Hardware maker Analogue has announced a special edition for its Analogue Pocket portable gaming device – and it will be available very soon.
The Analogue Pocket Glow in the Dark edition seems to do exactly what it says on the tin. If you’re familiar with the Game Boy compatible handheld, it looks virtually identical, albeit with a green glow that glows in darker environments.
The new version of the handheld will be available in “highly limited quantities” from 1 September for $249.99 (about £199.99 / AU$369). Shipping will begin promptly on September 5, so you won’t have to wait too long for delivery of this version of the Analogue Pocket if you choose to order one.
By comparison, it’s $30 more expensive than the standard Analogue Pocket model, which typically costs $219 (about £179 / AU$340). However, as the handheld is consistently in high demand and quite often out of stock, this Glow in the Dark edition might be your best chance to grab one from the the manufacturer’s website directly.
The Analogue Pocket is similar to the Evercade EXP, one of the best handheld game consoles you can buy, in that it requires cartridges to play. However, unlike Evercade’s bespoke cartridges, Analogue takes a different approach as it is compatible with Game Boy, Game Boy Color and Game Boy Advance cartridges. The manufacturer also sells cartridge adapters that add support for TurboGrafx-16, Neo Geo Pocket Color, Atari Lynx and Game Gear games, among others.
What is particularly impressive in the Analog Pocket is that absolutely no emulation takes place here. All supported titles run natively on the hardware and really pop thanks to the crisp 3.5-inch LCD screen that boasts a 1600×1440 resolution for crystal-clear picture clarity and accuracy.
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