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Hacking the Game Boy’s Multiplayer Randomizer Creates the Perfect Version of Tetris

April 16, 2021

Via: Gizmodo

Do you remember the thrill of getting two straight line pieces in a row while playing Game Boy Tetris? It made you feel like running out and buying a lottery ticket. Now imagine the feeling if Tetris served up a never-ending buffet of just straight line pieces—this could be the greatest video game hack of all time.

Twitter’s ‘stacksmashing’ first came to our attention after reverse-engineering and hacking Nintendo’s Game & Watch revival a day before it was officially released, and then quickly figuring out how to get it to natively play other Nintendo games including The Legend of Zelda and Pokémon. More recently he’s turned his attention to hacking the original Game Boy, and even finding a way to turn the handheld into a Bitcoin mining device—albeit a very, very slow one.

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