Rocketcases Game Boy Retro & Nintendo Controller Cases Review

Growing up in the 80s, one of my fondest memories included playing a ton of games using Nintendo’s NES and Game Boy systems. Nowadays, they’re considered relics in the video game universe, but thankfully enough, their memories continue to live on. Naturally, those memories are happily stored away, but if you have a flare for showing off your love and commitment to those aforementioned systems, the folks over at Retrocases have you covered.

Cases are hot business in the smartphone universe, as they not only provide monetary income to the manufacturers, but a sense of fashion and protection to consumers picking them up. Well, if there’s a geeky side in you, then you’ll absolutely fall head over heels in love with the Game Boy and Nintendo Controller cases from Retrocases. Like seriously, how can you not love these geeky cases?

Let’s take a look at the one we prefer the most between the two, the Game Boy case. Out of everything, we’re instantly astounded by the near perfect replication of the beloved portable console’s design! Indeed, it’s more compact and snug compared to the actual console, mainly because it’s designed for the iPhone 5/5s – so it’s fitting and doesn’t add a whole lot of bulk.

From the buttons to the screen of the Game Boy, the retro styled cases do an amazing job when it comes to catching prying and curious eyes. As much as we appreciate the kind of looks it’ll garner from strangers, we wouldn’t say that it’s the best thing when it comes to protection, mainly because the silicone material in use is a bit flimsy. Sure, it’ll protect the iPhone 5/5s from minor altercations, but it’s not built to withstand serious accidents.

On the flip side, the Nintendo Controller case is sturdier than the Game Boy one, partly because it’s made out of this scratch resistant acrylic material. However, unlike the Game Boy case, the Nintendo Controller one is one-dimensional – meaning the actual buttons of the case are flat; they lack the same raised controls of the Game Boy case. Essentially, what we have here is a case that merely has a picture of the classic controller on its back. Nevertheless, it’s still more than capable of attracting the same amount of glances from people.

Gamers will rejoice over these two cool cases, as they bring back some nostalgia into the mix. Like we said, we prefer the Game Boy case between the two due to its distinct look and raised buttons – and it’s something that can be mistaken for the real deal! Heck, the only thing better would be a case that actually works. Fortunately, you’re not going to spend a fortune to pick up either case, seeing that they’re both brandishing the same $15.00 price points. That alone is enough to pick one for yourself! Trust us, you’re bound to get some attention sporting these cases. If you’re interested in picking either case, you can buy it online here and here.


  • Retro look
  • Inexpensive cost
  • Raised feel with the Game Boy case


  • Game Boy case lacks solid protection
  • Flat design of the Nintendo Controller

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10. g2a5b0e unregistered

"However, unlike the Game Boy case, the Nintendo Controller one is one-dimensional – meaning the actual buttons of the case are flat; they lack the same raised controls of the Game Boy case." It's technically three-dimensional still, but you mean two-dimensional. Although it may not have much depth, it still has substantial length & width.

9. good2great

Posts: 1042; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

pretty cool cases… whats the point in rating them? you can obviously see its just for themed purposes not protection. but posting articles like this is always playtime for the android gang.

8. Cyan3boN

Posts: 446; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

Now how bout making it functional. :)

7. cheeseycheeser

Posts: 413; Member since: Mar 24, 2011

Theses have been out for years, and I now at least a few people that have these and got them $2 or less.

6. ThePro

Posts: 26; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

I bought one of those generic for $1.. convince me to pay $15 for that?

5. julz17ronald

Posts: 52; Member since: Apr 26, 2013

I am still playing old games on my phone using Super GNES.

4. GrapeEyes

Posts: 248; Member since: Sep 01, 2013

The only thing worth keeping on Nintendo is Mario Kart.

3. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2282; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

Now review the Sega Genesis/Mega Drive case.

1. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

Thats cool, I can go on the play store and get a NES and Gameboy color emulator. Can your iphone do that?

2. Jklaz

Posts: 159; Member since: Jul 01, 2013

I think there's some sort of gameboy one on the app store. But you have to change your phones date to get it to work. Not plug and play. Team droid!

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