Hyperkin RetroN Sq: HD Gaming Console (Blackgold) – Game Boy Advance

8.8/10 (Expert Score)
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  • Compatible with game boy and game boy Color cartridges via open source software. Compatibility with game boy advance cartridges (beta function
  • Upscales to 720p 4:3/16:9 Aspect Ratio Switch
  • 1 x wired USB “Scout” Controller (10 ft. Cable)
  • Included memory card slot for firmware updates
  • 3 ft. Hd cable 6 ft. Type-c cable with AC adapter
  • NOTE – We recommend users update the firmware on the Retron SQ to the most recent version
Hyperkin RetroN Sq: HD Gaming Console (Blackgold) – Game Boy Advance
Hyperkin RetroN Sq: HD Gaming Console (Blackgold) – Game Boy Advance


The Retron Sq is a small, handheld box that’s just as much a delight to look at as it is to hold. Built from a lightweight, transparent plastic, it instantly evokes 90’s nostalgia, harkening back to an era when almost every Nintendo peripheral had a similar look. Fans of the retrowave aesthetic will further appreciate the Hyper Beach colorway, which features transparent teal plastic and magenta accent buttons on the front.

The plug-and-play nature of the Retron Sq is where it really shines. It features a single slot on the top that’s compatible with GameBoy, GameBoy Color, and GameBoy Advance cartridges, and inserting games has a familiar satisfying click. On the front are two large, circular buttons: one for power and one to reset the unit. Below that is a single USB port for the included controller, or for a wireless receiver paired with one of Hyperkin’s bluetooth controllers (sold separately). Unfortunately, it’s only compatible with Hyperkin’s own controllers, which means plugging in a Xbox Core Controller or DualSense or another third-party controller is a no-go.

8.8Expert Score
Hyperkin RetroN Sq: HD Gaming Console: Expert Review
Play your favorites - the same ones you carried in your backpack as a kid on the Hyperkin RetroN-Sq: HD Gaming Console for Game Boy! Play your own cartridges for Game Boy, Game Boy Color, and Game Boy Advance (beta function).
General Appreciation
  • Plays Old Cartridges In 720p
  • Looks Superb
  • Great Audio Quality
  • GBA Games Don't Work Well
  • No Emulator Customisation
  • Old Controller Design

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Specification: Hyperkin RetroN Sq: HD Gaming Console (Blackgold) – Game Boy Advance



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Item Dimensions

9.02 x 8.94 x 3.9 inches


1.79 pounds


Game Boy Color, Game Boy, Game Boy Advance

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