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Hyperkin gave Nintendo's Game Boy an aluminum upgrade

Hyperkin's Ultra Game Boy prototype is a high-end upgrade of Nintendo's original portable game console.

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Hyperkin's Ultra Game Boy prototype is a high-end upgrade of Nintendo's original classic portable game console. 

Read: How the Nintendo Switch make you feel like a kid with a Game Boy again.

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At a glance, it looks just like a Game Boy Pocket encased in aluminum.

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It even has the multiplayer link port!

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It's a good-looking copy, but there's a little more to it than a new case.

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Unlike the original Game Boy, Hyperkin's version has a colored backlight.

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It's also now battery powered, and Hyperkin says the final version will support USB-C.

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It still plays the classic games, though.

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It feels good, too.

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Hyperkin plans to add a dial to change the backlight color, and the final version will come with software for composing chiptune music. Hyperkin hopes to sell it for less than $100 (about £75 or AU$125) when it launches later this year.

Read: How the Nintendo Switch make you feel like a kid with a Game Boy again.

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