With the launch of the Game Boy in 1989, the world was introduced to an entirely new way to play console games. No longer confined to the living room or dimly lit arcades of yesteryear, this unassuming grey brick ushered in a new age of gaming on the go and inspired an entirely new generation of portable consumer electronics.
Now, HyperMegaTech! looks to put the fun back in the palm of your hand with Super Pocket — officially licensed games that look as though they were plucked straight from the golden age of handheld gaming! Featuring unique colour schemes, high-quality screens, USB-C fast charging capabilities, a selection of critically acclaimed pre-loaded games, and over four hours of battery life, Super Pocket offers everything you loved from back in the day with a 21st-century twist!
Let’s take a closer look at what to expect when the first two editions arrive at retail this coming fall:
Super Pocket Capcom Edition
The Capcom Edition Super Pocket features classic Capcom colours and 12 highly acclaimed arcade games from the Japanese publisher. These include ports of 1942, 1943, 1944: The Loop Master, Bionic Commando, Captain Commando, Street Fighter II: Hyper Fighting, Strider, Wolf Of The Battlefield: MERCS, Mega Man, Final Fight, Ghouls ‘n Ghosts and Forgotten Worlds.
Super Pocket TAITO Edition
The TAITO Edition Super Pocket also features classic colours, plus 17 fantastic games from the Japanese arcade giant. These include ports of Space Invaders, Bubble Bobble, Operation Wolf, The NewZealand Story, Rastan, Cadash, Chack ‘n Pop, Don Doko Don, Elevator Action, Football Champ, Growl, Kiki Kaikai, Legend Of Kage, Liquid Kids, Space Invaders ‘91, Volfied and The Fairyland Story.
The Super Pocket is the perfect size to take anywhere and makes a great gift for the retro gamer in your life. Both the Capcom and TAITO Super Pocket handheld are available for pre-order now through a number of different retailers. Priced at $59 USD, both units are slated for release this coming October.
Which one will you add to your gaming library?