As far as handhelds go, the Game Boy lineup is home to some of the best consoles (and handheld games) and had a lasting impact on the gaming industry. The team over at Analogue, a label that designs handheld devices inspired by the Game Boys, has captured the essence of these classic consoles with the Analogue Pocket, which features a compact version of the Game Boy hardware so you’re playing the games as intended (rather than emulating). Paying homage to the colorful Game Boys before it, the Analogue Pocket Classic Limited Edition collection has just been announced, with an assortment of faithful colors to choose from.
This console’s look already shared quite a few similarities with the Game Boy Color’s design, so this rainbow-colored drop is the perfect match, with colors that look strikingly similar to the Game Boy Pockets and Game Boy Advances they’re drawing from. Analogue also went the extra mile to get as close as possible to the original colors, featuring faithful red, green, blue, yellow, pink, indigo, spice orange, and silver options.
Like the Pockets before this, you get a 3.5-inch backlit LCD screen, ~8 hours of battery life, and 18W fast charging. On top of the nearly 3,000 Game Boy, Game Boy Color, and Game Boy Advance games it can run, cartridge adapters for additional games from the Sega Game Gear, Neo Geo Pocket, and Atari Lynx are also compatible with the Pocket.
The Analogue Pocket Classic Limited Edition handhelds will be available at 8 am PST on November 17th for $250 and start shipping on November 20th. For those unfamiliar with Analogue’s drops, you’ll want to camp out on the site to get one before they sell out (which usually happens in a matter of hours).