Get Your Own Portable SNES For Eighty Bones

on December 3, 2011 9:00 PM

Let’s say you’re on a flight, and you really feel like playing some of your classic SNES games that you happen to have packed away in your backpack. (Good luck fitting many in there.) How am I supposed to play those games without resorting to semi-legal programs put onto sometimes semi-legal hardware?

There are always portable console mods, and Hyperkin‘s just opened up pre-orders for their surprisingly useful and cheap model. The SupaBoy is compatible with all Super Nintendo and Super Famicom carts, has a 3.5-inch screen, 2 hours of battery life, stereo sound, built-in AV-out, a headphone jack, and two slots for two more SNES controllers to be plugged in.

And it’s only $80, much cheaper than a lot of portable mods out there right now.

Hopefully they’ll do one for the Genesis soon; I’d really like to play Shining Force on the go and show off some of the chiptune stuff I’ve made without lugging a Genesis around.

Update: The system is already “launched” according to the press release, but it’s still marked as “pre-order” on their site. I’m not sure why.

 /  Staff Writer (Weekends)
Weekend Contributing Writer at DualShockers. Been gaming since getting an SNES with Super Mario World in the late 90s. My favorite games include Persona 4, Chrono Trigger, Sly 2/3, Final Fantasy Tactics Advance, and Shining Force.