The next step in the evolution of Game Boy! It has evolved into the next stage of omnipotence…in the form of a watermelon!

All of us have probably used Game Boys at some point in time during our lives. Those handheld devices were kind of our first introductions into the gaming world. I remember playing Pokémon (very badly) on them.

Ah the nostalgia. During those simpler times, you only cared about playing. The gameplay was all that mattered and not the graphics.

Damn…I must be getting old because to me these devices are a great source of nostalgia!

To this day, some gamers occasionally return to these old school games with their very own setup. It’s easy and quite common to create a game emulator with the technology available today.

Hell, Sal even built his own Raspberry Pi 3b emulation machine a few years back. If Sal can do that…anybody can.

However, one guy has decided to go far and beyond for the type of Game Boy emulator that he wanted.

Watermelon Game Boy!

Meet Cedrick Tan, the Singapore Management University student who decided to build his very own Game Boy inside a watermelon! The best part is that it’s a fully functionally and capable of playing games!

You’ve got to praise this dude for his creativity.

Instead of doing something mundane, he’s decided to venture off the beaten path and into the watermelon patch.

What seemed to have started as a standard personal project of Cedrick’s, during the COVID-19 lockdown, has become the talk of the town and turned him into a local celebrity of sorts.

According to Cedrik’s interview with AsiaOne, the Game Boy took him roughly a month to complete and since had been dubbed as ‘MelonBoy’. The thing that impressed me the most is that Cedrik had no prior knowledge in electrical engineering to build this entire device. He had to learn everything from the start, and that’s some real dedication right there.

Knowing my luck, if I attempted something like this, I’d probably end up electrocuting myself.

It’s nice to see the younger generation trying to accomplish things in a new light. I wonder what will inspire Cedrik to build next? 

The MelonBoy seems to have made an impact on everyone here at The Technovore. It has even fascinated Sal to the point of wanting a Game Boy made out of mangoes now. He says that way he can game AND eat it (he hates watermelons) when he gets hungry.

Ibrahim's a hardcore gamer and Star Wars fan. He's obsessed with Obi-Wan Kenobi, even claiming that he's a descendant of the fictional Jedi Master. Other than that delusion, Ibrahim's pretty down to earth, collecting figures and buying games he'll never finish.