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RetroN 4 Console Plays NES, SNES, Genesis, Game Boy - Through HDMI


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Initial post: Mar 5, 2013 10:40:27 AM PST
Kin-foot says:
http://www.wired.com/gamelife/2013/03/hyperkin-retron-4/

Game Boy busted? Super Nintendo toast? In need of new hardware to play your old games? A company called Hyperkin has built itself up providing just that - brand-new game consoles that play classic cartridges. On Tuesday, it announced what looks to be its most ambitious project ever: The RetroN 4 will feature four cartridge slots, allowing you to play cartridges from the Nintendo Entertainment System, Super NES, Sega Genesis and for the first time the Game Boy Advance.

As if that were not enough, it will also sport HDMI output. The currently available RetroN 3 console supports NES, SNES and Genesis, and has S-Video out. It will include a Bluetooth wireless controller, but also feature two controller ports for each console so you can plug in original control pads.

A built-in digital user interface will allow you to reassign controller buttons and more. Hyperkin will release more details on the RetroN 4 at the Midwest Gaming Classic, to be held March 23-24 in Brookfield, Wisconsin.

As the prices of these classic game consoles in working condition continue to rise, this could be a cheaper and more space-efficient solution for those who want to enjoy the classics. Cloned systems like this aren't usually 100 percent compatible with the classic cartridge libraries, but it's a good-enough solution for casual players. Not to mention the fact that solutions for playing Game Boy Advance games on the television, besides buying a GameCube and a Game Boy Player, are in short supply.

Posted on Mar 5, 2013 10:45:07 AM PST
MrFoxhound says:
"but it's a good-enough solution for casual players."

LOL, if you're buying this, you've shed the "casual" label somewhere off in your past.

Posted on Mar 5, 2013 10:50:40 AM PST
Soulshine says:
I'm just glad there's a market for these things and the tech is improving. I'd love to see a later iteration include N64 cartridge support but I'm not sure how far down the line that has to be.

Posted on Mar 5, 2013 11:09:54 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Mar 5, 2013 11:12:53 AM PST
When do they have the ability to make a clone n64? I thought it was after 10 years??

I bought this one a few months ago, its not bad.

MASCOT EDITION RetroDuo [RETROBIT]

Posted on Mar 5, 2013 12:16:15 PM PST
I'm actually really interested in the HDMI output on this thing. It's the first time I think I've ever been interested in a Famiclone.

Posted on Mar 5, 2013 12:29:27 PM PST
Gameresq says:
All of my old Nintendo systems still work

Posted on Mar 5, 2013 12:29:38 PM PST
Stud Lee© says:
On a side note, is someone really dumb enough to pay $899 for Super Mario World for SNES?

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 5, 2013 12:31:31 PM PST
Because "casuals" never played video games growing up and/or hate revisiting their childhood, mirite?

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 5, 2013 12:31:46 PM PST
Gameresq says:
It can be played on GameCube via the GBA Player, so I doubt anyone other than a collector would pay that much

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 5, 2013 12:32:40 PM PST
"Not to mention the fact that solutions for playing Game Boy Advance games on the television, besides buying a GameCube and a Game Boy Player, are in short supply."

There's always emulators running on a computer hooked up to a television.

Posted on Mar 5, 2013 12:33:48 PM PST
Shanghaied says:
The problem in my case isn't the systems; they all still work.

The problem is usually the cartridge.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 5, 2013 12:34:31 PM PST
Gameresq says:
Indeed

Posted on Mar 5, 2013 12:35:49 PM PST
When can they do this with N64 stuff? I'd love to see a handheld that plays N64 games.
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