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January 23, 2018 Retro Gaming Blog Post:

New Century's “Gameboy” case plays games on the back of your iPhone, not on it's main screen

New Century Essentials Game Boy case
This iPhone case plays games on the back of your phone... but not actual Game Boy games.
You've probably seen Hyperkin's Smartboy that turns your USB-C compatible smartphone into a Gameboy. If you take a second look at this bizarre "game-playing iPhone case you'll see it covers the back of your iPhone - like most phone cases. Oddly, the games play on this back-facing surface, so it's not using your iPhone's screen. It seems to have a built-in LCD screen.

The info on the New Century Essentials page indicates this case has over 99 Game Boy games. At $29.99 I'm guessing these are hacked ROMS rather than actual licensed games. They are likely to be unknown random games. If nothing else, it's kind of interesting/disturbing, but I'm more apt to get the SuperBoy from Hyperkin since it plays Nintendo cartridges.

New Century Essentials Game Boy case

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