So the day has come for the Retron5 to arrive in the post from www.funstock.co.uk and here at GamesYouLoved we can't wait to put it to the test.
Just the postman turning up this morning was massively exciting. We had an idea it was the Retron5 from the size of the box, but until we ripped out the cardboard (carefully!) it was still a guess.
We pre-ordered and paid for this from www.funstock.co.uk and they did us proud before Christmas to get some serious gaming in. We can't wait to put it completely to the test with all cart types we have here at GamesYouLoved.
Time to pull out the Famicom, Super Famicom, SNES, NES, Mega Drive (Japan and Europe), Genesis, Master System, Gameboy, Game Boy Advance, Game Boy Color.
We can see from the beginning with so many cart options this is going to be a massive space saver in terms of the number of consoles it covers. But don't worry we are not going to suddenly ebay all our original consoles - we are GamesYouLoved after all and the nostalgic factor is clearly not the reason for buying this. We want to see how it looks, plays and saves us space in our gaming area. The original consoles we feel can be loved even more!
In terms of the packaging it looks very slick indeed and whilst not an original console we'll be keeping that all important box in good order for the future. Who knows in 50 years time people will be discussing the R5 in a retro gaming kind of way! We got the extra controller just for convenience (and as a collectable) but we'll be trying out all our original console controllers on it too.