Nintendo patent elements to official smartphone Recreation Boy emulator

Recreation Boy emulators for Android and iOS are nothing new. One journey to the Google Play Retailer reveals pages upon pages of the problems. Nonetheless, it appears to be as if Nintendo may actually be working by itself official emulator if a model new patent is to be believed.

Nintendo patent points to official smartphone Game Boy emulator

Nintendo’s patent was first discovered by Siliconera and divulges a folio-style cellphone case whose entrance is that of a standard Recreation Boy. The four-way directional pad, A, B, Start and Select buttons all work by interacting with the cellphone show tucked away beneath. A cutout for the Recreation Boy show is on the prime and there’s even a cutaway for a front-facing digicam fuelling speculation on Recreation Boy Digital digicam efficiency.

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Filed to the US Patent and Trademark Office, Nintendo’s Recreation Boy cowl patent doesn’t explicitly state what gadget it’ll work on. Given how completely totally different Android telephones will likely be from one another, Nintendo may merely merely launch this for iPhone and perhaps skip totally different devices to avoid complication. Nonetheless, the patent does outline that the gadget “may be linked to totally different digital gear equal to a tablet terminal that does not have a telephone carry out.”


As Nintendo says that the windowed portion of the Recreation Boy case is simply an overlay to the touchscreen gadget underneath, it’s believed that Nintendo should be engaged on a Recreation Boy emulator of its private to ensure parity with its bodily gadget. If that’s the case, the Recreation Boy cellphone case may, in influence, be a Nintendo Primary Mini Recreation Boy – bringing its branding consistent with the mini NES and mini SNES already on the market.

We’re nonetheless prepared on listening to further on the rumoured Nintendo Classic Mini N64 and a doable Nintendo Classic Mini GameCube, nevertheless data on a doable new gadget is always welcome. I merely hope that Nintendo manages to duplicate the experience of collaborating in video video games in direct daylight on that horrible Recreation Boy show. Fingers crossed.

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