Retro Gaming Machine Gets More Compatible with Controller Adapter Set
posted on by Carlos Cadorniga
Better hope this thing isn't region-locked!
The "Retro Freak" Japanese gaming system by Cybergadget is seeing a release in October, with sites like Amazon Japan already accepting preorders.
Revealed back in May, this Swiss army knife of a system is compatible with controllers and cartridges of over 11 older consoles including the Game Boy (along with Color and Advanced cartridges), SNES and Super Famicom. The system hasn't even come out yet, and it already boasts over 9,000 titles under its belt. Retro Freak will allow retro gamers to experience their nostalgic video games in picture-perfect HD.
A release was originally planned for September but was pushed back one month.
The site also announced the differences between the previously revealed regular and premium edition: controllers.
A normal set will come with a cartridge adapter, a standard controller designed after the Super Famicom controller, HDMI cable and an AC adapter, totaling 20,000 yen (about US$165). The Controller Adapter Set, which costs 23,000 yen (US$185), will include the aforementioned as well as a controller adapter that can allow any of its compatible retro controllers to be plugged in to the system.
The USB slot installed on the Retro Freak will even allow PS3 and PS4 controllers to be used with it. The buttons can be assigned accordingly.
Additional functions include Code Freak, which will allow things like starting a game with every upgrade and a Quick Save function that allows game saving at any point during a game.