. Only download Roms of games you physically have.

Step 4: Optional: Play in Style.

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You might think when playing, "Wow, this game is taking me back to my childhood, except pressing glass instead of buttons ruins the remembrance". Well fear no longer.

For $6 you can get a Wireless Bluetooth Gamepad that you can play your emulator with

Simply follow the directions to turn it on and sync it and most phones will automatically recognize it as a gamepad and the emulator will let you use it.

Step 5: Contuined

There are many different types of emulators. You could emulate a Gameboy color, or go newer with a DS emulator. To do so and simply repeat the steps with searching for whatever system you are looking to emulate.


mykes1 (author)2016-11-08

what if you have no games at all what should I do

Grant TylerM (author)mykes12016-11-08

Go on Google with your phone, Google the name of the game you want with "rom" after it. You'll be taken to a site like emuparidise, where you can download a digital copy of the game, it should show up on the my boy app right after being downloaded.

wold630 (author)2016-03-09

Thanks for sharing your knowledge of this and welcome!

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