Hyperkin Retron 3 Review

Posted: December 11, 2012 in retro gaming, Reviews
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I’ve been playing the Retron 3 for about a week now, so I think I’m ready to give my thoughts on the system.
The Retron 3 is a console that allows you to play games for the NES, SNES, and Sega Genesis. The main benefit is that it’s cheaper than buying all three systems and you don’t end up with a tangled mess of AV Cables and Power cords. It comes in two colors: red and black (I got the black one). I got mine new on amazon for around fifty bucks, and although I own all three original systems, I only have the Retron hooked up right now because it saves so much clutter around my tv.
My only real complaint about the system is that the two wireless controllers that are included feel somewhat light and cheap, however, the Retron has ports so you can plug in original controllers for the NES, SNES, and Sega Genesis.
I’ve played a number of games for each of the three systems and I haven’t had any game compatibility issues yet. The Video and Sound is pretty much identical to what you would get from the original systems.
I think the Retron 3 is a good investment if you have a stash of older games, or you’d like to start up a collection. If you live in a small apartment or dorm, as I do, it saves a lot of space and only takes up one spot on your AC outlet. All in all, I’m very pleased with my purchase and hopefully I can pry myself away from it long enough to get some studying done 😛

  1. Fifty bucks isn’t bad at all. How many games do you have for all three?

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