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Retrode 2

Read out video game cartridges

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Currently not in stock.

54,54 €
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Data sheet

System Retrode
System Type Console
Custom Part Adaptor
Game Controller Connection Type SNES/9-Pin

More info

The Retrode will be back - we're currently setting up the next production run!

That means that more Retrodes will be back middle to end of March 2018!
If you don't want to miss it, simply put your email address into the notification field here at the product page.
Then you'll receive an email as soon as it's back in stock!

The Retrode is the world’s bestest USB adapter for vintage video games. Play your 16-bit console games on your computer/cell phone/tablet/whatnot, using your original cartridges and controllers!

What’s needed?

  • Game cartridges, and lots of them
  • Game controllers
  • Emulators for SNES/SFC and Genesis/Mega Drive
  • A computer with a USB port, running any of the above (Windows/Linux/MacOS/*NIX) - Caanoo and Pandora work fine as well.
  • A Retrode!

The Retrode is for you if…

  • you like playing legacy video games on your PC, Pandora or Caanoo and doing so legally
  • you want to preserve your investment in these games, even after all hardware has expired
  • you want to back up your game progress, e.g. before replacing the cartridge battery
  • you like emulator cheats, but prefer to finish the boss on the real console
  • you simply think it’s cool to plug huge game cartridges into a PDA or cell phone

The Retrode is not for you if… you don’t see the difference between making private backup copies of games that you own, and downloading 10,000 ROMs from the internets.


  • Cartridge slots for Sega Genesis/MD and Nintendo SNES/SFC games. Access ROM (program/data) and SRAM (savegames)! Custom-made connectors of video game quality.
  • 2×2 ports for Sega and SNES controllers.
  • USB 2.0 Full-Speed composite device for driverless operation under any OS, using any emulator.
  • Easy to use, configure and update.
  • Expandable using plug-in adapters.
  • Made in Germany.
  • Dimensions and weight: 162mm x 80mm x 42mm, 200g (6.4″ x 3.2″ x 1.7″, 0.4lbs)
  • Includes USB cable and instruction sheet.
  • Download the manual here.


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    By (Denver, United States) on  06 Aug. 2017 (Retrode 2) :

    Rough start but otherwise fantastic

    I was very pleased with how quickly the device arrived. The packaging and product were all top notch in appearance, but unfortunately my unit arrived with no firmware and thus was completely unresponsive. Michael was quick to respond when I notified him of the problem, offering to send a new unit at no cost if we couldn't get it fixed, but we had the Retrode working in no time. Since then, everything has gone smoothly. It's been great giving my old games and controllers a second life.

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    By (Palhoça, Brazil) on  08 July 2017 (Retrode 2) :

    Retro Experience

    I'm happy with this purchase. Retrode 2 is very powerful, the best way to play old school games in PC! Plus, you can use original Genesis controllers to play it, that's awesome.

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    By (Stratford, Canada) on  11 Feb. 2017 (Retrode 2) :

    Had some trouble at first, but now it works great

    Well, as I mentioned above, I had some initial difficulties with it when I first got my Retrode2, but now I'm proud to say it works great! Despite my SNES and Sega Genesis cartridges being over 10 years old (a couple of my SNES games alone are over 20 years old), they thankfully work with the Retrode2, and now I'm even finding myself able to put new saves on the cartridges. Hopefully someday an update will make the Retrode2 compatible with SNES games with a special chip (like Super Mario RPG, being as I have that one).

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