Someone Turned a Burger King Toy Into a Working Game Boy Color

Someone had the genius idea of connecting a Raspberry Pi Zero system to an old Burger King kids’ meal toy, and it really works

A little ingenuity goes a long way.

If you were a tween in early ‘00s, you might remember the seriously awesome Game Boy toys that came with your Burger King kids’ meal. They may have only been pre-programmed to work with one analog game, but they were like the Hit Clips of pocket gaming.Now, nearly 16 years later, some genius decided to combine a Raspberry Pi Zero computer system with his old Burger King toy to create a real working Game Boy Color.

According to Kotaku, the Game Boy has a two-inch LD screen display and can run Game Boy Color, as well as Game Boy Advanced games. With the modifications, the former “display-only” buttons actually work and can play the games directly from the Adafruit and Retropie software emulator.


You can see the Game Boy in action here. For those of us who don’t feel tech savvy enough to build a gaming system out of a cheap toy, users on this Reddit thread figured it out themselves and were selling their programming masterpieces for $250.