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January 2019 Retro Gaming Article


January 23, 2019 Retro Gaming Blog Post:

My Arcade's Retro Champ is a large portable NES/Famicom console that plays all your favorite cartridges

My Arcade's Retro Champ
Debuting at CES, this beast of a portable will go hand-in-hand with my enormous Instax camera!
Sure this thing is huge, but that's a lot of it's appeal to me. For far too long we've gone to extremes to reduce things to the tiniest measurement possible. I remember when cell phones became ridiculously small (before the advent of smart phones) and now everyone wants a big screen! I dig My Arcade's Retro Champ! It's super-sized like the Instax SQ6 camera.

This beautiful hunk of an NES handheld is coming to market in June 2019 for about $80 and it plays both NES and Famicom cartridges. It's 7" built-in screen gives you around 4 hours of play time on it's rechargeable battery. While playing Bionic Commando on the bus sounds better than realizing you have to take the bus, you'll likely want to play on your TV. Your NES/Famicom does... And so does the Retro Champ. It has an HDMI port for connecting to your TV. My arcade also sells (separately) a wireless controller that's compatible.

I'm interested to see how well the lefthand button-set functions. Ordinarily, you'd find a D-pad here as found on the NES controllers. I guess it will come down to conical tops sloped toward the center and how easily one's thumb can glide across them - simulating a D-pad.

The Retro Champ won PC Mag's Best Gaming Gear of CES 2019. It's crazy big and so cool. I'm dying to get one! The question I have is about it's charging port. I'm wondering if it can be plugged in and run off AC when playing on a TV.

How About Some Galaga On The Go?

My Arcade is also coming out with this portable Galaga - GALAGA POCKET PLAYER. It should be available in april and alson includes Galaxian and Xevious. Ordinarily, I steer away from handhelds offering only a few titles, but it's Galaga. Gotta at least mention it... right?

My Arcade's Galaga handheld

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