With retro games getting rare, backing up your cartridge is a great way to ensure you can play the game and the accompanying saved games for many years to come! The YAGB – Yes Another Gameboy Dumper is a USB reader & flasher for Nintendo Game Boy and Game Boy Color cartridges, to do just this. Boot up the worlds most popular dot-matrix console and let’s see what it can do!
With the YAGB connected to your computer, you can interface between them using the required software, which is compatible with a range of modern operating systems. The board’s microprocessor uses its own native USB transfer protocol which means even the biggest games (up to 16Mb) take only a moment to transfer. With Nintendo not allowing backup ROM images on third-party websites, this is a safe and legal way to back up your collection and vital save points from any cartridge!
All the additional software, firmware and bootloader are available from the product page – and it works for the original DMG Game Boy, Game Boy Pocket and Color Game Boy models. Backup your entire collection for future generations to carry on where you left off!
The YAGB is an open source project sold by Sega4Ever who are based in France, and offer a couple of ROM dumpers for retro consoles in addition to this one!