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    How exactly do the converters work? Are the consoles on chips inside the adapter, or on the inside of the machine and the adapter only converts it physically?

    I understand it's not based on the PokeFamiDX, but how does that use its Mega Drive/Famicom adapters?

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    This is huge for me, as the RetroDuo was my first clone console back in 2010. I recently got an FC-16 Go and, while great in concept, the execution is not quite as good as I expected. The converter carts sound particularly interesting. I hope this unit will have a nicer look to it than the previous portable SNES clones... The PokeFami looks somewhat attractive, but I always liked the glossy black and red "modern" look for the RetroDuo.

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    i noticed the poster says it plays "all" snes games....i hope thats true....i'd love to actually be able to play mario rpg and sfa2 on a decent clone....i also hope it actually looks decent asthetically...and not the cheap plastically crap that is usually put out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leo_A View Post
    The picture in post 2 says it will.
    I guess it sorta does. Not accustomed to hearing 'Super-Video Cable'. I always think S-Video.

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    What's the compatibility of the The Action Gamemaster??

    Will it run Virtua Racing, Power Base Converter??

    Is it going to work on the Retro Duo or even the SNES??

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    lol. I love how they come on the forums to answer questions then don't answer any.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarioMania View Post
    What's the compatibility of the The Action Gamemaster??

    Will it run Virtua Racing, Power Base Converter??

    Is it going to work on the Retro Duo or even the SNES??

    It's not the Action Gamemaster. The unit is called the Retro Duo Portable. and will have it's own proprietary adapter for the Genesis games. As for compatibility, I can keep you posted once I get my hands on it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by old man View Post
    lol. I love how they come on the forums to answer questions then don't answer any.
    What questions am I not answering? My answers are based on tested facts and details that I seek out. Alas, I can only answer so many questions at once as well.

    There are also questions that don't pertain to the unit as well, which I can't answer because it's not the item of topic.


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    Also, the unit is said to have it's own "Contrast Button". This is something that was unavailable on any previous portable console clones.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Old_Skool_Fool View Post
    What questions am I not answering?
    There's these, I haven't noticed an answer for any of these questions.

    Quote Originally Posted by TKO View Post
    - 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?
    Quote Originally Posted by old man View Post
    What kind of m/s refresh rate will the screen have.
    Quote Originally Posted by MarioMania View Post
    Will they fix the NES audio??

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    I mean will The Action Gamemaster work with the Retro Duo and the Super NES

    Also will The Action Gamemaster work with Virtua Racing, Power Base Converter for Master System Games??

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    I'm excited for this, but there's many concerns. A system like this would end up being pretty heavy, and if all existing models of the Retro Duo are any indication, there will be some pretty awful audio distortion on the NES side.

    Then there's other concerns:

    -Quality of the NOAC

    -Size of the dpad/buttons. The FC-16 GO and Supaboy both use oversized buttons for some reason. If this has the same size buttons are the real SNES, you could simply replace the buttons themselves with authentic parts. I know this is a pipe dream but its what I want.

    -Size of the screen? Will it be 3.5" or 4"? a nice big screen is a selling point.

    -battery life?

    -price? I have a feeling this is be rather expensive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Satoshi_Matrix View Post
    -battery life?
    That one he did answer, I'll be fair to him and point it out.

    Quote Originally Posted by Old_Skool_Fool View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Gameguy View Post
    There's these, I haven't noticed an answer for any of these questions.
    So I can clarify, some of these aren't actually questions. They are more requests actually. I can't give definitive answers on things that are requests like, "can you fix the audio issue". Retrobit is about catering as closely as possible to the classic gaming community and are aware of existing issues and definitely listens to the feedback. Heck, I myself give them feedback. Whether or not the feedback is implemented can only be told once the item comes to market and is tested alike.


    Also, the unit out the box will play Super Nintendo, and then use an adapter to play NES & Genesis respectively. I would make an educated guess that a form of NOAC has to be used since it's not running off of authentic hardware from 1985.


    I have been assured that the unit's compatibility has been refined, as to all the lockout/mode7/etc, games being compatible will be determined as I get the hands on review.


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    Can you find out if the Genesis side of The Action Gamemaster work with the Retro Duo and the Super NES, thanks...

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarioMania View Post
    Can you find out if the Genesis side of The Action Gamemaster work with the Retro Duo and the Super NES, thanks...
    Sorry, this thread is about the RD Portable. I want to try to keep this on topic as much as possible. If you would like, you can start another thread and when I find out, I will post there.
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    alright, I posted in Frankie's Thread

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    It's official, here are a few pics of the new Retro Duo Portable: http://www.dasreviews.com/das-game-n...types-games-1/
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    Would it be a pointless cheap shot to call this a Retro Uno Portable given that it actually only plays one system. I'm also thinking that the D-pad looks a bit dubious, but I guess the real test could only be hands-on.

    I'm happy enough with my SupaBoy not to be that interested in double dipping, but there seems to be a degree of dissatisfaction with Hyperkin in some corners that suggest a market for this thing does exist, even at that premium price point.

    What gets me a little excited are these adapter units that are going to be released in support of it. Assuming that these adapters will work on anything that plays SNES carts, and I'm not totally mistaken about how they work, this could be the first opportunity to play NES games in S-video. I guess that would depend on this NES adapter being available separate from the handheld itself.

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    This looks like a PokeFAMI DX with a slightly different case...

    It even uses the same kind of controller adapter...

    I bet the Genesis and NES adapters are of the same compatibility.

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