Nostalgia among gaming nerds is big business. The NES and SNES Classic Edition retro consoles are still selling out. Obviously a Game Boy Classic Edition must be on the way from Nintendo, right? Maybe, but Hyperkin is working on its own remake and beating them to the punch.
Despite its unorthodox shape and button layout, the GameCube controller has earned a cult following, especially among Smash Bros. fans. Gaming peripheral makers such as Horii and PDP have released Wii U controllers that mimic the GameCube, but those are wired and need to be plugged into a Wii Remote.
Retro console maker Hyperkin pulled a ThinkGeek this past April Fools, using the day as a risk-free consumer survey. The company released a “fake” press statement about a concept called the Smart Boy, an add-on for the iPhone 6 Plus that adds a Game Boy and Game Boy Color cartridge slot and physical controls.
If you recall, a few weeks back, we mentioned that Hyperkin was working on an update to their popular retro multi-console, the RetroN. Well, today, they officially showed off the console, and it’s been renamed the RetroN 5, since it has five cartridge slots.
A while back we told you about the return of the Game Genie for Nintendo DS devices, but now the Game Genie is coming for those of us who use the PS3. As I said back then, many of today’s games just aren’t very hard compared to way back when, but if you do want lots of ways to cheat on your PS3 games, you will soon be in luck.
These days I can’t think of any game so difficult that I need to cheat in order to beat it – especially since the advent of infinite game saves and Internet walkthroughs. I remember the good old days of the 80s/90s, when some games were so hard that you almost had to cheat to beat them.
Hyperkin has released several ways to play retro games at home, including their RetroN, which can play games from NES, SNES and Genesis. But their handhelds have only played NES games. Now, they’ve take wraps of a new portable that can actually play real SNES cartridges.
They guys at Hyperkin keep outdoing themselves with their line of retro consoles. The latest console, called the Retro N 3, can play games from the original Nintendo Entertainment System, Super Nintendo and Sega Genesis in a single system.
Better yet, the Retro N 3 can play games from their original cartridges, rather than running emulated ROMs, so you can just dust off your old carts from the closet (or eBay) and play the originals as they were originally intended.
While the N 3 provides ports to connect controllers from each of the classic systems, each system also includes a pair of wireless controllers which sorta resemble the 6-button Genesis controller.
It wasn’t all that long ago that the guys from Hyperkin released the FC Mobile, a portable gaming system that could play original cartridges from your old NES console. Now, they’re getting set to release an update to the system that makes it just that much more compelling.
The FC Mobile II improves upon the original FC Mobile by bundling a pair of wireless joypads and a wireless light gun so you can use it as both a handheld and a full-fledged Nintendo Entertainment System (clone) that you can hook up to your television and even play two-player games on.
8-bit and 16-bit worlds collide in this split-personality console which can play games from both the Nintendo NES and the SEGA Genesis consoles.
The Hyperkin Dual Action SG/FC (also sold under the Yobo brand) has two cartridge slots, and can play original carts from both of these classic systems.