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Weirdness: This Cool System Supports Famicom, Super Famicom and PC Engine Games

Posted by Thomas Whitehead

Has its own screen, too

Retro console mods and units are certainly on our list of cool things here at Nintendo Life, and we often take the opportunity to review clone hardware that allows for extra convenient play of '80s and '90s-era systems. You may have the original units in your collection, but as their chips age and if you don't want multiple systems hooked up at once, a console that combines support for multiple platforms can be useful for getting the most out of all those game cartridges.

There are companies such as Hyperkin that scratch that itch, though one-time mods often emerge from talented gamers looking to produce something interesting, or maybe even a one-off that they can sell. That certainly seems to be the case with the system pictured above, which is being sold on Yahoo auctions in Japan with a starting price of 25,000 Yen, which is about $245. That's a lot, admittedly, but it does play Famicom, Super Famicom and PC Engine games, not to mention the fact it's a cool little box with its own screen.

It's like a retro GamePad, sit it on your lap and play in bed. OK, maybe not, but we think it's pretty cool — let us know whether you agree.

[via tinycartridge.com]

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User Comments (18)

AtelierFan

#7

AtelierFan said:

On one hand I think it is really cool. On a somewhat related note, I'd like a Retron system with PC Engine/Turbografx card compatibility...

retro_player_22

#10

retro_player_22 said:

Looks like a shrunken mini-arcade cabinet but with controller ports instead of all the attractions, joysticks, and action buttons of a normal arcade cabinet. A cool design but I don't like how the cartridges sticks out.

AtelierFan

#15

AtelierFan said:

@pr0t0man

You and me both. While I'm at it, it may as well have Supergrafx capability. And the upscaling and save states of the Retron 5. And the CD player with Arcade Card.

AyeHaley

#16

AyeHaley said:

Isn't that screen a little bit too much? You have to sit right in front of it.
Who would want that? Unless you don't have a TV. A detachable and or bigger screen would've been better.

Bliquid

#17

Bliquid said:

This is an hybrid between a home and a portable console! Must be Nintendo's new secret hardware Iwata teased.

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