We love old school video games here at The Coolector and that’s why we’ve always got a soft spot for brands like Analogue who make it their goal to bring classic games back in a modern way with some awesome looking retro-modern consoles. Their latest release, the Analogue Duo, which is billed as the Higher Energy Analogue System. If you’ve a love of retro video games and a passion for quality design, adding this device to your lineup is a real no brainer in our opinion.
You’ve always known what you can typically expect from a video game system. Until now that is. The Analogue Duo is an all-in-one reimagining of perhaps the most underappreciated video game systems out there. The Analogue Duo is compatible with nearly every NEC system and game format ever made. It has a TurboGrafx-16. PC Engine. SuperGrafx. TurboGrafx CD. PC Engine CD-ROM². Super Arcade CD-ROM². 1080p. Zero lag. Bluetooth. 2.4g. Because, let’s face it, the last thing a video game system should be is predictable.
Duo is billed as the ultimate all-in-one NEC video game system and it’s hard to argue with that when you see it in action. It boasts an original-style cartridge slot, controller port and CD-ROM drive that gives it a vintage look and feel that we’re loving here at The Coolector. This is important because it means that the Analogue Duo is compatible with all game formats: Hucards, TurboChips, and CD-ROM. Plus the original hardware and accessories. Impressive stuff indeed.
With the Analogue Duo, you have the power to choose exactly how you want to connect. Bluetooth and 2.4g are built right in meaning that you can sync up any wireless 8BitDo Bluetooth or 2.4g controller directly to Duo for wireless play. Up to 4 player support with no receivers required – basically, ideal for Game Night. Analogue are serious about video games and they are preserving history with FPGA hardware. Duo is designed with unparalleled compatibility. The core functionality of each system is engineered directly into an Altera Cyclone V, which is a sophisticated FPGA. They have spent thousands of hours engineering each system via FPGA for absolute accuracy. Unlike the knock off and emulation systems that flood the market today, you’ll be experiencing the entire NEC era free of compromises.
Priced at $199 and available in two different colour ways, the Analogue Duo is going to fly off the shelves and into the home of retro gaming aficionados the world over. If you love the thought of resurrecting some classics from your gaming archive and you’re looking for the ultimate machine for the job, you need look no further. The unparalleled performance of this device really does set it apart from the crowd in what is an incredibly competitive market space. We’ll definitely be looking to add one to Coolector HQ.