Unless you’ve been living under a rock lately, you’ll have heard of the smartphone and PC game Among Us. Arguably one of the most talked-about titles of 2020, the game involves working together to find “imposter” players on a spaceship before they slay everyone else in the game, and it has proven to be the perfect “lockdown” video game.
The game is pretty basic in terms of visuals, which is probably why this fan-made video showing what Among Us would look like on the Game Boy works so well; the basic premise transfers better than you might think to Nintendo’s primitive portable workhorse.
Released by InnerSloth in 2018, Among Us is the very definition of “sleeper hit”. It took almost a year to reach one million players, but in 2020 – a year which has seen millions of people forced to remain in their homes due to the COVID-19 pandemic – it popularity has positively exploded, with popular streamers and YouTubers turning it into something of a phenomenon.
As of September, the game has been downloaded 100 million times, and in the same month, the concurrent player count peaked at a staggering 3.8 million. Among Us has been nominated for best multiplayer and best mobile game at The Game Awards, which proves just how big a deal it is.
Console versions – including a port to the Nintendo Switch – might come eventually, but we’d take a Game Boy de-make for the time being, although quite how it would work using an old-fashioned link cable is another matter entirely…