Have a hankering for one of the golden ages of video games, but don’t have working consoles at home? You don’t need to try your luck on eBay anymore.
Dust off any NES, SNES, or Sega Genesis cartridges you might have. Super Mario RPG? Yep, it’s time to play Geno again. Streets of Rage 2. Get some Ghosts ‘N’ Goblins or Mega Man 2 in if you think your self-esteem has been a little too high lately. There’s just no shortage of good times to be had. Duck Hunt. Wait, no. What are you doing? No, put Shaq Fu away. Put – put it away. Don’t do that.
Anyway, get them all ready for the Innex Super Retro Console. This new all-in-one console actually plays NES, SNES, and Sega Genesis games, with controller ports in the front for two of each of all three kinds of controllers. If you buy an extra adapter, you can also use it to play GameBoy Advance games on the big screen. Granted, the GBA isn’t as old or stately as the other three, but it’s nice to have nonetheless.
You’ll need to bring your own controllers and games to the party (the console does come with two third-party 16-bit era controllers), but if you’ve been saddled with a broken-down console for years, this is your chance to revisit all the classics. And there are so many classics to get to. Steam, the Nintendo Virtual Console, and emulators only take you so far.
The whole thing is surprisingly affordable, too. The Innex Super Retro Console by itself will have a $70 price tag. The GBA adapter, which is in the form of a 16-bit cartridge that can fit into an actual SNES or the Super Retro will be $40. You’ll be able to get those two bundled together for $90. No word on a specific release date, but Innex has said they will be showing off the Super Retro console at E3 in June.