Hyperkin Teases Master System & Game Gear Converter For RetroN 5

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This year's CES in Las Vegas has thrown up a number of interesting new products from the world's biggest tech firms. From cars that will become our friends, to submersible drones and laptops with multiple displays the consumer electronics industry hasn't disappointed. Forget all that lot though. The real story of CES comes from Hyperkin...well, almost.

Hyperkin released the RetroN 5 multi-system emulator several years back and came in for some flack regarding the use of free emulators in a retail device, and since then other similar systems have surfaced with enhanced functionality - just look at the Retro Freak for further details. It looks like Hyperkin are ready to add extra compatibility to the RetroN 5 though, and have teased an image of a new adapter that will allow for Sega Master System and Game Gear games to be played through the system.

Called the RetroN 5 3-in-1 Adapter, the device appears to allow the use of both carts and cards for the Master System, as well as standard Game Gear carts. There's no other information on this device apart from a single photograph posted by the Hyperkin Facebook page, but what we've seen is pretty self-explanatory. At present, the only way to play Master System games on a RetroN is with a Master System converter and they're becoming increasingly hard to find (and expensive); so for gamers wishing to revisit the Megadrive's older brother and play those old classics though a HDMI connection, this adapter may be a tantalising prospect.

Link: Hyperkin Facebook Page

Last Updated ( 06 January 2017 )  

Tom Charnock

A true connoisseur of failed and obscure console hardware, if Tom isn't extolling the virtues of the Jaguar CD's texture smoothing abilities or the Dreamcast's vast array of useless peripherals he's usually on Twitter asking where all the Super A'Can games are.

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(Link to this comment) Carpanta 2099 2017-01-13 21:17
At last! Great!
(Link to this comment) Kingsoldier 2017-01-14 20:47
Still no N64...

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