Why buy this?
This is for those of us who have a collection of classic console game cartridges and would like to keep playing them (once you get to your 30's, it gets more difficult to get into the newer and more complex games).
The problem is, the older consoles may not be working anymore or not compatible with modern new flat screen TV's. Also, the corded controllers from the past tend to be really short.
This is where the RetroN 5 HD comes in. A modern re-made hybrid console that can play a variety of your classic games, with HDMI connectivity for those new TV's and a wireless bluetooth controller in the box. And the games really look great on modern HD TV's.
The RetroN 5 supports NES, Famicom, SNES, Super Famicom, Genesis, Mega Drive, Game Boy, Game Boy Color, & Game Boy Advance cartridges. Meaning you won't have the hassle of plugging in 5 separate consoles to your TV stand.
Add in enhanced resolution, improved interpolated sound, screenshot capture, & the ability to have on the fly save states (which is handy, those old school games are really tough!).
In short - you get to experience all of your favourite games from the past, while enjoying the benefits of modern updated console technology.
The RetroN 5 has an HD port with a maximum output resolution of 720p and supports up to 60 frames per second. Digital enhancement features are available for all game formats. PAL and NTSC versions of games are supported for HD upconversion and filters, even on NTSC televisions.
Side mounted SNES, NES, and Genesis controller slots allow for play with your original controllers.For those who want to go wireless, the bundled wireless controller has a range of over 25 feet. The rear SD card slot gives you the ability to expand your save memory and for capturing screen shots in jpeg format.
Game Genie is built in because those old game are really hard (trust us). The RetroN 5 cleans up & upconverts your games to clean, crisp HD resolution. If you prefer old school though, you can select the “scanlines” video filter.
Dynamic controller mapping allows full customization, even with original controllers. The RetroN 5’s save state feature allows you to save at any point in your game and be able to come back exactly where you left off, no passwords needed. Access these features without ever having to end your play session or reset your game with a touch of the Home button, bringing the convenience of a modern console to retro gaming.
Every RetroN 5 comes packed with a wireless controller. It features an D-pad, two shoulder triggers, a start and select button, as well as 4 macro and 8 controller buttons. All of these are programmable and can be mapped to any command through the settings menu. The controller also has four blue LED lights indicating its battery life, and recharges through an included Micro-USB cable which connects to the RetroN 5.
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