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Hyperkin's SupaBoy handheld Super NES console now available

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Accessories manufacturer Hyperkin has just begun shipping the SupaBoy, a $79.99 handheld SNES console that lets you play classic cartridge games on the go.

SupaBoy Handheld SNES Console
SupaBoy Handheld SNES Console

Keeping that old box of Super Nintendo cartridges in the garage is looking like a good decision, as accessories manufacturer Hyperkin has just begun shipping the SupaBoy, a handheld SNES console that lets you play classics like Super Metroid whenever you're on the go. Originally announced back at E3, the SupaBoy uses full-size SNES and Super Famicom cartridges, and provides the familiar controller layout for gaming on its 3.5-inch screen.

Weighing in at 11.5 ounces, the device won't net you a lot of playing time — battery life is estimated at just 2.5 hours — but when the power does run dry you can plug it into the wall and hook it up to your TV, where it will act as a full-fledged Super NES console. It even features connectors for two SNES controllers, should you have some lying around, for some old-school two-player gaming. Hyperkin will be happy to sell you replica controllers as well, of course. The handheld is available now for $79.99 at Amazon, so if you'd like to relive those Super Mario Kart memories, check out the source link below.