Game Boy Modding

Game Boy Modding

by Greg Farrell
April 2020, 180 pp.

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Game Boy Modding will provide readers with a detailed process for purchasing, refurbishing, modding, and customizing Nintendo handheld consoles. The consoles and customizations are widely available and affordable for all gamers to try on their own, and require only limited tools and know-how. With the retro gaming trend booming across the world, old school retro consoles are seeing a resurgence of popularity among gamers of all ages. King among these throwback devices is the Nintendo Game Boy, which sold over 100 million units in its lifetime, and was where many popular characters got their start, including Mario and Pokemon. These consoles are oozing pixelated 8-bit retro charm, but some lack the modern technological enhancements that we take for granted in 2018.

Readers learn basic soldering and hardware modification techniques, then move on to learn how to change speakers, buttons, screen lens, and even fix dead speakers and sticky buttons.

Author Bio 

Well-known in the international gaming and modding community, Greg Farrell is an experienced Game Boy modder and customizer who has built and sold hundreds of units. Greg has previously published two graphic novels and a book of lists. He has an active Instagram account dedicated to Game Boy modding with thousands of followers (@gamechanger_mods).

Table of contents 

Part One: Background

Chapter 1: Intro to Modding and the History of Game Boy
Chapter 2: Tools, Techniques, and Repair

Part Two: Mods

Chapter 3: Game Boy DMG: "The Brick"
Chapter 4: Game Boy Color
Chapter 5: Get the Look! Customizing Your Game Boy
Chapter 6: Game Boy Pocket
Chapter 7: Game Boy Advance
Chapter 8: Collector's Guide
Chapter 9: Pokemon Mini
Chapter 10: Conclusion


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