This hacked Game Boy Advance runs PlayStation games with a Raspberry Pi

This hacked Game Boy Advance runs PlayStation games with a Raspberry Pi

This mod turns the GBA into a PSP … sort of

The above heading is not something I ever believed I ‘d compose.

Well-known console mode Rodrigo Alfonso is at it once again, and this time, he’s modded Nintendo’s Game Boy Advance (GBA) to run PlayStation, Super Nintendo (SNES) and Sega Genesis titles. What’s various about Alfonso’s method to this mod is that instead of changing the real GBA, he rather produced a custom-made cartridge powered by a Raspberry Pi 3, a small however effective computer system.

The custom-made cartridge includes a Raspberry Pie running RetroPie and video input is streamed through the GBA’s multiplayer Link Port. The port can just move 1.6 Mbps of information in overall, that makes the setup rather limiting.

However, according to Alfonso’s YouTube video about the job, decreasing the GBA’s native 240 x 160 pixel resolution leads to PlayStation video games running more efficiently. In the short video of the mod in action ( seen above), you can see Spyro for the PlayStation, and Battletoads, Super Mario RPG and more for the SNES, working on a GBA with a modded backlit display screen.

While this is a roundabout, really personalized service to getting PlayStation titles to work on a GBA, it’s still remarkable. Like his previous tasks, Alfonso has actually launched directions on creating your own customized GBA Rasberry Pi on GitHub

Image credit: Rodrigo Alfonso

Source: Rodrigo Alfonso (YouTube) Via: Engadget

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