The original Game Boy is making a comeback 28 years on for £75

Rob Waugh
Der letzte Game Boy: Hyperkin Ultra GB im Hands-on

It’s one of the best-selling and best-loved games consoles of all time – sparkingTetris fever when it launched 28 years ago in Europe.

Now the original Game Boy is making a comeback, 28 years later – with a new version made by tech firm Hyperkin.

The ‘new’ Game Boy is a little different from the unit which sold 119 million units: it charges via USB rather than relying on AA batteries.


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The screen’s also backlit, something which the original lacked.

The new unit is compatible with old Game Boy games, developer Hyperkin told Gizmodo at this week’s Consumer Electronics Show.

It’s encased in aluminium, rather than the original plastic, and Hyperkin says that it hopes to have the recreation on the market by summer this year.

The unit will cost less than $100, Hyperkin promises – around £75 in the UK.