Look, stop bitching about how there's no flying cars and you still have to eat your meals on a plate instead of in pill form. Want proof that we're living in the future? How about a portable Super Nintendo? As shown at E3, Hyperkin's Supaboy allows history's scientifically-certified Greatest Games Machine (search your feelings, you know it to be true) to be lugged about in your pocket, provided you like your pants baggy. Welcome to the 21st Century!
Above: That Hyperkin logo looks a lot like the Aperture Science logo
The quite ridiculously uncertified machine, which places a 3.5” screen onto a 8.5x4.15” replication of the SNES controller layout – expanded to fit a cartridge slot, speakers and extra controller ports – can play games with Mode 7, Super FX and peripherals such as the Super Multitap or Super Scope (surely even less desirable than usual on a screen this small). It really does appear to do everything you'd want a SNES to do, in a marginally portable, battery-guzzling format! Where else can you get such performance? Well, technically from a Lynx, but this one plays Link to the Past, so, Hyperkin 1, Atari 0.
Hyperkin list the Supaboy as “Coming Soon” with a tentative price of $79.95. Interested?
June 9, 2011