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"Smart Boy" Was Indeed A Joke, But It'll Soon Become Real

It was just an April Fool's joke but because so many responded so positively, it's actually happening for real.

Game accessory manufacturer Hyperkin offered up the bogus "Smart Boy" announcement this past week, which allowed your smartphone to transform into a Game Boy Color.

Well, it wasn't real at the time but as it turns out, Hyperkin was just testing the waters. And as they said on their Facebook page:

"A lot of you were speculating that the Smart Boy is an April Fools' Joke. Well, it sort of was. We 'leaked' it with the initial intent of testing the market, seeing whether or not it should be something we'd actually make, under the guise of an April Fools' Joke.

Looks like you awesome folks ACTUALLY WANT IT, so the Smart Boy is now in development! Thank you all for your enthusiastic responses!"

All you have to do is plug your iPhone 6 Plus (and other smartphones in the future) into the Smart Boy and you can play any Game Boy and Game Boy Color cartridge you please. You get the good ol' familiar buttons and you can expect gameplay to last for up to 5 hours thanks to the Smart Boy's built-in battery that can be charged by the phone.

What you're seeing here was the image released with the "joke" and it was only conceptual. However, the real thing might end up looking just like that. Sweet, huh?

Tags: smartboy, hyperkin, smart phone gameboy

4/5/2015 9:08:37 PM Ben Dutka

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Comments (4 posts)

Sunday, April 05, 2015 @ 9:22:21 PM

That's plain ole awesome! So many fell for it, myself included, but I kinda didn't want to believe it's a joke! Haha

Right up there with the photoshopped Roast of Danzig!

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Monday, April 06, 2015 @ 1:07:36 AM

Can I plug my nokia 3310 on that thing?

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Monday, April 06, 2015 @ 11:19:48 AM

Probably better than using touch controls on an emulator, cept it's hard to get gameboy games these days.

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Tuesday, April 07, 2015 @ 8:51:44 PM

i would totally get this to go with my s3 4G and play some of the old gameboy as those good old pokemon games of my youth good times, would definately want one of these

happy gaming

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