If you’re like me, you have collected quite a few consoles which adorn your office, lounge-room or garage. Maybe if you’re lucky you have an arcane setup that allows you to route a bazillion AV leads into a single television, meaning you can have most of your systems hooked up at once. If you’re less organised – like me – you probably just constantly swap consoles in and out, sometimes having the Neo Geo hooked up, other times the NES.
But if you’re like me, you also have one console that’s your “always there” machine. It’s one you have hooked up pretty much permanently, as it’s your “go to” platform when you need that quick fix of retro gaming goodness. Mine is an awesome little combo of a top loading NES (small footprint), an adaptor to play Famicom carts, and a great bootleg 115 game Famicom cart.
Seriously, this setup is the geek bomb.
It means any time the mood strikes I can fire up a multitude of different NES titles – 115 in all – completely independent of any tomfoolery to connect AV or power cables. It’s a great feeling. What’s your “Always there” machine?