What's New in August

It’s August, and we’ve got some updates to share!
Read on to see what’s new!

Game Boy Pocket Mods

Looking to mod your Game Boy Pocket? We’ve got Game Boy Pocket shells from Funny Playing with no logo, available pre-trimmed for the Funny Playing IPS, while featuring a modified battery compartment to allow more space for battery mods.

These Pocket shells are exclusive to us, and best of all they’re available in the US as well! You can pick these shells up now; and if you’re looking to try your hand at a battery mod, our 850mAh LiPo batteries are the perfect choice!


Have a look at our bestsellers!

Last month you loved these 3 products, good thing they are still in stock!

Handheld History X Retro Modding

We’re excited to be sponsoring A Handheld History, the upcoming book from Retro Dodo! This exploration of the history of some of your favourite retro handhelds includes contributions from a number of familiar faces in the retro gaming community, so we were naturally eager to have the opportunity to help! If you’re interested, be sure to visit the books webpage, and maybe even place a pre-order.

Incube8 Games Releases

The Machine - Digital Edition available now
The Machine is an adventure game set in an original dystopian world, in which you’ll have the opportunity to pursue numerous different storyline paths, leading to one of over 25 possible endings! The digital edition includes the game ROM, in addition to a PDF instruction booklet, game cover art, desktop wallpapers, and a Bandcamp download code for the soundtrack.

New Release - Magipanels
We’ve also recently released Magipanels, in case you’re looking to enjoy a good puzzle! Magipanels is a modern take on the match 3 genre, where you will manipulate panels on the grid one column or row at a time to form matches and earn a high score, while utilizing character specific abilities to radically alter the grid in your favor!

New Release - Wing Warriors
Wing Warriors is a fast paced shoot ‘em up, featuring three playable characters that promote different strategies as you try to conquer the game’s six stages and three boss battles. The game also features a score saving feature, and is playable in English, French, and Spanish. You can find all of these games on the Incube8 website now!

New Release - Gunship
If you’re looking for a cartridge only release, Gunship is a rail shooter where you will fight your way through five action-packed missions, as you try to repel the attack and restore peace.

Finally, we are happy to be sponsoring the summer modding contest on the Game Boy subreddit! Two winners will be voted on and crowned: one for aesthetics, and the other for technical ability. We’re offering $100 in store credit to the winner of both categories, and will be posting both winners as well as a selection of some of our personal favourites here. It’s a great opportunity for you to get started on your next modding project!

Until next time,
The RetroModding Team

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Retro Modding VIP rewards program

Looking to get the most out of your reward coins when shopping on our site? We wanted to give a quick recap of our VIP rewards program, so that you can be aware of all the opportunities there are for you to save on your next purchase!

Earning Coins Instantly

If you don’t have an account already, be sure to create one, as it’s necessary to be able to keep track of your coins. Better yet, you’ll receive 200 coins just for signing up! Not to mention that with an account, you’ll automatically receive 300 coins every year on your birthday.

Once your account is ready to go, there are plenty of opportunities to earn some quick coins through social media. Liking our page on Facebook, following us on Instagram and Twitter, and sharing our page on facebook and Twitter are all worth 100 coins each - with the opportunity to score yourself 500 coins from those actions alone!

However, perhaps the best way to collect coins is through our store. Not only will you receive 100 coins every time you leave a product review, but your account will allow you to automatically receive coins on your purchases. Initially, you’ll earn two coins for every dollar spent, but as your account earns more coins and its level goes up, this ratio can increase to as much as five coins per dollar!

What use would all these coins be, however, if you can’t spend them? To that end, coins can be redeemed for coupons to give you a discount on your order: 650 coins earns you $5 off, 1200 coins gets you $10, 2200 scores $20, and finally, 3000 coins can be redeemed for a $30 coupon!

Don’t miss out on your opportunity! Make sure you’ve got an account, you’re logged in when you place your order, and you’re keeping up with us on your socials; after that, you’ll be saving in no time!

Until next time,
The RM Team


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Friday the 13th Sale!

Friday the 13th Sale!
In need of some parts for your next mod? Believe it or not, Friday the 13th provides the perfect opportunity, as we’re offering 13% off on all items sitewide for the entire day! 
If you’re looking for a new shell, we’ve had a number of new options arrive online recently, in addition to some long-awaited restocks! Check out the newly restocked Jazz Boy, the chocolate and latte versions of the Pastry Boy, our new Kirby shell, or the new white and pastel mint version of the Konfetti Boy!

In need of a new LCD? We’ve got IPS LCDs for Game Boy Advance, the RIPS v4 OSD for the original Game Boy, as well as Funyplaying IPS LCDs for the SP in full black and full white, exclusive to us!

We’ve got plenty of miscellaneous parts as well, for whatever projects you’ve got on your mind! Try our 900mah SP battery packs if you need to power your console, one of our 21 different colors of game paks (including new glow in the dark colors) if you’ve got some games that need refreshing, or take your console on the go with our collection of neoprene sleeves for Game Boy, Game Boy Color, Game Boy Advance, SP, Micro, and Pocket!

Be sure to take advantage of your 13% discount on these items, and more, as the sale ends at 11:59 pm.

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Products from our Friends!

Products from our Friends!


If there’s one thing we know, it’s that we haven’t come this far on our own. We’ve always been keen to partner with smaller creators who are working to improve the retro consoles that we know and love, so we figured why not take the time to highlight some of those products, both new and old!

If you’re looking to give your console a quick visual upgrade, a new set of buttons is definitely a good choice, and there are a number of skilled creators who can help you out. We’re happy to be carrying Pocket Rocks from Yesterday’s Tech, available for Game Boy, Game Boy Color, and Game Boy Advance, as well as Lab Fifteen’s buttons for Game Boy Color, Game Boy Advance, and Game Boy Micro. If you’re looking to go the extra mile to make your buttons shine, Natalie the Nerd has you covered with a variety of LED boards, available in a variety of colors for Game Boy, Game Boy Color, Game Boy Advance, and Game Boy Pocket.





It’s not just about the sight of your console however; perhaps you need to do something to fix the sound? Helder is the creator behind a number of useful mods including flex amps for the GBA SP and GBA Macro. In addition, we’ve recently started carrying a Game Gear replacement soundboard, manufactured by SYF, if the sound on your Game Gear is posing a problem.




It’s not just about the consoles, as you need to be sure to have some games to go with it. To that end, perhaps a flash cart is for you, such as the Flash Masta from Freeplaytech, for your Neo Geo Pocket. If you’re looking for a general solution to managing your carts, why not consider another new arrival on our website with InsideGadget’s GBxCart RW for all your cartridge reading and writing needs.



Regardless of what you’re looking for, there’s a good chance that if we haven’t done it, we’ve partnered with a creator who has!

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