While it originally featured only black-and-white images on a 47 x 43mm screen, the Nintendo Game Boy portable gaming console won the hearts of a generation. Perhaps this was due to the wide variety of games available for the system, combined with the backing of Nintendo, and maybe even (to a much smaller extent) it’s surprisingly good audio output. Since then we’ve seen more advanced portable systems come and go, and be largely supplanted by smartphones. The original Game Boy and Game Boy Color, however, still holds a fond place in many hearts.
So much so, in fact, that there is still an active community of Game Boy aficionados out there, and you can even develop your 8-bit creation with software such as GB Studio. Once that’s done, you’ll need a cartridge on which to store the games, and insideGadgets is offering a 2MB, 32KB FRAM Flash Cart for just this purpose. You can add your own software with programs like GbxCart RW, and it works on every Game Boy sytem, including: GB, MGB, GBC, GBA, GBA SP and the Game Boy Player. There are a few restrictions as outlined in the listing, including the fact your games will need to fit within the device’s 2MB memory capacity.
A neat service which comes with this device is that if you don’t want to have to flash your own ROM, insideGadgets can also flash it for you. On the other hand, if you’d rather just skip to purchasing a new game/cartridge that can be inserted in your GB, you might also check out Prima Materia, which was listed on Tindie in 2021!