The industry’s passion for “new” retro hardware has been growing steadily over the past few years, and the launch of the NES Classic Mini finally signals Nintendo’s entry into this niche yet vibrant sector of the market. Given the astonishing success of that venture it is almost inevitable that we’ll see a SNES Classic Mini at some point in the future, but until then there are plenty of unofficial options if you want to give your 16-bit software a new lease of life.
One company which has been very active in this sector is Hyperkin. Responsible for the Retron series of multi-format consoles – of which the Retron-5 is the most recent – Hyperkin also produced the SupaBoy in 2012, a portable take on the SNES which we found to be very agreeable, build-quality issues aside. The concept was clearly a winner with consumers too, as Hyperkin has now released an updated edition of the device dubbed the SupaBoy S. Upgrades include support for PAL carts, an improved display and a longer-lasting battery.
- New larger 4.3″ screen
- PAL + NTSC Switch
- Play your SNES and Super Famicom games
- 2 player – use your original SNES controllers
- Crystal clear speaker audio, including a 3.5 mm headphone jack
- Adjustable brightness button
- Rechargeable Li-Ion battery with 10 hours of battery life
- Micro USB charge cable for computer USB port/AC adapter
- Weight: just 2.05 lbs
- Dimensions: 10.5 x 2.35 x 7.5 (cm)
- Barcode: 813048018261