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PostAnalogue Pocket | Game Boy, GBC, GBA and more | Launching 2020
by jawafour » Thu Oct 10, 2019 7:54 am



Analogue, makers of retro consoles that use FPGA (Field Programmable Gate Array) technology to replicate older systems, are to announce a new retro machine on 16 October 2019.

Their previous products have included the NT Mini (NES), Super NT (SNES) and Mega SG (Mega Drive, Master System and Game Gear). They have a reputation for accuracy and quality, albeit at quite high pricing.

I wonder what the new system will be? Speculation online suggests Game Boy or maybe a cheaper version of the NT.

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PostRe: Analogue to announce a new retro console on 16 October
by Hyperion » Thu Oct 10, 2019 8:53 am

N64

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PostRe: Analogue to announce a new retro console on 16 October
by Ad7 » Thu Oct 10, 2019 9:08 am

Dreamcast.

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PostRe: Analogue to announce a new retro console on 16 October
by chanticleer » Thu Oct 10, 2019 9:13 am

I seem to remember a load of patents related to the N64 are about to expire, so that seems like a good shout.

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PostRe: Analogue to announce a new retro console on 16 October
by Ad7 » Thu Oct 10, 2019 9:24 am

Maybe it's Wii U.

In for the switch ports :datass:

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PostRe: Analogue to announce a new retro console on 16 October
by Mommy » Thu Oct 10, 2019 9:36 am

A Decent MAME machine would be nice or an N64 unit.

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PostRe: Analogue to announce a new retro console on 16 October
by rinks » Thu Oct 10, 2019 10:55 am

CD32.

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PostRe: Analogue to announce a new retro console on 16 October
by suzzopher » Thu Oct 10, 2019 10:56 am

Please be PC Engine.

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PostRe: Analogue to announce a new retro console on 16 October
by Preezy » Thu Oct 10, 2019 11:32 am

Don't these machines play from actual cartridges? Must be an expensive way to experience retro games - not only do you have to put up a lot for the machine but then you've got the crazy cartridge costs. I assume they accept things like Everdrive?

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PostRe: Analogue to announce a new retro console on 16 October
by Cheeky Devlin » Thu Oct 10, 2019 11:36 am

Preezy wrote:Don't these machines play from actual cartridges? Must be an expensive way to experience retro games - not only do you have to put up a lot for the machine but then you've got the crazy cartridge costs. I assume they accept things like Everdrive?

I think they will accept the everdrive, but I'm not sure.

They are definitely for the collector or enthusiast who has a little more cash.

They're a great idea, but just a little too much for me to be able to justify.

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PostRe: Analogue to announce a new retro console on 16 October
by jawafour » Thu Oct 10, 2019 11:59 am

Ad7 wrote:Maybe it's Wii U...

Would buy :wub: .

Preezy wrote:Don't these machines play from actual cartridges? Must be an expensive way to experience retro games - not only do you have to put up a lot for the machine but then you've got the crazy cartridge costs...

Yeah, Analogue's systems are predominantly for folk who already have a collection of carts and want to be able to play them on a machine that puts out a high picture quality on modern screens alongside perfect emulation (except FPGA isn't really emulation at a software level; it's a means of replicating the hardware performance). I'd *love* to get the Mega SG (Sega) one but they are pretty expensive.

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PostRe: Analogue to announce a new retro console on 16 October
by kazanova_Frankenstein » Thu Oct 10, 2019 12:17 pm

rinks wrote:CD32.


I could get behind this.

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PostRe: Analogue to announce a new retro console on 16 October
by HSH28 » Thu Oct 10, 2019 1:08 pm

If its an N64 then I'll probably get it as I've got some carts.

I'd also get a Dreamcast if they did that. Only other retro thing I've already got software for is the Amiga, but I can't see that happening.

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PostRe: Analogue to announce a new retro console on 16 October
by Rex Kramer » Thu Oct 10, 2019 1:16 pm

kazanova_Frankenstein wrote:
rinks wrote:CD32.


I could get behind this.

CD32s seem to be crazy money now on ebay so I could also get behind this.

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PostRe: Analogue to announce a new retro console on 16 October
by jawafour » Thu Oct 10, 2019 1:24 pm

HSH28 wrote:...the Amiga, but I can't see that happening.

Oh boy, I'd love it to be the Amiga! I dream of someone releasing an A1200... something in the style of the upcoming THEC64. There have been a couple of attempts at this in the past but, I believe, nothing to match the pricing / capabilities of THEC64.

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PostRe: Analogue to announce a new retro console on 16 October
by IAmTheSaladMan » Thu Oct 10, 2019 1:27 pm

May have asked this before but whatever happened to the Armiga?

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PostRe: Analogue to announce a new retro console on 16 October
by jawafour » Thu Oct 10, 2019 1:37 pm

IAmTheSaladMan wrote:May have asked this before but whatever happened to the Armiga?

The owning company, Commodore, got bought out by various companies over the period of a few years and the name just faded away. Copyright of most Commodore stuff is now owned by Cloanto and I believe they license rights out to companies wishing to build stuff based on the C64 and Amiga computers.

As someone who owned a Vic-20, C64 and Amiga I'll always be incredibly fond of the company :wub: .

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PostRe: Analogue to announce a new retro console on 16 October
by IAmTheSaladMan » Thu Oct 10, 2019 1:49 pm

jawafour wrote:
IAmTheSaladMan wrote:May have asked this before but whatever happened to the Armiga?

The owning company, Commodore, got bought out by various companies over the period of a few years and the name just faded away. Copyright of most Commodore stuff is now owned by Cloanto and I believe they license rights out to companies wishing to build stuff based on the C64 and Amiga computers.

As someone who owned a Vic-20, C64 and Amiga I'll always be incredibly fond of the company :wub: .


Not the Amiga the Armiga. It was a new version of the computer with a licensed version of Kickstart doing the rounds a few years back.

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PostRe: Analogue to announce a new retro console on 16 October
by jawafour » Thu Oct 10, 2019 2:07 pm

IAmTheSaladMan wrote:Not the Amiga the Armiga. It was a new version of the computer with a licensed version of Kickstart doing the rounds a few years back.

Oops! Yeah, the Armiga! One of the Amiga emulation machines... it looked cool although I haven't heard much about it recently. Looking around online, it still seems to exist although it is currently out of stock at the manufacturer.

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PostRe: Analogue to announce a new retro console on 16 October
by kazanova_Frankenstein » Thu Oct 10, 2019 2:25 pm

The Amiga is my absolute favourite machine of all time, but i think the CD32 is the more realistic proposition (and that in turn is massively unrealistic).

The recent Kim Justice top 100 Amiga games video on YouTube had my nostalgia glands working overtime, and i did not even agree with the vast majority of their top 100. But i digress.....

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