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Game Boy is Making a Comeback Courtesy of Hyperkin

Game Boy is Making a Comeback Courtesy of Hyperkin

Nintendo has discovered that remaking its old consoles is a licence to print money but has presumably left the Game Boy in the "to do" pile to be tackled once the company finishes counting all its Switch money. Aside from appealing to retro gamers, Hyperkin's Ultra Game Boy is also being customized for chiptune musicians who use the classic console to create modern electronic tunes.

Thanks to the phenomenal success of the NES Classic and SNES Classic, it's always been rumored that Nintendo is working on a Game Boy Classic as well. Though it's certainly recognisable as a Game Boy (actually it reminds us more of the compact Game Boy Color design than the original Game Boy), it improves on it in a few different ways.

As to when it's coming out, it's targeted around late summer, 2018 and will cost below US$100 (RM400).

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Instead of a bright plastic casing, for example, Hyperkin's model has a slick aluminium case. The Ultra Game Boy carries over the original's volume and contrast dials, but the final version will include a third dial allowing you to adjust the portable console's new backlit LCD display through the entire RGB spectrum. Don't worry, you'll be able to turn it off.

The device will also include a built-in battery that lasts for six hours and can be charged via USB-C. "It can play all of your classic Game Boy games, and possibly even your Game Boy Color carts, but you'll have to supply all of the original cartridge". If you're thinking about getting some new ones, we'd get on it now - we have a amusing feeling re-sell prices are about to start soaring.


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