Remember the Gameboy Camera? There are many reasons not to be aware of it ranging from "I wasn't alive at the time" to "I try not to buy every silly accessory Nintendo releases," so I'll lay down what this wonderful little gadget was all about: It was the late 90's, everyone and their little sister had their own Game Boy to play either Pokemon Red or Pokemon Blue, the mass proliferation of camera phones was still a decade away, and digital cameras were both clunky and expensive. Enter Nintendo, with a portable four-shade barely-greyscale digital camera with the hilariously low resolution of 128x112. It even had a thermal printer (which no one I know owned) that hooked up via the link cable port to print your photos to tiny stickers.
Check out this horribly 90's TV commercial detailing the features of the device:
While apps like Camera+ [99Β’] and Hipstamatic [$1.99] boast features that actively try to make your photos look better, Dezro's 8-Bit Pocket Camera [99Β’] sends your photos back in time to the aforementioned glory days of the Gameboy Camera... with shockingly accurate results.
Using a few different on-screen controls you can tweak out your 8-bit photos, then save them as virtual stickers with a number of different boarders. There's even Twitter and Facebook support for posting your stickers online. If you even have the vaguest of fond memories of the Gameboy Camera, 8-Bit Pocket Camera is an app you need on your iPhone.
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