The Wide-Boy 64
is a rather obscure Nintendo 64
accessory that was unreleased to the public. A device similar to the Super Game Boy
and Game Boy Player
, the Wide-Boy 64 allows video game developers to play Game Boy Color
games on the television
screen in a similar fashion as the Game Boy Player does with Game Boy Advance
games and the Super Game Boy with original Game Boy
games. It also allowed the gaming press to capture screenshots more easily.
The Wideboy was not a consumer product as only developers and magazines could purchase one from Nintendo at a cost of $1400 USD a piece.
Like the Super Game Boy and Game Boy Player, the game screen itself is surrounded by a template mimicking the appearance of the portable system.