Someone made classic Pokemon Yellow run on the Apple Watch


Ah, the wonders of emulation – allowing us to play beloved old games on our flashy new PCs, latpops, TVs, set-top boxes, tablets, smartphones and... smart watches?

Yes, that's right, a crafty developer has made a GameBoy Color emulator run on the Apple Watch. On the tiny, 2.5-inch display of the Apple Watch. And theydid a surprisingly good job, at that!

Of course, the emulator has been build specifically for the task at hand, which is running Pokemon, and as such offers a unique interface for controlling the game, that won't work for any other title. Not that fast-paced Mario platforming would suit the Apple Watch anyway.



The bulk of the display to the right is reserved for an invisible, virtual D-Pad, while the right portion is occupied by an also invisible A button. The bottom part of the UI is taken up by a bar, containing a button for selecting indicators, Start andSelect buttons, as well as a larger B button.

The emulator is called “Giovanni” and is an open-source project that developer O’Flaherty-Chan is working on with the help of other programmers.

To get a better idea of how the whole thing works, check out this GIF provided by the developer:



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9 Comments

1. megathaszrul89

Posts: 203; Member since: Jan 08, 2015

Insert Ryan Reynold's "but why?" Meme :D

3. L0n3n1nja

Posts: 1550; Member since: Jul 12, 2016

For the same pointless fun as getting Windows 95 to run on one.

9. mr.reckless562

Posts: 162; Member since: Dec 22, 2016

because pikachu was awesome lols

2. Mxyzptlk unregistered

This is a very versatile watch.

5. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

So versatile that it has finally kind of caught up to 2014. https://www.google.co.uk/amp/gizmodo.com/smartwatches-fulfill-their-true-destiny-with-a-game-boy-1646062616/amp I mean it doesn't exactly run much else but at least they're trying.

6. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

in 2014... someone boot winXP on Samsung Galaxy Gear...https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vMedi-qR_Qc and last year, someone run Counter Strike 1.6 (PC game) in LG G watchhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-t8fM9U5BS0

8. Mxyzptlk unregistered

You guys are pathetic. Get over it. The watch is versatile, but I suppose you're just looking for something to justify Android Wear just because it's not as good a platform as the Apple Watch.

4. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

2nd pic inspired the Alolan Raichu. *flies away*

7. gotoAndDie

Posts: 82; Member since: Jun 13, 2015

My own LG G Watch runs MyBoy! (Game Boy Advance emulator), Minecraft PE, MD.Emu (Megadrive emulator), and more. Any Android Wear watch can run many Android apps designed for the phone or tablet, though the UI would obviously be a little messed-up.

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