Clone consoles that play classic game cartridges in HD have been popular for a while now, such as Analogue’s “NT” systems or Hyperkin’s Retron range, but the Nintendo 64 has been unfortunately passed over. That is until now, with Hyperkin announcing the Ultra Retron. Check out a teaser video below:
 

 
The system supports 720p output and comes with an “Admiral” controller that mimics the original N64 pad, though it looks like your originals can still be plugged in.

The Ultra Retron will appear at E3 2019 next week, so we’ll almost certainly learn more there.
 

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  1. Rick says:

    Ermm a bit of a notice n64 can have a hdmi board fitted its called a ultra n64 hdmi and it fully customisable with 1080p.

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  2. Chris Hatala says:

    I wish they were not presented as “It’s a 64 clone!”.

    That implies hardware , and this is all software-driven . If it works like a retron, it’s not doing anything with the cart itself except dumping the rom. And it runs mupen , which has issues .

    I get the super casual / convenience thing but I feel they are marketed misleadingly . It doesnt do anything that a computer plus usb-to-64 controller doesn’t do.

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