You read the title right, the RetroN 5 UK version is indeed coming to FunStock! We’ll make an announcement when we know more about dates and pricing, but in the meantime you can pre-order the RetroN 5 now from our store: http://www.funstock.co.uk/retron-5.
The RetroN 5 has 5 cartridge slots allowing you to use original NES, SNES, Genesis, Famicom, and Game Boy Advance cartridges. You can also use Super Famicom, Mega Drive, Game Boy Color and Game Boy cartridges as well! Gone are the region lock restrictions of the previous versions and you are now free to play NTSC or PAL cartridges without any trouble.
For those of you that haven’t heard much about the RetroN 5, here is a breakdown of it’s features:
- Plays original NES, SNES, Genesis, Famicom, and Game Boy Advance cartridges (Super Famicom, Mega Drive, Game Boy Color and Game Boy cartridges as well)
- Not region locked – Will play PAL and NTSC cartridges.
- Comes with a wireless controller which utilises Bluetooth technology, allowing 15 feet of game play.
- Comes with AV output, a USB port for charging of the wireless controller, a HDMI output for HDMI connectivity and an AC Adapter to power up the system.
- Use any controller you desire for any system.
- Comes with a rechargeable lithium battery that can be charged through any USB port via the micro USB cable.
- This new controller will also have a Microswitch Directional Pad instead of a traditional directional pad. Along with 6 face buttons, two shoulder buttons, a start and select button, and 4 LED light indicators to display the player number, there is also a Home button that will serve multiple functions; one is to sync the controller to the console, but to also gain access to the Game User Interface (GUI) at any point during gameplay.
- Save your game at any point during gameplay or let the RetroN 5 autosave your game upon shutdown.
- You will be able to select the aspect ratio in the GUI from 4:3 to 16:9.
- Speed up or slow down your games to fit your preference.
“We found that we could add the Famicom cartridge slot without hindering our current development cycle,” Steven Mar, Hyperkin’s Executive Director, said in a statement. “We wanted to allow gamers all over the world to be able to play their favorite games with a myriad of different options to enhance the overall gaming experience.”