Analogue Pocket Retro Game Portable Console

Retro games are still popular. Their enduring appeal makes them interesting even to young modern gamers of today. Most Gamers today have experienced them through PC emulators. But other gamers still yearn for those portable game consoles of old to play then on. Unfortunately, these gadgets are becoming hard to come by. But that will change with the arrival of the new Analogue Pocket.

The Updated Game Boy

The Analogue Pocket is a modern take on the very popular Nintendo Game Boy portable handheld game console. Design wise, it closely resembles the classic handheld. You might even consider it an updated Game Boy. That is what the Analogue Pocket is at first glance. But there’s more.

The Analogue Pocket features a 3.5-inch 1,600 x 1,400 colored LCD display. It comes with ten times the resolution of the original Game Boy. That, in itself, will be interesting to try out. The new gaming handheld is compatible to run and play the over 2,780 games in the Game Boy, Game Color, and Game Boy Advance game cartridge library. Not only that, it can also play other similar legacy game handheld systems like the Game Gear, Neo Geo Pocket Color, and Atari Lynx game cartridges. But this will require the appropriate cartridge adapters (will be sold separately).  

If you think that the Analogue Pocket is just for games, then think again. It can also double as a portable synthesizer and sequencer for making digital music. It comes built it with a digital audio workstation called the Nanoloop. This app will allow users to stretch, shape, and morph sounds. Even digital music creators would love the Analogue Pocket because of this feature.     

Analogue Pocket also allows users several different ways to enjoy their games. It works with the Analogue Dock that allows gamers to play Pocket on the big screen. There is also a means to enjoy wireless play by directly synching any 8BitDo Bluetooth or 2.4G gaming controller to Dock. It can also provide multi-player support up to four Pockets.

If you still want more of a challenge, then the Analogue Pocket can also make you into a game creator. The handheld gaming system partnered with GB Studio, to allow users if the Analogue Pocket to create and generate .pocket files using the software. It can be stored on an SD card, and then run it off through an available port on the Analogue Pocket.

The Analogue Pocket also comes with a lithium ion 4300 mAh battery. It allows from 6 to 10 hours of game time. It charges via a USB-C connector for faster charging. For those interested, the Analogue Pocket is currently available for pre-order for around US$200. The Analogue Dock will sell separately for around US$100 while the cartridge adapters go for around US$30, each.

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