Game Boy Tetris now has online mode

It was in 1989 that the original Game Boy was released and, as you can imagine, at that time it did not offer option to play online. Moreover, surely in those years when the internet was beginning to take off, it is likely that very few imagined that online gambling would become as normal as it is today.

However, more than thirty years after the launch of said original Game Boy and Tetris game, there are those who thought that being able to play online through said console could be interesting. So neither short nor lazy he got down to work to create a hack that would allow him to connect the console and play with other players regardless of their location. How? Well, in a similar way to how he did it recently to mine bitcoins with a Game Boy also.

Through an adapter that connects via USB to a Rasbperry Pi Pico and from there to a computer, a YouTube user called Stacksmashing managed to play Tetris online from an original Game Boy. This adapter also not only allows you to connect the original console, but also other versions that arrived years later such as the Game Boy Color or SP.

About the process in the video it looks much better and clearer, but basically it is what we mentioned and that we had already seen in other hack that allowed us to make use of certain options of the console through the internet or to do crazy things like mining bitcoins.

Once with all the necessary hardware for the internet connection, the next step that this user took was to create a program capable of monitoring the games of the players to simulate the battle mode of Tetris 99. Thus, all those who use the Game Boy and original Tetris could compete with each other to see who was the last to fall or who would be able to put pieces the longest.

Do you want to play Tetris online with your own Game Boy?

If you have an original Game Boy and also the Tetris game, something quite likely if the former is true because it was the title with which the console was usually bought at that time, then you are in luck because you could also play online thanks to what Stacksmashing will sell the necessary kit that allows you to connect the console for only 15 dollars.

Well, in this case it will be a little more because you will have to take care of the shipping costs and add the purchase of a Raspberry Pi Pico to make everything work. But if you are passionate about the original Game Boy, Tetris and you have a friend to play online with, it will surely catch your attention and you would like to try the experience. Because playing Tetris over the internet we already know that it is possible today in a thousand ways, but doing it with the console that saw it born is something else.

By the way, and if you are just a curious user, don’t worry if you can’t find a friend to play with. Stacksmashing has its own channel on Discord so that anyone can find other players to share some time with with Tetris.


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