W hen the Old School Arcade Magazine started, I was brought in to review products available to the consumer. I was able to review a reboot of the Nintendo Entertainment System and was extremely pleased with the product from another distributor. You can imagine my excitement when I was at the 2018 CES in Las Vegas and got a first look at the newest products from Hyperkin.
Like any other company there, they did everything to impress with their newest addition to their library with the SupaRetroN HD HD. This Super Nintendo reboot has added a whole new set of options to give the audience what they want when playing… variety, while at the same time not changing it enough to ruin the retro experience.
Size matters not – Opening the box reveals a system that is just a tad bigger than the latest SNES emulator machine released by Nintendo, yet smaller than the original system. One benefit to the Hyperkin line is that the sizes of their machines may seem too small, but in the end, it’s beneficial because not too many people have extra room on their bookshelf or entertainment stand. We’ll blame Sony and Microsoft for that little hic-up. The system is noticeably lighter than the original system. Included with the system are two standard sized con- trollers, HDMI cable, USB power source and the standard AV cable option.
Games – The one important point to mention about the SupaRetroN HD is it is not an emulator system. This system is nearly identical the original SNES system. The challenge to building the library of games, is finding them. However, lately, there has been an explosion of retro madness that makes everyone want the games. So they seem to be more readily available from local gaming stores and through the online marketplace.
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