Inspect-a-Gadget: Retro Gaming Box

By That's PRD, September 14, 2017

0 0

Inspect-a-Gadget is a monthly segment where we feature a tech toy our editors have been playing with.

Modern video game systems are masterpieces of hardware, packing photorealistic graphics in a seamless online-offline package. This is not that.

The Twilight Retro Box instead has a distinct DIY feel, with the on-off button on the actual power cord and a mini-SD card visible from the back. But hook up the Xbox 360 controllers and it does what’s promised: 400 games of retro goodness, all packed into something slightly larger than your palm.  

Emulated systems include the Sega Megadrive, Nintendo classic, Super Nintendo and an arcade emulator.

Remember that favorite game you poured hours into as a child? Chances are the Twilight Retro Box has it, though we were disappointed by the lack of Nintendo 64 games, specifically The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (aka – the greatest game of the 90s).

Controls are responsive, though the system offered us a share of baffling moments – for instance pushing A and B at the same time will ‘insert coin’ in the arcade emulator, though we didn’t know this until we checked instructions from the manufacturer. 

The system is heavily customizable, though that means interacting with a DOS-like menu screen, again, D to IY. 

If you’re looking for bleeding edge graphics and want to keep up with the latest releases, this is not for you. Instead, it’s about sentimental bouts of Mortal Kombat between millennials.

For who: nostalgic gamers
How much: RMB700 to RMB1,100 depending on games
Sold where: WeChat (twilightretro)

Click here for more Inspect-a-Gadget.

more news

Inspect-a-Gadget: 360-Degree Video Viewer

A cheaper alternative to 'true' virtual reality.

Stiv Hey on Italian EM, Bombs and the Future of Techno

We threw Italian techno prodigy Stiv Hey a veritable smorgasbord of lighthearted interview questions ahead of his show at Lantern.

China's Music Industry in 2016: 'It's a Chaotic Battle'

We speak with Douban Music's Zhao Yue on the state of the music industry in China in 2016.

How Nathan Fake Beat Writer's Block With a Mid-90s Synthesizer

Having stalled for four years after his third album, the British producer suddenly found new inspiration in the largely forgotten Korg Prophecy.

Drumroll: Dubfire on His Upcoming Performance at TekNest

We spoke with the Iranian-American DJ and producer ahead of his performance at TekNest.

The Graceland Electronic Music Festival is Headed to Hebei

Thirty-seven electronic artists will perform at The Graceland, which will be held from September 3-4 at Datan Paradise Bird Music Park.

6 Places to Party in Beijing This Weekend

Find out where all the parties are this weekend in Beijing.

5 Best Live Music Shows in Beijing This Week

Here's our guide to the best gigs in Beijing this week.

0 User Comments

In Case You Missed It…

We're on WeChat!

Scan our QR Code at right or follow us at ThatsBeijing for events, guides, giveaways and much more!

7 Days in Beijing With thatsmags.com

Weekly updates to your email inbox every Wednesday

Subscribe

Download previous issues

Never miss an issue of That's Beijing!

Visit the archives

Get the App. Your essential China city companion.