The popularity of classic gaming consoles is still evident in many game hobbyists, with their custom-configured set-top boxes using some legacy gaming hardware. But many other people also want to get their hands on classic games without the complexity and tedious efforts going into building such hardware. This idea is what the RetroEngine Sigma is anchored on – simplifying the entire process of bringing back legacy gaming to life, while adding some other cool features that align with today’s modern entertainment standards.
RetroEngine Sigma pays homage to the legacy gaming hardware we’ve known and loved. Essentially, it’s a powerful hub for all your classic games, plus some other features for the latest entertainment and tech trends like out-of-the-box 4K support and mini-desktop box. Styled for a retro look, this tiny yet featured box fits in the palm of your hand. Don’t let its size fool you, though – this thing packs an entire suite of expansion ports and a range of connectivity options for you to easily get started with your retro-gaming experience.
In geek speak, it features a four-core custom silicon clocked at 1.2 GHz paired with a Mali 400 GPU and 512 MB of DDR3 memory. For what it serves best, these specs on paper are more than enough to render 4K video, work as a mini desktop computer, and run your favorite classic games. Featuring microSD storage support, you can fit in up to 32GB for all your media content. It also affords a modern connection to your HDTV, thanks to its built-in HDMI port.
With out-of-the-box support for a wide range of legacy gaming platforms such as ATARI, Nintendo Game Boy, Sony PlayStation, SEGA Master System, NES, and many others, the only thing that will run you quite a bit of time is choosing what titles you’d like to choose to play. For starters, RetroEngine Sigma will give you 15 pre-installed titles so you can get up and running quickly.
Wired or wireless, RetroEngine Sigma gives the same gaming and home media experience. Expandable USB connections enable multiplayer gaming, while Bluetooth and Wi-Fi wireless support lets you pair up and use your smartphone as a virtual controller or other wireless handheld controllers such as the ones used for PlayStation 3.
It also comes with a media player suite for you to stream your favorite movies, TV shows, and other videos up to 4K resolution. If you prefer to use it as a mini-desktop computer, a pre-installed Linux OS will take care of your productive side.
If you want to relive your favorite classic games, RetroEngine Sigma gives you a powerful retro-gaming experience right on your TV.