16 Bits of Pure Awesome

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Portable Super Mario World? I think I just had a nerdgasm.

Doesn’t all this silly fighting between X-Box One and Playstation 4 make you wish for a simpler time?  A time when games were in two dimensions of pure excellence, gameplay was prized over graphics, and you could walk down to Blockbuster with a few bucks in your hand to rent the newest Donkey Kong Country for the whole weekend?

Well then you’re in luck, because the folks over at Retro Bit have come up with a way for you to play your old NES and SNES games at home or on the go!  The RetroDuo comes with an RCA hookup and two controllers for your TV, and one of the controllers can be detached and carried with you on the go.  Sure, it’s a little bulky, but don’t you remember how heavy the old GameBoys used to be?  Think of how ripped your forearms will be after playing EarthBound for eight hours straight.

You can also hook the RetroDuo up to your TV and educate your kids about how awesome, and difficult, video games used to be.

You can also hook the RetroDuo up to your TV and educate your kids about how awesome, and difficult, video games used to be.

The controller hookups allow you to use your old SNES controllers and other accessories (maybe your old Mario Paint mouse?), just in case you’re a controller snob like me, and won’t settle for less than the real thing.  They even sell an adapter for Sega Genesis games, so you can play an entire decade’s worth of sweetness, regardless of console.  And the best part about retro gaming is you can still buy old games at independent game stores, usually for less than five bucks a piece.  While other folks are flinging birds or planting flowers on their phones, you can throw down with some Street Fighter 2 or Earthworm Jim.  They’ll only be able to wish they were as cool as you.

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