If you loved Nintendo’s original Game Boy, you’re in luck, as it is coming back to life.
While the original Game Boy portable console was officially retired just over a decade ago, a company called Retro-Bit is stepping in to bring it back from the dead.
Called Super Retro Boy, the handheld console plays Game Boy, Game Boy Color and Game Boy Advance cartridges.
It is essentially a clone Game Boy, carrying forward the same general design, apart from an extra pair of buttons on the face, just below the standard A and B set. This is to accommodate Game Boy Advance games titles that rely on shoulder buttons.
However, design is about as far as similarity gets between the original gaming device and the Super Retro Boy.
Unlike the original model, there’s a 2500 mAh rechargeable battery with up to 10 hours playback capacity, meaning no more hunting around to find 4x AA batteries when your juice dies half way through Super Mario World.
The screen has also been given a upgrade, and now has a scratch and shatter-resistant TFT HD display.
All this comes priced at just $US80 (£65) and it will be hitting stores in North America in August later this year. There’s no word on UK availability just yet, however.
This isn’t the first time the game Boy has attempted to be resurrected. In summer last year, American company Hyperkin announced it was taking orders for an add-on accessory called a “Smartboy” that lets you play the original Game Boy and Game Boy Colour games on your phone.
The add-on costs $59 and, so far, only works on Android phones – so bad luck if you happen to own an iPhone.