Ever wondered what a Game Boy looks like as a computer? Or are you about some of the weirdest add-ons you’ve got over the years? Now, 28 years later, the Workboy, one of the lost Game Boy peripherals Holy Grail, has arrived.
The long-lost and mysterious WorkBoy was thought to have been released in limited numbers in 1992 by many Game Boy enthusiasts. Developed by FabTek and Source Research & Development, WorkBoy consists of two parts: keyboard peripherals and cartridges. The keyboard was the key that provided some of the juice, input methods, and clock functions needed for the program to work. Carts, on the other hand, provided software that could function as notebooks, clocks, calendars, etc. before smartphones and even before PDAs.
However, as a new video by Liam Robertson reveals, WorkBoy never actually hit the market and was instead canceled late in development due to a Game Boy price cut. This makes peripherals more expensive than the base hardware. I intended to retail for $ 89.95. One of the existing prototypes was in the hands of FabTek founder Frank Ballouz and mailed to Liam Robertson. That’s why Robertson didn’t have a cartridge, but one of the releases included the WorkBoy code, so Nintendo Gigalique helped here.
By burning it into the cart, Robertson was probably able to perform a functional WorkBoy that no one had seen for 28 years, close to the intended release status. Watch the video to see that everything is together and the journey he has taken.