You Can Play Game Boy Video Games On Your HDTV With This Retro Console

The Game Boy is all grown up and ready to play with the big boys. After teasing it for several years, Hyperkin has finally unveiled its RetroN Sq console — an HD gaming console that plays Game Boy cartridges.

The Hyperkin RetroN Sq console uses open-source software to run Game Boy and Game Boy Color games, and a beta function offers Game Boy Advance compatibility, too. Included with the console is Hyperkin’s “Scout” wired controller — an SNES gamepad clone — which connects via USB. The console’s output is HDMI, so if you were ever looking to see what pixelated Tetris looks like in 720p, now’s your chance. A switch on the back of the console allows you to switch between 16:9 and 4:3 aspect ratios, which is undoubtedly a feature that purists will appreciate. So blow the dust out of those old Game Boy cartridges, because the $75 RetroN SQ is expected to start shipping out from Hyperkin on March 25.

Purchase: $75