A lot of sites are touting this delightful handheld build dubbed the Game Boy Zero as a “modded” or “hacked” classic Game Boy, which is technically inaccurate. No, this project uses the outer casing of the old-school grey-brick Game Boy, but the internal hardware is a Raspberry Pi running Emulation Station. It also sports four front-facing buttons, shoulder triggers, a rechargeable battery, a full-color screen and an HDMI output (my personal favorite addition), in case you want to play your favorite retro games on your full-size telly.
ROMs are read via a Micro SD card inserted into a classic Game Boy cartridge that’s been given a similarly heavy modification, so you can easily load the thing up with all of your favorites from Donkey Kong Country to Pokémon Crystal and beyond.
Check out a gallery of photos, as well as video of the Game Boy Zero in action below.