Hyperkin to take Smart Boy idea from Aprils fools to reality

Hyperkin to take Smart Boy idea from Aprils fools to reality

Hyperkin to take Smart Boy idea from Aprils fools to reality

Hyperkin, the company known for making a wide range of gaming accessories and various retro inspired consoles including the amazing RetroN series of gaming systems had posted about them making a iPhone compatible attachment that would allow users to play Game Boy games on their Facebook page during April Fools day, so everyone assumed it was just a joke, but it appears the joke may have been on us.

The idea received such an outstanding positive response from the community that Hyperkin took to their Facebook page to confirm what many of us had hoped for, that the Smart Boy will be going into development.

A lot of you were speculating that the Smart Boy is an April Fools’ Joke. Well, it sort of was. We “leaked” it with the initial intent of testing the market, seeing whether or not it should be something we’d actually make, under the guise of an April Fools’ Joke.

Looks like you awesome folks ACTUALLY WANT IT, so the Smart Boy is now in development! Thank you all for your enthusiastic responses!

Hyperkin Facebook post

So with that confirmed hopefully soon we will all be able to put our iPhones to some good use playing Gameboy games, now if you’ll excuse I have a sudden need to find my copy of Pokemon Red.

Proud gamer & nerd, collector of all things video game related and amateur gaming historian.

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