New 12-in-1 retro gaming console launches

Mar 3, 2017

It seems as though other companies are starting to capitalise on the success of the NES Classic Mini, as a new console – Retro Freak – has been released. The console features 12 cartridge slots, allowing players to play their original retro games of the day – as well as a HMDI port for upscaled retro gaming.

The Retro Freak‘s 12 cartridge slots make it possible to play original games made for the PC Engine, TurboGrafx-16, Super Grafx, NES, Famicom, SNES, Super Famicom, SEGA Genesis, SEGA Mega Drive, Game Boy, Game Boy Color, and Game Boy Advance. That’s a lot of consoles.

The device also boasts the ability to store and save games that have been downloaded from an SD card, and it even supports HDMI output and high-def upscaling. Other key features of the console include:

Advanced emulator options, such as multiple save states, filters and cheat codes
Modular design including micro console and cartridge adapter
A Super Nintendo-style controller
Upgradeable firmware
Three-pronged UK plug and  two-pronged EU plug
full CE quality mark

“It lets you play all your favourite games easily on a modern TV,” says Andy Pearson, General Manager of “Unlike many retro consoles that restrict how many games you can play, the Retro Freak gives you complete freedom to enjoy all the games you’ve amassed. And it even allows you to carry on from where you last left off!”

The full list of compatible cartridges is:

1. Nintendo Entertainment System (NTSC/PAL)
2. Famicom (Japanese version of the NES)
3. Super Famicom (Japanese version of the SNES)
4. Super Nintendo Entertainment System (NTSC/PAL)
5. Game Boy
6. Game Boy Color
7. Game Boy Advance
8. SEGA Mega Drive (NTSC/PAL)
9. SEGA Genesis (US version of the Mega Drive)
10. PC Engine (Japanese version of the TurboGrafx-16)
11. TurboGrafx-16
12. PC Engine SuperGrafix
13. SEGA Master System (using the Power Base Converter)

The console retails for £169.99 and is exclusively available from It seems pretty steep, but its list of features is impressive, and – if the NES Classic Mini is anything to go by – there’s definitely a market for it.

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