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Turn your iPhone into a working Game Boy with this schmick phone case

An American company is cranking the nostalgia up to 11 with a new, ultra-slim smartphone case that turns your iPhone into a fully functional Game Boy.

Yep, classic games and all.

So here you have this expensive, state-of-the-art smartphone which is capable of rendering 32-bit colour graphics and 64-bit processing power.

Why in the world would you want to go back to a monochromatic 8-bit display from the 90s and play games that are almost 30 years old?

Old games that, I should add, are already available in the app store.

Well, as ridiculous as it sounds (and it is ridiculous) the nostalgia factor is strong in this one.

The case is light, very slim and features the exact same buttons and 47 x 43mm screen of the Nintendo Game Boy.

Released by American company Wanle, it works on a small wristwatch battery and comes pre-loaded with 10 classic fan favourites like Tank, Formula One Racing, Tetris, Block and of course, Snake.

The manufacturer claims the case is unobtrusive and allows full access to your iPhone.

Although the reviews pouring in are mostly good, some users do point out that the quality of the materials is not up to scratch.

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Other reviewers say the buttons don’t always work as flawlessly as a real Game Boy.

Gee, who would’ve thought?

The general consensus, though, is that people are absolutely loving it.

Wanle is currently running a short sale on the case, bringing down the original retail price of $79.95 to $24.95 for a limited time only.

But hurry, because as of writing this piece, the sale has less than 24 hours remaining before it closes.

The nifty case comes in two colours, black and white, and is compatible with the iPhone 6, 7, 8 and X.

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