SupaBoy portable SNES, is it cool or useless?


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17 Responses

  1. sony can kiss my ass says:

    well, snes9x tyl has alot of slow downs (atleast on my psp) when playing games like super mario world. also starfox runs like sh*t on it(unless 15-30 fps is normal for that game).

    it also forces me to remove the battery out of my psp when i run games on software only rendering sinds none of the menu buttons do anything (home, the volume buttons, on/off/lock button and plugins) only the in-game buttons work. which means i can’t go back to the menu to guit the emulator. so i only got trouble running snes games on a psp.

  2. Omar says:

    No need for hacking or installing CFW,just download the official signed version.

  3. TMMDI says:

    Yeah, the PSP can’t actually handle a large amount of games so it really isn’t the greatest option. There are better options out there. The Xperia Play dominates roms that the PSP can’t even run in a playable state. It can even run a good amount of N64 games pretty well. I’m thinking about picking one of those up. The best emulator is a powerful PC though, I can play PS2, Gamecube, and even Wii games on this beast.

  4. Xpl0s10n says:

    This is the coolest invention. EVER. Buying one right now! 😀

  5. w7y7a7t7t says:

    like most things in life, its cool AND useless!

  6. Coldbird says:

    Amazon, selling you all the stuff you don’t need but want so bad.

    I will stick to my PSP Go + Snes9xTyl. 😀

  7. flayer says:

    theyre a little late on this one i mean where can you buy snes games anymore besides ebay and amazon.

  8. Lorz says:

    Big, ***, and totally useless….. might have been cool if it was released around the same time as the Sega Nomad, but it wasn’t….. timing is everything, Nintendo should keep their focus on the Wii-U and the 3DS.

  9. FapBastard says:

    By looking at the picture, I find it poorly crafted and not very aesthetic, but what worries me most is what kind of battery it uses, how long it lasts and how would I bring my cartridges along. A dump utility would be nice, and a rewritable cart… aw *** it!

  10. paKO JONES says:

    Oh yeah! I could’ve bought it if it had appeared BEFORE psp, ps 2 and 3 and probably xbox. To be honest it might be a good present for a museum if it displayed old gadgets. Asw you said it’s a good christmas present but I prefer my psp and play with my sister comfortably laid down on our bedrooms. No need for cables or tv

  11. Frankie Potts says:

    The SupaBoy I have does not look like the one in the picture. It looks like a SNES controller, and it is so cool. I got it, and I’m having so much fun playing some old school games.

  12. kt says:

    I don’t get why you people are calling it “useless”… that’s idiotic. It’s used to play SNES games.

  13. razor says:

    SupaBoy is a cool gadget. It brings back cool memories of the super Nintendo entretaiment system.
    Thanks to video games systems like Atari,Nintendo and the Sega Genesis now there is a PSP,PS3 and a PS vita.
    We have alot to thanks to all the video games systems that came before.
    So If there are new versions of old system coming out enbrace it instead of putting down a system that gave us alot of good memories when we were kids.

  14. Scott says:

    In my experience, the psp doesn’t run many of the good snes games well…

  15. darlene says:

    This thing is 100% “dream nostalgia”. You know, that feeling you get when you finally do something you dreamed about doing as a kid. I’m like, “here I am, I’m leaving my living room…now I’m walking out the front door…uh oh, I’m outside now walking down the street, and guess what: I’m STILL PLAYING DONKEY KONG COUNTRY 2!! HA HA HA!!!”

    But seriously, I have a PSP as well, and playing SNES games on it is nowhere near as cool. Digging all the SNES cartridges outta storage and sliding them right into this new device is a great feeling. You also don’t have to deal with finding a good emulation, which is hard for some of the more offbeat games that no one but me cared/cares about. And the Supaboy is really inexpensive for a handheld, so I recommend it wholeheartedly. Just look at it, how cool are you going to look playing that thing on the bus?

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