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Re: WELL THIS IS INTERESTING.. Retron 5

by alienjesus Sun Feb 05, 2017 7:15 pm

Man, I really wanna play Game Gear on my TV, but $59.99 is a stretch. I don't need the Master System compatability as I already own a Power Base Converter which I use on the Retron as is.
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Re: WELL THIS IS INTERESTING.. Retron 5

by Jagosaurus Sun Feb 05, 2017 7:31 pm

alienjesus wrote:Man, I really wanna play Game Gear on my TV, but $59.99 is a stretch. I don't need the Master System compatability as I already own a Power Base Converter which I use on the Retron as is.


While hate to be "that guy"... if you own a PS2 or oXbox, PSMS (PS2) and DegaBox (oX) emulators on both consoles will run GG roms on your TV via your existing consoles likely already hooked up, without messing with PC options :).

I never got into GG collecting, but have experienced the library this way.

Just something that might hold you over until $60 seems worth it.

While I dont own a R5, I'm excited to see this come out from a preservation point of view :)
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Re: WELL THIS IS INTERESTING.. Retron 5

by SpikeSlania Thu Feb 09, 2017 7:10 pm

If the adapter worked on a regular Genesis I would pick it up in a heartbeat. I'm sure the Master System ports would work fine on a regular genesis, but not sure if it would pick up on the Game Gear games when running them through the adapter.
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Re: WELL THIS IS INTERESTING.. Retron 5

by wclem Sat Mar 04, 2017 3:17 pm

So, am I the only one who bought the adapter? It works great and makes these games so much more accessible to me. It has recognized all the games I tried so far and has never failed to load.

The narrow screen of the game gear is strange on my tv but it is not so bad as to make me not like playing them.

I have not tried the SMS slot yet but assume it will work also. Phantasy Star, here i come again! If anyone was on the fence on this thing I say get it now. Who knows how many they made, or for how long. If this thing becomes rare I can see scalpers going nuts!
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Re: WELL THIS IS INTERESTING.. Retron 5

by prfsnl_gmr Mon Mar 06, 2017 5:15 pm

wclem wrote:So, am I the only one who bought the adapter?


I just ordered one. I really can't afford to miss it!
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Re: WELL THIS IS INTERESTING.. Retron 5

by BoneSnapDeez Mon Mar 06, 2017 5:55 pm

I'm somewhat interested... but I already have the similar RetroFreak adapter.

Maybe I'll get this one anyway. :lol:
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Re: WELL THIS IS INTERESTING.. Retron 5

by executioner Mon Mar 13, 2017 11:34 am

At this point in time that the retron 5 has been out do you guys still think it is worth to buy now or just wait it out for something else coming?
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Re: WELL THIS IS INTERESTING.. Retron 5

by Jmustang1968 Mon Mar 13, 2017 11:49 am

executioner wrote:At this point in time that the retron 5 has been out do you guys still think it is worth to buy now or just wait it out for something else coming?


If you want an emulation box that outputs hdmi and has built in cartridge slots, it is a nice system, especially for the price. The biggest draw is getting to physically put your carts in the system and to use your original controllers without needing an adapter.

If you just want to play games in HDMI and like the convenience of playing roms files from disc, a PC or Raspberry Pi or the like is your best bet, and will be a more robust set up with more platforms to choose from.
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Re: WELL THIS IS INTERESTING.. Retron 5

by CFFJR Wed Mar 15, 2017 5:26 am

Question!

Can you apply translation patches for Game Gear games?

I didn't think I needed this system & adapter since my GG has been modded with a new screen and TV output, but I suddenly realized that it would be great for translations. If that feature works with the GG adapter of course. I don't see any reason why it wouldn't, but...

Sylvan Tale, patched on my actual japanese cart, on the big screen? Sounds like NEED.
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Re: WELL THIS IS INTERESTING.. Retron 5

by BoneSnapDeez Wed Mar 15, 2017 1:21 pm

I don't see why you wouldn't be able to apply patches, as patches will work on any other type of Retron 5 compatible game.
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