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October 16, 2019 Retro Gaming Blog Post:

The Analogue Pocket handheld will play an array of Gameboy carts on a kickass screen to boot

Analogue Pocket handheld
This FPGA-based handheld plays GameBoy, GBC and GBA cartridges with adaptors for additional console compatibility!
Analogue has gone into bold new territory. After modernizing Nintendo's first two consoles and Sega's Genesis, They have brought their renown treatment to hand held gaming. The Analogue Pocket seems to be taking their successful living room devices out on the road. I'm very excited for this!

Analogue has crafted consoles that brought many beloved games into the modern era. Their devices play original game cartridges and offer seamless play on modern flatscreen televisions. And they do it with no emulation! Based around Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGA), these gorgeous looking consoles use no software emulation.

The Analogue Pocket will play Gameboy, Gameboy Color, and Gameboy Advance cartridges out-of-the-box. But that's not all. Via adaptors, you'll be able to stuff your Atari Lynx, Game Gear, and Neo Geo Pocket carts into this handheld. This astounding piece of hardware will bring your ofd games to life. It is priced at $199.

It comes with dual FPGAs that provides an extra FPGA for developers to port their own cores. How cool is that? The screen specs seem equally awesome - 3.5" LTPS LCD at a 16001440 resolution with 615ppi. It's arrival in 2020 won't come soon enough.

Combined with ruthless enthusiasm from gamers, it's hardware like this that will have dramatic impact on retro gaming preservation. Creating high quality devices to play aging games on the latest televisions gives much needed life to the amazing games we grew up with and more.

Analogue Pocket handheld

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