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Submitted by mfi7 236d ago | news

RetroN 5 a Modern NES+Game Boy Console to be Delayed and What to Expect

The release of Hyperkin’s RetroN 5, the console designed to play NES, SNES, Game BoyAdvance, Sega Genesis and Famicom cartridges, has been delayed until Q1 2014. According to Hyperkin, the release was delayed due to faulty pins discovered in some packages and needed key modifications. (Casual games, Retro, Tech)

GT67  +   236d ago
Ahhhh, welcome to the world of retro gaming my kind of place.
no military fps games but pure old school style fun.
Auron  +   235d ago
don't forget the best thing about retro gaming no micro transactions!
Dasteru  +   236d ago
Can't wait, 1 system to play all my old carts, HDMI, video upscaling & filtering, Audio interpolation. Save states, never beat jurassic park because of the lack of a save function and super ninja boys password load was bull$#!t.

And best of all, i can use an SNES controller to play Genesis games :)
rustyspoon80  +   236d ago
6 button Mega Drive (Genesis) controller all the way.

And people think the console wars is a new thing :)

Really wish I'd still got all my old Mega Drive and Master System games. Still got my Snes (with Killer Instinct I might add)
mihizzudin  +   236d ago
I get the old school retro thing but people have to admit that fps gaming is kind of a move forward. Anyhow. Will be getting my hand on this
Dasteru  +   236d ago
Point of view.

I'v always been more of an RPG guy myself and the SNES still to this day has the best of them as far as console RPGs go.

Very few FPSs i really like, most of them are just mindless mayhem with no real purpose.
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cesuf  +   235d ago
"no real purpose"

That would suggest there is a real purpose to some video games. Well I gotta tell ya, there isn't any purpose other than for entertainment.
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Dasteru  +   235d ago
@cesuf:

That isn't what i meant, a little common sense goes a long ways.

I mean in regards to story/plot, alot of FPSs are just run and gun for the sake of violence, without a plot to make sense of it.
Smashbro29  +   236d ago
Hate to burst your bubble guys but this is just a a bunch of android emulators that read cartridges.

If you're gonna emulate may as well use Higan which is 100% accurate and free: http://byuu.org/higan/
mfi7  +   236d ago
have to agree there with you, but its always good to have some kind of console to do all that and gives some sort of fun in different ways to the users.
Smashbro29  +   236d ago
It's a horrible waste of money, just get the actual hardware.
Dasteru  +   236d ago
It actually isn't using software based emulators, it uses Android as an OS since it is impossible for hardware to function without one and it is alot cheaper to use open source software like Android than to create their own Retron OS from the ground up.

The actual emulation on the Retron 5 is hardware based though and they are aiming for 100% compatability. Super Castlevania, one of the most notorious games for not working properly on emulators due to special chips, is already running flawlessly on it.
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Smashbro29  +   236d ago
I don't recall many old school systems having an OS.

Furthermore if you wanted 100% accuracy in emulation you should just download Higan for free.
Dasteru  +   236d ago
They did, just no visual UI. Hardware cannot do anything without the software to operate it.

Problem with PC emulators like Higen is downloaded Roms are illegal, you are only allowed to backup your own, and you cannot use the original controllers on a PC either.
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Dasteru  +   236d ago
Edit: Sry stupid site did some wierd auto reload while typing, and posted my edit as an entirely new comment.
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