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The perfect handheld for retro fans?

by Tejas Dhawan

Image source: Analogue


The good old Game Boy is making a comeback – at least figuratively. With the Analogue Pocket, a compact console for your pocket has now been introduced, with which you can catch up on all the classics from your childhood. This handheld makes retro lovers’ hearts beat faster.

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Analogue Pocket: Compact retro console will soon go on sale

Do you remember how you defeated the top 4 in Pok√©mon in your parents’ garden for the first time? Or the countless nights that you have struck with your ears to set a new high score in Tetris? Anyone who is about to drift off into nostalgic memories should take a look at the Analogue Pocket. The handheld is a new retro console that is visually reminiscent of a modern version of the Game Boy Pocket.

Just like the original, the compact console has a slot on the back for the old game modules. According to the manufacturer, not only games for the old Game Boy, Game Boy Color and Game Boy Advance are supported, but also cartridges for the Sega Game Gear, the Neo Geo Pocket and the Atari Lynx can be used with the Analogue Pocket. However, in order to get the corresponding games up and running, potential customers must purchase the appropriate adapters, which are also available directly from the manufacturer. A real all-round package for retro lovers.

The Analogue Pocket in a 360-degree view (Image: Analogue)

Analogue Pocket: Technical data and price of the luxury game boy

Compared to the old original, the Analogue Pocket has done a lot in technical terms. The manufacturers use a 3.5-inch LCD with a resolution of 1,600 x 1,440 pixels. So that the screen does not scratch too quickly, you also use Gorilla Glass, which is usually known from smartphones. The battery has a capacity of 4,300 mAh and can be charged via USB-C. The manufacturer promises that you can play around 6-10 hours in a row this way. There are also stereo speakers, a microSD card slot and a classic jack connection for headphones.

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Developers can also use the Analogue Pocket to get specially programmed games and applications up and running, and music enthusiasts can also use the device as a digital synthesizer. Players can connect the handheld to their TV via a separately sold Doc. Support for multiplayer modes has also been considered. The consoles can be connected both wirelessly and “classically” via a USB cable.

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You can already tell: The Analogue Pocket has a lot on it. It’s no wonder that the little technology wonder can be pre-ordered from August at a hefty price of $ 200. For the money, you can currently almost buy a Nintendo Switch Lite. The dock costs an additional $ 100; the adapters for Game Gear, Neo Geo and Atari Lynx each cost $ 30. For the masses, the prices are likely to be a bit too salted in the end, but for die-hard retro fans, the investment could be worthwhile. According to current information, delivery is scheduled for May 2021.

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