Playing Gameboy Games on Thumby

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I've worked on this for a few days now and I think it's ready to release to the public. I wrote a program that lets the Thumby play Gameboy games that you can use online here:  or you can download the python version here: But if you want to check out how I built the program and understand more of the backend of how it works then check out this video:

Anyways I'd love to see if anyone gets some enjoyment from this. I don't think it is really feasible to play whole games on the Thumby, but I like the novelty of being able to play Gameboy games on it. 
« Last Edit: January 13, 2022, 05:22:23 PM by lennevia »


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This is incredible. I was a bit disappointed that the emulator wasn't running natively on the Thumby, but after watching the video I can hardly blame you for doing things the way you did. Perhaps another person will eventually come along and code a Gameboy emulator in MicroPython without all the libraries, but we shall have to wait and see. Either way, I'm very impressed.


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Really cool project! If only the display was a bit higher resolution, I think it could probably be done. Not in MicroPython, but a Gameboy emulator is probably doable on the platform in C?


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