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Online multiplayer comes to OG Game Boy ‘Tetris’ thanks to a custom mod – Review Geek



Three Game Boys playing an online multiplayer game of 'Tetris' through a cool mod
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Nintendo’s awesome Game Boy game console is as iconic as the classic video game Tetris. And now, thanks to a clever tinkerer, you can play that game on that console … online with multiple friends, a la Tetris 99.

A hacker by the name stacksmashing recently posted a video on YouTube showing how they set it all up. The hacker works on the concept of Nintendo̵

7;s original Game Link cable accessory and combines a USB adapter, a Raspberry Pi Pico and some level shifters to create the hardware needed to play the game online.

On the software side, stack smashing has a local customer and a web-based online game server. The former must be run on the host computer that the Game Boy is connected to via the USB adapter, while the latter acts as a digital replacement for the main Game Boy.

Matches can be made through the server, along with unique match IDs that the game host can share with their friends. From there, the host can choose what music to play and the server will assign the list of tetrominoes and track the progress of the game to alert other players when there is a winner (or when other players lose). The concept is similar to Tetris 99, which was released in 2019, but is limited to only players you want to play with.

through Engadget




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