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RetroN 3 console

The RetroN 3 Video Gaming System is a piece of hardware that gets almost everything right. The red (or black, thankfully) box houses chips capable of playing any NES, SNES or Genesis (Megadrive) games you may still have lying around. Simply slot the cart into the correct top-hole and you can play anything from Streets of Rage through Super Mario Anything to, erm, Top Gun: The Second Mission……


These days, emulation makes having old school consoles hooked up to your TV pretty unnecessary. But if you must play Chrono Trigger from the original cartridge, the RetroN 3 is a pretty great way to do it.

In addition to having three cartridge slots for NES, SNES and Genesis games, respectively, it also has ports for all three systems’ original controllers. If you don’t have any kicking around, it comes with two generic wireless controllers.

We know the hazards that can befall retro gaming enthusiasts — janky third party consoles and KIRFy handhelds not the least among them — so it’s nice to see someone put some real thought in their hardware. Available in retro-futurist red or sober, serious black, the RetroN 3 gaming system is compatible with your Nintendo, Sega Genesis, and SNES cartridges.

Output is via S-video or composite AV, and input is via a pair of wireless game-pads. But here’s the clincher, the feature that makes this probably the greatest retro-gaming rig we’ve seen: You don’t have to use the supplied controllers. The box has six extra sockets so you can hook up two each of your original joypads for all three consoles.

So it’s nice to see someone put some real thought in their hardware. Available in retro-futurist red or sober, serious black, the RetroN 3 gaming system is compatible with your Nintendo, Sega Genesis, and SNES cartridges. And if that weren’t enough for you (it seldom is, is it?) you can use a pair of the original controllers from either of those three systems. If that seems too awesome, it also packs its own wireless controllers.

And if that weren’t enough for you (it seldom is, is it?) you can use a pair of the original controllers from either of those three systems. If that seems too awesome, it also packs its own wireless controllers. Available now for $70.

Resources :wired.com,gizmodo.com.au,engadget.com

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