This is a basic review and game play video that puts the Retron 5 through it's paces. I test all the different formats that the Retron 5 is able to play, including, Famicom, Super Famicom, Sega Master, System, Genesis, Gameboy, SNES, NES, GBA, Home Brew, and Repros.
My testing of Repros and Homebrews is ongoing. Please see this link for more info. The Test List
I don't do many posts about my recent pick ups, but this one was kind of large so I figured I'd drop the pics on here and show you guys the next set I am going to try and finish, I guess it's not so much a hint as an obvious confession. Notice though I did say try, I could very well get distracted, or if I get some good trades hopefully I can finish that NES set I have been plugging away at. I am about 7 games from a PS1 Long Box set so I could get a wild hair and finish that, but as to what I am currently working at it's GameCube and NES, just like with Sith there can be only two. The Sith rule is a bit of a slap in the face to Highlander...just a random musing, as it is now well past my bed time.
Seriously, this question makes me want to scream. People ask this question with a fuck you smirk plastered to their face, ready to call you an idiot if you don't pick the console they like best. I know I am more fortunate than most in that I have the ability to own multiple systems, but being a shit-mouthed fanboy is pointless. I don't fault anyone for having a preference or an opinion but opining vitriolically about how much you hate the X-Box just because it's an X-Box makes you look like a fool. Let me be frank with everyone, I couldn't give two shits what system a game is released on. It makes no difference that Nintendo was my first love. Eff Microsoft, Eff Sony, and Eff Nintendo too. I am here to play games, a game is not made bad simply because it was released on a console that is not my first choice. Be a fan of games, not of large multinational corporations who do not care about you.
As gamers we should look to criticize poorly made games, bad controls, cash grabs, lazy design, poor narratives, and all on disc dlc. Does this mean we shouldn't criticize Sony, Microsoft, or Nintendo? No, not at all. All three of these companies deserve valid criticism. Sony's PS3 deserved to be blasted for the security holes, high price, arrogance, and their sub par online service. Microsoft earned it's hate with the Red Ring of Death, and Nintendo should apologize for the tragic mishandling of the Virtual Console, the inaccurate Wiimote, and it's terrible online functionality. While these companies earned their scars none of this has anything to do with how good Bioshock and The Last of Us are. Go to IGN.com and read the comment section of any game review. What you find is fanboys lobbing hate bombs back and forth, and for what? Because Sony is awesome? Sony isn't awesome, Sony is a large company, they are not your friend, they don't care about you, and they are made of money and don't need your help. Stop being a walking, talking billboard!
So what system do I play? I play all of them, as each has it's own merits and collection of exclusive titles that I want to play. I could go on about this for days but that is not what you are here for. I leave you with this.