After releasing three of the most fantastic high-definition retro consoles on the planet, Analogue has returned with its latest: the Analogue Pocket. Launching in 2020, the Analogue Pocket is a $200 handheld gaming system that plays Game Boy, Game Boy Color, Game Boy Advance games and more on a 3.5 inch 1600×1440 pixel display. It’s also a music synthesizer, with oft-used chiptune creator, nanoloop, built-in.
Like their previous systems, the Pocket does not use emulation to play games, utilizing an FPGA instead. What is FPGA? It’s a field-programmable gate array chip, to simulate the original game systems at a hardware level. Rather than being interpreted through software, the Analogue Pocket is for all intents and purposes, a Game Boy, Game Boy Color, and Game Boy Advance. Not to mention, since the FPGA is so versatile, the Analogue Pocket will also be able to use adapters to run games from other handheld systems, including the Sega Game Gear, Neo Geo Pocket, and Atari Lynx.
The system’s beautiful LED screen is 10x the resolution of the original Game Boy, ensuring a super crisp, visually stunning play-through of your favorite classic titles. And while the system does not feature an HDMI-Out port, it does have a dock (sold separately), that will allow you to play your favorite handheld titles on the big screen with a pair of USB ports for controllers, as well as bluetooth.