Retro-Inspired Video Game Phone Case REVIEW


This Retro Video Game Case is available for all modern iPhone models (iPhone 6 or newer) and it comes in four different colors (red, blue, black, and white — the red and blue are only available for the iPhone X). The case was designed to look like the original Nintendo Gameboy and is complete with a monochromatic 8-bit display. The case is protective for your phone as it covers all four sides and the back quite nicely. The game system comes with a variety of different games to play. They are all stored internally so there are no tiny game cartridges to worry about. The gaming part of the case is actually powered by one CR2032 battery. This way the case is not draining your phone’s battery when you are playing games. The material the case is made from is dirt resistant and the gaming side of the case is explosion proof and smudge proof.

User Experience

The case arrived in a fairly simple box. The back of the box had a colorful mural pictured along with the brand name “WANLE” pasted around the borders. The front of the box was clear so that you could easily see the product inside. There was a sticker placed in the bottom right-hand corner with the name of the case printed on it (VC-061 iX White — Game Machine Designed — Mobile Phone Case). Other than that the box seemed a bit generic as there were no details about the product available on the case.


I have personally seen cases that have that retro look to them but can’t do anything besides protect the phone. As someone who likes to game but feels that this case is sort of underwhelming in that area, I still find it to be a decent buy as normal fashion cases can cost between $29-$49 dollars. This case protects the phone and allows you to play a game or two at the same time. Despite the minor issues I had (sensitive buttons and screen protection), I can still recommend this case — especially to 80s babies.




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