Retro Pocket Console Recreates The Feel Of A Classic Game Boy

Retro Pocket Console Recreates The Feel Of A Classic Game Boy
Gaming & Play

BittBoy is a pocket-sized retro gaming console that takes after the original Game Boy, with over 300 games in its library

Anna Johansson
  • 30 august 2017

On April 21, 1989, something amazing happened for gamers: the Game Boy was introduced. This Japanese 8-bit handheld gaming device from Nintendo took North America by storm. It was the most popular Christmas gift for two years running, and the continued advancements and new games introduced were a huge hit.

The software used in the creation of this handy device was also very advanced for the time, and it hailed in a new generation of mobile devices that could do wonderful things. Modern technology has effectively shown the Game Boy the door, but a new, retro mobile pocket console that’s like a more advanced version of the Game Boy wants to take the stage.

BittBoy, which is not made by Nintendo, is a handheld gaming device that’s smaller than the typical smartphone. In appearance, it’s almost a smaller, shameless copy of the original Game Boy with a thick, plastic exterior and a small, pixilated screen. There are also buttons that look and operate very much like your typical Game Boy. You can buy it in red, black, white or sky blue.

The device itself is much smaller than a Game Boy at about 2.5 inches wide and four inches tall, so it can fit in any pocket, wallet, or purse. The screen is a little more advanced than the original Game Boy screen, given the advancements in technology over the last 30 years, TechCrunch reports.

BittBoy is loaded with gaming options. The device is smaller than a typical smartphone, but there are more than 300 games built into the device. There is no option to pre-load other games, so you’re stuck with what’s there.

There are several NES classic games to enjoy like Super Mario Bros. 3, Donky Kong, Ninja Gaiden 1, Double Dragon, Pac-Man, Balloon Fight, Gradius, and Bomber Man. There are also several games you might not have heard of like Street Fighter V, which mimics Street Fighter II. There’s also Man in Red, which is basically the same thing as Space Invaders.

The price is also a huge attention-getter. At $39.99, it will hardly break the bank, and the fun, retro device would make a great stocking stuffer for Christmas this year.

BittBoy

On April 21, 1989, something amazing happened for gamers: the Game Boy was introduced. This Japanese 8-bit handheld gaming device from Nintendo took North America by storm. It was the most popular Christmas gift for two years running, and the continued advancements and new games introduced were a huge hit.

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