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Retro Champ – Very DISAPPOINTED…

 

The Retro Champ tries to be the “Switch” for NES/Famicom cartridges, but sadly fails in many key areas. I wanna like it…but NOPE…

PROS

  • good size, feels well built
  • I like that there is a rechargeable battery
  • turns on and boots up very quick
  • Supports thousands of physical games

CONS

  • Screen is not crisp at all. Looks like 240p footage instead of upscaled 
  • D-pad is a little shallow and mushy
  • Has a death grip on your NES cartridge
  • Famicom cartridges are very tough to get out because they’re flush with the system. You need to either use that special tool to push them out or another NES cartridge which is kind of weird and bad design
  • colors washed out or overly saturated
  • Aspect ratio cuts off the right side in 4 x 3
  • Sound is off. Not emulated correctly