The Nintendo Game Boy had long been a symbol of success for the Japanese gaming company for many, many years, and it goes without saying that many of us who grew up in the 1990s had our fair share of fond memories of the Game Boy. Well, it looks as though an official Game Boy emulator for mobile devices could be in the pipeline, according to a recent patent filing by the Japanese giant.
Of course, this is not to say that there has been no Game Boy emulators running on mobile devices thus far, but those have tended to be unofficial emulators – which would mean that there is no official backing or support. All of this looks set to change, as the recent patent filing would enable the playing of Game Boy games that have been converted from their original medium via an emulator, which will see action on mobile devices – and that would mean smartphones and tablets, although I would think that smartwatches are out of the equation.
There should not be any kind of snags or roadbumps when it comes to introducing this emulator on the Android platform, taking into consideration the number of emulators available on the Google Play Store in this day and age. iOS is a different creature, since Apple does not allow game emulators to be released on the App Store.