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Retro games have such a lingering appeal . The fact that they are still available even makes them interesting to many young modern gamers of today. While most may have experienced playing these nostalgic gems through PC emulators, other gamers still yearn for those portable game consoles of old to play them on. Unfortunately, these classic gadgets are becoming hard to come by. But that will change with the arrival of the new Analogue Pocket.
A Modern Take On A Classic
The Analogue Pocket is a modern take on the very popular Nintendo Game Boy portable handheld game console. Actually it closely resembles the said classic handheld. You might even consider it an updated Game Boy of sorts. That is what the Analogue Pocket is about in terms of appealing to the younger crowd. But there is more to it than that.
The Analogue Pocket comes with a 3.5-inch 1,600 x 1,400 LCD display. It has ten times the resolution offered by the original Game Boy when it came out. That, in itself, will be interesting to try out. The new gaming handheld is compatible to run and play the over 2,780 Game Boy, Game Color, and Game Boy Advance game cartridge library. Not only that, it can also play other similar legacy game handheld systems like the Game Gear, Neo Geo Pocket Color, and Atari Lynx game cartridges if you have the appropriate cartridge adapters (will be sold separately).
For Young Music Creators Too
If you think that the Analogue Pocket is just for games, then think again. It is also designed to be a portable synthesizer and sequencer for making digital music. It comes built it with a digital audio workstation called the Nanoloop that will allow users to stretch, shape, and morph sounds. Even digital music creators would love the Analogue Pocket.
Analogue Pocket also comes with features that allow users different ways to enjoy their games. It comes with the Analogue Dock that allows gamers to play Pocket on the big screen. There is also a means to enjoy wireless play by directly synching any 8BitDo Bluetooth or 2.4G gaming controller to Dock. It can also provide multi-player support up to four Pockets.
Custom Game Creation Mode
If kids want more of a challenge, then the Analogue Pocket can also make them into game creators. The handheld gaming system partnered with GB Studio, to allow kid users of this portable gaming console to create and generate .pocket files using the software, store it on an SD card, and then run it off through an available port on the device. It may be kind of challenging for younger kids, but those older one may find it an exciting addition to what this portable gaming console has to offer.
The Analogue Pocket also comes with a lithium ion 4300 mAh battery that allows from 6 to 10 hours of game time. It charges via a USB-C connector for faster charging. The Analogue Pocket is currently available for pre-order for around US$200. The Analogue Dock is sold separately for around US$100 while the cartridge adapters go for around US$30, each.
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