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    Default The Supaboy - New SNES handheld from Hyperkin

    Anyone seen this?



    http://yfrog.com/h4dgmyzj

    Apparently, it was revealed at the Midwest Gaming Classic, but I can not find any other info about it...looks cool. Hopefully it will have a better screen than the FC-16 Go.
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    Looks interesting.
    If it play SFC carts, then I may want one.

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    It was actually.. I watched a little of it. a built in rechargeable battery (If I remember correctly).. I can't remember if it plays SFC games or not.. but I wouldn't see why not...

    All I can say is I was too busy organizing my goodies as the presentation wasn't that interesting.

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    Hm..Hyperkin does make some fairly decent stuff for knock offs. I wonder how this will compare to the Yobo FC-16 GO?
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    found this about the Supaboy
    http://www.videogamemuseum.com/2011/...snes-handheld/

    yeah, i've been looking at getting an snes handheld for a while.

    is the FC16 Go the way to go now? are there any others in the works to get excited about like the supaboy??

    and do they work with the Everdrive?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MyTurnToPlay View Post
    found this about the Supaboy
    http://www.videogamemuseum.com/2011/...snes-handheld/

    yeah, i've been looking at getting an snes handheld for a while.

    is the FC16 Go the way to go now? are there any others in the works to get excited about like the supaboy??

    and do they work with the Everdrive?
    I remember hearing about Hyperkin working on a portable SNES even before the FC16Go was released, and up to now had assumed they'd abandoned that project.

    The FC16Go is pretty good, with the only obvious weakness being its very meaty design, short battery life and not-as-sharp-as-it-could-be LCD screen. There's certainly room for a competing portable SNES, especially if it address those three weaknesses. Given that Innex and Hyperkin are almost the only names in town when it comes to these kinds of devices, I don't expect any other portables like this coming out outside of the ones that run multiple emulators.

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    SupaBoy can also play SFC games, which to my knowledge the FC16Go cannot because of those stupid plastic tabs.
    I'm not a fan of clamshell designs, either, so the SupaBoy is already looking like the better choice.

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    A clamshell design means the screen is better protected, but this one seems have actual 7 pin SNES controller ports and region free tabs. I wonder if it'll be any cheaper than the FC-16 GO v2.
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    Nice.

    While I didn't mind the pseudo DS design of the FC 16 Go this seems to hit the basic beats of a portable system that doubles as a console pretty well.

    We'll have to wait and see what if anything they get wrong, but aesthetically it doesn't look bad at all.
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    oops. link already posted above...

    I like the cart lock feature and the bright and crisp screen description. May have to get this when it comes out.

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    http://hyperkin.com/index.php/retro-...s-console.html

    Looks like the price will be $79.99....then again, the FC 16 Go is listed at $69.99 on their site...

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    hmm...$80 is starting to push it. Seems a little high considering the FC16 Go can be bought for less than $60.

    Will it come with any accessories? maybe some decent controllers? for that price, it better come packaged with some other goodies.

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    System looks awesome. I hope it lives up to the Hype, Hyperkin does it again.

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    Hrm.

    $80 is a bit high ... I'll bite if they include the RF controllers that came with the FC16 GO. No details on that on the site. Fingers crossed.
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    SupaBoy at E3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=amn2JHTtoEw

    I have to admit, the screen and controls look a lot better than my FC-16 Go.

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    After seeing the video of it in action, I now know I want one. I wonder if Stone Age will carry them?

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    EDIT: I should have had my speakers on and watched more than 30 seconds of the video.
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    Yeah, it looks really nice. I'm such a sucker for clones I'll probably get one as soon as Joe or Stone Age have it in stock.
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    Default The Supaboy - New SNES handheld from Hyperkin

    Definitely looks promising. But the price seems a little high. Have to see when more info comes out.

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    I got a FC-16 GO for my birthday last year but this thing looks so much more amazing. I can't wait. I only about the SA-1 games that require the region chip. If Mario RPG works this time around I'll just be in heaven.

    Any idea of what the price will be?
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    Got one today at the DP Store.





    Comes with a "stylish" felt draw-string bag that you can carry your system, AC adapter, AV cables and a bunch of D20 in.

    The Good:
    Love the size of the unit, feels like a cross between a LYNX - one of my all time favorite portables and an original GBA (shoulder buttons and all).

    Nice screen resolution, good static brightness, great buttons and D-Pad (firm and slightly oversized in comparison to a SNES pad)

    Good weight, feels solid. Very little cart wobble if any with the "lock" slider engaged.

    Tested it with three games (Super Mario All-Stars, Saturday Night Slam Masters and Star Fox) and all worked perfectly.

    The Bad:
    The built in-speaker volume is very very low.

    My unit has a high-pitched "whine" emanating from some of the on-board electronics. It's not terrible to the point of distraction, but it's there. I don't know if this is an issue across all of them, but as Joe only got one in I'll have to wait and see with a different one.

    The LCD screen must be fit so closely to the other electronics that pressing the buttons and D-pad occasionally cause some noticeable "pressure" on the screen in spots (like when you press your finger against a laptop screen) ... it's also not terrible to the point of distraction, but I'm a pretty tolerant guy when it comes to decent clone systems.

    The Unknown:

    I haven't plugged it into a TV or plugged any SNES controllers into it, so I can't attest to its quality as a console SNES, but I assume that it's as good as it is as a portable one.

    I don't have a huge amount of SNES carts to test it with, but I'll try it out with the SuperPak at the next NAVA and report back.

    Overall if like me you're not a huge fan of the DS style Super FC16 Go physically and you prefer 1 piece, hinge-less LYNX/GBA/Game Gear/PSP style portables this seems to be pretty nice considering it has a rechargeable battery and doubles as an actual SNES console that will accept 2 standard SNES controllers.
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    How much did it cost?
    Does it work with flash carts?

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    Oh yeah, looks like it's going to be on here soon!

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