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Hyperkin RetroN 5 Retro Video Gaming System - Black

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Now that we are all grown up and can afford these fancy toys, shouldn’t our retro systems grow up too? With the RetroN 5, you will now be able to play all of your favorite games from nine different systems on one convenient console in full HD glory. Relive your childhood, or introduce a new generation of gamers to the timeless classics that inspired the entire gaming industry with the RetroN 5. 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.

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Color: Black
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  • Product Dimensions: 13.4 x 12.6 x 3.2 inches ; 4.2 pounds
  • Media: Video Game
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (280 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,837 in Video Games (See Top 100 in Video Games)
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323 of 343 people found the following review helpful By Nick Barba on June 27, 2014
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I pre-ordered the Retron 5 back in March of 2014. Upon learning of a mythical neo-retro console that plays the games of 10 consoles from the yesteryear, how could one NOT be excited? Of course I still have the legacy consoles in storage, the idea of breathing new life into my old cartridges seemed way too cool to pass up. After nearly two months of silence and broken promises from the manufacturer Hyperkin regarding the release date ("Retron 5 will be released within the next 30 days" - Marketing Rep at MGC 2014, April 11th 2014), I finally received my Retron 5 from Amazon on June 8th, two days after the official release date.

It took about 30 minutes to update the console and get it in working order. Not only does the instruction booklet leave out the crucial factoid that the power button must be held for 10 seconds for the console to turn on, but at the time of release, the only place to download the most current firmware was from a link on Hyperkin's facebook page--this info wasn't noted on the Retron 5 website, nor Hyperkin's website at all.

I started working my way through some of my favorite NES games to test the system out, lo and behold, the claims were true! The games I grew up playing as a kid suddenly looked sharp and vivid! Wizards and Warriors, Super Mario Bros. 2 and 3, T&C Surf Designs, Rad Racer, Rygar and Mega Man were amongst the 15 or so games I tested on the NES, along with Donkey Kong Country and U.N. Squadron on the SNES. The more I played with the system, the more I fell in love with it... well, actually, I wasn't in love with the cartridge slots. Before receiving the system, I had watched countless Youtube videos of reviewers with the system, and nearly all of them mentioned how unnecessarily tight the cartridge slots can be.
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121 of 138 people found the following review helpful By Mike on June 1, 2014
Color: Black
My local retro videogame store had just received a small shipment of the RetroN 5 units this past week. I managed to pick up the last unit on hand after a pre-order was cancelled. Here are my thoughts so far:

Construction: The top part with the cartridge ports is made very cheaply and prone to bending. Removing some cartridges is a rather scary endeavor and I'm afraid one day I'll end up breaking the case removing a cartridge. The worst culprit are Genesis/Megadrive carts, they do not like to fit inside the RetroN at all and require a LOT of downward force and pulling to get them in or out. I do not know how long that port will last by doing this, use Genesis/Megadrive carts at your own risk. Gameboy games go in and out very smoothly and require very little effort to insert or remove. The controller is absolute crap, I cannot stand it. It's awkwardly built and feels cheap; the directional pad is absolutely stupid, why did they make it like that? The console is made somewhat sturdy, but be careful.

Operating System: The Android operating system is not too bad. Its easy to navigate and has some neat options regarding filtering, aspect ratios, and even sound enhancement; most of which we have come to expect from emulators on Windows/Mac/Linux. I am not a fan of having to write firmware requests to an SD card and go through a multi-step process to upgrade/update the system. Not only that, firmware downloads are given a DRM mechanism to be locked to the console that requested it, so no sharing updates with friends or family. The reason for doing that is beyond me, so whatever. The console has problems with sometimes figuring out if an SD card is actually present. Sometimes when remove it, still reads as inserted and vice-versa when I insert it.
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31 of 35 people found the following review helpful By Ye Olde on January 1, 2015
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Having seen so many other retro consoles with iffy compatibility (like the Retron 3) and other consoles that were disappointing (like the crash-and-burn Neo Geo X gold) I wanted to wait for Hyperkin to iron out the quirks that were plaguing the first-release consoles. From what I hear, I should be glad I did. And I am, because this thing is awesome.

I've never used emulators; I've always been a stickler for the real thing. Because of that, I was really surprised, and pleased, with everything the R5 can do. I won't address all the features here, but I will explain the things that I was pleasantly surprised with.

First, I was extremely skeptical about the controller. A clicky thumbstick instead of a d-pad is not my idea of a good controller, but I decided to give it a shot anyway. To my surprise, it felt solid and comfortable in my hands, and the dead zone on the thumbstick was nonexistent. The buttons have about the same depth to them as the old-school controllers, meaning that rapid use wasn't a problem. The controller turns itself off after too brief a period, but that doesn't bother me. All in all, I've been using the R5 controller instead of my old ones purely out of convenience, and given how particular I am, that says quite a bit, for me anyway.

The console itself is solid and not cheaply made. A Yobo this ain't. I had no problems whatsoever plugging any cart in and blasting straight off. So far, the only issue I've had has been the SNES pins feeling loose. For a while I had trouble getting the R5 to recognize SNES carts, but after a little cart cleaning it became a non-issue.
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