16fc hyperkin retron 5 gaming system

The RetroN 5 was released in 2014. It is the latest console in the series. The console is designed to run games from nine different platforms: NES, Famicom, SNES, Super Famicom, Genesis, Mega Drive, Game Boy, Game Boy Color, and Game Boy Advance cartridges via HDMI, similar to the Unreleased RetroN 4. It was described to have a good feel and run smoothly, but the look of the console was as good as expected. The developers behind the RetroArch project claimed "the RetroN 5 violates several licenses". This was because the console used the Genesis Plus GX and SNES9x Next emulators to launch some games. Both of the emulators are filed under a non-commercial license, thus meaning they cannot be used in commercial products, such as the RetroN 5.

Why It Flopped

  1. Poorly designed controller. It's uncomfortable and doesn't have a D-Pad, only a weird analog stick, silmar to the Neo Geo Pocket. All buttons also click like mouse buttons
  2. No composite output to plug to the CRT televisions
  3. Very bad cartridge port build.
  4. Hardware that can destroy your game save.
  5. The console is actually software emulator instead of the actual hardware. This means that it doesn't play Multicarts, Homebrews, or Flashcarts.
  6. It's overpriced.

Redeeming Qualities

  1. You can save whenever you want in the games.
  2. It's region free.
  3. Plays a good quantity of games.
  4. SNES, Genesis, NES and even GBA controllers can be used instead of the standard ones.
  5. Has a turbo button