The Game Boy Is Being Brought Back From The Dead With Some Awesome Upgrades

Though there were several iterations and updates to Nintendo's insanely popular handheld gaming system, the Game Boy was officially retired just over a decade ago. And while Nintendo has no plans to revive the portable console, a company called Retro-Bit is stepping up to bring the Game Boy back from the dead.

The Super Retro Boy is essentially a clone of the original Game Boy, carrying forward its highly-recognisable compact form factor. But that's where the similarities between the two end.

In addition to playing all of your original Game Boy, Game Boy Color and Game Boy Advance cartridges, the Super Retro Boy will come equipped with a 2500 mAh rechargeable battery keeping it powered for up to 10 hours, a scratch and shatter-resistant TFT HD display and an easy-to-swallow $US80 ($109) price tag when it hits North America in August later this year. Australian pricing and availability has not yet been confirmed.

In order to accommodate Game Boy Advance titles that rely on shoulder buttons, the Super Retro Boy features an extra pair of buttons on the face, just below the standard A and B set. That might make playing certain titles a little more challenging, but it's a small price to pay for having the Game Boy back again.

[Retro-Bit via Tiny Cartridge]


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Comments

    Sounds amazing, but I'm not confident it will come to fruition.

    I would have preferred it if the L and R buttons were on the back of the unit.

    At any rate, I fully expect Nintendo to release a "Classic Gameboy" at some point in the future.

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