CES 2017: Super Retro Boy, Inspired By Original Game Boy, Showcased

Kari ReynoldsJan 11, 2017

The Super Retro Boy is packed with a ten-hour battery life, which can be recharged via microUSB. It can play all the games for the original Game Boy as well as the Game Boy Color and Game Boy Advance - you just need the cartridges.

Retro-Bit says the Super Retro Boy will be launching in the USA around August at a price of $80. It had a plastic rectangular exterior that had the same familiar texture, although it is lighter. The simple design features four action buttons: A, B, L and R, start and select buttons and an HD display.

Matthew Byrd's only issue with the Super Retro Boy is the lack of shoulder buttons since these are necessary in some retro games.

Digital Trends revealed that the Super Retro Boy is the next third-party retro-facing console from Retro-Bit. It also has a TFT high resolution screen for a great gaming experience. It will play all of your old games - so dust off Pokemon Ruby - and so far comes in black and grey. The handheld is set to arrive in the United States some time in August 2017.

Beyond combining the Game Boy, Game Boy Colour, and Game Boy Advance into one console, the Super Retro Boy has a few other advantages.

In fact, the company has unveiled a new gaming device dubbed as Super Retro Boy that looks to be an upgraded version of the Game Boy. Overall, the Super Retro Boy feels solid and well-made, although the D-Pad may feel rather squishy.

Arguably the most popular handheld console from yesteryear, the Game Boy is vivid in a lot of gamer's memory, being one of the first handhelds they probably owned.

The new device will retail at around $79.99 when it launches in August 2017.

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