There´s litterly a ton of different so-called “retro systems” (consoles) on the market. Both new and old ones. And as we all know.

Many of those systems are either pure crap, or just really mediocre (rip offs, pretty much). So yeah, i was pretty sceptical when i heard about Hyperkin´sRetron 5“.

retron 5

Retron 5 costs about $200 (plus shipment).

I mean, Retron 5 are marketed as a “revolutionary new way to experience classic games in high-definition”. But then again, it´s a $200 android based emulation machine.

So i have to give it a try before i can rant anymore about Retron 5 (or review it for that matter).

But what do you guys think about Retron 5?

About Retron 5:

“The ultimate HD remake: Hyperkin presents the RetroN 5, a revolutionary new way to experience classic games in high-definition; the first of its kind with an all-digital HDMI output. The RetroN 5 supports NES, Famicom, SNES, Super Famicom, Genesis, Mega Drive, Game Boy, Game Boy Color, & Game Boy Advance cartridges with enhanced resolution, improved interpolated sound, screenshot capture, & the ability to have on the fly save states. The RetroN5 is the retro gaming console that brings you back to a world where recharging health is a cheat code, you can have as many guns as you want, and achievements aren’t just some numbers on a screen.”

Features:
– Multiple System Compatibility: The RetroN 5 allows you to play your favorite NES, SNES, Super Famicom, Genesis, Mega Drive, Famicom, Game Boy, Game Boy Color, and GBA cartridges on one system. You can also play Master System games with the use of the Power Base Converter.*
– Graphical User Interface (GUI): A brand new GUI Menu that gives access to features and the ability to customize your gaming experience on the screen
– HDMI Output: The HDMI output will upconvert the signal to your HDTV with a maximum output resolution of 720p.
– Save/Load States: Save or load your games at any point during gameplay, with 10 save slots for each game.
– Video Enhancement: Customize your video settings with the variety of different filter and shader effects, including scanlines.
– Audio Enhancement: Utilizing Audio Interpolation, the RetroN 5 will produce a smoother, crisper sound output.
– Cheats: Pre-built cheats that can be accessed at any point during gameplay for most games.
– Bluetooth Wireless Controller: Utilizing Bluetooth technology this controller has a range of up to 30 feet and features a microswitch directional pad, two programmable macro buttons, and a Home button for quick-in game access to features.
– Original Controller Ports: 2 original controller ports (6 total) for each platform
– 100% Compatibility: The RetroN 5 will play both PAL and NTSC cartridges. CIC lockout chips and FX chips are no longer going to be an issue, as we aim to achieve 100% compatibility with all cartridges. *Power Base Converter sold separately.

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