If you’re like me (and we’ll say you are), you have a lot of great old games that you can’t play. I’ve got dozens of old Nintendo Entertainment System games, but my NES hasn’t done anything other than gather dust in years because the console gave up the ghost during my college years. My SNES still works like a charm, as does my ancient Game Boy… or at least it did the last time I knew where it was circa 2004. Long story short, I have a lot of awesome retro games and no way to play the bulk of them. That’s why I’ve been trying to find some sort of retro video game player, either an original NES or a modern emulator. Fortunately, Hyperkin has announced the RetroN 5 console.
Not only does the RetroN play NES games, it also plays SNES games, Game Boy/Game Boy Color/Game Boy Advanced games, Sega Genesis and Sega Megadrive Games, and Famicom games just in case you’ve got some cool Japanese imports! It supports saving to memory cards like emulators do, and it works with a special video processor to push the games out in something decent-looking on an HD screen via HDMI.
Sadly, there’s no definitive release date or price yet, but Hyperkin hopes to have the system on the market by July at a price around $100. So feel free to hit the flea market and second-hand store and stock up on old-school games to prepare for the return of the consoles of your childhood!Technorati Tags: all-in-one video game console, Famicom, five-in-one video game system, Game Boy, genesis, hyperkin, NES, retro games, retro gaming, retron 5, SNES, video game console plays five different games, video game consoles, video game players, video games