In retro-gaming nostalgia, the Analogue Pocket handheld is here
Time to dust off any old Game Boy game cartridges, the Analogue Pocket handheld has arrived. Known as the multi-video-game-system portable handheld, or modern day handheld for short, the Analogue Pocket is built by Seattle-based video game hardware company Analogue.
Analogue states that by using field-programmable gate array (FPGA) technology, their Analogue Pocket handheld is compatible with over 2,780 original Game Boy, Game Boy Color, and Game Boy Advance game cartridges with absolutely no emulation out of the box. That’s quite a fascinating feat as it covers generations of portable Game Boy gaming from 1989 through 2005.
The Analogue Pocket handheld gaming device measures 5.86″ tall, 3.46″ wide, and 0.86″ thick with a 3.5” LCD that holds a 1600×1440 resolution with a whopping 615 pixels per inch and a variable refresh rate. In comparison, the original Game Boy had a resolution of 160×144. Add on a 4300mAh battery with USB-C charging, remappable buttons, stereo speakers with 3.5mm output, and a micro SD card slot, the Analogue Pocket is truly up to date in all its features.
At $220, the value of the Pocket is quite subjective as there is almost no competition in the market for the level of quality of the Pocket’s build and features. An optional dock for $100 provides 18-watt fast charging and a 1080p HDMI output so that users can play on a big screen display. Another outstanding feature is that it allows gameplay stream and capture along with Bluetooth and 2.4Ghz support for wireless controllers.
Since their founding in 2011, Analogue has designed and developed last-gen video game console hardware that have been long discontinued. Known for their Nt, Super Nt, and Mega Sg recreations of the respective Nintendo, Super Nintendo, and Sega Genesis game consoles, Analogue has now launched their anticipated rebuild of the Nintendo Game Boy with the Analogue Pocket handheld, and it might just be their best remake to date. You can pre-order yours today at the Analogue online store.