Well bless the modding community, they sure know how to come up with some inventive ways to encourage us to play more and more games – just like the VMU-boy, a retro gaming system that fits inside a VMU case!
The VMU-boy is the work of Giles Burgess (aka Kite). Running off the RetroPie system, the device is able to play tons of retro games, though it is (obviously) limited to some older games, or titles like Sonic that require few controls, due to the fact it only has two gameplay buttons – so don’t go expecting to play Dreamcast games, or most of the Mega Drive’s catalogue.
But still, it’s an incredibly impressive piece of kit by all accounts, a proper pocket gaming device that every SEGA Nerd needs. What’s more, Kite has confirmed that he will be selling the VMU-boy around early/mid 2018, he just needs to work out some kinks and refine the model. Check out the video above for a quick look at the VMU-boy prototype in action – the model in the video doesn’t have sound, but Kite has confirmed that sound does work on his latest model.
If you’re interested, he has setup a Pre-order Sign Up page, here. There’s no commitment, just a way for him to gauge how many people want it and for him to be able to reach out to those who do want it. You can also find out more technical details on the VMU-boy, here.[Via: The Dreamcast Junkyard]