Hearthstone Goes GameBoy in Demake Mockup


Geekdad News Writer
Jan 5, 2013
Hearthstone Goes GameBoy in Demake Mockup

Fan made images have recreated Hearthstone as an old school Game Boy title.

While there was a time when the GameBoy ruled the world of portable gaming with an iron fist, there's no denying that its torch has long since been passed on to other successors. That being the case, it's still nice every one and awhile to reminisce about those awesome days when playing a video game on the bus meant carting around a brick sized hunk of plastic with green tinged graphics. And what better way to remember Nintendo's market dominating handheld than <a href=http://www.escapistmagazine.com/articles/view/video-games/editorials/reviews/11117-Hearthstone-Review-A-Strategic-Addiction>Hearthstone?

Now I know what you're thinking. Why on Earth would we look to a modern, PC-centric virtual card game to wax nostalgic over an ancient portable gaming system? The answer, my friends, lies with the folks over at GameBoyDemakes. A blog committed to imagining new titles as they might have looked on the GameBoy, it recently wrapped up a set of nifty images and Gifs recreating the popular free-to-play title as a pixelated black and white handheld title. The end result is fairly impressive and does a great job of maintaining <a href=http://www.escapistmagazine.com/news/view/136820-Hearthstone-Paired-Up-With-Mobile-Suit-Gundam-in-an-Epic-Fan-Made-Crossover>Hearthstone's look while still translating it to an older school style of visuals.

Granted, as nice as this demake looks, you can only imagine that actually playing <a href=http://www.escapistmagazine.com/tag/view/hearthstone>Hearthstone on the GameBoy would be an absolute nightmare. Even so, these are fun to look at and you really do have give its creators some kudos for a job well done.


Source: <a href=http://gameboydemakes.tumblr.com/post/95587044722/gameboydemakes-is-proud-to-present-hearthstone-a>GameBoyDemakes



Oct 5, 2011
United States
I have to say, this looks really neat and brings me back to older days.

Dr. Crawver

Doesn't know why he has premium
Nov 20, 2009
God that looked awful...Don't get me wrong, I like the concept, but everything was so busy that it looked ugly. That and a "mouse" interface for a GameBoy would be a terrible idea.

Since the point was to try and make the game look like it would have been were it out in the olden days, I just feel it's failed. Big time. All they did was take how it looks now, change very very few things, and degrade the graphics without actually changing anything shown making it ugly.


New member
Jun 19, 2013
It's pretty neat to see the features of Hearthstone in such a minimalist style, but if this was an actual port through a chronological fluke, I would slap the developer. I would like to see an alternative and more practical demake, one that has the superfluous details removed and better interfaces for the Gameboy.

Keep the main menu screen though. That thing is nice.


New member
Aug 25, 2010
that menu shouldnt say play, adventure, arena. it should say adventure and linkplay a gameboy game whose primary mode of play required a linkcable would be a pretty hard sell

also that image of the game board is so damn busy just imagine trying to see anything if you were to compress it to the size of a gameboy screen, actual size here http://www.oocities.org/timessquare/galaxy/9350/Nintendo/gbcompare.JPG

i know its not really meant to be taken seriously but if you were to try and make a game for the gameboy its a pretty limited device, pokemon was the most complex game and it was a buggy mess that took shortcuts with memory at every turn