Nintendo’s Game Boy was one of the first all-in-one portable gaming systems in the world, and now you can play its huge line-up of games on one of the first all-in-one portable VR systems in the world.
Reddit user CidVonHighwind has ported Gearboy, a Game Boy and Game Boy Color emulator, to the new Oculus Go headset. The app projects a giant virtual screen into a darkened environment where you can play classics like Pokemon Blue (or Red, if you’re on the wrong side of history), Super Mario Land 2, The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening and much more. The images above from the developer show you how it all looks, though you’ll need to connect a gamepad to your Go in order to play.
This is a great way to experience some old classics in an entirely new way. In fact, it reminds us a little of the VR NES emulator for Rift/Vive which actually uses an algorithm to turn 2D games into 3D experiences to enjoy in VR.
Also of note: someone in the comments noted that they’re working on a SNES Emulator, too. Super Metroid inside VR, please.