If you have boxes of aging legacy game cartridges, now’s the time to bring them all out. The Analogue Pocket is here to let you relive the glory days of 20th-century handheld gaming consoles.
The Pocket looks a lot like the Nintendo Game Boy system. It includes the same D-pad and 4-button configuration in a brick form. The only difference is that the Pocket features a more robust 3.5-inch color display. Whereas the original Game Boy of the 1990s only came with 160×144 pixels, the Analogue Pocket has a resolution of 1600×1440.
The Analogue Pocket also bumped up the Game Boy’s screen size from 2.6 inches to 3.5 inches. It also has a higher pixel density. The Pocket features a pixel density of 615 PPI, while the original Game Boy can only muster 82 PPI. These specs of the Pocket allow you to enjoy your legacy games in a whole new level of crispness and vividness.
Analogue did not only revamp the graphics of the Pocket; it also improved the sound system. The Pocket features the Nanoloop digital audio workstation. This is a combination of sequencer and synthesizer, allowing you to create your very own music. You can morph, stretch, and shape sounds any way you like.
The Pocket can accommodate more than 2,780 game cartridges from Game Boy, GB Advance, and GB Color. You can also purchase a cartridge adapter so you can play your favorite legacy games from Atari Lynx, Game Gear, and Neo Geo Pocket Color. You get seamless plays because there is no emulation required.
Developers also have the chance to tinker with Analogue’s proprietary scalers and hardware. The Pocket already comes with an additional field-programmable gate array for user development purposes.
The Analogue Pocket pays homage to 20th century portable gaming, without losing its sight of the future.