Page 12 of 13 FirstFirst ... 28910111213 LastLast
Results 276 to 300 of 323

Thread: The Supaboy - New SNES handheld from Hyperkin

  1. #276
    Insert Coin (Level 0) Culex4096's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Massachusetts
    Posts
    35
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    0
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    0
    Thanked in
    0 Posts

    Default

    If anyone is still considering a Supaboy, I just found them for cheap. Play N' Trade's website has them for $60 plus a few dollars for shipping. Here's the link http://www.playntrade.com/product.php?productid=1677

  2. #277
    Pretzel (Level 4)
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Living in a Yellow Submarine
    Posts
    804
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    0
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    0
    Thanked in
    0 Posts

    Default

    If I had a SupaBoy, I'd have fixed the sound problem by now, and write a modding tutorial, just like I did with the Retro Duo NES sound fix.
    Last edited by ooXxXoo; 02-16-2012 at 10:54 PM.
    ζ Ξ Δ φ Ψ ς ώ ☆ ∞ ♪ ξ

  3. #278
    Key (Level 9) Satoshi_Matrix's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Ontario, Canada
    Posts
    1,956
    PSN
    Satoshi_Matrix
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    0
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    0
    Thanked in
    0 Posts

    Default

    I don't mean any offense, but that's quite a statement since the audio buzz is produced by the clone soundchip. Its not a simple matter of just adding in an audio dampener as is the case with the RetroDuo.
    check out my classic gaming review site: http://satoshimatrix.wordpress.com/

  4. #279
    Pretzel (Level 4)
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Living in a Yellow Submarine
    Posts
    804
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    0
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    0
    Thanked in
    0 Posts

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Satoshi_Matrix View Post
    I don't mean any offense, but that's quite a statement since the audio buzz is produced by the clone soundchip. Its not a simple matter of just adding in an audio dampener as is the case with the RetroDuo.
    Not taken..Actually, the TCT- chips are 1:1 copies of the SNES PPU's and CPU, all SNES clones that I've seen use them..Its definitely not a sound chip issue, but rather a poorly amp circuit or bad design..Believe me, I know my clones ...
    ζ Ξ Δ φ Ψ ς ώ ☆ ∞ ♪ ξ

  5. #280
    Insert Coin (Level 0) eggwolio's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Posts
    132
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    0
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    0
    Thanked in
    0 Posts

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by ooXxXoo View Post
    If I had a SupaBoy, I'd have fixed the sound problem by now, and write a modding tutorial, just like I did with the Retro Duo NES sound fix.
    Someone should buy this guy a Supaboy. Preferably, someone who is, unlike me, employed.

    Seriously, though, a sound fix would be superb. Also would be nice if Hyperkin would offer spare screen covers like Nintendo used to offer for Game Boys. I've been chatting with tofu about that via PMs. To me, though, the good in this system far outweighs the bad.

  6. #281
    Insert Coin (Level 0) Culex4096's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Massachusetts
    Posts
    35
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    0
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    0
    Thanked in
    0 Posts

    Default

    Not to start a fight here, but if anyone knows clones it's SatoshiMatrix

  7. #282
    Pretzel (Level 4)
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Living in a Yellow Submarine
    Posts
    804
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    0
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    0
    Thanked in
    0 Posts

    Default

    I literally have a master's degree in clones, but that doesn't matter ..What matters is to find a solution for those Supaboys with the fault, and have point of no return...
    ζ Ξ Δ φ Ψ ς ώ ☆ ∞ ♪ ξ

  8. #283
    Insert Coin (Level 0) Culex4096's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Massachusetts
    Posts
    35
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    0
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    0
    Thanked in
    0 Posts

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by ooXxXoo View Post
    I literally have a master's degree in clones, but that doesn't matter ..What matters is to find a solution for those Supaboys with the fault, and have point of no return...
    I agree. I think the system is great, but it's a shame so many have sound issues

  9. #284
    Cherry (Level 1)
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Posts
    214
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    0
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    0
    Thanked in
    0 Posts

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Culex4096 View Post
    I agree. I think the system is great, but it's a shame so many have sound issues
    Just a reminder, mine is still for sale! lol.

  10. #285
    Insert Coin (Level 0)
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Posts
    1
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    0
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    0
    Thanked in
    0 Posts

    Default

    Has anyone had any trouble with their screen? After playing some Super Bomberman 2 (specifically, when the boss was exploding) my screen began to flicker and become static-y and distorted. And it's only gotten worse after trying other games. Has this happened to anyone else?

  11. #286
    ServBot (Level 11) kedawa's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Toronto
    Posts
    3,429
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    0
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    0
    Thanked in
    0 Posts

    Default

    Could be shrapnel. Bombs are dangerous!

  12. #287
    Insert Coin (Level 0) jm77's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    8
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    0
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    0
    Thanked in
    0 Posts

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Taiyaki View Post
    Also does anyone see a light above the U and P in the Supaboy logo below the screen? I find it awkward to see this, doesn't give the impression of a good build. I also can see dust particles under the screen.
    Yep. Just ordered one from Amazon and I've got the same issues.

    Damn, I was hoping for a high-quality product.

  13. #288
    Insert Coin (Level 0) jm77's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    8
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    0
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    0
    Thanked in
    0 Posts

    Default

    Just ordered one from Amazon. I really wanted to like this product. I'll probably return it.

    I've got Yoshi's Island on order, and I'm really worried it's gonna be a dud on the Supaboy. I'm also playing through Earthbound again, and I seriously don't want it to go #fail on me end-game.

    Complaints:

    * D pad tight - the D pad requires a lot of pressure to trigger compared to a native controller
    * No low battery indicator - there is a "charging" indicator, but no low battery indicator
    * Cartridge lock doesn't work - there is a switch to lock the cartridge in the device, but it doesn't work for jack.
    * Some games incompatible (Super Mario RPG in particular) - MAJOR downer. All you get is a black screen.
    * Select/Start reversed - This is confusing.
    * Speakers weak - The speakers on this thing are really janky.
    * Buzz when volume set high - Other reviews I saw mentioned the buzz when playing. There's definitely a noticeable buzz when the volume is turned up (either speakers or headphones)
    * Odd waves on display - There are some noticeable waves that fluctuate on the screen during play.
    * Made of cheap 3rd party plastic - remember those cheap 3rd party controllers for SNES? This is made of that same plastic.
    * Short battery life with no option of user replaceable or 3rd party battery - 2 hours battery life. The battery is obviously a cell-phone 3.7V 1500mAh battery. I've e-mailed support for suggestions on buying a second battery or a 3rd-party battery.
    * Power switch feels flimsy - the power switch feels like it's going to break at any moment.
    * Screen doesn't appear to be LCD - it doesn't feel like an LCD; more like a small TV.
    * No support or warranty information on web site - manufacturer support on web site needs SERIOUS work.
    * No upgradeable firmware - not sure if the device is all ROMs or a device emulating the SNES, but I was hoping for the latter.
    * No HDMI out - it's easy enough to find embedded devices with HDMI out these days. Composite out is the only option on this device.
    * 6 month warranty - not super comforting.

  14. #289
    Peach (Level 3)
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Posts
    657
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    0
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    0
    Thanked in
    0 Posts

    Default

    This is why I avoid all clones.

  15. #290
    Key (Level 9) wiggyx's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Posts
    1,844
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    0
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    0
    Thanked in
    0 Posts

    Default

    I could have told you it's a piece of shit just by looking at it.

  16. #291
    Insert Coin (Level 0) Custom rank graphic

    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    California, USA
    Posts
    2
    PSN
    SwimyGreen
    3DS Friend
    ???
    Steam
    SwimyGreen
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    0
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    0
    Thanked in
    0 Posts

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by dogai View Post
    Has anyone had any trouble with their screen? After playing some Super Bomberman 2 (specifically, when the boss was exploding) my screen began to flicker and become static-y and distorted. And it's only gotten worse after trying other games. Has this happened to anyone else?
    I'm pretty sure your talking about how the screen goes nuts while it dies. I watched the entire thing on SMK. It flickers in the middle, gets rainbowy, turns grey, and the image slowly fades away and the system dies. I really with that there was a power LED...

  17. #292
    Insert Coin (Level 0) jm77's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    8
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    0
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    0
    Thanked in
    0 Posts

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by wiggyx View Post
    I could have told you it's a piece of shit just by looking at it.
    Just for the record, it's not only a piece of shit, but Hyperkin just sucks.

    The first one I received buzzed like hell, the controls were stiff. Shipped it back to Amazon for a replacement.

    Got the second one, it had the same issues. I tweeted at Hyperkin, they told me to e-mail one of their media guys. He responded about a week later:

    "What I suggest you do is to register your current unit, and if you dont mind waiting a couple weeks (2-3, hopefully), I will personally see to it that you get a new SupaBoy that has been fully tested with these issues corrected."

    A month went by and no response. On the last day I could return the 2nd Supaboy to Amazon, I did just that.

    F- this company.

    I took the $75 and bought myself a Nexus 7.

  18. #293
    Pretzel (Level 4) Kaboomer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Southern California
    Posts
    818
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    0
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    0
    Thanked in
    0 Posts

    Default New & Improved Supaboy now available

    With fixed sound issue and longer battery life + new retail packaging. At EKGaming.com and GameGavel.com

    http://www.ekgaming.com/supaboy-handheld-system/

    http://www.gamegavel.com/item.cgi?show_item=0000659083

  19. #294
    ServBot (Level 11) kedawa's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Toronto
    Posts
    3,429
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    0
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    0
    Thanked in
    0 Posts

    Default

    I hope the other clone makers follow up with their own revisions.

    There are some almost good portable SNES clones.

  20. #295
    Insert Coin (Level 0)
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Posts
    140
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    0
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    0
    Thanked in
    0 Posts

    Default

    Any reviews or videos up for the new version? Did they really fix anything...or is this the usual clone BS.

    thank you

  21. #296
    Great Puma (Level 12) c0ldb33r's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Canada
    Posts
    4,980
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    0
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    0
    Thanked in
    0 Posts

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by nusilver View Post
    Despite the sound issues, i was still able to test several games with the Supaboy.

    The only ones I had issues with were Kirby Super Star and Super Mario RPG (neither would load), and Yoshi's Island has some sort of visual feedback happening (like when a cable isn't properly shielded). Hopefully this is all taken care of when Hypkerin calls me back to set up an exchange/fix. I spoke to them 2 hours ago and still haven't hear back.
    I can't find any other info about the revised version. Has anyone tried the new version?

  22. #297
    Insert Coin (Level 0) jm77's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    8
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    0
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    0
    Thanked in
    0 Posts

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by MyTurnToPlay View Post
    Any reviews or videos up for the new version? Did they really fix anything...or is this the usual clone BS.

    thank you
    You can buy a Nexus 7 (which can emulate it and everything else) for $200.
    You can buy a chinese "DroidX360" (a cheap android psp clone for $100).
    You can buy a 2-core (or 4) Android HDMI plug-in device (like Equiso) for $40-100 that will do Netflix/Hulu/Flash *and* emulation.
    Last edited by jm77; 07-28-2012 at 10:42 AM. Reason: removing me being dumb: -(

  23. #298
    Don't do it...or,do. (shrugs) Custom rank graphic
    Frankie_Says_Relax's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    On permanent vacation from this bullshit.
    Posts
    7,824
    Xbox LIVE
    FlyingBurrito76
    PSN
    FlyingBurrito76
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    0
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    0
    Thanked in
    0 Posts

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by jm77 View Post
    I'd spit at Hyperkin at the next E3.

    (Nothing personal. I just really dislike Hyperkin. From personal experience, I know them to be liars and thieves.)
    The ever-present misplaced expectations of this type of merchandise not withstanding,

    regardless of what you think about the quality of their merchandise, you should know that Hyperkin has some roots directly planted in the Digital Press community and they've fielded/sourced advice/direction from our members on projects like the FC Mobile II.

    I don't know what Hyperkin could have personally done to you to evoke a reaction typically reserved for murderers or deposed dictators, but I consider threatening to spit on them not far removed from threatening to spit on members of this community. (And if you did actually do it, depending on who is at their booth it could quite literally be actual DP forum members.)

    Also, I don't have a high tolerance for threats of physicality, so, consider this your warning.
    "And the book says: 'We may be through with the past, but the past ain't through with us.'"


  24. #299
    Insert Coin (Level 0)
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Posts
    140
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    0
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    0
    Thanked in
    0 Posts

    Default

    The guy has a point. Not about the whole spitting thing...but about their trashy products.

    The FC Mobile 2 I have personally played with...and that thing is a cheap chinese piece of crap. If you're going to use forced chinese child labor to make something...then for crying out loud make it half decent. I don't know if they used child labor...but it sure as hell seems that way. The quality is on their products is a disaster. The d-pad on that thing is the most atrocious hunk of junk ever built. It seems like the whole thing was designed by scam artists. And honestly...I think that's what it is...a scam.

    But of course all these lemmings out there blow their load and keep supporting this crap.

    Save your money guys...it's nothing but a piece of junk.

    thank you.

  25. #300
    Pac-Man (Level 10) Custom rank graphic
    MachineGex's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Posts
    2,598
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    0
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    1
    Thanked in
    1 Post

    Default

    I cant believe gamers would act like this towards a company that is trying to fill a gaming need. Sure, the products could always be improved, but in my opinion I like having options. If others don't like the products, just dont buy them. I have never understood the blind hate towards clones. Sure the real-deal is better, but having an option is always nice.

    To the guy who said he would spit on them, you need to relax. You are either very young or very ignorant. Take a chill pill if you plan on staying. Odds of that happening are not good.
    10-1 odds already, with only 5 posts......not bad.
    Last edited by MachineGex; 07-28-2012 at 05:03 PM.

Similar Threads

  1. Hyperkin Retron 5 review [Eurogamer.net]
    By DP ServBot in forum Classic Gaming
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 06-07-2014, 02:13 PM
  2. Hyperkin's new N64 analog stick replacement
    By Leo_A in forum Classic Gaming
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 11-11-2013, 04:08 PM
  3. Portable SNES - Supaboy In Stock and Shipping
    By Kaboomer in forum Buying and Selling
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 12-02-2011, 10:38 AM
  4. Value check: Hyperkin Gen Mobile CIB
    By dendawg in forum Buying and Selling
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 10-17-2011, 12:08 PM
  5. Hyperkin GenMobile: Is it worth my time?
    By ssjlance in forum Classic Gaming
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 04-27-2010, 12:26 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •