Ever since the Retron 5 and Retro Freak arrived on the scene clone hardware maker Retro-Bit has fallen a little silent. The company's last major release - the Super Retro Trio - was seen as a rival to Hyperkin's hardware, but lacked HDMI support and the ability to load data via an SD card, and was kind of ignored as a result.
The company hasn't been idle however, and is currently working on its next venture, a system which aims to offer something similar to the recently-announced NES Mini from Nintendo.
The Retro-Bit Generations comes with all the mod-cons, such as two Mega Drive-style 6-button USB controllers, HDMI out and an SD card slot, which presumably will be used for loading ROMs and storing save data. The big news here is that the machine will be pre-loaded with over 100 different titles, some of which will be licenced from the archives of Capcom, Data East, Irem, Jaleco and Piko Interactive.
Titles confirmed for the machine are Ghosts 'N Goblins, Gun Smoke, Kid Niki Radical Ninja, Kung-Fu, Captain Commando, Kickle Cubicle, Rival Turf, Super R-Type, The Super Bases Loaded Series, Knights of the Round, Brawl Brothers and Ring King. The more eagle-eyed of you will notice that many of those releases were console exclusives back in the day - Super R-Type and Brawl Brothers are SNES games while Kickle Cubicle came out on the NES - so it would appear that the system simply emulates old hardware, like the Retron 5 and Retro Freak, just without support for original cartridges.
Retro-Bit will be announcing more games in the future, but in the meantime, let us know what you think by posting a comment below.