Retro Bit Super Retro Trio 3 in 1 Console (Red/Black) £59.99 Delivered @ Gameseek
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Retro Bit Super Retro Trio 3 in 1 Console (Red/Black) £59.99 Delivered @ Gameseek

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Found 22nd Jan 2015
Get a nostalgic classic gaming fix with the Super Retro Trio by Retro-bit!

Play classic NES, SNES and MEGADRIVE games directly from the original cartridges onto the SR3! The modern design of this 3-in-1 home system allows for less clutter and more gaming. It is equipped with 3 cartridge slots, 6 controller ports compatible with original or third party controllers, 2 controllers, AV cable, S-Video connection and AC adapter. The SR3 gives every old-school gamer a new reason to get their game on!

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Cool. Does it come with Super Zelda the Hedgehog Bros. 2.5, or is that just for display purposes?:D

Pretty cool. Hot.

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Quietus

Cool. Does it come with Super Zelda the Hedgehog Bros. 2.5, or is that … Cool. Does it come with Super Zelda the Hedgehog Bros. 2.5, or is that just for display purposes?:D



Sorry guy, but i've got nothing but negativity for these things. They're far from perfect and look like cheap plastic knock-offs. if you want to go old-skool, then get an original NES/SNES/MegaDrive console.

They tend to not be everdrive compatible and aren't 100% compatible with proper carts neither.

Oh, and good luck getting a decent image onto your nice shiny HD flatscreen tv with a LD console via the YellowRedWhite cable, or even finding an S-Video socket.

i'd understand that my argument for these hardware emulators would struggle to be warranted if was a tenner or £15 (i'd just ignore it), but £60! save your money people.

My nephew got one of these for Christmas I tested it before it was wrapped.

They are awful, terrible build quality, the Nes carts wobble in the top loading slot so tend to crash with the slightest movement. The Snes carts whilst some play it's not guaranteed and the likes of Donkey Country the console can't bypass the piracy chip in the cartridge so you are stuck with a message on screen telling you that you can't play it. Also if you want to use import carts due to the refresh rate difference between NTSC and PAL the games will look like they are running slow.

The controller door on the front is also on a hinge and breaks easily as you need to push it in for it to open. Overall for the cost of £60 you are cheaper buying an original from Ebay.
Edited by: "dillo1982" 22nd Jan 2015

cliffio76

Sorry guy, but i've got nothing but negativity for these things. They're … Sorry guy, but i've got nothing but negativity for these things. They're far from perfect and look like cheap plastic knock-offs. if you want to go old-skool, then get an original NES/SNES/MegaDrive console.They tend to not be everdrive compatible and aren't 100% compatible with proper carts neither.Oh, and good luck getting a decent image onto your nice shiny HD flatscreen tv with a LD console via the YellowRedWhite cable, or even finding an S-Video socket.i'd understand that my argument for these hardware emulators would struggle to be warranted if was a tenner or £15 (i'd just ignore it), but £60! save your money people.



I'm considering getting one, I've already got an old battered SNES that's on it's way out and this seems better than replacing it... they look like cheap plastic knock-offs because they are, but surely that's no worse than having a 20 year old yellowed plastic console?

I've had a quick look at a couple of reviews and compatibility seems good, I'm not bothered about the compatibility with an expensive emulator cartridge, I just want something to stick my old cartridges in every now and again.

Isn't the issue of image quality and component/s-video just as applicable to original consoles as well? Overall this seems like a much better deal than paying the same money for an old SNES.

dillo1982

My nephew got one of these for Christmas I tested it before it was … My nephew got one of these for Christmas I tested it before it was wrapped. They are awful, terrible build quality, the Nes carts wobble in the top loading slot so tend to crash with the slightest movement. The Snes carts whilst some play it's not guaranteed and the likes of Donkey Country the console can't bypass the piracy chip in the cartridge so you are stuck with a message on screen telling you that you can't play it. Also if you want to use import carts due to the refresh rate difference between NTSC and PAL the games will look like they are running slow. The controller door on the front is also on a hinge and breaks easily as you need to push it in for it to open. Overall for the cost of £60 you are cheaper buying an original from Ebay.



Hmm... different opinions to the reviews I read, nice to hear from someone who's had a play with one. Maybe I'll hold off for now or try to find some more reviews before I decide.

Just get a raspberry pi and loads it with emulators

rossington

I'm considering getting one, I've already got an old battered SNES that's … I'm considering getting one, I've already got an old battered SNES that's on it's way out and this seems better than replacing it...



The SNES is a pretty well made piece of kit, I have 7 or 8 at home, all of them work fine. I think the of moving parts helps them a lot - no CD drives to fail etc, plus they didn't need any complex cooling like modern console..
The only really issue I've had over the years is the adapters have a habit of breaking over time, but you can buy replacements for these cheap enough.

So, I guess it comes down to questioning the reliability of a SNES which has been working for the best part of 25 years already is more or less reliable than a cheap Chinese emulation device...

I'd be sticking with the tried and tested method personally.

I watch a video on this and it looked really good. Reviews where good and worked with all carts. Myself have an Ouya Console and emulation is near perfect :-)

Corranga

The SNES is a pretty well made piece of kit, I have 7 or 8 at home, all … The SNES is a pretty well made piece of kit, I have 7 or 8 at home, all of them work fine. I think the of moving parts helps them a lot - no CD drives to fail etc, plus they didn't need any complex cooling like modern console..The only really issue I've had over the years is the adapters have a habit of breaking over time, but you can buy replacements for these cheap enough.So, I guess it comes down to questioning the reliability of a SNES which has been working for the best part of 25 years already is more or less reliable than a cheap Chinese emulation device...I'd be sticking with the tried and tested method personally.

Yeah, I have loads of these old consoles and they keep going forever. I would say much better to buy a decent used one and get the original, rather than buy this one.
They will last longer and lets face it, if you want to go retro, you want the original.

i believe the latest model is called a retron 5 and has more functions and compatibility.

gemvis

i believe the latest model is called a retron 5 and has more functions … i believe the latest model is called a retron 5 and has more functions and compatibility.



is still not 100% compatible, nor compatible with everdirve, still has it's "unique" cheap plastic look. does now comes with an HDMI socket, oh and requires more money to buy too.

rossington

Hmm... different opinions to the reviews I read, nice to hear from … Hmm... different opinions to the reviews I read, nice to hear from someone who's had a play with one. Maybe I'll hold off for now or try to find some more reviews before I decide.



I can only give you my honest opinion as if the console 'was' decent enough I would of gotten one myself. But me personally I'd avoid it.

People definitely look for a Retron 5, the best way to play retro games on your HD TV with HDMI, game state saving (great to be able to save Sonic the hedgehog)

My Fiance plays the original Zelda on the Retron, and if you want the really authentic experience you can use original controllers

Enjoy

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activ8me

People definitely look for a Retron 5, the best way to play retro games … People definitely look for a Retron 5, the best way to play retro games on your HD TV with HDMI, game state saving (great to be able to save Sonic the hedgehog)My Fiance plays the original Zelda on the Retron, and if you want the really authentic experience you can use original controllersEnjoy

and the retron 5 can play games from 9 different consoles

activ8me

and the retron 5 can play games from 9 different consoles



I count 5 (without the add-on needed for Sega MasterSystem)

NES/Famicom
SNES
MegaDrive
Gameboy/Gameboy Colour
Gameboy Advance

BTW the retron 5 has a habit of clearing any saved spots you already have on your carts. So don't be too peeved if your lifelong (INSERT SQUARESOFT GAME HERE) game save gets wiped.

Edited by: "cliffio76" 22nd Jan 2015

I don't see the point of this. It's still emulation even if it uses the cartridges.

You're only going to get the original experience on a genuine console and preferably an old sd tv!

If you're not looking for authenticity get a raspberry pi, droid emulator, or even an old Dell optiplex or similar mini pc.

PlantBuilt

get the original experience on a genuine console and preferably an old sd … get the original experience on a genuine console and preferably an old sd tv!

not necessarily.

i'd rather have an enhanced experience with PC emulation. Some nice 4xHQ filters on 16 bit games looks incredible

cliffio76

Sorry guy, but i've got nothing but negativity for these things. They're … Sorry guy, but i've got nothing but negativity for these things. They're far from perfect and look like cheap plastic knock-offs. if you want to go old-skool, then get an original NES/SNES/MegaDrive console.They tend to not be everdrive compatible and aren't 100% compatible with proper carts neither.Oh, and good luck getting a decent image onto your nice shiny HD flatscreen tv with a LD console via the YellowRedWhite cable, or even finding an S-Video socket.i'd understand that my argument for these hardware emulators would struggle to be warranted if was a tenner or £15 (i'd just ignore it), but £60! save your money people.



This is a NES/SNES/MegaDrive(Genesis) in PAL & NTSC, buying all those six consoles would cost more and take up more space. Seems ideal for my purpose of testing games that I sell.
Everdrive works but I'm not sure if it's 100%, some things such as save states might not work.

£57.77 (Or £55.95 using 3.15% cashback from TopCashBack) at GameSeek: gameseek.co.uk/pd/…PAL



Edited by: "hukdster" 29th Jun 2015
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