Reproductions or revivals of classic game systems may not be anything new, but Hyperkin's Ultra Game Boy builds on the original with a keen design and sleek features. Known as the Ultra Game Boy, this redesign of the classic contains all the same features of the original, but includes a durable metal body, more responsive buttons, compatibility with original cartridges and a host of more modern features. An early prototype of the device was shown at CES 2018 and Hyperkin has assured that the full production model will come with even more features.
While the Ultra Game Boy is mainly gamer-focused, it was also built to aid musicians. The chiptune genre revolves around the sounds made by classic Nintendo devices so Hyperkin is including chiptune composition software built into every Ultra Boy. Hyperkin worked closely with the team behind Little Sound DJ -- a tool for musicians to turn the original Game Boy into an instrument -- to design this software. The Ultra Game Boy is a perfect device for those looking to relive their childhood, but is also sure to appeal to collectors, musicians and of course people looking for an apocalypse-surviving device.