The Game Guy
I first laid eyes on Hyperkin’s Retron 5 at E3 2013. This device claimed to be five retro consoles in one: a Famicom, Nintendo, Super Nintendo, Sega Genesis and Game Boy Advance (Game Boy Color games work, too). The dream device was packaged in a little black box with four top-loading slots for cartridges, plus additional slots for original controllers. It was love at first sight.
The Retron 5 was originally slated to release in the summer of 2013, but faced numerous delays. The console is finally available to the public a full year after that E3 encounter. I was able to track one down at a local game shop in my area for $140 (prices will vary based on the retail store). Here are my impressions of this all-in-one retro gaming solution.