My Arcade’s NES and Famicom handheld, the Retro Champ, is launching today. The console plays cartridges and works for old-school collectors looking for a way to relive their favorite games in their original form.
Retro Champ is My Arcade’s latest foray into classic gaming. Previously, it released a system that allowed users to play both SNES and Sega Genesis cartridges on one device. This new handheld is compatible with HD TVs, wireless controllers, and includes a built-in screen and cartridge cleaning kit. It comes with a rechargeable battery that lasts around three to five hours on a single charge.
“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,” said SVP of product development and creative director Amir Navid in a prepared statement. “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.”
The console is up for purchase on its own for $79.99, or as a bundle that includes two wireless controllers and an HDMI cable for $110 on Amazon and MyArcadeGaming.com.