Third party team Hyperkin announces SNES Handheld

#1 Posted by Hizang (8534 posts) -


IGN Reported that a third party game accessory manufactor has anounced a new handheld, a handheld called the SupaBoy.

 

   

 

Basicaly its a handheld that lets you play SNES games on it, it has controls on the handheld itself but will allow for external SNES controllers. Pricing is yet unknown but it is due for release in the US, it  will only play US cartridges, UK release is unknown.

 

IGN Article - 

http://uk.gear.ign.com/articles/116/1161572p1.html    

 

Fail or Win?

#2 Posted by 1337W422102 (1005 posts) -

Most third-party SNES systems are not compatible with all of the games, which kinda sucks.  The ports for external SNES controllers look like they'll get in the way of the handheld's controls and feel uncomfortable.  Can it export to a monitor or something?  I'm assuming it does, because playing two-player games on a tiny-ass screen like that probably isn't the best idea.

Still, portable SNES?  That's pretty sweet.

#3 Posted by Hizang (8534 posts) -


It has AV + Stero output for your TV, but then isn't it just a way to play SNES games on your TV, cause I got me one of those...

 

   
#4 Edited by EndlessObsidian (473 posts) -

What a fucking waste of time and money.

#5 Posted by eroticfishcake (7782 posts) -

There's already something better out there in the market.

Granted, it doesn't read cartridges since it reads ROMs but that's probably for the better.
#6 Posted by Malphye (413 posts) -
@EndlessObsidian said:
" What a fucking waste of time and money. "
#7 Posted by Scooper (7882 posts) -

Total fucking fail. You can get SNES emulators on anything nowadays and if you gotta jam an actual cartridge into the back of that thing then what's the point. You might as well dig out your old SNES or get one on Ebay for $10 instead.

#8 Posted by neoepoch (1293 posts) -

I already have a handheld SNES, it is called my GBA.

#9 Edited by wolf_blitzer85 (5250 posts) -

That's Thupaboy.

Also the placement of the shoulder pads look like to be in a terrible spot.

#10 Posted by august (3826 posts) -

I'm kind of interested as I have a bunch of SNES carts somewhere but the size of the thing must be enormous. 

#11 Posted by Hizang (8534 posts) -

I would get one, but only if its like £30
#12 Posted by wickedsc3 (1046 posts) -

Depending on price I might have to pick one of these up just to keep it in sealed and put it in storage.

#13 Posted by demonknightinuyasha (457 posts) -

There is something endearing I think about playing an actual SNES cart. Even with emulators, I'm still playing FFVI on the cart, simply because I can. 


I think it would be pretty rad if all consoles in the futures were basically high powered portables with screen output and optional controller ports. The problem there of course is making a handheld that would be as powerful as a modern console. Kinda that idea Kojima was talking about of being able to play the same game both on your home console and on the go. Of course this is all pie in the sky thinking. 

This is definitely not for people who simply want to be able to play the games, as obviously there are a number of legal and illegal ways to do that already. Fun idea regardless. 

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