Your iPhone 6 Plus might be the best Game Boy ever

The Smart Boy started off as what seemed like an April Fools' Day prank, but it looks like Hyperkin actually plans to make a device for the iPhone 6 Plus that turns it into a fully functional Game Boy.

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Here's a mockup of what the Smart Boy might look like when it hits the market. Hyperkin

Remember the good old days of gaming with the original Nintendo Game Boy? I poured countless hours into the handheld gaming platform playing games like The Legend of Zelda, Donkey Kong and Metal Gear Solid as a kid, and now I and everyone else might be able to relive those glory days with the Smart Boy from video game accessory maker Hyperkin.

The Smart Boy is a smartphone case of sorts that connects to the iPhone 6 Plus and makes it possible to play Game Boy games on it. To play the games, however, you'll need to actually own the cartridges, so you'll either need to have some Game Boy games on hand or head over to eBay or your local thrift store to buy your games of choice.

Initially revealed by Hyperkin as a sort-of April Fools' Day prank posted to its Facebook page on March 31, Hyperkin has since revealed that the Smart Boy teaser post was actually a way to gauge interest in such a product to see if it was worth making. Apparently there was significant interest in such a product, as now the company plans to put the iPhone 6 Plus model into production, with variants for other smartphones to come shortly thereafter.

The only question left to ask is, are you ready, Player One?

(Via The Verge)