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Subject: Game Boy Classic to be a mobile phone exclusive add on

Written By: John Titor on 10/05/18 at 2:26 pm

Nintendo’s patent filing “describes a cover that is removably attachable to electronic equipment having a touch screen.” In layman’s terms, it’s a phone case. Most interesting is that this Game Boy-esque design doesn’t just wrap around a smartphone to protect it from inevitable drops. Nintendo’s patent suggests a design that covers the front of a phone.

The case would basically turn your phone into an actual Game Boy of sorts. Pressing a button on the cover results in contact with a touch panel beneath it, which is then translated into an action on the screen. Not included in the patent is what sorts of apps or games this cover is meant to be used with, leaving its functionality up to speculation. Nintendo never uses the words “Game Boy,” or even “game,” in the application.

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