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Title: The Retrode 2
Post by: zapiy on January 23, 2012, 00:40:25 AM

The Retrode is the world’s bestest USB adapter for vintage video games. Play your 16-bit console games on your computer/cell phone/tablet/whatnot, using your original cartridges and controllers!

The Retrode 2 will become available in December 2011. You will be able to order it on this website and through various distribution partners (Europe, USA). If you want to stay informed, please subscribe to the newsletter!


What’s needed?

    Game cartridges, and lots of them
    Game controllers
    Emulators for SNES/SFC and Genesis/Mega Drive: SNES9x, ZSNES, Gens, Fusion, …
    A computer with a USB port, running any of the above (Windows/Linux/MacOS/*NIX)
    A Retrode!

The Retrode is for you if…

    you like playing Retro video games on your PC
    you want to preserve your investment in these games, even after all hardware has expired
    you want to back up your game progress, e.g. before replacing the cartridge battery
    you like emulator cheats, but prefer to finish the boss on the real console
    you simply think it’s cool to plug huge game cartridges into a PDA or cell phone (http://http)


    Cartridge slots for Sega Genesis/MD and Nintendo SNES/SFC games. Access ROM (program/data) and SRAM (savegames)! Custom-made connectors of video game quality.
    2×2 ports for Sega and SNES controllers.
    USB 2.0 Full-Speed composite device for driverless operation under any OS, using any emulator.
    Easy to use, configure and update.
    Expandable using plug-in adapters.
    Made in Germany.
    Dimensions and weight: 162mm x 80mm x 42mm, 200g (6.4? x 3.2? x 1.7?, 0.4lbs)
    Includes USB cable and instruction sheet. Suggested retail price: EUR 65 / USD 85.

[align=center:1zaer9g3]Retrode Video #6: Connecting and using the Retrode 2 (http://http)[/align:1zaer9g3]
Title: Re: The Retrode 2
Post by: DEADDOLL666 on January 23, 2012, 01:51:31 AM
That is a really smart idea.Not sure if i'd preffer this or the snes handheld from your earlier post
Title: Re: The Retrode 2
Post by: CeefaxOfDelphi on March 08, 2012, 11:52:11 AM
very cool - but will it be on sale ever - these things always being announced and then you cant get one (in the UK anyway) -
Title: Re: The Retrode 2
Post by: zapiy on March 08, 2012, 22:44:18 PM
I think you can order it anyway?
Title: Re: The Retrode 2
Post by: Greyfox on March 09, 2012, 10:49:40 AM
lovely piece of kit that, but looks to me as an oversize card, but what nice is the fact that will it being able to see the contents of the rom, I presume this can be backed-up for presevational purposes, which is very handy for those who does wish to continually play the Original carts etc.

also where is the sockets for the Mega-Drive Pads?, didn't see them in the video?, also I have a lot of doubts to why anyone would purchase this, there's nothing stopping people freely going up on the net, getting all the games and playing via an emulator without having to purchase this item, and regards running Official game carts, isn't it surposingly to be true that a lot of the emulators out there don't emulator 100% of what the original hardware did? so what's the bonus in getting this?, This device I think only applies to people without the knowledge to acquire roms and setup emulators to play on them and who own allot of cartridges .