Load up on a whole mess of classic games and take ’em anywhere you like. Retro-Bit’s newest classic-inspired console is the Go Retro! Portable.
Turning back the clock
You probably know the name Retro-Bit from somewhere. The company has been making classic console accessories and the like for quite a while at this point. And that includes consoles for you to play your retro collection on. This new announcement is right inline with that last bit, though with a twist.
The GoRetro! Portable (exclamation point included) is a little handheld that looks a lot like the classic Nintendo GameBoy. This one doesn’t take carts though, and instead will have a slew of games built-in. How many? More than 260 titles in all.
I sounds like these won’t include any junk titles too, who cub would be a very good thing indeed. Retro-Bit is touting a catalog of games that include those from companies like The Tetris Company, Capcom, and Data East.
Expect to see the likes of:
- Mega Man 2 and 3
- Bad Dudes
Oddly enough, the GoRetro! Portable won’t have a rechargeable battery. The unit will take 4 AAA batteries, but will run off of a micro-USB cable if you like. Retro-Bit does say that those triple-A’s will net you 10 hours of battery life however, so that’s nice. Other stats include a 2.8″ screen, audio jack, and what’s promised to be an “intuitive user interface”.
The GoRetro! Portable should be shipping out right now, and will run you $34.99 USD. You can nab one at stores like Target, Best Buy, GameStop, Kohl’s, and -of course- Amazon.