Ever wanted to play the first ever FIFA? Well, now’s your chance.
Thanks to the new Retro Freak, playing classic titles from the 80s and 90s has never been simpler…largely because it has a whopping 12 consoles built into it.
These include the Famicom, Super Famicom / SNES, Mega Drive / Genesis, Game Boy, Game Boy Color, PC Engine and Game Boy Advance.
Adaptors let you run Master System and NES games, too.
So, how does it work?
The Android-based console replicates several vintage systems using emulation but also supports original cartridges.
It’s powered by a Rockchip 3066 ‘system on a chip’, which means that emulation is smooth and silky.
Games will never look better thanks to an array of screen filters and upscaled 720HD display.
If you do have the original cartridges, always opt for these as they’ll feel slightly better.
For those without the originals, you can download and store games on to an SD card – essentially creating a retro ‘Netflix’ for games.
Sadly while its performance is vibrant and lively, its design is far more plain.
It’s not ugly by any means, though – resembling a sort of prototype SNES.
The controller also harks back to classic Nintendo console. It’s well-made and comfortable to use.
However, if it’s not your thing, you can use a PlayStation 4 DualShock 4 controller via a wired connection (the unit does not support wireless) and it’ll work a charm.
You can pick up a Retro Freakhere priced at £169.99.
PS. For those after another slice of retro action, check out these new coffee table books.
Our favourite is Push Start: The Art of Video Games Book (below), which traces how visuals have come on through the golden era of arcade gaming all the way to current HD masterpieces.
It spans all eras, right from Pong, all the way up to ‘The Last of Us’ and other next-gen blockbusters.
Definitely worth checking out.