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The RetroN 5 plays Gameboy, Gameboy Color, Gameboy Advance, Famicom, Super Famicom, Nintendo Entertainment System, Super Nintendo Entertainment System, Sega Genesis, and Megadrive cartridges with enhanced resolution, improved interpolated sound, screenshot capture, and the ability to have on the fly save states.
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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 entire 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.
Retron 5 10-in-1 System is rated
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Rated 3 out of
Uncle TJ from
Decent but could be better....To be honest, I would give the system a 3.5 out of 5. On the Positive side, I love being able to boot up a saved game which wasn’t possible with the original systems (nes, genesis, etc). The negative; the conroller is not what I had hoped (feels cheap). I will be purchasing a highly rated controller soon from a different manufacturer. I do like playing with the original controllers but the sega controller cord is only like 4 ft long. Also , I purchased an sd card with roms. I find that I can not access famicom / super famicom roms without a cartridge of that specific typ (which from the sd card company wrongly stated that famicom could be accessed by regular nintendo cartridges and super famicom by Super Nintendo carts). It could be that I just purchased a retron 5 from Gamestop that was sitting on the shelf for a few years (the dust was horrible). I asked for a slight price
reduction, but no dice! Not the girls fault at Gamestop, she just didn’t have the authority. She also asked me to wait while she cleaned off the box... which I told her was unnecessary. Gamestop review; Good help, poor policy on selling an older version of a retron 5. I should have ordered it from another vendor and waited the week for delivery! It is worth it overall to those who have the money. It wouldn’t be my first system choice however.
Date published: 2018-08-24
Rated 4 out of
Great multi console deviceA great handy multi system device for many separate console games! A great find if you do not have any older consoles or don't want the hassle of connecting multiple consoles to modern TVs. Not the best in quality because it is a multi emulator.
Date published: 2018-08-10
Rated 3 out of
Awesome emulation of original cartridgesI emulated ROMs for a long time but always feel that nothing beats playing the real thing. This system lets you have the perks of emulation but with saving to the og cart; it allows for save state use, graphics repurpose, convenient cheat codes, and speed up features. There are many other emulating perks that I don't use. The front gba port plays Gameboy, Gameboy color, and Gameboy advance carts. I had a retro trio but I did not like it because the SNES cart slot did not have an eject button, and often times the carts would not come out easily pulling them out. NOTE THIS RETRO CONSOLE HAS THE SAME ISSUE. Every time I pull the SNES cart out I am worried I am going to damage it. To remedy this I use a turned-off game genie cart down in the console slot and put the snes game I want to play in the genie. Shame such a workaround is required, that's the reason for the two-star knockdown - similar issue with the NES slot. They have a bit to go still in developing these - can't wait for an N64 slot to be included as well!
Date published: 2018-07-09
Rated 5 out of
The classics rule!I’ve had this for a while now and it’s played all the games I had. It’s crystal clear hd. Really fun! Doesn’t mess up mid game and you can save!! Works with original controllers and games. This is an awesome console! I recommend it to any 80’s baby
Only thing is that the sega cartridge gets stuck when you put the game in. So you gotta pull hella hard to get it out. I think?
Date published: 2018-04-06
Rated 1 out of
Seems great till you get it!It is a great console if you can get it to work right! I said if you can!!! Mine works great with nes games absolutely amazing. Snes and genesis not so much. It won't let me use my snes controllers I have tried 8 diffrent ones. I don't play many genesis games but the few I did try the original controllers only worked sometimes.
Date published: 2017-10-03
Rated 5 out of
Great FeaturesPerforms as advertised and the filter features are awesome for adapting image to the newer TVs
Date published: 2017-09-07
Rated 2 out of
Absolutely DO NOT buy.The games look awesome on your HDTV with it, but it introduces a LOT of input lag. It is definitely noticeable and almost unplayable. Yes it looks good and it's good for a party trick, but it plays like monkey poo. Stick with the original systems.
Date published: 2017-08-13
Rated 4 out of
Good capability and intuitive user interface, butI really like this platform; the snap-shot feature makes old games without a save feature actually playable. The only issue I have about an otherwise excellent system is the build quality. The power button has a cheap feel to it and the controller would have been better if it had been a wired one. I cannot recommend the controller other than the fact that it is adequate, but cheap feeling. The case of the unit should have been made from a heavier plastic.