Hyperkin Skips RetroN 4, Introduces 5


At this year’s Midwest Gaming Classic, Hyperkin revealed more details on the previously named RetroN 4. Now instead of four slots, there will be a fifth that allows for Famicom games to be played. On Hyperkin’s site, there is a detailed post that discusses everything they unveiled at the event, but a brief summary can be found below as well.

- RetroN 4 now RetroN 5
- Added Famicom slot
- Can play NES, SNES, Super Famicom, Genesis, Master Drive, Famicom, GBA, GBC, GB games
- Console has SNES, NES, and Genesis controller ports
- Backside has USB, HDMI, AC Adapter port, and AV output
- Controller revealed, Microswitch Directional Pad instead of traditional D-pad
- Controller is Bluetooth, will be rechargeable (lithium ion)
- Controller can be re-programmed
- Interface with system menu
- Audio interpolation will be used for cleaner sound
- System can be manual and passively overclocked

Andrea Campton

Andrea Campton has been a part of the gaming industry for 7 years. Prior to Gametista, she worked on another venture of her own, NintendoGal.com. She loves cats, slow walks on the beach, and brutal honesty. Oh and her trusty Logitech MX518 that's still alive and kickin'.

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