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RetroGen's SuperNES Adapter

by pakopako Tue Feb 28, 2012 2:03 pm

Wait. What?

RetroGen, the makers of the ultra-portable Genesis/Nomad2 a year or two back, have created an adapter for the SNES to play Genesis/Mega Drive games.

Satoshi mentioned this and I just stumbled upon it, but hey, how is this possible? Is it a Genesis-on-a-Chip using only the power/outputs of the SNES via cartridge slot? (Akin to the NES adapters.) I am curious, if just scientifically, how well this device works.
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Re: RetroGen's SuperNES Adapter

by sabrage Tue Feb 28, 2012 3:25 pm

If this works with every game and S-Video, it would be quite impressive indeed. Hell, even if only some games worked with it, I'd love the higher resolution. Rewire a Genesis controller for SNES :P

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Re: RetroGen's SuperNES Adapter

by fastbilly1 Tue Feb 28, 2012 3:40 pm

That is really really neat, I am tempted, but apart from novelty I cant see me really using it. I guess my biggest question is, can I use the power base converter with it?
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Re: RetroGen's SuperNES Adapter

by sevin0seven Tue Feb 28, 2012 4:11 pm

i remember reading somewhere that it doesn't support every genesis games. i wonder what they are specifically or if there is a list out there. i know Virtua Racing is one of them and Sonic 1 has a glitched on the title screen.
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Re: RetroGen's SuperNES Adapter

by KDub Tue Feb 28, 2012 4:49 pm

Paying 20 bucks, having compatibility issues and not even saving AV cable space...It would just be a better idea to be a smart shopper and pay the $30 for a Genesis and some games.
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Re: RetroGen's SuperNES Adapter

by Weekend_Warrior Tue Mar 06, 2012 4:24 am

KDub wrote:Paying 20 bucks, having compatibility issues and not even saving AV cable space...It would just be a better idea to be a smart shopper and pay the $30 for a Genesis and some games.
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Re: RetroGen's SuperNES Adapter

by Weekend_Warrior Tue Mar 06, 2012 4:35 am

I'd like to see a Genesis cart adapter for the Sega Saturn's memory cartridge slot. I think that would kick ass 8)
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Re: RetroGen's SuperNES Adapter

by GSZX1337 Tue Mar 06, 2012 5:37 am

Pfft, the Genesis has been able to read SNES games for years. Hell, you don't even need a special cartridge. Just perform this simple mod.
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Re: RetroGen's SuperNES Adapter

by pakopako Tue Mar 06, 2012 4:27 pm

GSZX1337 wrote:Pfft, the Genesis has been able to read SNES games for years. Hell, you don't even need a special cartridge. Just perform this simple mod.

Yeah. Just need one of these.


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Re: RetroGen's SuperNES Adapter

by harper Tue Mar 06, 2012 4:34 pm

pakopako wrote:
GSZX1337 wrote:Pfft, the Genesis has been able to read SNES games for years. Hell, you don't even need a special cartridge. Just perform this simple mod.

Yeah. Just need one of these.


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