This patent from Nintendo could turn your smartphone into a working Game Boy

Nintendo Gameboy emulator

Nintendo for the longest time was famously reluctant to enter the mobile gaming space, preferring to release content on its own hardware before finally taking the plunge in 2016. That's when the Big N first started bringing its titles to iOS and Android devices, and popular experiments like Super Mario Run quickly followed.

Now, according to a patent Nintendo filed in March, the company may be working on a new way to co-opt smartphones even more and stoke a bit of nostalgia at the same time. The company has apparently looked at producing a Game Boy-like case that would turn your mobile device into a working version of the classic handheld console, complete with D-pad, buttons, the whole thing.

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