The RetroN 5 is a revolutionary new way to experience old classic games in high definition and it is the first of its kind with an all-digital HDMI output.
The Hyperkin, a hardware company created an Android operating system, which opens the door for valuable features such as HDMI output, save states, and Game Genie-like cheat codes. 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. The RetroN 5 is the retro gaming console that brings you back to a world where recharging health is cheating, you can have as many guns as you want, and achievements aren’t just some numbers on a screen.
It’s called the RetroN 5 because it has 5 cartridge slots, one each for NES, SNES, Genesis, Famicom, and Game Boy Advance cartridges. You can play your original cartridges for any of these systems. You can also plug in Super Famicom, Mega Drive, Game Boy Color, and Game Boy cartridges as well.
The RetroN 5 has standard AV output, a USB port to allow for charging of the wireless controller, an AC Adapter to power up the system, and a HDMI output for HDTV connectivity. It converts the video signal to show clearer and cleaner images, with vibrant colors on an HDTV with a resolution output of up to 720p through the use of shaders. Also, the RetroN 5 uses audio interpolation which creates new samples between the originals for a smoother, crisper sound output than the original sound.
If you have a few games from your childhood sitting around, and you want a quick, easy way to play them, the RetroN 5 is a great choice because is the best multi-console. The $140 price tag isn’t too much to ask, especially when you consider that it can play literally thousands of games.