Originally created as an April Fool’s Day joke, a clever gadget that enables the user to temporarily turn their Android smartphone into a Game Boy will soon be a reality.
While some retro game emulators allow gamers to play vintage titles on their smartphones, the Smart Boy actually runs the original Game Boy cartridges from Nintendo.
Connecting via USB, the gadget offer real, tactile buttons to reflect the vintage gaming experience offered by the retro handheld console.
The case is designed to fit Android phones measuring 4-5 inches (Hyperkin)
The device enables gaming fans to plan both Game Boy and Game Boy Color cartridges, giving them access to classic titles such as Donkey Kong, The Legend of Zelda and Super Mario Land.
Nintendo launched its original 8-bit Game Boy back in 1989 and sold some 118 million devices before its was finally retired in 2003.
The Smart Boy Development Kit, made by Hyperkin is due to land on 1 December with a price tag of $60 (£41).
Image credit: Hyperkin