We previewed Hyperkin's SupaBoy back in the summer and loved the idea of toting 'round original SNES games without resorting to Ben Heck-style crafting. The handheld takes full-size cartridges, packs a 3.5-inch screen and a battery that's disappointingly rated for just two point five hours (best keep a power cable handy). It'll also double as a home console: there's an AV-out port and slots for two classic controllers for when you wanna kick it old-school. It's reportedly compatible with titles like Mario World, A Link to the Past and Starwing Starfox, but who needs them when we've got a mint condition copy of Tetris Attack at home? It'll cost you $80 and is available from Amazon as of yesterday -- we suggest you get to practicing blowing the dirt from the connectors, since you'll be doing a lot of it soon.
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Make it a Supa Christmas with SupaBoy Handheld Video Game Console

Supa Sweet Handheld Console Shaped Like a SNES Controller With 3.5 Inch Screen that Plays SNES Cartridges

Hyperkin will launch the highly anticipated SupaBoy Handheld Video Game Console December 1st, 2011 in time for the holiday shopping season. Equipped with a 3.5" screen, the SupaBoy is designed to look like an original SNES controller with a top loading port that plays original 16-bit SNES and Super Famicom cartridges.

The SupaBoy will play original SNES cartridges on a built-in 3.5" LCD screen and is designed to emulate an original SNES controller including a D-pad, face buttons, as well as right and left shoulder buttons. The SupaBoy also includes two front loading ports that are compatible with full-size SNES controllers and video/audio out, allowing up to two players to play the SupaBoy on a regular TV screen.

"There is definitely a nostalgia factor for the SupaBoy for the older generation of gamers who grew up with the Super Nintendo," stated Leo Liang, Hyperkin's National Sales Director. "Yet, at the same time, it introduces and exposes the new generation of gamers to this beloved console. Not only is it compatible with original SNES and Super Famicom cartridges, you can also run it through your television, plug two controllers in, and play with another person. The SupaBoy is a very cool, very fun product, and is a perfect Christmas gift for anyone who loves video games."

SupaBoy will be compatible with multiple SNES titles including: Super Mario™ World, Starfox™, Donkey Kong™ Country, The Legend of Zelda™ A Link To The Past, Super Mario™ Kart, Chrono Trigger™ and others.

PRODUCT HIGHLIGHTS

Original SNES controller design
Screen size (diagonal): 3.5 inches
2.5 Hours battery life
Measures: 8.5 x 4 x 1.5 inches
Weight: 11.5 ounces
Includes 2 Ports for wired controllers
Stereo sound
AV Out
Headphone jack
Adjustable volume control
Launch Date: December 1st
SRP: $79.99
Available at Amazon.com