The moment I bought my first phone, the first thing I wish it could do was play Gameboy Color games. The screen was perfect for it, the numerical pad could work like the buttons - it would be several years and many phones later that I can finally say “I am playing Pokemon Blue on my phone.”
Riley Testut has done the impossible and added an extra kick to his already amazing Gameboy Advance emulator. He gave us retro gaming back but nothing more retro than the old school classics. I know for a fact that he had a hard time overlapping the emulators together - they are two very different systems. The fact that he has managed this is a true miracle itself.
GBC support, at first glance, works just like GBA does. You have your games listed (except they have the GBC extension) and when you tap them, you are taken to the playing screen. Paul Thor, lead designer of GBA4iOS 2.0, has created a simple and beautiful Gameboy Color handheld-looking controller. It’s very responsive and, although it could be slightly bigger, it feels amazing in your hands. Vibration, Save States, Sustain button and even cheats work just like the GBA version. It’s truly an all-in-one now.
My team and I are already working hard to bring you custom made GBC skins. We will be studying the code, the mapping and how to make the right images. We want to bring you every single type of skin we can when we do launch (which will be when the app itself launches), so keep tuned!
I can’t wait for you all to play with it when it is released, which, again, we have no idea when that will be. Have patience! It’s worth it.
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