As you may or may not know CES went down recently and Hyperkin got a ton of press on their Ultra Gameboy which we covered. Something that went under the radar was this little guy, Mega RetroN HD confirmed by Hyperkin on Facebook with a unknown release date.
They also confirmed that the Mega RetroN HD will not be emulation but pure hardware baby! So that means the sound should be close to, if not spot on. I assume that also means better compatibility.
CES has been going down all week and one of the head turners was the Ultra Gameboy by Hyperkin. Hyperkin is hoping to resurrect the Gameboy in 2018 with a price tage of 100 dollars or less. While the design looks pretty nice and it boasts some interesting features such as backlight lit black and white screen a 6 hour lithium battery that charges with a USB-C cable, stereo speakers which is odd because Gameboy games only output mono sound but this is apparently for the audiophiles that make chiptunes with their Gameboy. I’m not too impressed by this considering I can buy an SP or DS for 20 bucks any day of the week and those are in color! EIther way an interesting device that has us interested.
Has Hyperkin the company that brought us the Retron 5 and the Supaboy been working silently behind the scenese creating a portable N64? Possibly. Facebook user Ramon Navos-Moral leaked these interesting images to his FB/IG account today claiming he was at Hyperkin and snuck these photos of this pretty nice looking N64 Portable Prototype. Who knows what the truth is but we can only hope something like this is on the horizon. I still want to get one of those gameboy things for my Galaxy theyre under 40 bucks now tempting… Anyways what do you guys think of this thing?