There’s one factor in life you can make certain of: if it has a display screen and some kind of CPU, somebody goes to run Doom on it. We’ve seen it numerous instances earlier than, from McDonald’s cash registers all the best way to pregnancy tests. Doom has been playable on numerous Nintendo handhelds up to now, however that is the primary time we’ve seen it operating on a Game and Watch. Move over, Super Mario Bros – it’s ripping and tearing time.

Bringing Doom to Nintendo’s new Game and Watch system was a joint effort from Swedish {hardware} tinkerer, Konrad Beckmann and YouTuber Stacksmashing. The pair created a technique that permits you to again up your Game and Watch firmware and change it with customized code.

Most individuals needed to see whether or not the Game and Watch might run different NES video games aside from Super Mario Bros, however Stacksmashing determined to port Doom over as an alternative. After getting over the primary large hurdle of reverse engineering the system, Stacksmashing had to determine get Doom operating on this significantly underpowered handheld.

Getting Doom to run on a tool that options simply 1.1MB of storage was no straightforward process, however the {hardware} magicians managed to discover a method. Utilising a downsized model of Doom that removes all textures and replaces them with block colors, the Game and Watch was lastly capable of run Doom. You can discover the entire steps to recreate this on Stacksmashing’s YouTube video under.

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The YouTuber explains that that is simply step one in hacking the Game and Watch, with extra initiatives set to be launched at a later date.

Meanwhile, if Doom’s your factor, maintain a lookout for part two of Doom Eternal’s DLC, accurately out within the subsequent seven months.’