Nintendo’s Game Boy handheld console ruled the gaming world in the 90s raking in millions for the Japanese Company before the series finally rested.
Despite that, it wasn’t the most sophisticated gaming machine when it was released – competing against the likes of Atari’s Lynx, Sega’s Game Gear and others. It had a durable battery in addition to several interesting games it packed.
The Game Boy and its siblings – Game Boy Color and Game Boy Advance may be out of the market, but they still have a lot of ardent fans who still wish they still have it for keeps. Well, if you are one of such, the Game Boy isn’t returning but what we can tell you is that the new Gaming console by Retrobit could replace that yearning for a Game Boy.
Retrobit’s Super Retro Boy handheld console is a four-button gaming device that looks like the Game Boy. Not just that, it’s also compatible with Game Boy, Game Boy Color and Game Boy Advance cartridges. There’s not much inside, too. It’s not a smart console as there is no internet connectivity, and you also can’t connect it to a TV or external monitor. There’s even no built-in games pre-installed on the console, but it comes with a cartridge that comes with an unspecified number of games onboard. All you get is just backlight, volume rockers, headphone jack and a power button.
There is the four action buttons (A, B, L and R), as well as a Start and Select key, just as it is on the original Game Boy. The display seems to be sharper, though, just as if it is an HD display. The Retrobit Super Retro Boy also cram a rechargeable battery inside which is touted to last for up to 10 hours of usage.
If you are eager to get your hands on this Game Boy re-incarnate, then you’ll have to cough out $80 for the Super Retro Boy. It will launch in the US this summer.