Old School, New School! The Retrobit Super Retro Boy

Jan 11, 2017, 00:13
Old School, New School! The Retrobit Super Retro Boy

It could be an ideal gadget for anyone with a stash of Game Boy cartridges gathering dust, so there's understandably plenty of excitement already. No European price or launch date has been revealed, but in the U.S., this will be sold for $79.99 and will see release in August. With this, you can play all Game Boy cartidges (that includes Color and Advanced) on a sharp TFT LDC screen. The Super Retro Boy is not pre-loaded with any game since it is dependent on Game Boy cartridges.

Well, today we've got just the way to exactly that, The Retrobit Super Retro Boy. The developer Retro-Bit refers to the display as "HD", although no specifications have officially been given yet.

Remakes of classic gaming consoles are doing well and Nintendo's own NES Classic Edition is an example of that as the device has been running sold out since its launch. It's worth noting that this isn't created to be used as an emulator though - you'll need to use cartridges to play any games. This is expected to be released on August, and it makes gamers long for that nostalgic gameplay that the Super Retro Boy can offer.

Experts have given their verdict on the Super Retro Boy after a hands-on demonstration at CES 2017. There's one obvious change though: the addition of two extra face buttons, created to take the place of the GBA's shoulder buttons. Check out the design in the image up top and look for the model this Summer.

Instead of four AAA batteries, the Super Retro Boy will operate on a 2,500mAh rechargeable battery that will reportedly allow up to 10 hours of gaming time. Other than that, owners will be able to play any original game cartridges from the Game Boy, Game Boy Colour, and Game Boy Advance.

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