With its monochrome display and doorbell-style sound, the Game Boy could hardly have been described as cutting edge even back in 1989, so the idea of bringing it up to speed with WiFi connectivity sounds like the stuff of a madman's dreams – but that's exactly what hacker Sebastian Staacks has done.

Using his technological know-how and plenty of cool programming tricks, Staacks has created a special cartridge that bestows Nintendo's classic handheld with the ability to browse the internet (well, Wikipedia, at least) wirelessly.

The catch is that you'll be doing this on an unlit and very blurry 160×144 dot matrix display, but it's still incredibly cool to see such vintage hardware pushed to new limits.

This article was originally published by nintendolife.com on Mon 20th December, 2021.

[source hackaday.com]