The EON Super 64, the first-of-its-kind, plug-and-play solution connecting the Nintendo 64 with modern televisions and monitors, is available now at CastleMania Games, Amazon, and other retail partners.
I do like the package design, it’s done very well. EON put a lot of effort into this product.
EON, the creators of the acclaimed GCHD and GCHD Mk-II, upscales N64 classics by delivering gorgeous 480p — double the N64’s native resolution — and truly lagless input with the EON Super 64. The optional “Slick Mode” even smooths jagged edges, making classics look sharper than ever. EON delivers the first device that respects the original hardware without risky modifications and external power sources.
Connect the N64 to a high-definition TV via HDMI and forego heavy CRT televisions and risky console modifications, unlocking a pure retro experience. EON’s attention to detail provides an elegant, modern solution for the 32.9 million N64s sold that are unable to play on today’s displays.
With reverence for the Nintendo hardware legacy, EON designed the Super 64 as a natural extension of the console itself by following the N64’s design aesthetic. The Super 64 looks like it was always meant to be there.
“Because the Nintendo 64 impacted our lives and the lives of so many others, honoring the original hardware with a look and quality level to match was crucial,” said Justin Chou, Justin Scerbo, and Allan Chou, founders of EON. “We designed the Super 64 to bring our favorite games to modern TVs, and not just be playable, but beautiful. We hope our device lives up to your memories.”
The EON Super 64 is now available in North America for $149.99 USD on Amazon, CastleMania Games, and other EON retail partners.
A note from Mike:
I found this interesting but I would confidently say only a small handful of people still have their Nintendo 64’s while a lot do not. Unlike the release video below, I highly doubt a lot of us still have shelves with lined boxes of N64 titles sitting there. If you do, you’re among the rare and I applaud you, I would say I certainly have all my old Nintendo hardware, games and boxes just not center stage in my living room. With Nintendo revamping classic consoles and releasing them bundled with classic games this product may be irrelevant but until the “Classic N64” is released (which Nintendo says they have no plans for it at the moment) this may be a good solution in the interim to enjoy Nintendo 64 games via HDMI on modern televisions and upscaling the graphics.
Here is an example of what the upscaling looks like.
However in my opinion the cost is extremely high for what this is. If you want to convert your N64 to interface with your modern TV utilizing HDMI and also slightly boost graphic quality of games this will set you back $149.99!! Yikes! There are a lot of other converters that are cheaper in the $13-30 range, albeit not the best but they’re functional. So what makes this so special? Expect a proper review when one of us here gets our hands on one. While the graphic upgrades look decently smoother is this worth $150? Maybe after a price drop. Let me know what you think in the comments below.