“Unleash your nostalgia”, the official slogan for quite possibly the coolest piece of gaming equipment to ever hit the market, the Retroblox. The Retroblox brings the nostalgia of classic videos games to the modern screen with one fantastic piece of machinery. The Retroblow is a brand new console that will allow you to play both cartridge and CD games in full HD 1080p, right in the comfort of your own home. The console is something entirely new on the market and its set to release sometime soon. The retroblox will support a wide range of consoles, which is shown below:
- SNES / SFC (Super Game Boy will work fine for play only -- but you won't be able to back up GB games individually to RetroBlox)
- Genesis / Mega Drive (J) / Mega Drive (E) / 32x / SMS support via Power Base Converter
- Atari 2600 (7800 is currently not confirmed for support, but will be vetted and confirmed before KS campaign in April)
- PC-Engine / TurboGrafx-16 / SuperGrafx
Via CD/DVD Drive (more TBA)
- PSX (PSOne) -- all regions
- Sega CD / 32X CD / Mega CD (J and E)
- PC-Engine CD / Super CD-ROM / Arcade CD-ROM / TurboGrafx-CD
With an all-in-one setup, Retroblox has made it easier than ever to play classic cartridge and CD games by yourself, or with a group of friends. You can add any cartridge or CD game directly to your library to play at anytime you wish, or go old-school and play the games directly off their respective form, either CD or cartridge via the hybrid emulation technology built within the Retroblox system. It doesn't stop there; certain games even have added online gameplay that Retroblox says “rivals current-gen consoles”.
Retroblox also gives players the perfect opportunity to share their experiences on social media with a screenshot feature that allows users to share in-game images on Facebook or Twitter, and for those whose stories can’t be expressed from images, built-in livestreaming on Twitch.tv.
To put it plain and simple, Retroblox is the perfect piece of futuristic technology for those who just want to relive the past. Invite your friends over for a night of Super Mario Bros in full 1080p HD quality, or grind out some of your favorite classic games in your spare time. For any old school gamer, the Retroblox really is a must have console. The price of the Retroblox is currently up in the air, but a price tag of under $300 has been stated by the company, which to put it simply, is amazing.
Although Retroblox has no official release date yet, it's heading to some of the leading crowdfunding sites in 2017, so if this is something you’d like to own eventually, keep an eye out on sites like GoFundMe, Kickstarter, and Indiegogo in the near future. Let us know in the comments if you’d like to own your very own Retroblox system and what game you’d try out first!
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