menu

Retro Gaming Console Plays Old Sega And Nintendo Games

Retro Gaming Console Plays Old Sega And Nintendo Games
technology

The RetroN 5 from Hyperkin allows you to dust off your old cartridges for the NES, SNES, Game Boy Advance, Famicom, and Genesis.

Emma Hutchings
  • 26 march 2013

Many people have cartridges for old gaming consoles they don’t use anymore. Hyperkin is releasing a new machine that will let you dust off those cartridges and play them from one single console. Announced at the Midwest Gaming Classic at the weekend, the RetroN 5 has five cartridge slots that enable you to play original NES, SNES, Genesis, Famicom, and Game Boy Advance games.

You will also be able to use Super Famicom, Mega Drive, Game Boy Color, and Game Boy cartridges as well. A new chipset ensures that region locks and compatibility aren’t an issue, and the RetroN 5 will play both PAL and NTSC cartridges.

Retro Gaming Console Plays Old Sega And Nintendo Games

The console features six controller ports, allowing gamers to use their original controllers. You can use any controller for any system, for example, you’ll be able to use a SNES controller to play Genesis games. The RetroN 5 will also come with a wireless controller that utilizes Bluetooth technology for a playable distance of over 15 feet, and lets gamers configure it to reassign the buttons.

Most old games didn’t allow you to freely save, but the RetroN 5 will let you save your games at any point during gameplay and will feature an autosave feature upon shutdown. Wired notes that the price is yet to be confirmed but is reported to be around $100, and the console is due to be released in July.

RetroN 5

technology
Trending

Editorial Roundtable: What A People-First Workplace Must Prioritize First

Work
Syndicated Yesterday

What Could The Highway Of The Future Look Like?

As technology for automated vehicles improves, there’s a sharper focus on building a ‘smarter’ infrastructure where they can thrive

Design Yesterday

Plastic Wind Trees Are Bringing Sustainable Power To Residential Homes

These French-made turbines are offering a small, aesthetically pleasing approach to affordable personal energy

Trending

Get PSFK's Latest Report: Future of Retail: Technology Primer

See All
Home Yesterday

Dyson’s Wi-Fi Connected Fan Purifies, Cools & Heats The Air

The new luxury home appliance aims to be an all-in-one device for the connected home

Education Yesterday

Bringing Virtual Reality And Telepresence Robotics To E-Learning

This Learning Management System is embracing new technologies to reallocate teaching resources to where they should be going

PURPLELIST EXPERTS

Ian Fraser

Gaming & Technology

Advertising Yesterday

Brewing Company Turns Car Emissions Into Ink

Tiger Beer has created a sustainable process to transform air pollution into supplies for street art

Design Yesterday

Space-Saving Sofa Has Extra Furniture Hidden Inside

Living in an apartment with limited space? This three-in-one bed transforms based on your needs

Culture Yesterday

Browser Extension Blocks Any Pages That Make You Unhappy

The software can detect your facial movements and prevent content that brings up negative emotions

PSFK LABS REPORT

Future Of Work
Cultivating The Next Generation Of Leaders
NEW

PSFK Op-Ed august 24, 2016

Why Building Better Offices Is The Key To Employee Engagement

Interaction Designer and Audio-visual Technologist at ESI Design illustrates the value in creating environments filled with surprise and delight

PSFK Labs august 25, 2016

PSFK’s Workplace Vision: How The Nurturing Of Seeds Will Come To Define The Onboarding Process

Our Future of Work vision is a service that allows companies to assemble and deliver welcome packets that are uniquely focused on the concept of growth

Automotive Yesterday

Reserve Your Parking Spot Before You Even Get Behind The Wheel

A new Ford app allows drivers to select and arrange for a space in a garage to be available at the end of their journey, so they can travel worry-free

Work Yesterday

PSFK’s Workplace Vision: The Desk Is Becoming An Ecosystem Of Satellite Workstations

Our Future of Work vision is an app that frees employees from the tyranny of a static desk

Food Yesterday

A Tiny Amount Of This Powder Could Block All The Bitterness In Food

A new substance made from mushrooms can bond with taste receptors on your tongue to overcome unpleasant flavors

Asia Yesterday

Whimsical Dental Clinic Design Aims To Calm Patient Fears

Cheerful colors and a nod to the comforts of home are design elements tactfully aimed to help people relax

Mobile Yesterday

Messenger Service Only Delivers You Updates Three Times A Day

Formal is a new app designed to help people ignore the constant stream of texts from their phone and focus on what's in front of them

INSIGHTS COVERAGE

Rio Olympics
Innovation Coverage From The Rio Games
READ NOW

Design Yesterday

Movable Vacation House Constructed Using Concrete Boxes

The 4,000 square foot building is made up of modular frames so it can be relocated if needed due to coastline erosion

Design Yesterday

Redesigned Electric Fan Collapses For Easy Storage

Conbox can be kept in pieces and packed away when not in use

Ai Yesterday

LawyerBot Is Now Helping Homeless People Qualify For Government Housing

This robot helps people get out of parking tickets and provides free legal advice to those in need

No search results found.