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Re: WELL THIS IS INTERESTING.. Retron 5

by FerretGamer Thu Mar 28, 2013 3:45 pm

I've been dying for a Game Gear clone!
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by fastbilly1 Thu Mar 28, 2013 3:48 pm

I know Seven was looking into a Game Gear console a while back.
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by marurun Thu Mar 28, 2013 5:18 pm

prfsnl_gmr wrote:As a wise mand once said: "You haven't really lived until you have played Trevor McFur with an Intellivision controller."


I would LOL, but the logistics of this are making my brain hurt. Intelliguar? Jaguavision?
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Re: WELL THIS IS INTERESTING.. Retron 5

by samsonlonghair Sun Mar 31, 2013 11:04 am

FerretGamer wrote:I've been dying for a Game Gear clone!

They invented that in 2010.
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Re: WELL THIS IS INTERESTING.. Retron 5

by FerretGamer Sun Mar 31, 2013 11:19 am

I know about that one; however, I'm talking about a clone that actually takes the cartridges. I could emulate Gamegear on anything, but I can't use my cartridges on anything.
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Re: WELL THIS IS INTERESTING.. Retron 5

by Gunstar Green Sun Mar 31, 2013 12:46 pm

Darn, I was hoping they threw in a 7800/2600 clone when I saw it was bumped to 5. Famicom seems kind of silly, they could have just threw a pin converter into the box.

The controller looks goofy but it's still got ports for original ones so that's fine.

Looking at that site with all the features leads me to assume that unlike previous clones this thing will be completely software emulation. No hardware cloning going on here. It remains to be seen how well this is going to work. If nothing else with the shaders they're using it might be a good option for playing old games on new TVs without them looking abysmal.

Doesn't seem like a good choice for people who want an experience authentic to the original consoles, but really what clone is?
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by samsonlonghair Sun Mar 31, 2013 12:52 pm

Those hoping for atari / Game Gear / master system ports may be out of luck. Here's what one developer had to say:

SlashDot wrote:“We would love to support the old systems like Atari, Sega Master System, maybe even Game Gear, but those pin connectors don’t exist,” Lee said. “And to develop one, it’s just not [cost-effective] at the moment. So we have to stick with these consoles, which already have pin connectors in the market.


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by BoneSnapDeez Sun Mar 31, 2013 2:14 pm

It has a slot for Famicom games?!

I will buy this.
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by SamuraiMegas Sun Mar 31, 2013 2:34 pm

BoneSnapDeez wrote:It has a slot for Famicom games?!

I will buy this.

Same.
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Re: WELL THIS IS INTERESTING.. Retron 5

by BitFaced Mon Apr 01, 2013 10:54 am

samsonlonghair wrote:Those hoping for atari / Game Gear / master system ports may be out of luck. Here's what one developer had to say:

SlashDot wrote:“We would love to support the old systems like Atari, Sega Master System, maybe even Game Gear, but those pin connectors don’t exist,” Lee said. “And to develop one, it’s just not [cost-effective] at the moment. So we have to stick with these consoles, which already have pin connectors in the market.


Check out the full article here.

Just use the Power Base Converter. (If it works).
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