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Quite often nowadays talk of playing retro games drifts to emulators - and arguments over them - and services like the Virtual Console. Plenty still dust off their original (and surprisingly functional) systems, however, and there's a sub-industry of gadgets to help these retro gamers get the most out of their systems.

A rather neat device, for which 8Bitdo x Analogue have teamed up, is the Retro Receiver. Conceptually it's simple, though we imagine the mechanics behind it are rather clever - it allows you to use modern Bluetooth-based controllers on the original hardware (and clones such as the Analogue Nt).

To give some modern examples this includes the Wii U Pro Controller, the Wii Remote, and Sony's DualShock 3 and 4. Naturally it also supports 8Bitdo's controllers, many of which are recreations of classic Nintendo pads.

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Another couple of notable features are that additional buttons on modern controllers are mapped as turbo buttons, and you can plug two of these into your NES for multiplayer.

It's a neat concept and only has a price tag of $19.99. The official website is listing Play Asia as the retailer, though at the time of writing there's no listing for it as yet - one to watch out for.

So, retro gamers, does this appeal to you?

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