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8BitSamurai

8BitSamurai

1. Posted:

NES, Super Nintendo, Genesis, and Game Boy Advance in one, how could you go wrong? I feel like I'm the only one that is launched for this thing! For those unfamiliar, the Retron 5 is coming out on the 10th of December, for $100, and allows you to play NES / Famicom, Super Nintendo / Super Famicom , Genesis / Mega Drive, Game Boy, Game Boy Color, and Game Boy Advance games from any region.

Yes, it is a clone system, so I understand that many doods might approach with caution, but I believe the features this thing has should be said!

  • Graphics smoothing
  • Wireless controller (Allegedly much better than the 3's controller)
  • Ability to use original controllers
  • Controls can be fully customized (and you can mix and match controllers, SNES controllers for Genesis games for example)
  • Save slots
  • Overclocking games (To grind through old-school RPG's like a breeze if you want)
  • HDMI output!
  • More shown here: http://hyperkin.com/blog/2013/03/retron-5-details-revealed-fr...

The Retron 5 in action
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Or if you want, you can turn on scan lines and play them in their original format.

Irregardless of how you play the games, this many systems in one for $100 is unbeatable value! 5000 games from day-one, with no DLC or DRM! I am so hyped for this system! The only question is, is what does the Retron 5 not do?

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KeeperBvK

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2. Posted:

Where's the explosion at 1:58? I'm pretty sure there was one on my original SNES:

And BTW: The plural of RPG is RPGs, not RPG's.

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8BitSamurai

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3. Posted:

KeeperBvK wrote:

Where's the explosion at 1:58? I'm pretty sure there was one on my original SNES:

And BTW: The plural of RPG is RPGs, not RPG's.

I don't think it explodes if you just throw it on the ground, but I could be wrong.

And I've been usin' RPG's for years! I regret nothing!

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Tasuki

Tasuki

4. Posted:

If its not the real thing I wont bother with it. Thats why I hold on to my systems.

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8BitSamurai

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5. Posted:

Atariboy wrote:

It can also play Master System games via the Power Base Converter or equivalent they've confirmed. They even redesigned the system casing a while back to accommodate a Power Base Converter after deciding to support it.

You are right indeed! I believe it can use the Super Game Boy as well (If you really feel the need :P).

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Fair enough. Clones just aren't gonna cut it for some people I suppose. For me, the features and having it all-in-one convinced me.

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WildMan

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6. Posted:

Tasuki wrote:

If its not the real thing I wont bother with it. Thats why I hold on to my systems.

My exact thoughts. Clones have always (and always will) felt fake. It just doesn't feel the same.

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Platypus

Platypus

7. Posted:

How much are extra controllers? I couldn't find the info on that page.

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Ryno

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8. Posted:

As long as I can use my original controllers, I want!

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ThePirateCaptain

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9. Posted:

Yeah, clones may not be quite as good as the original systems, but for us people who don't have enough room for 6 systems this is a godsend.

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the_shpydar

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10. Posted:

I'm definitely picking one of these up, not even a question in my mind.

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SomeBitTripFan

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11. Posted:

Can I save the SRAM of SNES games with this? Otherwise I'll just buy a Retrode.

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8BitSamurai

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12. Posted:

Atariboy wrote:

The original save functions of cartridges surely must be intact. Do you perhaps mean if you can load your save on your cartridge, create a save state via the Retron 5 saving it to SD card, then replace your battery on your cartridge or load up an identical cartridge. then reload the save state and proceed to restore your save to the cartridge's internal memory?

It should be possible but until the community gets their hands on this, there are tons of details we won't have. I also assume it should be possible to utilize a save state created by the Retron 5 elsewhere by plugging in your SD card to your PC or take someone else's save state back to your Retron 5 (Such as if you wanted to enjoy the extra sidequest and dungeon in the GBA Link to the Past port but don't have a way to play Four Swords in multiplayer to unlock it all to gain access).

As long as the batteries still work, you can use them just like you would on the original hardware. You should be able to load up a save state and save it to the battery if you wanted to. I don't know anything else, though.

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ogo79

ogo79

13. Posted:

and then theres people like myself who have a lot of original systems, and want to preserve them, so we use a clone system instead.
eat dirt.

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WaveBoy

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14. Posted:

WTV_94 wrote:

Tasuki wrote:

If its not the real thing I wont bother with it. Thats why I hold on to my systems.

My exact thoughts. Clones have always (and always will) felt fake. It just doesn't feel the same.

Plus you're probably dealing with additional input lag, which all emulations have in common. :P

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15. Posted:

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Bulbousaur

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16. Posted:

Does anyone know if the console supports USB controllers as well as NES, SNES, Megadrive and that weird one that comes with it?

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8BitSamurai

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17. Posted:

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April 2014, doods. 8th gen has the best for last ;).

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Mickey

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18. Posted:

... Okay, @8BitSamurai, you can count me in on the RetroN 5 hypetrain. :)

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RancidVomit86

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19. Posted:

Tasuki wrote:

If its not the real thing I wont bother with it. Thats why I hold on to my systems.

Same.

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supermario182

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20. Posted:

it is cool that these things exist now. great for people who've never had them, or don't have them any more, or if their consoles broke or whatever.

i'm glad i still have my originals, and im glad i can also download them and play them on the newest consoles as well.

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