An NES, SNES, Genesis and GBA, All In One Voltron Console

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With a new generation of game consoles on the horizon, people have had backwards compatibility on the mind. For those who want to play old games without keeping a ton of old consoles around, there's the Hyperkin Retron 3, which can play NES, SNES and Sega Genesis carts all in a single unit.

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This week, Hyperkin announced their newest console, the Retron 4, which is even more ambitious than the 3. (The 3 is pictured above.) It'll add Game Boy Advance compatibility to the mix, as well as HDMI output.

From the Retron 4 press release

RetroN 4 Points of Interest:
· 2 Original Controller Ports for Each Platform (6 Total)
· Wireless Bluetooth Controller
· 4 Cartridge Ports for NES, SNES, Genesis and GBA cartridges
· HDMI Output with Digital Signal Conversion
· "Perdana" Digital User Interface
· PAL and NTSC compatible

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Nice. Given that the image up top is of the Retron 3, it's still not clear what the 4 will look like. Maybe something less candy-colored? Though hell, this thing could be bright green and orange and I'd still want one. Hyperkin says they'll announce more details about the Retron 4 at the Midwest Gaming Classic in March.

(Via Wired)

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DISCUSSION

Playing with the original controller is the biggest one for me. There's no better way to play a NES game, that with a funky little, sharp corned, son of a bitch. It does have a rockin' d-pad and CONCAVE BUTTONS!!