retrocon.jpg Some enterprising IC forumites have spotted a new 'unofficial' cartridge-compatible NES clone, the Blaze RetroCon, which has been available on Success-HK's Asian website since before Christmas, and allows you to play all your favorite classic Nintendo Entertainment Games on newer, less dust-festooned hardware.

There haven't been any longform reviews of the console, which comes in three variant colors and apparently costs just $14.30, so it's not clear whether the 'NES-on-a-chip' technology is as yucky as the Generation Nex allegedly is, or whether the two included controllers are any cop.

Interestingly, the website also claims "PAL and NTSC compatible" for the Retrocon, but we'll just have to see what the 'experts' make of it. In the meantime, let's work out which color is the yummiest - black, blue, teal? [UPDATE: Thanks to commenters for pointing out that the four buttons on the controllers include variants of the A and B buttons with 'turbo' effect, effectively auto-fire versions. Cheeky!]