If you are like me the Game Boy played a large role in your life, and soon it can do that again thanks to a company called Hyperkin.
The Daily Dot is reporting that a company called Hyperkin originally did this as an April fool’s joke, but due to the incredible response they are actually moving quickly to production. You can check out the full press release right here, which states:
Originally a planned April Fool’s Joke – now a full fledged project for consumer release – the currently named Smartboy will attach to the iPhone 6 Plus, turning the phone into a handheld gaming device compatible with Game Boy and Game Boy Color cartridges.
“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 Gallizzi.
According to Gallizzi, although in early conceptual development stages the Smart Boy will come in the classic “80s Grey,” a staple of retro electronics. More colors may follow. It will also feature an eight-way D-pad; two action buttons; a start and select button; and an included battery that can be charged through the phone itself. The gameplay itself will output through the iPhone 6 Plus’ own screen. These features may change as the project develops.
We have no clue how long this will take to materialize, but we are pumped.