Raise your hand if you remember Nintendo’s hand held consoles that dominated the gaming world in the 90s and at the turn of the century with consoles such as the The Game Boy, Game Boy Colour and Game Boy Advance. If you ever had any or all those consoles, you would remember yourself just being in the world of your own playing the classic games such as Super Mario (all of them), Pokemon Red/Blue/Yellow, Donkey Kong and Tetris for hours and hours. If you never owned any of the consoles, don’t worry because Retrobit’s new gaming console might help you catch up with what you’ve missed in the 90s, and allow you to relive childhood memories for those who had any Game Boy consoles.
Retrobit’s new gaming console, which is called Super Retro Boy, is a simple handheld console with a four-gaming button (A, B, L and R) and it has the conventional Game Boy Start and Select buttons. It ironically also looks like the actual Gameboy. In addition, the game cartridges from the old Game Boy, Game Boy Colour and Game Boy Advance would be compatible with the Super Retro Boy. So, if you are still keeping some cartridges for souvenir or childhood memory purposes, then you can play them on this console.
Due to its simplicity like the original Game Boys, there will be no internet connectivity, you won’t be able to connect it to your TV or external monitor and there won’t be any built-in games on the console. What you’re getting is just volume rockers, backlight, headphone jack, power button and a cartridge with some unspecified games on it. However, the display appears to be sharper like as if it is in an HD display, and rechargeable batteries can also be stuffed inside to give you at least up to 10 hours of gaming time.
If you wish to get your hands on this handheld console, Retrobit has set the Super Retro Boy’s price at $80 when it launches in the US this Summer.
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