Hyperkin RetroN 5 Retro Video Gaming System (5 in 1) £106.88 @ Amazon
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Hyperkin RetroN 5 Retro Video Gaming System (5 in 1) £106.88 @ Amazon

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Found 25th Nov 2015
This is a great price for this console
can play nes, snes, mega drive and gameboy/gameboy advance games

I have one and I love it, the games play better than on the original consoles as they are all run through emulators that improve the quality for HD tv's and you can save your games at any point.

I've never seen it this low a price in this country and had to import mine from the USA

Moved to 'gaming'.
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100% everdrive compatible?
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cliffio76

100% everdrive compatible?


no, this doesn't run roms, only the original game cartridges
devil_tez

no, this doesn't run roms, only the original game cartridges




There are hacks to run roms from SD card on it
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corgi74

There are hacks to run roms from SD card on it


really, that's great. I'll look into that
That controller though.
err, the point of the everdrive is that the "rom" is loaded onto the cartridge's loading chip, so that you can play it from a cartridge. if the retroN cant master what the standard original consoles can do, what's its purpose?

corgi74

How to run ROMS on it


oh, so i have to convert the rom to ips before i can play it. wow, with all those 1000s of files available, thats nice.
This is an amazing machine. Upscales the original games to run at 720p with no blurriness like you got back in the days of CRT televisions. It's also got bluetooth controllers (Which are a bit sluggish). You're better off with an original controller wired up. I believe it also plays NTSC and PAL.

cliffio76

oh, so i have to convert the rom to ips before i can play it. wow, with … oh, so i have to convert the rom to ips before i can play it. wow, with all those 1000s of files available, thats nice.



I use real hardware and Everdrives. Personally I'm not a fan of the retron.
corgi74

I use real hardware and Everdrives. Personally I'm not a fan of the … I use real hardware and Everdrives. Personally I'm not a fan of the retron.



same here.

give me an original (modded) console with an everdrive cart, plugged into a xRGBmini that feeds into my giant TV any day.
So, does anyone actually know whether EverDrive carts work on a Retron then?
cliffio76

same here.give me an original (modded) console with an everdrive cart, … same here.give me an original (modded) console with an everdrive cart, plugged into a xRGBmini that feeds into my giant TV any day.



Agree. Got ones for Megadrive, SNES, NES, N64 and PC Engine. Also got a Gotek in my ST, CF WHDload in my Amiga, SD Cart in my MSX2, SD2IEC in my C64 and a DIVMMC for my Spectrum.
More of a hardware collector than a software collector
I don't understand everdrives. Surely if you want original hardware then you want to play the original game. If you're going to use everdrives then why not just use emulators instead to play roms? I have a Retron 5 by the way and it's quite nice even if it does 'emulate' the cart. I like having original carts though.

Check out the Retro Trio as well as that doesn't emulate anything.
corgi74

Agree. Got ones for Megadrive, SNES, NES, N64 and PC Engine. Also got a … Agree. Got ones for Megadrive, SNES, NES, N64 and PC Engine. Also got a Gotek in my ST, CF WHDload in my Amiga, SD Cart in my MSX2, SD2IEC in my C64 and a DIVMMC for my Spectrum.More of a hardware collector than a software collector



same here re consoles and everdrives, except for the PCe, which is on my wishlist. gotta be an original white model with RGB mod though, i have my standards!
ranja81

I don't understand everdrives. Surely if you want original hardware then … I don't understand everdrives. Surely if you want original hardware then you want to play the original game. If you're going to use everdrives then why not just use emulators instead to play roms? I have a Retron 5 by the way and it's quite nice even if it does 'emulate' the cart. I like having original carts though.Check out the Retro Trio as well as that doesn't emulate anything.



People want the original HARDWARE
Emulation is never 100%, especially for sound for example, virtually impossible to emulate the idiosyncratic parts of chips/circuit that makes the sound you remember.
Software/cartridges on the other are just software and relevant mostly to collectors.
ranja81

I don't understand everdrives. Surely if you want original hardware then … I don't understand everdrives. Surely if you want original hardware then you want to play the original game. If you're going to use everdrives then why not just use emulators instead to play roms? I have a Retron 5 by the way and it's quite nice even if it does 'emulate' the cart. I like having original carts though.Check out the Retro Trio as well as that doesn't emulate anything.



have you seen how much some of those original carts go for now? looking to complete my SW collection and super RoTJ on super famicom goes for nearly £200.

plus i've no man cave (damn baby's nursery room) to store cartridges. everdrives are both cost and space effective.

robo989

People want the original HARDWAREEmulation is never 100%, especially for … People want the original HARDWAREEmulation is never 100%, especially for sound for example, virtually impossible to emulate the idiosyncratic parts of chips/circuit that makes the sound you remember.Software/cartridges on the other are just software and relevant mostly to collectors.



I'm not arguing either way. I just think if you want the original hardware then treat it to some original games. That's just my opinion on it.
all this talk of retro-ness and whats just dropped through the letterbox - this month's RetroGamer. With articles on the original SW atari arcade machine and top 10 SW games, Half-Life 1, VirtuaCop, and the Philips G7000 (my first ever console) i think today is a good day to retro.
Edited by: "cliffio76" 25th Nov 2015
cliffio76

all this talk of retro-ness and whats just dropped through the letterbox … all this talk of retro-ness and whats just dropped through the letterbox - this month's RetroGamer. With articles on the original SW atari arcade machine and top 10 SW games, Half-Life 1, VirtuaCop, and the Philips G7000 (my first ever console) i think today is a good day to retro.




Feel your pain ,no idea where to put my 100+ megadrive cartridges
cliffio76

same here re consoles and everdrives, except for the PCe, which is on my … same here re consoles and everdrives, except for the PCe, which is on my wishlist. gotta be an original white model with RGB mod though, i have my standards!



Mines a Duo. Even better
ranja81

I don't understand everdrives. Surely if you want original hardware then … I don't understand everdrives. Surely if you want original hardware then you want to play the original game. If you're going to use everdrives then why not just use emulators instead to play roms? I have a Retron 5 by the way and it's quite nice even if it does 'emulate' the cart. I like having original carts though.Check out the Retro Trio as well as that doesn't emulate anything.



An Everdrive doesnt emulate anything. On a purely technical basis you are playing the exact game on the correct hardware. Basically all it does it write the original ROM file to an EEPROM chip rather than a ROM chip. When you reset the console it boots directly to the game the same as it would with an original cart. It's only when you turn it off that it's deleted and the loader starts.
It's totally different to emulation as you're not really emulating anything. Consider it more of a reproduction than emulation.
Edited by: "corgi74" 25th Nov 2015
corgi74

An Everdrive doesnt emulate anything. On a purely technical basis you … An Everdrive doesnt emulate anything. On a purely technical basis you are playing the exact game on the correct hardware. Basically all it does it write the original ROM file to an EEPROM chip rather than a ROM chip. When you reset the console it boots directly to the game the same as it would with an original cart. It's only when you turn it off that it's deleted and the loader starts.It's totally different to emulation as you're not really emulating anything. Consider it more of a reproduction than emulation.


I never said it did. If you're downloading a rom though you may as well use an emulator in my opinion. I just like using original carts and in my opinion if you're using original hardware why not use original carts with it. I realise though that some games are rare and expensive. All just an opinion though.
corgi74

Mines a Duo. Even better



now you're just showing off! personal taste i like the idea of the suitcase model

http://i.ytimg.com/vi/bLE71cUu0UY/maxresdefault.jpg
Edited by: "cliffio76" 25th Nov 2015
ranja81

I never said it did. If you're downloading a rom though you may as well … I never said it did. If you're downloading a rom though you may as well use an emulator in my opinion. I just like using original carts and in my opinion if you're using original hardware why not use original carts with it. I realise though that some games are rare and expensive. All just an opinion though.



If I had the money and the space I would buy carts but that's never going to happen. Once the original controller is in your hands and it's plugged in the original hardware it's no different to playing the original cart.
I'm never going to own a Little Samson using an Everdrive is definetly the next best thing. Emulation is too clean and the controllers don't feel the same.
Saying that I emulate Neo Geo just because they're too expensive
ranja81

I'm not arguing either way. I just think if you want the original … I'm not arguing either way. I just think if you want the original hardware then treat it to some original games. That's just my opinion on it.



I wasn't arguing either
robo989

I wasn't arguing either



Can we all just STOP not arguing please!
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