Subscribe to Mistah MegaManFan for new content daily! Here’s a little experiment that I’ve been dying to try. The Analogue firmware now includes a short description of the cart you have loaded before you actually run it, which I can only presume is either read off the physical media or quickly looked up on a table in the firmware itself — it’s not connecting to WiFi to pull down this information.

I decided to put it to the test by literally testing 14 import handheld games for GameBoy, Game Gear and GameBoy Color to see if at any point it wouldn’t be able to display a full screen of info before I hit play. The fact that it succeeded for every game I try tells me there must be a universal rom header in each of these games regardless which system, but the funny thing to me is that it still displays the names in English even though they’re Japanese games. Were the rom headers in English too? Anyway thanks for watching!