As the 3DS goes into last year(?), looking back the 3DS is rather great platform for retro enthusiasts.
At least with the New systems and beyond, you get these:
First, there’s the Virtual Console supporting NES, GB/C, Game Gear, and SNES. Game Gear and SNES emulation being really good. NES VC is disappointing, however. It’s rather blurry.
They also have the Pokemon GB/C games The only legal way to get these games outside the very expensive second hand market for them. For the second generation is this rather neat since those batteries in the original carts don’t last long due to their implementation.
Second, there is the excellent SEGA 3D Classic Collection series. Bummed we never got Return of Death Adder
And finally, there is homebrew for even more applications.
I’ve been looking for a second n3DSXL system for homebrew but playing the IPS lottery is a pain. Does anyone have the n2DS model? I’m tempted, but the lack of 3D bums me out since I wouldn’t be able to enjoy the SEGA 3D classic in their full glory.
What are your thoughts on the 3DS as a 'retro" system?