Loading games onto devices that aren’t intended to play said game is a modding right of passage. Take, for example, the oodles of Doom ports that exist on everything from calculators to pregnancy tests.
On that spectrum of things that get hacked to play different things, however, there are still levels, and I think we may now have discovered an example in the elusive God Tier.
First, to clarify, the hack doesn’t run GTA V on a Game Boy, it streams video of the game to the handheld from a PlayStation, which is actually doing the heavy computational lifting. The information, thanks to some pretty nifty coding, is then rendered on-screen using the Game Boy’s original, Matrix-like, display.
Impressively, the hack is able to convert video fast enough so that the game can be played in full resolution at 20 fps on a Game Boy that, outside of the special Wi-Fi cartridge, hasn’t been modified at all.