The games on handheld retro have been more or less ignored in recent years – as we saw for example the Sega Mega Drive The Mini and SNES Classic Mini models have recently dominated the market, as the tastes of the Game Boy have been left out.
Well, all of this is about to change.
The American technology company Analogue has announced Pocket – a new machine “a tribute to portable games”.
The small modern smart version of the classic portable systems you will remember from your childhood will be launched in 2023. It was designed to read more than 2,780 titles originally marketed for Nintendo systems such as Game Boy, Game Boy Color. and Game Boy Advance.
But this incredible little retro entertainment pocket is not just for Nintendo fans.
In the 90s, this writer was an integral part of the SEGA section of the group and this console will even address those who have less … traditional tastes ….
With an adapter also available with the device, you can also play games from other prolific portable devices two decades ago: the Sega Game Gear, the Neo Geo Pocket Color of SNK and Atari Lynx are all compatible.
And the games will probably look and work better than you’ll remember.
Analogue Pocket promises a resolution 10 times higher than that of an original Game Boy (1600 x 1440 pixels on a 3.5 inch LCD) and will offer a “color accuracy professional level “to start.
The small device also contains a 3.5mm headphone jack, a lithium ion rechargeable battery, a microSD card slot, a USB-C charging port, and a Game Boy link cable port ( to allow you to play Pokemon Red or Blue on the original basket and complete it flawlessly .. Imagine!)
If this is not enough, you can buy a connection module for the machine shortly after its launch (currently undisclosed). so you can plug the game into your TV, with support for Bluetooth and USB controllers also teased.
The Pocket has not yet a proper release date, but the device developer promises that it will be launched at some point in 2023.
You can preorder or learn more about the device via the link.