The EON Super 64 is a plug-and-play HDMI adapter for the Nintendo 64, allowing you to play this classic console on a modern HD television, but it’s going to cost you.

For $149.99, this device connects to the back of the N64, allowing you to get HDMI output. It’s available for preorder now and is estimated to ship on July 22, 2019. The N64 looked okay on an old CRT television but looks blurry and generally bad when upscaled for modern HDTVs. The EON Super 64 claims to fix this problem. It allegedly delivers a 480p image, featuring lagless input, custom design, and a “Slick Mode” that cleans up hard pixelated edges for a more polished look.

EON Super 64

There are a lot of reasons the N64 doesn’t look quite right on modern televisions but the simplest reason is that these games were designed with CRTs in mind. The picture was meant for a curved, convex CRT monitor that doesn’t look as good on flatscreens. And some modern TVs don’t even have the proper inputs to support the N64.

While $149.99 is a hefty price, a HDMI modification for a N64 can range anywhere from $140 to $400 depending on the alleged quality of the mod and whether or not you’re doing it yourself or getting it preinstalled. RGB modifications are similarly expensive but a bit more affordable than the average HDMI mod.

EON is making some big promises with this plug-and-play adapter but the company is no stranger to these devices, having made a similar one for the GameCube just last year.

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Below are the features of the EON Super 64, according to the product’s website.

  • The Super 64 is a plug-and-play HDMI adapter for the Nintendo 64

  • No mods Required

  • Provides the best visual signal possible on original hardware

  • Pulls N64 S-video and scales to 480p

  • Custom tuned colors and audio to create the most true-to-form N64 experience

  • Lagless input – controller inputs appear on screen instantly

  • Custom designed plug to match original N64 aesthetic

  • Utilizes standard HDMI

  • “Slick Mode” feature produces a more polished image

People have been emulating the N64 on PC for years and some of these classic games are playable on other consoles. Those with GamePass or the Rare Replay collection can play the remastered version of Banjo-Kazooie, a version of Super Mario 64 was released for the Nintendo DS, and the list goes on.

Still, the N64 is notably absent from the Nintendo Switch eShop, the rotating library that comes with Nintendo Switch Online, and the company’s line of classic, mini-consoles which only included The NES Classic and the SNES Classic. So for big fans of the N64 this may be one of the best ways to play.

You can preorder the EON Super 64 now for $149.99 USD. It’s estimated to ship July 22, 2019.



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