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RetroBlox: Put To Use NES, SNES, PlayStation 1 Disc Once Again, Old Games' Ultimate Requirement Is Here!

by Guenee Salugsugan / Feb 20, 2017 12:03 AM EST
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Those who still have their NES, SNES cartridges or PlayStation 1 disc gathering dust somewhere in their basement or attic can start looking for them and prep them up to be used again.  They might be able to get hold of a RetroBlox, which is an upcoming game virtual console designed to play the old-school titles, every one of them.

The RetroBlox is said to accommodate almost all discs, cartridges and ROMs developed.  It will come equipped with a built-in optical disc drive for PSX (PS1), PC-engine CDs and Sega CDs.  Its modular design means that once it becomes available in the market, owners can easily change the "Element Module," that will accommodate a specific cartridge they have to let them enjoy their old games again in their living rooms, Geeky Gadgets reports.

Upon launch of the virtual game console, it will also support  SFC, Genesis, Mega Drive (J and E), 32 x, SMS and Atari 2600.  It is also expected to be compatible with Super, Arcade and TurboGrafX CD-ROMs.

The virtual console will also come with a Bluetooth controller, which players will definitely would love to have. When it comes to the display, the upcoming console will be able to transform the original game resolution to make it look nicer on Full HD or 1080p displays that many already have on their living rooms.

The creators of RetroBlox will start a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter in April.  Campaign contributors are entitled to receive the first batch of the virtual console once it is ready to launch. It is expected to be less than $300.

Meanwhile, it is widely circulated in the gaming community that GameCube games will be coming to the Nintendo Switch via a virtual console.  This was after Yoshiaki Koizumi, the deputy general manager of Nintendo hinted that they have something in the works similar to the idea, according to Polygon.

Many gamers believe that the GameCube, which was also from Nintendo, was not given the limelight it deserved during its period.  Many of the best games of the console never did make it to another platform.  Thus, many nostalgic players are looking forward for such a feature from the soon-to-be available Switch. The Nintendo Switch is scheduled to be released on March 3.  Watch the RetroBlox in action:


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