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Categories > Retro Video Game Console > Hyperkin > Hyperkin RetroN 3 Gaming Console 2.4 GHz Edition - NES / SNES / Gnensis - (Onxy Black)

Rating + 4Rating + 4Rating + 4Rating + 4Rating + 4 Great for the money
Pros: Bought this because the NES Classic was discontinued. Its awesome to be able to play all of my old carts from NES, SNES and Genisis
Cons: The only real cons I can think of are the wireless controllers are not that great. The buttons aren't very responsive at times and can cause frustration. If you have the old controllers from your original consoles use those instead and you will feel like you stepped back in time.
Other Thoughts: If you are looking for a cheap alternative this is the one to buy. Otherwise buy the Retron 5.
Reviewed By:Rufus J.,5/21/2017 5:33:56 AM
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Categories > Retro Video Game Console > Hyperkin > Hyperkin RetroN 3 Gaming Console 2.4 GHz Edition - NES / SNES / Gnensis - (Laser Red)

Rating + 5Rating + 5Rating + 5Rating + 5Rating + 5 Perfect
Pros: Works, great shape.
Cons: Controls don't always work.
Other Thoughts: Great purchase
Reviewed By:Anonymous,5/3/2017 8:46:59 PM
This reviewer reports that his/her technical understanding of this type of product is and has owned this product 1 week to 1 month.
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Categories > Retro Video Game Console > Hyperkin > Hyperkin RetroN 5 Gaming Console - (Black)

Rating + 2Rating + 2Rating + 2Rating + 2Rating + 2 Great While it worked, Better get that extended warranty!!!
Pros: Plays all your older games on your flat screen via and HDMI output and looks great!
Cons: Cheaply constructed, Stopped working in 6 months.
Other Thoughts: If your been looking to play your old cartridge based games on your new flat screen TV this is it. Stopped working 6 months in called Hyperkin and they sent out a replacement, The replacement didn't have any screws in the bottom of the unit and didn't read games. Called again they sent a second replacement unit, this one turns on but none of the inputs work, clearly a refurb as well the case is heavily scratched. When it works its great, spent the last 6 months trying to get a working one from Hyperkin. now that factory warranty is out contacting Newegg. You had best spend the extra cash for the 3 year warranty, this thing wasn't built to last and trying to get Hyperkin to just send you a new unit is like pulling teeth.
Reviewed By:Matthew P.,4/8/2016 1:48:33 PM
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Categories > Retro Video Game Console > Hyperkin > Hyperkin RetroN 5 Gaming Console - (Gray)

Rating + 5Rating + 5Rating + 5Rating + 5Rating + 5 Great product
Pros: Nine different cartridges you can play on this device, plus it will read USA, Europe, and japan famicom. easy to update firmware plus you can buy the controllers if you don't like the wireless controller it brings.
Cons: Not really a con but the buttons on the wireless controller are some what flimsy, Read the forums on the retron 5 concerning the death grip since theirs a updated version. this does not impede operation. works fine for me.
Reviewed By:Eduardo N.,2/3/2016 3:48:15 PM
This reviewer reports that his/her technical understanding of this type of product is and has owned this product 1 week to 1 month.
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Categories > Retro Video Game Console > Hyperkin > Hyperkin RetroN 5 Gaming Console - (Black)

Rating + 4Rating + 4Rating + 4Rating + 4Rating + 4 Outstanding product
Pros: Absolutely amazing product. The front end is easy to use and has many configurable options. All the games look insanely good via HDMI. Firmware updates are constantly flowing in and easy to apply via SD card. You insert the SD card into the Retron 5 and get a key file which you upload to their site when retrieving the latest firmware. Once downloaded you just stick in the SD card slot in and it asks to start updating. I mainly use the Retron 5 for Sega Genesis games, but also have been playing Gameboy Advance carts.
Cons: The controller that comes with it is a bit sensitive and cheap feeling, but it works good enough. I mostly use the original Sega Genesis controllers.
Other Thoughts: Hyperkin is continuously updating this product with firmware updates. Nice!
Reviewed By:Anonymous,12/10/2015 10:09:24 PM
This reviewer reports that his/her technical understanding of this type of product is High and has owned this product 1 day to 1 week.
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Categories > Retro Video Game Console > Hyperkin > Hyperkin RetroN 5 Gaming Console - (Gray)

Rating + 5Rating + 5Rating + 5Rating + 5Rating + 5 Retro gaming at it's finest..
Pros: -HDMI video is crystal clear on large TVs
-Booted up and worked great on the first 10 or so games I threw at it. (Mostly NES/SNES)
-Video options are a nice like adding filters.
-It has the ability to save game states with just a push of the button on the controller.
Cons: -The controller's movement stick is a bit wonky at first. The box has the ports to plug in the original controllers.
-The controller seems a bit cheap but it works pretty well.
Other Thoughts: I've heard some negative reviews about updating the unit since you have to use a SD card. The unit has been working straight out of the box so I'm going to update not unless needed in the future.
Reviewed By:Anonymous,8/31/2015 5:54:43 AM
This reviewer reports that his/her technical understanding of this type of product is High and has owned this product 1 day to 1 week.
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Categories > Retro Video Game Console > Hyperkin > Hyperkin RetroN 5 Gaming Console - (Black)

Rating + 5Rating + 5Rating + 5Rating + 5Rating + 5 Far Better Than Expected!
Pros: The Retron 5 has capabilities well beyond that promised by the manufacturer. Search Youtube for these extended features.
Cons: Although the included wireless controller works fine, I prefer the more-comfortable SNES controller.
Parts of the instruction manual could have been written better.
The system only has HDMI output. I would have liked to have composite as well to use with older TVs.
Other Thoughts: When reading reviews about the Retron 5, it’s important to note the year when they were written. The vast majority of negative comments were submitted in 2014. The first released model-version of the Retron 5 had some issues. There were problems with the cartridge connector-pins (known as the “death grip” that is often experienced with cartridge-based console clones), the plastic top was too thin and flimsy and there were several games that would not play.
With the latest version, currently sold by retailers, Hyperkin has effectively addressed these issues. The cartridge connectors have been improved and seem to work fine (keep in mind that I’ve only had the unit for a short time). Note: If you remove the cartridges by first lifting on one side, as shown in a video on the Hyperkin website, they come out without a problem. The plastic top has been re-designed to be sturdier and Hyperkin has released multiple system-updates that, among other system enhancements, have enabled the Retron 5 to play games that previously did not work. Also, Hyperkin has encouraged owners to let them know of any games that pose a problem so that a fix will be included in future updates. Hyperkin has stated that they are striving for 100% compatibility. All of the games, I tried, worked without any problems.
As mentioned previously, the Retron 5’s capabilities far exceed those listed in the product description and instruction manual…and without any modifications or hacking (Again, search YouTube). It was these extended features that convinced me to make the purchase…and I’m very glad I did.
I’m having lots of fun with my new, highly versatile, retro system.
Reviewed By:Anonymous,8/25/2015 7:23:15 AM
This reviewer reports that his/her technical understanding of this type of product is average and has owned this product 1 week to 1 month.
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Categories > Retro Video Game Console > Hyperkin > Hyperkin RetroN 3 Gaming Console 2.4 GHz Edition - NES / SNES / Gnensis - (Laser Red)

Rating + 4Rating + 4Rating + 4Rating + 4Rating + 4 Good system
Pros: It's nice to play all my old games again. Works well with all my old controllers.
Cons: The wireless controllers had a slight delay at first. Not sure why, but on the next day they worked fine. New batteries were installed from the start. It was a bit tough to get the cartridges in the system, but after a few times they were no problem.
Other Thoughts: Got it with a promo code and it was a great deal.
Reviewed By:Anonymous,8/18/2015 5:36:54 AM
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Categories > Retro Video Game Console > Hyperkin > Hyperkin RetroN 3 Gaming Console 2.4 GHz Edition - NES / SNES / Gnensis - (Laser Red)

Rating + 1Rating + 1Rating + 1Rating + 1Rating + 1 Garbage
Pros: none - zero
nice concept i guess? but the unit is the cheapest plastic with cheap construction and just flimsy overall.
Cons: The unit is cheap. the included controllers are cheaper still and hardly worth unwrapping. The interface includes both an s video and av cables so your tv must have them or a converter. and...you must use both in order to use all three systems. the slots for the games are incredibly tight and feel as if they are ruining your precious games. in addition, it just plain doesnt work. best video we could get was a rolling, messy colored scratchy picture. total garbage.
Other Thoughts: IF youre craving playing some old games then either pick up a classic working system or download some emulators and roms on your pc, get a few usb converters so you can use your own controllers and you can pretty much play anything you want and it feels like the classic. way better at least then this product.
Reviewed By:Anonymous,8/10/2015 1:51:30 PM
This reviewer reports that his/her technical understanding of this type of product is Somewhat High and has owned this product 1 day to 1 week.
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Categories > Retro Video Game Console > Hyperkin > Hyperkin RetroN 5 Gaming Console - (Gray)

Rating + 4Rating + 4Rating + 4Rating + 4Rating + 4 Nice, but ...
Pros: - HDMI (720p only!)
- Snes, megadrive, famicom ports controller..
- Cheat code (w/ SD card)
- Video Enhancement and interface options
- Sound Enhancement
Cons: - System update is CRAZY.
- Game not compatible at 100%
- All flash card NOT supported.
- Controller very cheap.
Other Thoughts: Good ...
Reviewed By:Prout,7/5/2015 4:58:20 AM
This reviewer reports that his/her technical understanding of this type of product is Somewhat High and has owned this product 1 month to 1 year.
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