Long-time readers of the site will be aware that we covered Hyperkin's Supaboy a few years back, and came away impressed with its ability to play SNES and Super Famicom games on the road.
The company is now revamping the system with the Supaboy S, which boasts a bigger screen, better stamina and the ability to select between PAL or NTSC for true multi-region play - something the older model didn't offer.
Here's the full rundown of the new Supaboy's features:
- 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
You can pre-order the Supaboy S at Funstock for £99.99.
Interesting. As long can play Original SNES cartridge, sounds good to me. I miss Tiny Toon Wacky Sports SNES.
No. Just no. I can't imagine anyone waiting on a "handheld" that only works with console size cartridges in 2016. It's WAY too bulky to be convenient in use and there are far better options on the market already. The only neat thing they have is the addition of the SNES controller ports.
I got the older SupaBoy so you bet I'm gonna try this one out. I just hope that for this one the problem with Super Mario RPG and Kirby Super Stars were fix.
that controller input is so awesome - and I don't really know why
I have a GPD XD which can provide me with more functionality than this device. I also refuse to give funstock my money until they start charging at the point of shipment and not months in advance
I would be more interested if it had the PAL colours, never liked the purple
It's just a bit too big and bulky to be genuinely practical or appealing imo but it's still kinda cool.
Now, a SNES Classic Edition/Mini on the other hand . . .
If this thing had come out before the New 3DS it would have sold more. Not like hotcakes in general, but surely like hotcakes in comparison to the unfortunate time it's coming out. The New 3DS supports SNES games (granted, not the entire library, but still) and the flippin' Switch is around the corner. It would work for some Goof Troop co-op on the go, which is doubly impossible on 3DS; but compared to other more common needs, such as a Mario Kart 7 match, it's niche enough not to be considered a necessity.
And I'm speaking as an advocate of home console gaming gone portable, so you know I'm not talking out of my own rear end.
I'm about to order a portable retro duo 2.0 for £69.99. As far as I can work out it does everything this one does but plays NES and mega drive/genesis carts too, with a bundled adapter. Can anyone recommend the RDP? As far as I can make out it runs PAL, as well as NTSC.
So it reads european and american cartridges? Too expensive.
I may look at getting one of these at some point. I like my original SupaBoy as it is, but I would like to legitimately play games like Terranigma at some point.
Sexy. I'd like to own one, but really unnecessary!
That thing is garbage. Don't buy one. The controls are extremely low quality.
This should be able to play roms. Who wants to carry snes cartridges round? Save some money and buy a psp
This is a dream come true!!!!!! Buying, day 1!
I'd actually buy that if it wasn't so expensive. I'd only spend ~30€ for something like that though, nothing more. ^^
Does anyone know if I have the physical cart of a SFC game, can Supaboy apply a translation patch?
Tap here to load 17 comments
Leave A Comment
Hold on there, you need to login to post a comment...