Retro gaming with the Smart Boy

Retro gaming with the Smart Boy

Nostalgic gaming lovers will be thrilled to learn that they can now transform their iPhone into an old school Nintendo Game Boy Color. Gaming hardware developers, Hyperkin, have designed a fully functioning smart phone case that very closely resembles the original Gameboy; complete with the iconic directional arrows and classic A and B buttons.

Hyperkin confirmed that it ‘leaked’ the Smart Boy concept originally as an April Fool’s Day gag in disguise so as to test the public’s reaction. Demand for the retro novelty product was so high that the company has now announced plans for consumer release.

Hyperkin product developer, Chris Gallizzi stated, ‘We wanted to create a retro device that can be easily adapted to any modern gamer’s arsenal of devices.’

The Smart Boy will come in classic grey, however rumour has it that more colours will follow. Gamers will also be able to use their existing cartridges in the device; so get digging around for your Pokemon Gold and Silver! The battery can be charged through the phone itself and gameplay will output through the smart phone screen.

Price and release dates are yet to be announced.

What do you think? Will you be rushing out to buy your own Smart Boy?

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