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.