If you prefer to tackle emulation from a more legal standpoint, you probably by now have a Retrode cartridge device. The fantastic cartridge and control pad to USB adapter has provided us with hours of Super Nintendo and Sega Mega Drive action, however, other retro consoles have missed out on the action - at least until now.
For whatever reason should you only just be finding out about the Retrode, it's the ultimate solution to using your original game cartridges in emulators. Plug in your cartridge, open the Retrode in My Computer and get gaming. Emulation aside the Retrode is the perfect companion for those who purchase prototype retro games. With the ability to copy ROM files from the device straight to your computer, backing up one-of-a-kind data is suddenly an easy task and highly recommended.
Knowing the limitations of the device's only two cartridge slots though, Retrode users have since been creating adapters to use cartridges from other consoles on the device. Schematics and diagrams to build these adapters have been published online, however, for the majority of retro gamers these devices have remained out of reach due to the expertise require to build them.
With plenty of demand for pre-made adapters, the Retrode team has decided to produce Sega Master System, Nintendo Game Boy (Including Game Boy Advance) and Nintendo 64 plug-in adapters for general sale, which slot into the on-board Sega Mega Drive port. The Nintendo 64 cartridge adapter gets a special mention due to it featuring two controller ports on the back, allowing the trusty 64 pad to be used with emulators.
The three devices have been made available to pre-order, with the two Nintendo ones costing 29.90 EUR each and the Master System one costing 24.90 EUR.
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