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.