This device turns your Android phone into a Game Boy

Get ready to give in to your retro gaming nostalgia. This Android Game Boy device lets you play real cartridges on your phone.

Simply slide in a compatible phone into your Hyperkin Smart Boy, and slide in a cartridge in the back. It works just like a real Game Boy. It even lets you take advantage of a few Game Boy Advance apps on Google Play.

The classic tactile buttons work and feel just like when you first played Super Mario Land 2. Plus, classic games upscale to your phone’s resolution, making them more vibrant than before. Best of all: no batteries to speak of.

The Hyperkin Smartboy is available on Amazon for $39.70

Pre-order here


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Jaime Carrillo

Jaime Carrillo

Jaime Carillo is a writer for Pure Nintendo and a plucky YouTube cook. He specializes in writing about console gaming and kitchen gadgets. It comes naturally, considering he's either wielding a massive cleaver or Switch Pro controller at any given point. When he's not cruising through a drive-thru at 2am, he's baking shokupan or whipping up a big pot of Japanese curry. He enjoys retro gaming, geopolitics, and Vic Berger videos.