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    Exclamation Retro Duo Portable - RDP 2 in 1 Portable System

    First let me start off by saying Happy New Year to all the classic Gurus out there (as I play Frogger on my iPhone). It was a great year for new games getting that "classic gaming overhaul" for the current gen systems.


    If you are not aware I started to leak out some details over at Atari Age about the one and only portable that is going to count this year in 2012, and that is the new Retro Duo Portable!

    You read, it right! It's in the title it's the RDP. So those looking to keep those classics alive in style can finally get their game on the right way!

    The RDP will be the must have oldschool, meets new school console. So this will be the official thread for info, news, reviews (from yours truly) and of course the ability to preorder from our sponsors at a discount.

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    Wow, this is pretty big news. Is this an official thing from the company that makes it? A little searching turned up this poster:



    I hope we see some more of it soon...

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    Hi ! sound very interesting , I've a few questions

    - I want to know the retail price

    - Which NOAC will be used for RDP?

    - Will you please fix the Audio issue? The parts that need to fix it cost less than 1$.

    - Will it play the games that detect lockout chip? ( Kirby Superstar ect.)

    - Can you make it compatible with NES Powerpak? Well , probably not , but at least I can dream.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TKO View Post
    - Will you please fix the Audio issue? The parts that need to fix it cost less than 1$.
    I was about to ask this too. I can't believe after the RetroDuo console has reached v3.0, RetroBit STILL COULDN'T BE BOTHERED to fix a flaw in the NES audio amp which has been document many times by many people. Seriously, WTF?

    But what I'd be curious to know is how in hell RetroBit would be able to make a portable capable of fitting both a Super NES and an NES cartridge.

    Still, if this RetroDuo Portable turns out to be just the home console crammed into a portable case, I'm sold. I was about to purchase both the FC Mobile II and the FC16 Go, but if the RetroDuo Portable can do just as much as the FC Mobile II and FC16 Go in an all-in-1 portable, I'm gonna buy the RetroDuo Portable instead.

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    Yes, this is an official product that is being made by Retrobit. And yes, it's a totally revised product from the Retro Duo console.

    Also, some super sleuth gamer reporting also tells me that the unit will also be compatible with Sega Genesis games via an adapter.

    This unit is said to eclipse the Supaboy/FC16/FC Mobile all in one. Everything from design, use-ability, and function make this the must have portable for classic gurus like myself and anyone not looking to contract anyone from the Benheck forums to make one (though I love you guys!)...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Old_Skool_Fool View Post
    Also, some super sleuth gamer reporting also tells me that the unit will also be compatible with Sega Genesis games via an adapter.
    The Action Gamemaster is being produced?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Old_Skool_Fool View Post
    Yes, this is an official product that is being made by Retrobit. And yes, it's a totally revised product from the Retro Duo console.

    Also, some super sleuth gamer reporting also tells me that the unit will also be compatible with Sega Genesis games via an adapter.

    This unit is said to eclipse the Supaboy/FC16/FC Mobile all in one. Everything from design, use-ability, and function make this the must have portable for classic gurus like myself and anyone not looking to contract anyone from the Benheck forums to make one (though I love you guys!)...
    Well , considering that Genesis Adapter actually has Sega on A Chip inside I don't see why not. It should work with Retro Duo and Retron3 or even FC16 as well. I'll try these FC/Megadrive adapter out one of these day. The only problem is...these adapters are being sold only in Japanese store&website......

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    What sort of battery will it use?
    I'd really prefer to use AA's, but if it has a built-in battery, then I'd like to know what sort of battery life to expect.

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    Sounds similar to the PokeFamiDX



    This may be the new rage with multi system clones, throw the system-on-a-chip emulator into an adapter.

    The only drawback to that is the tower-of-power/wobble effect.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frankie_Says_Relax View Post
    Sounds similar to the PokeFamiDX


    This may be the new rage with multi system clones, throw the system-on-a-chip emulator into an adapter.

    The only drawback to that is the tower-of-power/wobble effect.
    The idea of an adapter is really exciting to me, but it clearly is not a sensible solution for portable systems. It's a little hard to imagine a multi-system portable that isn't going to look insane. I thought the Atari-&-NES handheld Ben Heck made is almost elegant, but even then you have a cart sticking out at a ninety degree angle.

    At this point, I think my interest in future portables would revolve around systems that haven't been touched on yet, such as the Atari 2600 or PC Engine/TurboGrafx-16. People have been practically begging on AtariAge forever for a portable Atari, and I personally would love to have a portable HuCard player.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Akito01 View Post
    The idea of an adapter is really exciting to me, but it clearly is not a sensible solution for portable systems. It's a little hard to imagine a multi-system portable that isn't going to look insane. I thought the Atari-&-NES handheld Ben Heck made is almost elegant, but even then you have a cart sticking out at a ninety degree angle.

    At this point, I think my interest in future portables would revolve around systems that haven't been touched on yet, such as the Atari 2600 or PC Engine/TurboGrafx-16. People have been practically begging on AtariAge forever for a portable Atari, and I personally would love to have a portable HuCard player.
    I'd LOVE a 2600 portable with good compatibility.
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    What kind of m/s refresh rate will the screen have. Most portables including newer ones like the DS Lite hurt my eyes because the screens are such low resolution and blurring from slow refresh rates.

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    I can honestly say it's not the "PokeFamiDX". Yes, the clones have been all the rage now in portable. However I can say that this is an original product. Unlike the Supaboy or the FC16 which has pretty much had asian versions of themselves before arriving here in the states.


    The unit has been heavily refined. A nice comfortable feel is said to be had, and the battery is supposedly a built in rechargeable that far exceeds those of the existing portable clones.

    From last received, the built in rechargeable battery power lasts from 6-8 hours!
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    Will they fix the NES audio??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Az View Post
    The Action Gamemaster is being produced?
    The Sega Genesis adapter is going to be sold separately for this unit. And it course will be made by Retrobit in the US for the US market.
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    Built in air vents? Just what I always wanted.

    Quote Originally Posted by Old_Skool_Fool View Post
    The Sega Genesis adapter is going to be sold separately for this unit. And it course will be made by Retrobit in the US for the US market.
    Will the adapter only work on this clone? Or can it be used elsewhere such as on a Retro Duo console or even an original Super Nintendo?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Akito01 View Post
    ... and I personally would love to have a portable HuCard player.
    Turbo Express?
    PC Engine GT?

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    Quote Originally Posted by c0ldb33r View Post
    Turbo Express?
    PC Engine GT?
    $150-$250?
    Bad capacitors?

    I know what you're saying, but having seen how crisp and bright the LCD screens are on these modern portables, along with the rechargable batteries and sub $100 price points, I'd actually be happier with a clone.

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    What will the screen size and lighting be like?
    Will it output to a TV?

    This is usually the make it or break it point for me. Good hardware with a paltry screen is a no go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trebuken View Post
    Will it output to a TV?
    The picture in post 2 says it will.

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