It seems like Pokemon Go on the Apple Watch just isn't doing it for developer Gabriel O'Flaherty-Chan, who managed to use Apple's wearable instead to play some classic Game Boy games.
Posted as open-source code on Github, O'Flaherty-Chan's Giovanni (opens in new tab) program ports an existing emulator to the wearable, making Game Boy and Game Boy Color games saved to your tethered iPhone playable on the Apple Watch.
Now comes the time to be The Internet's Parents, reminding folks that emulating Nintendo ROMs on an unlicensed emulator is ethically dubious (seriously, Nintendo hates it (opens in new tab)) and that TechRadar does not condone the piracy of video game software.
Additionally, O'Flaherty-Chan himself comments (opens in new tab) that the Watch isn't a prime platform for the emulator, accomplishing the feat mostly for the experience as well as finding a way to get his own games onto the wearable.
That said, it's still impressive to see Pokemon: Yellow Version playing on the Apple Watch, giving us hope that more developers can (legitimately) push the wearable's gaming clout going forward.
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