The most welcome is the ability to toggle between 16:9 and 4:3 aspect ratio by holding down the brightness button. Hyperkin has taken this feedback on-board and come up with a solution for the new model. The second big change relates to the buttons – they’re now multi-coloured to match the supaboy s portable sported by the Super Famicom and European SNES. We might be biased here – we’re from the UK – but we vastly prefer this colour scheme to the purple and violet buttons of the North American SNES.
The console will accept carts from any region. Expect a review the moment we’re able to get our hands on one. Damien has over a decade of professional writing experience under his belt, as well as a repulsively hairy belly. Rumours that he turned down a role in The Hobbit to work on Nintendo Life are, to the best of our knowledge, completely and utterly unfounded. Isn’t that Pin Perfect technology only a ‘thing’ because they messed up the pins on the Retron 5, with their vice like grip? Can’t believe they’re making it into some marketing spiel!
The original hardware had ‘perfect’ pins too! That’s what my wallet is asking. Even can play Any GBA games if you use GBA to SNES Adapter. The screen not being 4:3 is big turnoff for me though. I hate these black bars on the sides. Edit: The screen size is 4,3 inch, which is half an inch smaller than the 3ds XL upper screen.
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I’m afraid that won’t cut it for me. The original SNES was never designed to be moved during operation, a handheld on the other hand is. It plays Everdrive flash carts too. I’m tempted to upgrade to this new version, but I prefer the purple SNES buttons of my original model. I didn’t know this was even a real thing, but holy crap, I want one! No joke just a few days ago I found an old SNES and 6 or 8 games in my dad’s office closet but it wont work! This came along at just the right time!
It’s a cool idea, but they really should use a proper 4:3 screen. At least this one is switchable. Even making the device’s bezels hide the dead portion of the screen would be better in my opinion. I see myself picking up one of these someday, but probably still not for another revision or two – though I’ve been saying that since the first revision. As far as compatibility and design goes, I had to say this system is probably the best portable SNES handheld ever made.
With the aspect ratio option added, it’s a good buy especially since it could play any games from any regions anywhere. I bought one and when plug into my CRT TV, the pictures will show up but with saturated colors and low audio. If I had to give it a rating out of 10, it’s definitely an 8. How is the quality of this thing?
Does play most all SNES games? I am intrigued by this, even though I have a Switch I can take along as a handheld. Plus there are tons of great games that didn’t appear on the Wii-U or even the Wii VC. Yes it is, you can play both North American and Japanese cartridges via NTSC mode or EU and UK games through PAL mode.