Nintendo Game Boy USB Cartridge Adapter 'Joey-Squinson' Allows ROM Dumping & Save Backups To PC

BennVenn-joey-squinson-Game-Boy-Cartridge-Dumper-USBThere's nothing worse than booting up one of your favourite titles only to find your save game has been lost due to a backup-battery running out of juice. While there are methods available to backup your efforts before the inevitable end of a battery's life, an all new USB solution has just been released allowing you to drag and drop your Nintendo Game Boy save files (and ROMs too) onto your computer.

The newly released and oddly named Joey-Squinson is the latest device from retro hardware hacker BennVenn. Coming in an enclosed 3D printed case, this USB device has just two slots on-board - one for the USB cable and one to connect a Game Boy cartridge to. When the two have been connected, a new drive will appear within your computer holding just two files: the connected cartridge's game ROM and its accompanying save file (if applicable). As mentioned you can simply drag these .GB and .SAV files onto your desktop or any other folder of your choice, something which creates a 1:1 copy of your game cartridge.

Backups aside, the Joey-Squinson also comes with a selection of other great features which retro gamers will no doubt love. The first of these is the ability to extract photographs taken from the Game Boy Camera into individual JPGs (using software known as GBCameraDump to pull them out of a SAV file). You'll also be able to play your original games in an emulator by directly loading the cartridge's ROM file into your emulator of choice, something which also means any progress saved while emulating will be written to the cartridge's save file. Chiptune artists can also get a lot out of the device when combined with LSDJ, and those who happen to have GB USB Smart Card 64M can also use the Joey-Squinson to write game ROMs to the device.

Joey-Squinson Game Boy Cartridge USB Adapter In Action

Needless to say there's a lot on offer here with BennVenn's Joey-Squinson, something costing just a mere $45. With time ticking on those backup batteries, can you afford to let your Pokemon save files fade away without backing them up?

Link: BennVenn's Joey-Squinson - Game Boy Cartridge USB Adapter

Last Updated ( 03 April 2015 )  


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(Link to this comment) Flozem 2015-04-03 13:25
I want one... :)

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