With my children rapidly approaching gaming age, I want their introduction to my favourite pastime to begin with the classics — NES, Super Nintendo and Sega Genesis. The Super Retro Trio, coming later this year from Innex and Retro-bit, handles games from all three of those systems for a mere $69.99. That will look so lovely in their bedroom.
I've been lugging around boxes of game cartridges and old consoles for years, with absolutely no intention of ever pulling the systems out of storage. My entertainment centre is a ridiculous mass of cables, and the oldest system I'm currently willing to hassle with (handhelds not included) is the Dreamcast. Plus, my older systems are in lovely condition, and I really don't want to expose them to the slings and arrows of outrageous toddlers.
A quality console that reliably runs the majority of my cartridges (I'll yank out one of the four N64 consoles I've somehow accumulated later) would be a godsend. I stress quality here, because I bought one of those NES knock-offs that were all over eBay a few years back, and it was a complete piece of shit.
This does not look like a piece of shit. It looks rather striking. I've had my eye on the Retro-Bit handheld SNES/NES system for a while now, so I think I've got a feel for the overall quality? Don't quote me on that. Or quote me with a question mark. Either way, I am intrigued.
The Super Retro Trio will come with a pair of 16-bit game controllers, an S-video connection (fancy!), A/V cables and a power adaptor. I'm not sure if I want to grab an HDMI adaptor, or just buy the boys an old tube television to help teach them the value of high-definition.
Oh, and it can also use this little baby...
That's the Super Retro adaptor for playing Game Boy Advance games. It'll be $39.99 alone, or $89.99 bundled with the system.
The adaptor and the Super Retro Trio will be on sale at the Innex website some time after it debuts exclusive at E3 2013 next month. Next month? Shit, I need to make sandwiches.