Playing GTA 5 on the Legendary Game Boy 8-Bit Console: Physicist Makes It Possible Through Tech Gimmick

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GTA 5 is easily in the top three best-selling video games of all time, so there’s no wonder that it was adapted for a lot of platforms. But who would have ever imagined that we’ll see the insanely popular game running on a 1998 Nintendo Game Boy? Probably nobody, but once again the gaming world is there to defy all expectations.

The legendary Game Boy handheld game console was released over three decades ago, in 1989, after it was created by Nintendo. The device was running those classic 8-bit games that you would see running on the classic Nintendo Entertainment System, another ‘ancient’ console that delighted the childhood of many of us.

Sebastian Staacks plays GTA V on a Game Boy console

According to, Sebastian Staacks, a German physicist, has made it possible to run GTA 5 on a Game Boy console using some tech magic.

The man explains how it was possible, as quotes:

I am playing GTA 5 on the Game Boy,

But it’s not running on the Game Boy. The game is rendered on my PlayStation and then streamed to the Game Boy via WiFi. Conversely, if I press a button on the Game Boy, the input is sent back to the PlayStation so I can control the game.

GTA 5 runs well nowadays as well on the main platforms, and its online mode is where the developers give the most attention.

Steam describes GTA 5 as follows:

When a young street hustler, a retired bank robber and a terrifying psychopath find themselves entangled with some of the most frightening and deranged elements of the criminal underworld, the U.S. government and the entertainment industry, they must pull off a series of dangerous heists to survive in a ruthless city in which they can trust nobody, least of all each other.

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