A New Nintendo Trademark Hints Of Classic Mini Game Boy

Nintendo Gamescom 2017

Nintendo's nostalgia-fuelled Super NES Classic has been out for less than two weeks, but it's already been hacked to add more games and custom backgrounds. And now, a new Japanese trademark for the Game Boy has been filed in Japan. Hrm. While the console comes with a small selection of pre-loaded borders to give players something to fill their widescreen televisions while playing old school titles-some even dynamically change color depending on the game you're playing- there's plenty of room for improvement.

The SNES Classic Mini is the 16-bit, retro version of the SNES, but it only comes with 21 games out of the box - we can assume that majority involve moustached men in dungarees - and "Cluster" does not feel that this is enough.

Now the Japanese giant has apparently trademarked the design of the 1989 Game Boy handheld. "And the portable all-in-one system that doesn't deplete smartphone batteries could prove appealing to new fans", says Fortune.

Looking for something a little more universal? DarkGiygas created this awesome border, which mimics original Super Nintendo box art. To my mind, the only real question in whether Nintendo will release a retro Game Boy console or a retro N64 console first.

Though we wouldn't object to a Game Boy Classic Mini at all, there are some limitations to it. Fun fact: Milton Bradley's Microvision released in 1979 is actually the first the handheld game console to use interchangeable cartridges (and it was also featured in the movie Friday the 13th: Part II).

Famitsu reports that consumers bought up 368,913 Mini Super Famicoms during the hardware's first four days of availability. The N64 Classic Edition is rumored to launch sometime next year.

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