Analogue Pocket redesigns Game Boy, plays other handhelds’ games too

Analogue Pocket plays Game Boy Color Advance games Game Gear adapter

Some of Nintendo’s greatest handheld games were made for the Game Boy systems. From super hits like Tetris to more modern classics like The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap, there are plenty of amazing titles to enjoy from all Game Boy systems. However, some people might feel that the old Game Boy systems feel a little too ancient. Fortunately, there’s a solution. The Analogue Pocket is a brand new piece of hardware designed to play all Game Boy, Color, and Advance games (plus other games) while offering a sleek, modern design.

Analogue Pocket is Game Boy for the new decade

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But why redesign the Game Boy? Christopher Taber, CEO of Analogue, says the beauty of design is a piece of his core philosophy.

The video game industry is largely homogenous, from games to hardware design. Compared to other industries, the video game industry is quite immature in terms of diversity in concept exploration when it comes to design. We’re interested in pushing that boundary in every way we can, or it’s just not interesting to us.

Tabe furthered his point by quoting filmmaker Saul Bass regarding the beauty of his projects:

I want everything we do to be beautiful. I don’t give a damn whether the client understands that that’s worth anything, or that the client thinks it’s worth anything, or whether it is worth anything. It’s worth it to me. It’s the way I want to live my life. I want to make beautiful things, even if nobody cares.

The Analogue Pocket isn’t just about being a prettier system. It also includes much needed modern features, such as a rechargeable battery, the ability to hook up to a television, compatibility with Bluetooth controllers, and a 1600×1440 resolution packed into a 3.5 inch LCD screen. It supports adapters to play Game Gear, Neo Geo Pocket Color, and Atari Lynx games as well. Lastly, the Analogue Pocket also comes with a Nanoloop app that lets users create music based on the original Game Boy’s sound chip.

The Analogue Pocket will launch sometime next year for $199.

What do you guys think of this new way to play Game Boy titles? Let us know what you think in the comments below!

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Adam Sherrill
I love all kinds of video games. I personally find the most enjoyment in JRPGs, Visual Novels, and pretty much anything Nintendo makes. I'm always open to discovering new types of games, so I'll be happy to check out anything someone suggests.