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Re: Retroblox: New 1080p "Clone" - 2600 to PCE-CD to PS1

by bmoc Fri Jun 22, 2018 12:41 pm

Nintendo Life just released a lengthy video detailing the system menu and a tiny bit of gameplay.

https://youtu.be/xP2th2UHmJo

It sure does look slick and easy to navigate. Pretty much every E3 impression that I have read is positive. I think I am down for at least two modules at launch. Most likely Genesis and NES. I only have a stock NES at the moment so that will be a nice upgrade. My second one will probably be the Genesis module so that I can remove all those power bricks from my setup.

I'll have to save the SNES and Turbografx 16 modules for later unless they have a really nice bundle deal when preorders start.
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Re: Retroblox: New 1080p "Clone" - 2600 to PCE-CD to PS1

by racketboy Sun Jun 24, 2018 7:37 am

bmoc wrote:Nintendo Life just released a lengthy video detailing the system menu and a tiny bit of gameplay.

https://youtu.be/xP2th2UHmJo

It sure does look slick and easy to navigate. Pretty much every E3 impression that I have read is positive. I think I am down for at least two modules at launch. Most likely Genesis and NES. I only have a stock NES at the moment so that will be a nice upgrade. My second one will probably be the Genesis module so that I can remove all those power bricks from my setup.

I'll have to save the SNES and Turbografx 16 modules for later unless they have a really nice bundle deal when preorders start.


Definitely excited about this! I think TG16 would be my first pick. Any word on it handling all the different formats in the family? Like am I gonna have to swap units if I want to jump between HuCards and TurboCDs?
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Re: Retroblox: New 1080p "Clone" - 2600 to PCE-CD to PS1

by bmoc Sun Jun 24, 2018 9:08 am

You'll just need the one module to do everything Turbografx/PC Engine. In fact, you won't need any module to do CD based games. That will work with the base unit alone.
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Re: Retroblox: New 1080p "Clone" - 2600 to PCE-CD to PS1

by prfsnl_gmr Sun Jun 24, 2018 11:00 am

Any hope that this will play Saturn games? What about N64 or 7800?
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Re: Retroblox: New 1080p "Clone" - 2600 to PCE-CD to PS1

by bmoc Sun Jun 24, 2018 12:37 pm

They have expressed interest in Saturn but that is a tough one to properly emulate even now. They want to do N64 but they are waiting for patents to expire. There was a 2600/7800 module planned when they first announced the project. I think there is a good chance that it will return post launch.
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by racketboy Sun Jun 24, 2018 5:19 pm

bmoc wrote:You'll just need the one module to do everything Turbografx/PC Engine. In fact, you won't need any module to do CD based games. That will work with the base unit alone.


Oh That’s so good — thanks!
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Re: Retroblox: New 1080p "Clone" - 2600 to PCE-CD to PS1

by bmoc Tue Jul 03, 2018 4:26 pm

Looks like preorders are happening in August. https://www.instagram.com/p/Bkxm8kcl2Ab/
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Re: Retroblox: New 1080p "Clone" - 2600 to PCE-CD to PS1

by bmoc Thu Aug 16, 2018 6:20 pm

Preorders are still on schedule for this month. They are also going to announce support for another disc based system - playable at launch. I really hope it is Saturn.
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by racketboy Sat Aug 18, 2018 4:09 pm

bmoc wrote:Preorders are still on schedule for this month. They are also going to announce support for another disc based system - playable at launch. I really hope it is Saturn.


While it would still be cool to have 3DO support, the Saturn or Dreamcast would be phenomenal. However, both those would be harder to emulate?
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Re: Retroblox: New 1080p "Clone" - 2600 to PCE-CD to PS1

by bmoc Sat Aug 18, 2018 5:36 pm

I think the smart bet would be 3DO or CDi because they are easier to emulate. However there is a ton more demand for Saturn and Dreamcast. If they got one of those two working well for launch it would help them sell more consoles.

Now that I have said that, watch it be something really obscure like FM Towns Marty, PC-FX, or Amiga CD32.
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