Hyperkin's SupaBoy Handheld Console Brings The Retro With SNES Playback

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News Posted: Sun, Dec 4 2011 2:34 AM
Hackers and modders just don't get the universal praise and respect that they deserve. For example, look at this absolutely amazing "Supa Sweet Handheld Console." It's shaped like an SNES controller, boasting a 3.5" LCD and support for SNES cartridge playback. It's designed and produced by Hyperkin, who will be launching their SupaBoy Handheld Video Game Console this month.

The SupaBoy will play original SNES cartridges on a built-in 3.5" LCD screen and is designed to emulate an original SNES controller including a D-pad, face buttons, as well as right and left shoulder buttons. The SupaBoy also includes two front loading ports that are compatible with full-size SNES controllers and video/audio out, allowing up to two players to play the SupaBoy on a regular TV screen.

"There is definitely a nostalgia factor for the SupaBoy for the older generation of gamers who grew up with the Super Nintendo," stated Leo Liang, Hyperkin's National Sales Director. "Yet, at the same time, it introduces and exposes the new generation of gamers to this beloved console. Not only is it compatible with original SNES and Super Famicom cartridges, you can also run it through your television, plug two controllers in, and play with another person. The SupaBoy is a very cool, very fun product, and is a perfect Christmas gift for anyone who loves video games."


SupaBoy will be compatible with multiple SNES titles including: Super Mario™ World, Starfox™, Donkey Kong™ Country, The Legend of Zelda™ A Link To The Past, Super Mario™ Kart, Chrono Trigger™ and others.

Best of all, it'll be on sale soon at Amazon for just $79.99. Talk about the perfect stocking stuffer.
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Haha nice... Good luck finding the cartridges to anyone looking to buy thing though. Really neat idea though. Too bad they could not develop it so that is played NES cartridges too :)

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OSunday replied on Sun, Dec 4 2011 9:43 PM

Retro Nostalgia FTW!

Just added this too my wish list haha,

Hyperkin has a broad range of retro gaming products and it's interesting to see a company taking ques from hardware modders for their products since this sort of follows in the foot steps of Ben Hecks' mods

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gazd1 replied on Mon, Dec 5 2011 9:45 AM

Maybe good for the old timers, but not for me at all!

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gloriad1 replied on Mon, Dec 5 2011 10:48 AM

Old timer tike toys maybe good for the brain dead you know. It may keep their brains ticking a little bit longer so that they will not have to use the tablet that gives reminders to the elderly and forgetful.

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AKwyn replied on Mon, Dec 5 2011 11:34 AM

Cool... This ought to be the niche geek toy of the year if it's able to play SNES cartridges and not have it suck up much power.

 

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