Retro-Bit has been highlighting a number of products at CES 2017 that we've been covering throughout the day. The final part to cover is the Retro-Bit Generations Portable, which is expected in July for $69.99.
If the name sounds familiar, that's because this is a handheld iteration of the Retro-Bit Generations console. We were critical of the console last year due to notable performance issues - this is a system that has licensed games from major publishers, including titles originally released on Game Boy, NES, Mega Drive / Genesis, SNES and arcades. The problem is that, when emulating the later or more powerful systems in particular, we reckon it falls short.
Hopefully the portable will do better - its price actually makes it $10 more than its predecessor, no doubt due to optimising the system for size and supplying the screen.
The jury will very much be out on this one - we'll see how well it performs later in the year.