Did you queue up for the new Nintendo mini SNES? Do you still have a dusty Megadrive hidden away in a cupboard? Do you have an original NES but no ancient TV to go with it? Then, oh boy, do we have some news for you.
The tagline is “New hardware for old software” and it couldn’t be anymore on the money. Retro-Bit Europe are about to release the Super Retro Trio Plus. It’s one simple, HDMI capable console that will accept original cartridges from the NES, SNES and MegaDrive across a variety of region codes!
I have a stack of MegaDrive games that have been gathering dust but this is the ideal console to fire up the old classics like Flashback, Streets of Rage or General Chaos. Unlike emulators where you have to rely on the console developer to provide emulated games, you can actually use the original cartridges on the Super Retro Trio Plus. On top of that I no longer have to choose pride of place for my NES, SNES or Megadrive on my TV stand.
I guess it’s pretty obvious I’m excited about this one and if you are too then make sure to check back for our review of the console. In the meantime, here are the juicy details from Retro-Bit:
“Retro-Bit ® , leader in retro consoles, controllers and video game hardware, announced today Retro-Bit ® Europe, a new subsidiary bringing their state-of- the-art console hardware to European gamers. First to be released is the Super Retro® Trio Plus, a compact console capable of playing original NES ® , SNES ® and MegaDrive cartridges from virtually any region in glorious HD.
Available for pre-order today with shipping scheduled for December this year the Super Retro ® Trio Plus
features a simple region switch, bringing compatibility with genuine cartridges from NTSC/PF/NJ and, for
the first time, PAL regions. This will allow players to enjoy their collection of PAL cartridges all over again, but this time via HDMI ® on modern TV’s and in razer-sharp HD resolution.
Distributed throughout Europe by Game Outlet Europe (GOE Distribution), and in the UK via PQube ® , the
Super Retro ® Trio Plus comes complete with two high-quality controllers, inspired by classic consoles
and featuring no fewer than six controller ports, fully compatible with original 1st party and 3rd party controllers for all three console formats.”
If you want to get your pre-orders in or just find out more about what they have to offer you can check out their full range at www.retro-bit.com.