If you are a veteran gamer, then you surely must remember the good days when gaming was as simple as inserting a cartridge into a Nintendo console. Die-hard Nintendo fans will surely remember great titles such as Super Mario, The Legend of Zelda, Donkey Kong, and other golden oldies.
After launching the NES Classic Edition, Nintendo has decided to take another step in reviving the golden age of gaming. And so, during this year’s CES convention, the Japan-based company has unveiled its Game Boy spin-off prototype called the Super Retro Boy.
If you recall, there were three types of Game Boy consoles, each of them having unique and delightful gaming cartridges – the Game Boy Advance, the Game Boy Color (our personal favorite), and, of course, the Game Boy Classic.
Nintendo said that the new console was designed to include elements from all three retro consoles. This means that you will be able to run all three types of cartridges on the Super Boy Retro. Now, there is one thing you should know before pre-ordering the console.
Super Retro Boy is a simple gaming console. This means that you won’t be able to hook it up to the Internet or a big screen TV. In addition, the Super Retro Boy it doesn’t have an SD card reader, which means that it only works with regular Game Boy cartridges.
However, Nintendo is currently working on the way to make things easier for the player via omnibus cartridges (a collection of games, which can be accessed at the touch of a button). There’s not much to say about the upcoming Super Retro Boy.
From what we can tell, Nintendo decided to go with its time-honored console design, instead of trying something new and modern. Like the classic Game Boy, the Super Retro boy features a cross-shaped d-pad, and four actions buttons (R, L, B, and A). It also features a ‘Start’ and ‘Select’ buttons, an HD screen, and headphone jack.
Super Retro Boy’s greatest features, according to Nintendo, is its high-end rechargeable battery, which lasts approximately 10 hours on a single charge. Sounds great, doesn’t it?
Price-wise, Nintendo has announced a price tag of $80 for consoles which will become available in North America. As for the launch date, if all things go as planned, the company will start shipping the console starting this summer.
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