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    Default New retro consoles! Retron 3 and Retro Twin

    2 new retro console clones are coming your way!

    Tomee will be releasing a new NES/SNES console called Retro Twin, dunno about the compatibility of this one.

    But the big news is about Hyperkin's Retron 3, this system looks promising, it Includes 2 Wireless Genesis like controllers and has 6 controller ports, 2 NES ports, 2 Snes Ports and 2 Sega genesis ports, So I gather we can use the zapper with this one. And yet we have to see compatibility issues with these 2 consoles, I will be buying both and testing games next week.

    Lets see what these 2 consoles deliver.



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    Is the Retron 3 from the makers of the Retro Duo? If so then I would imagine that it would be a good clone. Judging by the pictures it looks LOADS better than the FC 3 in 1 thing. It's nice that they have all three styles of controller ports. And those wireless controllers look really nice, unlike the FC 3's controllers. Those are garbage.
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    It looks like it was designed by a 3-year-old. All clones suck. Period.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JimmyDean View Post
    It looks like it was designed by a 3-year-old. All clones suck. Period.
    Still, that would be one smart 3 year old.

    Any word on price?

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    $59.99 msrp on the Retro Twin and $69.99 on the Retron 3.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JimmyDean View Post
    It looks like it was designed by a 3-year-old. All clones suck. Period.
    Yeah...no. That's sort of not true at all.

    At any rate, do either of these have S-video?

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    There's a thread over on the AA forums with quite a few questions already answered about the Retron3:

    http://www.atariage.com/forums/topic...-twin-nessnes/
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    Well, every single clone I've owned (the highly rated ones) sucks ass. Crappy compatibility, poor design, unreliable. Just a shitstorm of problems.

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    Yeah either way I probably wont get this because i do have the original NES, SNES, and Genesis. PLus they have 100% compatiablity!
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    Hyperkin...might be another disaster.

    If I am not mistaken, are they the ones that release really crappy clones?
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    AHHHHHHH Actual NES, Genesis and SNES controller ports and wireless (hopefully RF not IR) controllers based on existing designs. They're learning. Slowly but surely they're learning.

    Can't say as I love the design, but I'll gladly add the 3-in-1 to my clone library.

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    Hyperkin...might be another disaster.

    If I am not mistaken, are they the ones that release really crappy clones?
    I'm not sure about really crappy, but they made up for a lot of sins with the excellent FC Mobile 2.
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    AtGames is the company who makes the really bad clones. Hyperkin distributed some AtGames products, but they did not make them. The FCM2 was made by Hyperkin and was pretty good.
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    The Retron3 has S-Video, sweeeeeeeeeeet.

    I might just get one.
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    Ah ok, thanks for the clear up.

    I hope this unit is good, as it would imply lots of space saved on my shelf.
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    I'm very interested in the Genesis and NES parts of the Retron 3. I'm in the market for both systems and not a huge fan of either, but if the sound is way off (as on existing famiclones and on Gen clones including the official ones) or the compatibility is bad (as with official Gen clones), I don't think I'd want to spring for one. Multiregion support is a big plus, since I'd love to get the Japanese version of Phantasy Star IV. I can't wait to hear the results of testing (I'm particularly curious about Phantasy Star IV, sound in Sonic, and sound in general on the NES side).

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    S.A.G. You mention over at AA that the button mapping is literal ... it is also on the FC3 controller, but C registers as A for most NES games providing NES players with a B-A setup. (I actually think it's a macro of A+B with A pressed a micro-second earlier.)

    Does C function the same way on the Retron 3 controller??
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    You know, Eyedunno, its very easy to region mod a model 1 genesis. Then you get a multiregion console with correct sound and the highest compatability possible!

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    Frankie...the sales guy I talked to doesn't know if the C acts as the A+B. As with most clones I think a lot of its quirks will have to be found out after release unfortunately.
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    If any of these can achieve the impossible dream of being able to play Castlevania III, I'll buy it.

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    It's cool how far these things have come, I probably will never buy one until they get disc drives in them and really increase the number of systems supported from a single unit though.

    In the short term they really need to work their way up to component or scart RGB output.. Showing off S-video like it's a positive is pretty stupid considering original SNES and Genesis systems are scart RGB capable without modding.

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