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Workboy

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Title Screen

Workboy

Developer: Source
Platform: Game Boy


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We could only wish we were playing this right now... maybe...
This game was never completed and/or given a public release.
As a result of this, keep in mind that the developers might have used or deleted some of the content featured here, had the game actually reached store shelves.

Workboy converts your Game Boy into a micro workstation, complete with a keyboard, allowing you to keep track of your important appointments, addresses, notes, bank account balance, and telephone numbers as well as convert temperatures, currencies, and words between five languages. Sounds pretty useful, right?

Unfortunately, it was never released despite numerous advertising on contemporary video game magazines, though the ROM for its Game Boy cartridge was found among the September 2020 lot check leaks.

The keyboard was considered lost too, but on 26 December 2020 the DidYouKnowGaming? YouTube channel published a video made by Liam Robertson that shows himself using a prototype keyboard with the leaked ROM on a Game Boy. The leaked ROM fully works with its keyboard and the video provides other details about its story including how Liam obtained it.

So, after 28 long years, the WorkBoy has been fully recovered, from both software and hardware sides.

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Notes


Version 5.74

The title screen shows a version number of 8.87, but the strings for it in the code have a version number of 5.74 instead.

Below is, for each localization, the text displayed on the title screen extracted directly from the ROM (offsets written below each language).

English
08072 - 080D6
German
14078 - 140E1
French
1C077 - 1C0DC
Spanish
08E9A - 08F09
Italian
10075 - 100E2
(c) 1992
Montague-Weston.
Licensed exclusively  to
Fabtek, Inc.
Version 5.74
Licensed by Nintendo
(c) 1992
Montague-Weston.
Lizenziert exklusiv fuer
Fabtek, Inc.
Version 5.74
Lizensiert durch Nintendo
(c) 1992
Montague-Weston.
Sous licence exclusive a
Fabtek, Inc.
Version 5.74
Octroyee par Nintendo
(c) 1992
Montague-Weston.
Con licencia exclusivamente a
Fabtek, Inc.
Version 5.74
Licencia dada por Nintendo
(c) 1992
Montague-Weston.
In Licenza esclusivamente a
Fabtek, Inc.
Versione 5.74
Sotto licenza di Nintendo

Before displaying the title screen, the respective text string is copied to RAM, then "5.74" is replaced with "8.87" by reading it from ROM at offsets 00FEA-00FED.

(Discovery: WaluigiBSOD)