It seemed like only yesterday when Nintendo and Sega were at each other’s throats, all to get you to spend money on their respective consoles. Fast-forward 30 years and My Arcade looks to bring the two camps together with the Super Retro Champ handheld.
The Super Retro Champ looks chunky for a handheld, but for good reason—it has slots for SNES and Sega Genesis cartridges. The larger size means it’s not as convenient as something like the BittBoy, which lets you load ROMs of your favorite games and be on your merry way. However, the Super Retro Champ side-steps the legal repercussions and gameplay issues that can come with ROMs by letting you play the cartridges themselves.
Given the number of buttons on this thing, the Super Retro Champ wants you to play it on the go. A directional pad and four colorful buttons flank either side of the seven-inch display, with additional R/C and L/Z buttons on the back. The power switch sits on the top of the handheld and also doubles as a switch for SNES and Genesis games. Also on the top are a headphone jack, micro-USB port for charging, and power indicator light. According to My Retro, the Super Retro Champ is rated for five hours of use.
Smack in the middle of the back is an HDMI port, which lets you output your games to your TV. Better yet, you can play with someone else using two wireless gamepads, regardless of whether you connect the handheld to your TV or not. That’s thanks to the built-in kickstand, letting you prop up the Super Retro Champ on a table.
The Super Retro Champ will be available later in 2020 for $110.
Source: The Verge