Last year, Hyperkin, a gaming peripheral and accessory company, released images of a phone case that would convert your touch phone into a classic Game Boy. This was done on April Fools Day, but a few days later they confirmed that the device was actually in development, and at E3 2016 they proved this claim by proudly displaying the device for all to see. While only working for Android phones, as they’ve designed only for Google’s OS, the Hyperkin “Smartboy” enables you to use your phone to play any Game Boy or Game Boy Color title, using actual cartridges to play them!
You can already place a preorder for the device on Hyperkin’s website for $59.99, but it comes with more than just the device—this is a “Smart Boy Developer Kit,” which also allows you to manipulate the app and firmware involved. Should you manage to use this Developer Kit to improve the device’s capabilities, Hyperkin is offering to pay you in royalties of Smartboy units sold down the line. Any programmers interested in getting in on this deal, step forward now!
We’ve got several images of the Smartboy, so check them out in the gallery below! Does the Smartboy have you interested? Will you picking one up, and will you be trying to get in on Hyperkin’s royalties deal? Let us know in the comments!