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HyperFlash32 is a single ROM Virtual Boy flash cart with 32 Mbit of built in flash memory along with an 8k x 8 nvSRAM that doesn’t require a backup battery. It can be reflashed from ROMs available on the SD card without a computer connected. As such, it crosses the boundary somewhat between a single ROM cart and a multi-ROM cart. Although only one game is loaded at a time, it takes anywhere from 15 seconds to 90 seconds to load a new one.

It is the first ever flash cart to come with a built-in eInk screen to show a digital label based on what ROM is loaded. The digital labels and loading bar icons are user customizable. SRAM contents with save data are saved off to the SD card and reloaded as ROMs are swapped out. You can even access your SRAM files to transfer to another HF32, or even to original VB game cartridges. HF32 has built-in capacitive touch buttons on the back to provide a fully self-contained user interface that doesn’t require a computer or GUI. It even has a haptic module to improve feedback on the haptic touch buttons. In short, its the most fully featured flash cart on the planet. With all that packed in, HyperFlash32 is slightly longer than a regular Virtual Boy cartridge.

Features overview:

  • 32 Mbit Flash memory
  • 8k x 8 nvSRAM
  • SD Card slot
  • e-Ink Digital label that is user customizable
  • Customizable icons for programming bar
  • Capacitive touch buttons on the back for on-screen control
  • USB dev port
  • Haptics

The first final HyperFlash32 units were shipped to buyers in late 2020, featuring a black cartridge and a 4 shade black and white eInk screen. Since the release of the original version it has seen a few different cosmetic update options buyers could choose from, including a black/white/red eInk screen and black, red or gold aluminium front faceplates.

Hardware Details
Developer: RetroOnyx
License: Unlicensed
Release Status: Released
Year: 2020