Forget Nintendo and Sega, Retro-Bit Crams Capcom, Data East, Jaleco And Other Arcade Classics Into Mini Console

Park the DeLorean and save your pricey plutonium, you don't need a time machine to relive those epic gaming moments from yesteryear. There's been a sudden resurgence in classic gaming as of late, first with Nintendo announcing a mini NES console pre-loaded with 30 games then with Sega unveiling a mini Genesis system with 80 built-in titles. If that weren't enough classic gaming goodness to make you feel young again, now Innex has announced a new Retro-Bit Generations plug-and-play console loaded with more than 100 retro titles!

These aren't filler games, either, but at one time big name games from the likes of Capcom, Data East, Jaleco, and others. Among the full-fledged roster of titles you'll find gems like Ghosts'N Goblins, Gun Smoke, Kid Niki Radical Ninja, Kung-Fu, Captain Commando, Kickle Cubicle, Rival  Turf, Super R-Type, the Super Bases Loaded series, Knights of the Round, Brawl Brothers, and Ring King, to name just a few of the many games packed into this thing.

Retro-Bit Generations

"Retro-Bit has been known to make products for the hardcore retro gaming crowd, and we are thrilled that Retro-Bit created a product that is aimed at a wider audience. We believe that the Retro-Bit Generations is a fantastic introduction for beginners into the world of retro gaming, however, it includes a lot of titles that resonate with experienced gamers." Said Ron Pang, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Innex Inc.

Mr. Pang isn't wrong in his assumption. At the risk of dating myself, I spent pockets full of quarters playing some of the titles included in the Retro-Bit. These are games that come from an era when arcade gaming was thriving—not only where there dedicated arcades back in the day, but you'd find arcade cabinets scattered in restaurants and shops. In my case, I spent many hours at my local 7-11 throwing down in Ring King.

Unlike previous Retro-Bit consoles, you won't have to mess with cartridges with the Retro-Bit Generations. It's pre-loaded with content, has AV and HDMI ports, an SD card slot so that you can save or transfer archived game progress to other consoles, and comes with two USB retro-style six-button controllers.

The Retro-Bit Generations will be available sometime this fall for $60.