I decided that it's a bit silly how I have close to 300 games for the NES, SNES and Genesis that I basically never play, especially since I know that I love me some retro gaming. The main issue was that I didn't want to fiddle around with having three separate retro systems hooked up to my television, which already is surrounded by newer systems.
The solution brought itself to my attention several months back: it's the Hyperkin RetroN 3. The problem was that I had a hard time "pulling the trigger" on a purchase, because technically I already have the hardware to play my games. It's in boxes here in my apartment.
Finally, I decided that if this would help me get more use out of my games, it was worth doing. So I made the purchase, along with some knockoff NES and SNES controllers (which are remarkably good and cheap). Apparently, with patents expired, people can make great hardware to play all these old games.
The system arrived today, and I have already reviewed a game as a result. I look forward to (hopefully) playing through and reviewing plenty more retro titles from my collection in the months ahead, if there's interest. I do have a lot of great games--or potentially great games that I've not yet played, despite owning them--that aren't yet reviewed on the site. I'd like to see HonestGamers get back to posting a nice selection of reviews for those older titles, not just the new stuff... though I plan to keep up with that, too, with help from freelancers and staff.
So anyway, that's an update from me. I hadn't posted in this blog for awhile, and I figured this was as good a reason to post as any!
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|TomatoMan - August 04, 2012 (08:56 AM)
That's awesome! XD I know exactly what you mean, I've got the systems myself, but having so many hooked up with switchers and spliters would just kill me at this point! I might consider it to keep the Dreamcast handy though. I just might consider one myself, although I'm going to wait and see if I can find one while out are the Retro Gaming Expo this year, also, do remind me the name of the simpsons game you were after, if I remember right it featured Bart on the cover. King Arthur and the Knights of Justice, is on the list as well. I am looking forward to seeing more retro reviews on the site!
|JayButton - September 18, 2012 (01:22 AM)
I've had a Retron 3 for a couple years now and really love it. I also had all the individual hardware to play SNES, Genesis and NES games, but it saves so much room! And it plays Super Famicom games without mutilating your SNES.