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    Hyperkin Ultra GameBoy

    Hyperkin come back this year with new retro gaming console: Nintendo Ultra Gameboy.



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    Need 'Wait & See' I'm not a big fan of Hyperkin products.
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    Why not just buy a PSP and have that and more?



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    Looks interesting. I'll keep my eye on this, but I don't know why I'd spend close to 100 for this when I have my GB Boy Color that cost 35. I suppose it depends on the quality of the final product.
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    Hyperkin fucking sucks. Just buy a GBA or a better portable emulator machine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Famicommander View Post
    Just buy a GBA
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    I really, really want this to be good. Hyperkin has been upping their game with the last few controllers I've picked up from them (their small Xbone controller is really nice) so I have high hopes for this. Please don't fuck it up like most clone console makers usually do.

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    This one is a bit ridiculous. What we need is a GBC clone, with a backlit screen and proper aspect ratio. With Kong Feng's GB Boy consoles out there, a $100 mono colone is a bit much. You can get yourself a real Game Boy and mod it. Heck, you can even get a GB Boy mono and do a backlight mod. Sure, many prefer to simply buy instead of modding, but if that's the case, you can get a GBA, like Famicommander suggested.

    Also, in all honesty, the screen doesn't look too spectacular. Here's another video:


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    Holy cow that screen looks horrible. Why would anyone want this over a backlit GBA SP.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Morden View Post
    This one is a bit ridiculous. What we need is a GBC clone, with a backlit screen and proper aspect ratio.
    I would also prefer a backlit GBC, that would be tits. Still, the GB pocket is a fantastic little system, I love the form factor and the fact that it has a bigger screen than anything else in the GB line for the B&W games.

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    should they be able to output it on TV ?

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    I was looking forward to the far superior retro-bit Super Retro Boy, but that got put on indefinite hold because of Nintendo filing trademark renewals...on something.

    Even Hyperkin's Ultra Gameboy 6 hour battery life sucks compared to Super Retro Boy's 10 hours.

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    I actually love the concept of this - the original Gameboy is hardware that never really went away as far as fans go. But if they want to make a device people like myself would buy, it needs a way better screen than that. At least get it 1:1 with a biverted screen. The contrast on the one shown at CES looks like garbage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lachlan View Post
    Why not just buy a PSP and have that and more?
    +1 problem solved.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aoiddr View Post
    I was looking forward to the far superior retro-bit Super Retro Boy, but that got put on indefinite hold because of Nintendo filing trademark renewals...on something.

    Even Hyperkin's Ultra Gameboy 6 hour battery life sucks compared to Super Retro Boy's 10 hours.
    Hyperkin is more likely to put out a good product than Retrobit. Retrobit's SNES handheld is garbage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lachlan View Post
    Why not just buy a PSP and have that and more?
    Why not get (insert linux based handheld ) and get even more....

    Hyperkin stuff is straight out of China, but there is a level on convenience there.
    It took all of 30min for this thread to turn into the typical discussion of "why not use RetroPi, everdrives, ROMS, OG is best, etc....."


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    Quote Originally Posted by NeoSneth View Post
    Why not get (insert linux based handheld ) and get even more....

    Hyperkin stuff is straight out of China, but there is a level on convenience there.
    It took all of 30min for this thread to turn into the typical discussion of "why not use RetroPi, everdrives, ROMS, OG is best, etc....."
    No seriously, what is convenient about this thing? No GBA support, software emulation, more expensive than real hardware, worse battery life than real hardware.

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    If they do it right it could be the single best way to play black and white GB games.

    That's a pretty big if though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GohanX View Post
    If they do it right it could be the single best way to play black and white GB games.

    That's a pretty big if though.
    No way they do it better than an SP or a Gamecube Game Boy Player with the ultra low latency Game Boy Interface homebrew disc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Famicommander View Post
    No seriously, what is convenient about this thing? No GBA support, software emulation, more expensive than real hardware, worse battery life than real hardware.
    Can't say because it's not at retail yet, but all the OG handhelds had ridiculous ghosting and motion blur.

    Let me know when you can put a GameCube+ GBA player in your back pocket....


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    I bet Hyperkin will take the same license-violating ROM-dumping emulator road with the Ultra Game Boy as they did with the RetroN 5. No thanks, I'll pass.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Famicommander View Post
    No way they do it better than an SP or a Gamecube Game Boy Player with the ultra low latency Game Boy Interface homebrew disc.
    I'm not really crazy about playing GB and GBC on a GBA, the image is very small on the screen and the controls don't feel great on either model. I do use a backlit regular GBA most of the time since it's the best compromise, but a backlit Gameboy Color would be my personal choice for playing the original games.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NeoSneth View Post
    Can't say because it's not at retail yet, but all the OG handhelds had ridiculous ghosting and motion blur.

    Let me know when you can put a GameCube+ GBA player in your back pocket....
    The OG handhelds are almost 3 decades old, of course the screen tech isn't great.

    But there are three models of GBA that have hardware backwards compatibility and those will fit in your pocket.
    And they play Color and Advance games, get better battery life, and aren't designed by a company notorious for putting out garbage hardware. And the screens on them are almost guaranteed to shit all over this Hyperkin garbage.

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    $150 Shipped.
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    Unless this thing is running off an FPGA, I’m not interested. I like idea, but I can’t stand SOC clones. They never sound right, and they usually don’t play like the OG hardware either. I wouldn’t mind having a modern Game Boy, but only if it plays and sounds like the original hardware.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NeoCverA View Post


    $150 Shipped.
    Is that a parallel and serial cables. Damn that's next level shit right there.


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