So if you’ve ever wanted a Switch style experience with one of your old games you’ve got sitting in a box in your attic, you can now have that. In its handheld form, the Retro Champ has a 7-inch screen and will last somewhere between 3-5 hours on a full battery charge.
Players will also be able to change aspect ratio on the fly too. A simple flick of a switch will swap between the classic 4:3 and 16:9 widescreen ratios. So you can go for a more retro feel when playing through your old library of games or make use of your entire screen, it’s up to you.
The console itself costs $79.99 but there’s also the Retro Champ Premium Bundle which comes with two Super GamePad wireless controllers and a 12′ HDMI cable. Naturally, this will cost a little bit more with an asking price of $110.
A cute feature of the Retro Champ is that it includes a retractable game cartridge cleaning kit, complete with cotton swabs and a vial that can be filled up with a cleaning solution of your choice. How many people will actually use this I’m not sure, but it’s a thoughtful inclusion nonetheless.
Talking about the ethos of the console Amir Navid, Creative Director at My Arcade said: “We wanted to make a console that enabled collectors to quickly and conveniently test or play their classic games and import titles on-the-go. Furthermore, we wanted retro gamers to enjoy their vintage game titles with friends and allow them to easily connect the console to modern TV sets.”
My Arcade’s Retro Champ is supposedly now available for purchases on both their own site and Amazon, though it still says coming soon on the former. It’ll set you back $79.99.
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