Hyperkin's SupaBoy (The New Portable Super Nintendo) Now Available To Buy From Amazon.com

Hyperkins-SupaBoy-The-Portable-Super-Nintendo-Now-Available-To-Buy-From-Amazon-comWhile the Sega fans have the likes of the Nomad and the Blaze Mega Drive Ultimate for their portable gaming needs, Nintendo fans have been left empty handed in the 16-bit department... At least until now! Hyperkin's newly released portable Super Nintendo, the SupaBoy, has arrived on Amazon to finally make handheld SNES gaming a reality.

If you didn't catch any of our previous SupaBoy coverage, Hyperkin's new Super Nintendo handheld comes packed with just about every feature a 16-bit gamer would need. Dual control pad ports, TV-Out functionality and a fairly generous 3.5" LCD screen to play classics such as F-Zero, Super Mario World and Earthbound on the go.

The device has quietly snuck onto Amazon.com over the last week, along with a few popping up on eBay.com too. While the device is yet to be sold on European shores, those in desperate need of portable Super Nintendo gaming may need to dig into their pockets to cover international shipping.

But enough talk about the handheld's arrival, how well does it play our beloved Super Nintendo titles then? Well, let's find out thanks to a recently uploaded video review on YouTube.

Link: Buy Hyperkin's SupaBoy on Amazon.com
Link: Hyperkin Website 

Last Updated ( 26 November 2011 )  


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(Link to this comment) ewjim 2011-11-26 22:35
(Link to this comment) MegaDrive20XX 2011-11-26 23:55
(Link to this comment) MegaDrive20XX 2011-11-26 23:56
Plus, I'll give you a MEGA COOLER review if you want. :D I met that dude, he's pretty nice!
(Link to this comment) MegaDrive20XX 2011-11-26 23:57

Oh hello there gorgeous. ;) How are you?
(Link to this comment) MegaDrive20XX 2011-11-27 00:39
And finally, how does it handle? Like a champ! Only downside is the speakers have a low pitch feedback. Which is common for speakers of their size. Once it's connected to a TV, it will go away easily. I tested 10 games with it and it's pretty glorious and a must have for any die-hard SNES/SFC collector. The battery life was estimated at 2.5-3.5 hours, yet I've been jamming on Zelda LttP for 3 hours and so far no signs of dying. It does have an LED light on the bottom, but it only turns on when you're charging the system. F-Zero is really comfortable to play with the newly designed L/R triggers.The sound is solid quality and does not feel like an emulated chip, which I felt was best tested with Contra III The Alien Wars. The controller ports on the outside do not work unless it is connected to a TV, which I thought was weird that it knew! It's precisely 5 years worth of Christmas in ONE and worth every little penny!
(Link to this comment) Walshs 2011-11-27 14:08
Can I ask how does it react to bumps and knocks when being played? I think one of these would be perfect for my car but if the game freezes easily on little bumps it obviously wouldn't be much good. Would you recommend it for this purpose?
(Link to this comment) MegaDrive20XX 2011-11-27 17:47
@Walsh, no need to worry! There's a lock switch on the back so the cartridge stays in place! :) I've tried to shake it and see what happens, but the lock does a solid job!
(Link to this comment) DerZocker 2011-11-29 10:04
So, does it play PAL Games?
(Link to this comment) Lilbeard 2011-11-30 08:01
I'm sorry if he's on the site but the guy on the video is terrible....

But I'd still buy it.... Excellent
(Link to this comment) Wizbiscuit 2011-11-30 08:30
I would like to know also if it plays Pal games? Dont think it would be to portable with one of those US/UK adaptor jobbys :)
(Link to this comment) ewjim 2011-11-30 09:57
Haha it would be like walking around with an Xbox gaffer taped to a 32X with a nes cartridge stuck in if you had to use a pal/ntsc converter

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