Game Boy Hardware Architecture

Edit on Github | Updated: 25th November 2020

The Hardware

Original GameBoy DMG (Dot Matrix Game)

CPU: z80 - LR35902 (Opcodes: http://www.pastraiser.com/cpu/gameboy/gameboy_opcodes.html)

RAM: 8KB (32KB in Color)

The Ultimate Gameboy Talk (hardware specs etc)

The Game Boy, a hardware autopsy


Super GameBoy


GB Booster

Similar to the Super GameBoy but this is for the Nintendo 64 and not licenced by Nintendo, I first saw this for sale in issue X of the UK Nintendo Official Magazine.

For more information:

  • http://www.chrismcovell.com/gbbooster.html
  • https://gamehacking.org/wiki/Game_Booster_(Nintendo_64)

Wide Boy 64

Official device to play gameboy (including gba) games on the N64, but was not sold to the general public. You had to be a game developer or press in order to buy one from Intelligent Systems.


Datel Game Booster for Sony Playstation

Similar to the Super GameBoy but this is for the Sony Playstation!


GameBoy Printer