Gamers interested in owning their very own retro gaming console may be interested in a new handheld console called the RetroStone. Designed to provide the “Ultimate” retro gaming console the RetroStone is the latest device from developer Pierre-Louis Boyer at 8BCraft, and follows on from the successfully launched Raspiboy via a Kickstarter campaign last year. Check out the demonstration video below to learn more about the RetroStone retro handheld games console.
The small RetroStone system is powered by a H3 processor which consists of 4 cores at 1.2GHz supported by 1GB of DDR RAM. Retrostone is compatible with Retrorangepi the Retropie distribution specially created for H3 boards. As you may already know Retropie is an awesome emulation station software. Offering a wide variety of emulators for consoles including the Gameboy, Gameboy Color, Gameboy Advance, Super Nintendo, Megadrive/Genesis, Atari, MaMe and more. On the rear of the RetroStone case four extra buttons will be added in a layout voted for by Kickstarter backers.
The RetroStone is now available to back via Kickstarter with early bird pledges available from €69 for the PCB only or €129 for the full retro handheld games console. A limited edition console is also available with a clear blue case which will only be available while the Kickstarter campaign is underway priced at €148. If all goes well and the Kickstarter campaign is successful worldwide delivery is expected to take place during June 2018.
For full specifications and a list of all available pledges jump over to the official Kickstarter campaign page by following the link below. The Basic RetroStone handheld games console will be supplied with 8GB SD card allowing you to access hundreds of games. Although if you share the RetroStone kickstarter on facebook you can upgrade to a 16GB SD card for free.
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