If you fancy dusting off some old cartridges, taking Sonic for a spin, or giving Mario a run about, then the RetroN 5 could be for you.

Designed to let you play games created for five of your favourite retro games consoles, the clever box has five slots on the top, each accepting cartridges from different games. You can play SNES, NES, Game Boy Advance games, Sega and super Famicom titles.

And here's the twist: the system also includes an SD card slot for game saves and two controller ports for Bluetooth controllers. It even has a 720p capable HDMI out.

NSTC and PAL game support means you can import the rarer titles from abroad. No word on release date yet, but the RetroN 5 should appear after June, once Hong Kong-based Hyperkin is finished putting it together.

Bringing the controllers cross-platform play means they have two bumpers, a pair of macro keys and six buttons to hit. That should keep every possible title covered nicely.

We can't wait to see what the RetroN 5 will look like with five catridges sitting inside. Switching from Sonic to Mario on the fly might also finally help answer the ultimate question: who's better - Mario or Sonic?

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Hunter Skipworth

The baby of the Lint team, Hunter has been a tech fan since he bought his first MiniDisc..and what a waste of money that was. He began writing about electronics at the age of 16 and hasn't stopped since. Nowadays he fulfils his mobile phone and gaming obsession whilst attempting to distract people from his bizarre name. Regular meetings with the Gladiators crew see Hunter often returning to work battered and bruised. Considers himself a music obsessive, was once the most highly decorated scout in the country. Fan of trousers.