Thursday, July 6, 2017

News:: Wireless gamepads available soon for the Retro AVS

Retro USB is a great little company. Specializing mainly in producing homebrew games and accessories for the Nintendo Entertainment System, they are also responsible for the Retro AVS; a simulated NES console using FPGA technology that has 720p HDMI output and plays both NES and Famicom cartridges.

It's a great alternative to the more lofty and expensive Analogue NT and Analogue NT Mini. My wife bought me one for Christmas, and while it came with a power cable and basic documentation, it did not include a controller. The system has an NES Four Score built in, meaning four original controller ports, so it does take the old controllers. But being a modern solution meant to hook up to a new HDTV, people have been clamouring for a decent wireless solution. Analogue NT has the option to use an 8Bitdo NES wireless controller with an NES dongle, but it feels a bit disjointed.

Wireless gamepads available soon for the Retro AVS screenshot


via destructoid