Super Retro Boy Review
In a major throwback to your childhood days, the Nintendoesque gaming console is making a comeback. Relive all the hours of playing Tetris, Super Mario Bros. 3, or Wario World. The Super Retro Boy, was unveiled at the recently concluded CES in Las Vegas.
The Retro Game boy looks and feels like and looks like the original Nintendo Game Boy and does a good job of it. The Super Retro Boy houses the classic back port where you can slide in all your well- kept Nintendo cartridges. The best part is that it can play all the cartridges from your old Game Boy, Game Boy Colour, and Game Boy Advance.
Even though the Super Retro boy feels like and looks like the real thing, it’s not a clone of the original Game Boy. The new handheld device will make you nostalgic yet giving you something new to discover. The third-party –retro-facing console from Retro-bit adds quite a bit of punch to a classic device. The hardware has been captured without a hitch along with additional specifications such as a 10-hour internal battery and a backlit display. In addition to the 2500mAh battery pack, the Gorilla Glass display adds to its sturdiness and the ergonomic side grips and ultra-light build makes it a breeze to hold. Development doesn’t always have to mean destruction and in the case of the Super Retro Boy, it holds true. They have retained all the nostalgia evoking stylistic aspects, even after adding more features. In addition, the device supports a micro USB and comes bundled with a 10-in-1 multi cartridge, for new users. The screen has a very ‘HD’ display, but the detailed specifications have not been released.
The console is small enough to fit in your pocket, but the screen is large enough to comfortably house all the buttons and the D-pad. Unlike the previous models, this one has four face buttons, the classic A and B, along with L and R buttons. The tall rectangular format makes the placing of the shoulder buttons seem a little off. In response to the criticism, Retro-Bit stated that this was a prototype and the spacing of the buttons could change.
The older consoles won’t be harder to find as there are sure to be hoarders of these game consoles. However, for the generation that hasn’t grown up with these, holding a Super Retro Game Boy is quite endearing. You will have to wait for the official release, so it’s time to go hunting for the cartridges.
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by techtalks @TechTalks May 8, 2017 10:41 AM UTC