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Retron 5
« on: September 19, 2014, 08:11:17 pm »
It's really weird seeing this so soon after reading "Console Wars" where this technology, and the content, were both contemporary an cutting edge.  I've seen the Retron 3 for sale at the bookstore, and it looked okay, but this is definitely a step up... it supports a ridiculous amount of systems (NES, SNES, Genesis, Master System, Famicom, Super Famicom, Game Boy, Game Boy Colour, and Game Boy Advance) and all the old Game Genie codes are in there since it's made by the same company (you just go through a list and switch on what cheats you'd like).  I still have my old Game Boy cartridges, and just being able to play those again would be great... and I'd love an excuse to go shopping to try out some of the games I never had a chance to play when I was a kid.

This is... you know how there's a "desert island list," what you'd take with you on a desert island?  I have a "time travel list," the sort of thing I'd go back in time and give myself as a kid to blow my mind (my iPod is on that list as well).  Seriously, imagine having this as a kid, invite ALL your friends over and tell them to bring ALL their games, it doesn't matter what system they have.

I gotta say... this picture is SO freakin' gorgeous.

Here's another video showing the hardware in action, which games work, etc.

It'd be really neat if someone could figure out how to mess with the game code so that the game could fill the whole 16:9 screen, expanding the "lens" to show more of the level rather than crop or stretch.  That'd be fantastic.
« Last Edit: September 19, 2014, 09:07:35 pm by Neumatic »

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