Looks like 2017 is coming up trumps already for all you video game nostalgists out there. Not only will there be more NES Classic Editions out in the wild over the course of the year, but we've got remastered #PaRappatheRapper and #DoubleDragon4 on the way, Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers: Mega Battle (which I'm very looking forward to) and some fresh Nintendo sneakers.
Whilst we're on the subject of Nintendo, a company called Retro-Bit is doing something very special with the OG #GameBoy. Yes, though the GB has been in retirement for a little over a decade now, Retro-Bit have pulled the legend out of its plush rocking chair and into the modern age, with a few added extras.
Super Retro Boy Plays Three Different Generations Of Game Boy Titles
Yes you read correctly, gamer, the Super Retro Boy—which is the name of this wonderful little device—plays games from the OG Game Boy, Game Boy Color and Game Boy Advance, if you still have your cartridges lying around of course. And it even comes with a 10-in-1 cartridge for good measure. Though I've no idea which games come with it.
If you're in the market for getting your little ones hooked on the portable classics of your childhood, you'll be happy to know Super Retro Boy has a TFT HD scratchproof and shatterproof screen and a 2,500 mAh that pumps out ten hours of gameplay. I have to admit my inner child is weeping a little. WHERE WAS THIS WHEN I WAS LITTLE?! All those f***ing AA batteries, man...
You may be thinking "hold up, didn't the Game Boy Advance have shoulder buttons?" Yes, yes it did. That's why Super Retro Boy has four extra buttons slotted in below A & B. Having the "shoulder" buttons in those positions may render playing GBA games a little more difficult than OG & GBC, but hey our fingers are used to being bent out of shape. Read that as you will.
All of this retro badassery will set you back a measly $80 when it hits North American stores in August 2017. No word on when, or whether, it will be arriving in Europe. Which is well lame.
Looking forward to being rubbish at Game Boy games all over again?
[Source: Nintendo Life]