Hands On & First Impressions Of Hyperkin's RetroN 5 Console

Hands-On-First-Impressions-Of-Hyperkins-RetroN-5-ConsoleJust several months after announcing the RetroN 5, Hyperkin made a prominent appearance at E3 this year presenting their latest hardware in action. After a closer inspection, the 5-in-1 emulation system would appear to be running on a rather familiar operating system, one set to power the console's fancy new features such as save states.

One of the recent inspections of the RetroN 5 was carried out by engadget. Their keen-eyed reporter happened to notice the occasional pop-up appearing above the console's menu system, ones belonging to that of the Android operating system.

This, however, is a good thing. Instead of attempting to perfect each of the promised systems into a single chip (think back to the poor sound playback on that of Mega Drive clones), the inclusion of Android will mean that the system will not only be running on more authentic emulation overall, but it will also allow up-scaling to modern displays and system updates.

Retroware TV were also in attendance of E3 and took some time to record this new hardware in action. Check out the video below to see this NES, SNES, Mega Drive, Game Boy and Game Boy Advance system up and running.

First look at Hyperkin's RetroN 5

Source: Allgamers

Last Updated ( 13 June 2013 )  


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(Link to this comment) adam763 2013-06-14 09:04
This seems pretty cool, but what an ugly looking system!

It looks like a NES being humped by a four-slice toaster!! :P
(Link to this comment) tcdev 2013-06-14 11:57
Software emulation? Meh! :-* How disappointing,, ,
(Link to this comment) BuckoA51 2013-06-15 13:08
Yawn, another crappy Android emulator.. still, emulation quality looks decent enough for anyone who hasn't got the room for a PC or for the real thing I suppose, as long as you can keep it out of sight :)
(Link to this comment) pix 2013-06-17 12:20
*sigh* why does everything have to be based on Android all of a sudden? I'm totally baffled by all the excitement generated by a Linux fork supposedly optimised for mobile devices - a resource heavy one at that! Surely all of these emulators are ported from the Linux sources in the first place, why not base the console on an improved version of PuppyArcade for example?
(Link to this comment) Bartek26 2013-06-20 03:51
For emulaion old consoles i've got my PC or phone with android. Waiting for this baby i was thinking that will be real old good hardware inside but no, they put crappy soft and disappoint me and many others retro gamers.

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