Retrode Does Retrogaming Right

Posted by Tim Sheehy on Jan 4, 2012 in Tech, Videogames |


Introducing Retrode, a USB adapter for 16-bit retrogaming. I’m not sure if there’s a simple term for what Retrode does, but I certainly dig its purpose, so I’ll try to describe it. The adapter delivers an authentic retrogaming experience by allowing you to use your own cartridges and controllers with the emulators you download. With ports for both the SNES and Sega Genesis/Mega Drive , Retrode gives you driverless emulation, complete with data access and the ability to save to sram, without the need to obtain your roms via the net. Of course, you can still use the controllers with one you’ve downloaded, but its nice to know you’ll have options.

The unit’s also incredibly portable, and while it still requires a device capable of running an emulator, its size makes it perfect for travel. Retrode is set for release by the end of the month, and will be available via Stone Age Gamer for ~$85 plus shipping.

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