Analogue have announced the pre-order date for their modern Game Boy alternative Analogue Pocket.
As previously reported, Analogue specializes in modern video game consoles capable of running retro games from their original cartridges, usually multiple different consoles of a similar generations.
The Analogue Pocket has a wide range of features. Along with playing Game Boy, Game Boy Color, and Game Boy Advance games, it can also play Game Gear, Neo Geo Pocket Color, and Atari Lynx games through cartridge adapters (sold separately).
It also has a 3.5″ 615 ppi LCD screen, with 1600×1400 resolution (ten times that of the original Game Boy) and made of Gorilla Glass.
Other features include Sleep & Wake modes, Original Display modes (that create pixel grid patterns and LCD subpixel patterns), a hard case to protect it (sold separately), using the dock (sold separately) to connect to HDTVs, wirelessly connect to any 8BitDo Bluetooth or 2.4g controller (supporting up to four players).
Further, it can be even used to create music and capture via the in-built program Nanoloop, and sent to PCs via MIDI and Sync cables. Speaking of, the Analogue Pocket has a Pocket to MIDI USB-A Cable, Pocket to MIDI IN Cable, Pocket to Analog Sync Cable, and Pocket to Pocket Link Cable (all sold separately).
Users can even create their own games via GB Studio, and port them into the Analogue Pocket. Finally, it also supports FPGA development (Field-Programmable Gate Array) via a second dedicated FPGA. This will allow developers to develop and port their own cores.
You can find the full technical specifications below.
- Compatible with Game Boy, Game Boy Color and Game Boy Advance game cartridges.
- 3.5″ LCD. 1600×1440 resolution. 615ppi.
- 360° display rotation (tate mode)
- Variable refresh display
- Rechargeable lithium ion 4300mAh battery
- 6-10 hour gameplay time & 10+ hour sleep time 9
- All buttons mappable
- Stereo speakers
- micro SD card slot
- USB-C charging
- Original-style link port
- 3.5mm headphone output
- 1080p HDMI output
- Bluetooth & 2.4g support for wireless controllers
- 2 USB inputs for wired controllers
- Up to 4 player support (4p Bluetooth, 2p 2.4g, 2p wired USB)
- DAC compatible
- Power Dock on from controller
- AP_01 Game Gear adapter
- AP_02 Neo Geo Pocket + Neo Geo Pocket Color adapter
- AP_03 Atari Lynx adapter
Analogue Pocket is available for pre-order for $199.99 August 3rd at 8 a.m. PST, and ships May 2021 (limit 2 per order).
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