Is this real life? First, Nintendo enters the mobile gaming ring, and now, THIS?! It’s time to blow the dust out of your old Game Boy and Game Boy Color cartridges, kids!
Hyperkin, an independent video game hardware developer from Los Angeles, recently revealed their plans to release a Game Boy-compatible device for the iPhone 6 Plus. Don’t worry, there are plans for more compatible smartphones in the future!
The Smart Boy began as an April Fool’s joke, but is now a full fledged project designed for consumer release.
The Smart Boy, which resembles an old school Nintendo Game Boy, attaches to the bottom of the iPhone 6 Plus, and allows you to play your favorite games in HD. It features the familiar directional pad, start, select, and A + B buttons.
In the beginning, the Smart Boy will only be available in the classic “80’s grey” hue, but more colors may follow.
“We wanted to create a retro device that can be easily adapted into any modern gamer’s arsenal of devices,” said Hyperkin’s product developer, Chris Gallizz
The gameplay itself will output through the iPhone 6 Plus’ own screen, and the Smart Boy will be accessed through an exclusive downloadable Smart Boy app.
If Nintendo is smart, they will see the huge demand for classic gameplay on smartphones, and hopefully team up with Hyperkin (or something similar) in the future.