The original Game Boy has received an upgrade in the form of the Pocket – a device designed by US tech company Analogue.
It’s capable of playing all the original Nintendo Game Boy, Game Boy Color and Game Boy Advance cartridges, as well as those from Sega’s Game Gear, SNK’s Neo Geo Pocket Color and the Atari Lynx. That’s not all though, as Analogue promises the Pocket will let you play the games at 10 times the original resolution through its 1600 x 1440 px 3.5-inch LCD screen. It also doubles as a sequencer as it’s pre-loaded with Nanoloop software and can stream to a TV thorugh the Pocket dock.
“Pro level color accuracy, dynamic range, and brightness. There has never been a display this advanced in a video game system,” says Analogue. “There is no better way to explore all of handheld gaming history than with Analogue Pocket.”
The device is due to be released next year for $199. Limited quantities will be available, so sign up on Analogue to be the first to know when it’s released.