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COLUMN: Aaron's Backstage Pass: Super Retro Trio Review

Updated: 04/21/2014 11:01 AM
Created: 04/16/2014 1:09 PM KSTP.com
By: Aaron Chalich

I am a huge fan of Nintendo, Super Nintendo and the Sega Genesis.  I had all of these gaming systems growing up and had a blast playing all of the games for them as well. Now you can play all three game cartridges on one system called the Super Retro Trio made by Retro-bit. I asked Jenny Rodriguez who is the Marketing Manager at Innex Innovative Accessories some questions about the Super Retro Trio and this is what Jenny had to say about it.

Can you tell me a little bit about the Super Retro Trio?
The Super Retro® Trio is a three-in-one console by Retro-bit®. It plays original NES®, SNES® & Genesis® cartridges and comes equipped with two controllers compatible with all three game systems. The SR3 also features six controller ports (two per game system) compatible with original and most third party controllers. It retails for $69.99 and will be available late, March 2014.

Why were the NES, SNES, and Genesis games chosen for it?
In continuance from its predecessor, The RetroDuo® which plays NES & SNES game cartridges, Retro-bit decided it was time to release the ultimate three-in-one console with a new look & feel as well as upgrades in compatibility and functionality.

How long did it take to develop?
From the initial concept, two years until the final prototype was completed."

How easy is it to hook up?
Very simple. Plug in the included A/V and AC power cables, connect the controllers, insert the game cartridges and you are ready to play! (You must have access to the game cartridges).

How do you switch from system to system?
The Super Retro Trio has a button that allows you to switch from each of the three game systems.

Can you plug in NES, SNES and Genesis controllers?
Yes, the SR3 comes with 6 controller ports compatible with original and most third-party controllers. The controller ports are located on the front of the console and also include a controller mode switch. In addition, the two SR3 controllers (included) are compatible with all three game systems.

Where can people buy the Super Retro Trio?
There are various online resellers and independent gaming stores that will be carrying the SR3 Late-March. Some of these may include; Lukiegames.com, Vintagestock.com, Thinkgeek.com to mention a few. Resellers may contact Innexinc.com for distribution of the SR3.

I really think that the Super Retro Trio looks amazing, and I think that if you are a fan of Nintendo, Super Nintendo, and the Sega Genesis, then you should check it out.

You can check out the Super Retro Trio video at this LINK for additional information.

Aaron Chalich is a KSTP.com entertainment columnist.


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