For those who like retro games on retro hardware.
EON Super 64

I received an email today about a new device that allows those that still own their Nintendo 64 to connect it to a modern television without much issue. This means that you don't need to keep a CRT around for those times when you want to play Nintendo 64 games.

The device is called the EON Super 64. It's supposedly a "first-of-its kind" device that allows you to plug-and-play your Nintendo 64 to modern TVs and monitors. It's being sold by CastleMania Games, through Amazon, and other retailers.

The big draw for the device, aside from allowing you to play on modern devices, is that is upscales the image to 480p using HDMI. To compare, N64 games had a typical resolution of 320x240. It also apparently adds "no lag" and requires no external power source. There is also an optional "Slick Mode" that smooths out those jagged edges if you don't like that native pixelated look for some reason.

The EON Super 64 is from the same company that made a similar device for the GameCube, so they seem to have some history when it comes to making this type of hardware.

If you expected this thing to be easy on the wallet, you probably aren't alone in that thinking. Unfortunately, it looks like the EON Super 64 is going to set you back a whopping $149.99 (USD). That's going to be a very difficult sell for many people.




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“Because the Nintendo 64 impacted our lives and the lives of so many others, honoring the original hardware with a look and quality level to match was crucial,” said Justin Chou, Justin Scerbo, and Allan Chou, founders of EON. “We designed the Super 64 to bring our favorite games to modern TVs, and not just be playable, but beautiful. We hope our device lives up to your memories.”