If you've got a box of old game cartridges in the attic and a bunch of kids who just can't understand how awesome games were back when you were a kid, the new Super Retro Trio console could be just what you're looking for.
Manufactured by Retro-bit and available to purchase next month, the Trio is an adapter box that allows you to play NES, SNES and SEGA GENESIS cartridge games without having to find a working version of those old game consoles.
An advance model of the console was on display at last month's E3 convention in Los Angeles and attendees were given a chance to play the NES classic Super Mario Bros. from an original cartridge plugged into the new system. In spite of my own extreme rust, the game seemed to play exactly like it did for me back in the late '80s.
You can also buy the game with an adapter that will let you play GameBoy Advance games with the system. The console will retail for $69.99 and you can have the bundle with GBA adapter for $20 more.
More images, a video of the demo at E3 and some additional product highlights are below.
• Super Retro Trio – Play classic NES, SNES and GENESIS games directly from the original cartridges onto the SR3. The modern design of this 3-in-1 home system allows for less clutter and more gaming. It’s equipped with 3 cartridge slots, 6 controller ports compatible with original or third party controllers, two 16-bit game controllers, an S-video connection, an AC adapter and an AV cable. SRP $69.99
• Super Retro Adapter – Play original GBA game cartridges directly on the SNES or any third party 16-bit console. The Super Retro Adapter comes equipped with a GBA link cable port (link cable sold separately) for connecting of up to 3 Gameboy systems which allows you to play 4-way gaming. SRP $39.99
• Super Retro Bundle – Combines both the Super Retro Trio with the Super Retro Adapter into one awesome bundle of retro fun. SRP: $89.99