Gamebox: 4 Player Emulation Console arrives on DealExtreme

4-player-emulation-consoleWhat is being described as the home console version of the Dingoo handheld has just emerged on DealExtreme. For just $53, you can have a 4 player emulation console capable of playing Arcade, Sega Mega Drive, Super Nintendo and PC Engine games.

Simply titled 'Gamebox', this new addition to the many of Hong Kong's finest gaming equipment should gain the interest of quite a few gamers wanting an easy solution to playing ROMs on their televisions. While the territory could be considered a grey area, we would like to believe the loyal RetroCollect fan base would use a device such as the Retrode to prepare their own legal ROMs before hand.

Legalities aside, almost, the console features a somewhat familiar looking gamepad. With four USB slots on the front of the console, the system is capable of having a 'familiar' gamepad in each one, supposedly offering four player gameplay.

As mentioned the device is said to emulate Arcade (MAME, Capcom CPS3, CPS2, CPS1 and Poly Game Master ROMs), Super Nintendo / Famicom, Sega Mega Drive, and PC Engine CD. With these features in mind, it's very likely this device will be capable of offering four player Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles arcade action alongside classics such as Super Mario World, Bonk's Adventure and Sonic the Hedgehog.

Currently, we know very little about the console and how well it holds up playing the games. However we do know the following...

Here is a list of the features on offer from the manufacturer:

- Model: GBX-1001
- NTSC/PAL output
- CPU: GameBox dual-core 500MHz processor
- Memory: 128MB
- Flash: 2GB
- Features micro SD card interface
- Support media formats: RMVB, ASF, MKV, WMV, MOV, MP3, WMA, WAV. FLAC, APE, AAC, OGG
- With dual shock vibrating Joypad gamepad
- Comes with 60 Arcade games 
- Plug and Play on your TV
- Powered by AC 100~240V EU plug
- Ultra low power consumption
- Package included:
- 1 * Game console
- 1 * Dual-shock gaming controller
- 1 * TV composite audio and video out cable
- 1 * 100~240V AC adapter (EU plug)

RetroCollect is currently considering a purchase for review, however we hope one of our users can give us a heads up before hand.

Link: Buy GAMEBOX Multi-Game Platform TV Video Game Console with Dual-Shock Joypad Gamepad Set (PAL/NTSC)



Better known as Adam offline, Cauterize is one of RetroCollect's final bosses with an unhealthy addiction to pixels. When he's not out searching the web for the latest retro gaming news or creating content for RetroCollect, he'll will most likely be found working on his Sensible Soccer skills.

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(Link to this comment) hydr0x 2011-01-14 22:04
Surprising it doesn't do SMS and NES :(
(Link to this comment) chocklo 2011-01-15 11:09
For £45 including EMS, it was rude not to!! Ok, just ordered one. Fingeres crossed I'll have it for next week (I doubt it though!)
(Link to this comment) readyletsgo 2011-01-15 12:02
Looking forward to a review of this system now. But I bet as soon as you give it a review it will be sold out and hard to get lol.
(Link to this comment) chocklo 2011-01-16 21:54
Quoting readyletsgo:
But I bet as soon as you give it a review it will be sold out and hard to get lol.

Na, no danger there! They can churn out 5k of these out a month.

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