Drag 'N' Derp - All New Nintendo Game Boy Flash Cartridge

Drag-N-Derp-All-New-Nintendo-Game-Boy-Flash-CartridgeWhere Nintendo Game Boy flash cartridges are concerned, we've been somewhat spoilt for choice. Unfortunately though, the majority of these devices have been incredibly difficult to use in combination with modern operating systems. The all new, and aptly named, Drag 'n' Derp aims to eliminate any technical woes and let you get gaming with ease.

Gaming, however, wasn't the main intention behind the Drag 'n' Derp. The ever prevalent and prominent chiptune industry creating tunes with gaming hardware are huge fans of the Nintendo Game Boy's bleeps. Composers often use specially developed software on the Game Boy known as LSDJ (Little Sound DJ) to create their music. Getting the music off existing Game Boy flash cartridges, however, isn't as easy as they'd like hence this new creation.

Most Nintendo Game Boy flash cartridges that have survived from the late 90s all use the outdated parallel port on a PC for communication. Without an old system running Windows 98 or lower and access to this parallel port, you'll be out of luck. A more modern alternative has been released in later years by EMS known as the GB Smart Card 64M, however, the bundled difficult to install device drivers have put off many retro gamers.

Drag 'n' Derp instead requires nothing more than a USB connection. The all new flash cartridge has been carefully created to appear as a removable drive on a computer once connected via the USB cable. This allows retro gamers to simply drag and drop their desired Game Boy games (or music creation tools) onto the device with ease.

Unfortunately though, we're a little late on reporting about this new piece of Game Boy hardware. Sadly the chiptune community has gobbled up every last Drag 'n' Derp cartridge currently available. We expect more to be made available in the near future, so keep your eyes peeled for when they hit online stores again.

Link: Drag 'n' Derp Nintendo Game Boy Flash Cartridge


Last Updated ( 03 November 2012 )  

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(Link to this comment) Blast123 2012-11-06 01:09
any comments, reports, reviews, about rom compatibility?
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