We still haven’t had a go on one – indeed, let’s be frank, this article is largely a begging letter – but there can be little more we want in the world than one of these. The long-gestating crowdfunder caused all sorts of problems for both raisers and backers, however £155,000 later, all is sorted and we can now wallow in 1980’s 48k nostalgia.
Omitting, perhaps criminally, the whole rubber keyboard and apparently without unresponsive/far too responsive joystick, it comes with 1000 games already built in. A micro-SD slot means that games can be saved, a good job given that the one thing that nostalgia has a habit of doing is robbing you of the important memories – in this case, the ludicrous impossibility of 90% of the games made and the retina-crushing amounts of magenta and cyan. Regardless, please send us one – we’ll say it’s magnificent even if it’s awful