Around the years, we have witnessed numerous Sport Boy-inspired cellular phone mods and cases endeavor to rekindle that childhood handheld gaming magic, even though thanks to their unofficial mother nature, the vast vast majority have been fairly lame.
It seems that will never be the situation (get it?) for a lot extended, as it can be been revealed that Nintendo has submitted a patent for an official smartphone situation that will transform your handset into the beloved ’90s portable.
To start with discovered by Siliconera, the patent reveals a folio-type situation with a window cutout, alongside with a typical D-pad, A, B, Start off and Decide on buttons — all offered in the initial Sport Boy layout.
An more cutout is also bundled for the smartphone’s entrance-dealing with camera — could Sport Boy Camera functionality be building a comeback?
When clasped around a smartphone, the buttons will interact with the device’s touchscreen, main us to wildly speculate that Nintendo is arranging to release an official Sport Boy application that will home the handheld’s typical catalogue of titles.
At existing, there is no word on a release day for the Sport Boy situation, and it can be also unclear which units it will be appropriate with — the patent reveals equipped corners on the inside of the situation to keep units in restricted, suggesting that this will never be a 1-sizing-fits-all form of offer. We’ll hold you updated as a lot more facts is revealed.