In a flash of incredible news, the original Gameboy turns 25 and with its unique vintage charm it still has a couple of tricks up the sleeve to bring many fun times of gaming to people of all ages and walks of life. While Gameboy games are distributed mostly in the form of cartridges, although you can hack the device to accept SD cards, for many a year now, you don't need a cartridge to play epic Gameboy games. In fact, you don't even need a Gameboy! The name of the game is app emulators, which basically constitute a software environment that precisely resembles and acts as that one of Gameboy. So, when games are loaded into this environment they recognize it as Gameboy and behave naturally. At the same time, the hardware requirements are taken care of by your smartphone!
If you have an iPhone, though, fear not, the best emulator for iOS is the GBA4iOS and here is s short tutorial on how to get it installed on your iPhone. And of course, there's a host of awesome Gameboy emulators for Android, some of which work not only for Gameboy, but also Nintendo, PS1 as well as other vintage gaming platforms, a rundown of which you can check out in the above video.