My Arcade's Switch-style console, the Retro Champ, that can play 16-bit cartridges is available now
Dust off your old games
We first covered the Retro Champ earlier this year, where its ability to play SNES, Super Famicom and Genesis/Mega Drive cartridges in both a handheld and TV-mode – like the Switch – caught our eye. It is now available for purchase on Amazon.
So if you've ever wanted a Switch style experience with one of your old games you've got sitting in a box in your attic, you can now have that. In its handheld form, the Retro Champ has a 7-inch screen and will last somewhere between 3-5 hours on a full battery charge.
Players will also be able to change aspect ratio on the fly too. A simple flick of a switch will swap between the classic 4:3 and 16:9 widescreen ratios. So you can go for a more retro feel when playing through your old library of games or make use of your entire screen, it's up to you.
The console itself costs $79.99 but there's also the Retro Champ Premium Bundle which comes with two Super GamePad wireless controllers and a 12' HDMI cable. Naturally, this will cost a little bit more with an asking price of $110.
A cute feature of the Retro Champ is that it includes a retractable game cartridge cleaning kit, complete with cotton swabs and a vial that can be filled up with a cleaning solution of your choice. How many people will actually use this I'm not sure, but it's a thoughtful inclusion nonetheless.
Talking about the ethos of the console Amir Navid, Creative Director at My Arcade said: “We wanted to make a console that enabled collectors to quickly and conveniently test or play their classic games and import titles on-the-go. Furthermore, we wanted retro gamers to enjoy their vintage game titles with friends and allow them to easily connect the console to modern TV sets.”The top 50 best mobile games currently in soft launch for iPhone, iPad or Android