Earlier this month, Cybergadget announced the retro freak: a 11-in-1 retro console, compatible with the cartridges of 11 different consoles (including the regional variants):
2) Super Famicom
3) SNES (PAL / NTSC)
5) GameBoy Color
6) GameBoy Advance
7) Mega Drive (NTSC / PAL)
9) PC Engine
11) PC Engine SuperGrafx
This week, Cybergadget updated the official website for the console, with some details about save data. In the past, some games used a password system for saves: those work the same way on the retro freak (obviously). But for some other games, save data is stored on a small battery on the cartridge itself, which can be problematic: with time, the battery tends to stop functioning properly… In that case, all save data is lost, and it becomes impossible to save.
The good news is: it won’t be a problem with the retro freak, as you can save your data directly on the console itself. That way, even if the battery inside the cartridge is dead, you will still be able to save normally. Even better: the retro freak allows you to freely swap save data from the console to the cartridge (and vice-versa), and you can also save at any time!
The retro freak comes out this Spring in Japan.