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iGameboy? The April Fool's Day prank with a future

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iGameboy? The April Fool's Day prank with a future

What better way to throw your idea into the public eye with a get out clause should it all go wrong?

Hyperkin are an independent video game hardware developer from Los Angeles who on Wednesday (April 1st) decided to announce their plans on Reddit to release a Gameboy compatible device for Apple iPhone 6 Plus, although originally planned as an April Fool's Day prank, the 'Smartboy' has now been confirmed with a press release from Hyperkin as a 'fully fledged project for consumer release'

The 'Smartboy' boasts compatibility with both Gameboy and Gameboy Colour cartridges, "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 providing 5 hours of gameplay. The gameplay itself will output through the iPhone 6 Plus’ own screen."

iGameboy? The April Fool's Day prank with a future

Hyperkin are also said to be "working on an open side-panel version for Android phones".

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yourmumsdirty  Apr. 4, 2015 at 06:05

Only way I'd buy an iphone

monkey13  Apr. 5, 2015 at 12:52

Wait so I need something that is essentially the same size as a gameboy and an iPhone 6 plus to play gameboy cartridges. Why wouldn't I just get a gameboy colour? If I remember that has 24 hours plus from a couple of AAs.

Complete waste of time and money.


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