Belgian student builds world's largest working Game Boy

By Daniel Uria  |  Sept. 21, 2017 at 2:39 PM
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Sept. 21 (UPI) -- A multimedia and communication science student in Belgium paid tribute to his childhood obsession by building the world's largest Game Boy.

Ilhan Unal earned himself a spot in the Guinness World Records 2018 Gamer's Edition for the Game Boy XL, his 3-foot tall, fully functioning replica of Nintendo's classic handheld system.

"The Game Boy was a huge part of many people's childhoods, including my own. I was obsessed with my Game Boy as a kid, so I wanted to create something that would put a smile on little Ilhan's face, and hopefully on the face of anyone who is a big kid at heart," he said.

Unal's massive Game Boy XL is 2 feet wide and 1/5 of a foot deep -- nearly 7 times the dimensions of the actual system.

The massive Game Boy performs all the functions of the original handheld due to a Raspberry Pi single-board computer stashed inside.

Unal said playing the massive game system is quite the workout and pressing the buttons requires enough strength to leave his arms numb after an hour of play.

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