Retrode 2

Retrode 2

Read out video game cartridges

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Plugins are not yet available - we hope to have them back in stock middle of October!

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.

Features

  • 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.
RTD-RETR2
0.32 kg
251 Items
Datasheet
System
Retrode
Game Controller Connection Type
SNES/9-Pin
  • Secure payment - and no offers from any "partners"! Secure payment - and no offers from any "partners"!
  • Shipping daily (Mo - Fr) with tracking and insurance. Shipping daily (Mo - Fr) with tracking and insurance.
  • You can return all products within 14 days without any reason. You can return all products within 14 days without any reason.
 Reviews
By on 04 Oct. 2018 (Retrode 2) :
(5/5

Great product

It does exactly what it says. The build quality is really good and works perfectly. Really happy with my purchase and with Dragonbox

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By on 05 May 2018 (Retrode 2) :
(5/5

Fantastic little piece of kit

Insert cartridge and it mounts it as a filesystem allowing you to just drag and drop the rom off there.
make sure you clean your cartridge pins to get a good dump, they are getting old now and grime can build up on them.
couldnt be happier, and deliver was fast to the UK too.

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By on 06 Aug. 2017 (Retrode 2) :
(5/5

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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