Play the Old Games on a Retrode
The old gaming consoles that were so much fun 20 years ago are probably gathering dust somewhere in the closet. But that’s wasteful, and if you have a pile of Sega or Nintendo cartridges from that era but were considering adding them to the local landfill, think about getting a Retrode.
The Retrode is an adapter that works with a downloadable emulator on your PC or Mac and even supports the old controllers, though not the fancier accessories (some of the old light guns and similar controllers won’t work). After downloading an emulator (sites such as this one have several, but there are many around the ‘net) it’s just a matter of plugging the Retrode in through a USB port.
Americans can order a Retrode from the web site (it will set you back €58.90, plus €9.90 for shipping, which works out to about $89-90 at current rates) or get one from Stone Age Gamer.
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