Game Boy emulator demoed on Pre | webOS Nation

Game Boy emulator demoed on Pre

by Derek Kessler Wed, 02 Dec 2009 2:00 pm EST

While the selection of games available on webOS is steadily improving, there’s something to be said for the classic fun of the old school Game Boy. Over at WebOS Internals, Dudestatus has worked together a solution that brings the gnuboy Game Boy Emulator onto webOS.

There’s still plenty of coding work that needs to be done on the user’s end to get it all done, but if you’re technically proficient enough, Dudestatus has put instructions on WebOS Internals that will guide you through the process. While the playability of the emulator is described as excellent and the games are claimed to run at full speed (as they ought to - the Pre’s 600 MHz TI OMAP3430 processor positively dwarfs the 8 MHz Sharp Z80 in the Game Boy Color), we know you like proof, and the video above proves it.

Dudestatus has even coded together an icon for the webOS launcher, allowing you to launch gnuboy as easily as any other app. While there’s some less than pretty code that rolls across the screen at points, it’s still Game Boy on webOS, and there’s something to be said for that. Now all we need is for this to be wrapped up in a tight little package for the less-than-technically proficient among us (such as this blogger) and then we’ll be set.