There are always systems sitting on your shelf that don’t get much use. And why? Well most likely you love the system, but have beaten every game in your collection and retro games are expensive now. And maybe you want to play games from other regions but your PS1 can’t play them by default So where is the middle of the road? What is the scenario where you can play legal backups to protect your beloved collection or enable foreign games? What’s the solution for playing your old games in beautiful RGB? Why it’s the modchip of course! And in this article we’re going to talk about little known website RetroGamingArts and what they can do for you and your retro consoles!
“WE ARE DEDICATED TO OFFERING YOU A FULL RETRO GAMING EXPERIENCE. FROM YOUTUBE VIDEOS, TO MODIFIED CONSOLES, TO RESOURCES ON HOW TO FIX OR DIAGNOSE CONSOLES YOURSELF!”
I wanted to use this quote from their site as a jumping off point for talking about their site, what it offers, and extensions of their site.
The products on their site that you can buy are aplenty. It’s broken down as follows:
- Pre-Modded Consoles-Right now in this section you’ll find RGB modded NES and N64’s. You’ll also find PS1’s that play imports and backups. And you’ll find other fun oddities like Sega Genesis that’s been overclocked and has S-Video, Master Systems with S-Video and AV mods, and Master System with FM sound.
- Cartridges-In this section you’ll only find one lonely product, well currently anyway. The cartridge currently available is the Sega Genesis Diagnostic Cartridge, which we’ll be reviewing soon.
- Chips-So currently RetroGamingArts has 5 different modchip options for you to purchase. If you visit that page, you’ll see the following chips: one being the MODBO 5.0 PS2, an RGB board for N64, Phantom Chips for Sega Saturn, Genesis Mega Amp 2.0, and a Turbografx RGB chip!
- Parts & Accessories (Coming Soon)-Stay tuned here on this page as they will most likely have replacement parts and such for consoles.
There are a few services that they would do for you as well on the site:
- Console Repairs-Simply choose the console you want repaired from the list and they’ll help you with the repairs. Right now, there are 13 different consoles that they have the ability to repair if you need. These consoles range across several companies and generations.
- Mod Installs-The same 13 systems that exist for consoles repairs are also fair game to get mods installed on. The same deal stands here, go to the page, click on the console of your choice and the site will walk you through the rest of it!
Lastly, there are other ways that the site bridges the connection of it’s purchasers and fans:
- YouTube-On their YouTube channel they strive to teach and inform. Everything from how to solder, to how to install specific chips and mods, to just talking about games/consoles in general. It’s truly great because they always have new videos of different topics.
- Facebook-They have all their recent videos, comments, polls, anything they want on this page. Follow them on here if you use Facebook.
- Twitter-Same deal here, they list all new videos, products, etc. Follow them on here if you use Twitter.
- Creators’ Personal Accounts-If you want to follow the creators Paul and Noah you can follow them individually on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and LinkedIn.
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