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#1 Flojomojo ONLINE  

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Posted Thu Oct 5, 2017 5:57 PM

Looks pretty good. Did they get the emulation right this time?

http://retro-bit.com/super-retrocade

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Posted Thu Oct 5, 2017 8:35 PM

malwarebytes blocks that site.



#3 Flojomojo ONLINE  

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Posted Fri Oct 6, 2017 12:32 PM

Ah well, your loss. 

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Posted Mon Oct 9, 2017 3:36 PM

Looks good, I agree. Will it be in retail stores, or just online, do you think? 



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Posted Mon Oct 23, 2017 12:15 AM

I bought the first one for relatively cheap (something like 20US$ shipped or something for an open package) ... if it gets in the same ballpark I will buy it used for sure.

 

We'll see, now that Kevtris/Analogue have announced the Super Nt all my interest for a SNES mini vanished, with a little bit of luck the core store ™ will come to it and Kevtris would-add/is-adding Sega MD and PCE to the list at which point I believe my thirst for games would be only over Arcades and if this units delivers (FBA/Mame whatever they use to emulate) it may be a good thing to have around (in their advert they name Ghosts'n'Goblins and that is not a CPS-1 game, it predates it, so not sure they use Mame/LibRetro/FBA).



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Posted Thu Oct 26, 2017 5:07 PM



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Posted Thu Oct 26, 2017 5:45 PM

I just got an email about new multicarts from them. Looks like you will be able to get the games a la carte

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Posted Sun Oct 29, 2017 2:53 PM

Do they have any more info on the super-retrocade?

The 2017 holiday season is upon us (black Friday being the 24th) and I would not mind getting one of these if they do materialize.

 

EDIT: it also seems that there are no CPS-II titles on it .... 



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Anyone know if they'll have those odd non-retro 'filler' games they had on the last one?

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Looks interesting.  I wonder how much better this system will be compared with the original.  Definitely something to keep an eye on.



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Posted Fri Nov 3, 2017 9:41 AM

I'm going to be getting one of these from Retro-Bit for a review for the magazine, and I'll get something up on the site/magazine as soon as i can.  I did see they added some more games for it.



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Posted Fri Nov 3, 2017 1:28 PM

I'm going to be getting one of these from Retro-Bit for a review for the magazine, and I'll get something up on the site/magazine as soon as i can.  I did see they added some more games for it.

Cool!  If you can provide a link to your review when it is published, let us know if you can.  Definitely would be worth reading.  Yes, it does seem like they cut out a lot of fat (i.e. bad games) and add a bunch of games people may actually look forward to playing, such as Mega Man, Bad Dudes, Knights of the Round, etc.  However, hopefully they have improved the emulation and upgrade the controllers.  The previous version was pretty much panned, and for the most part rightfully so.  Hopefully they can step up their game just like AtGames has done with the new Atari and Sega HDs.



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Posted Mon Nov 6, 2017 2:37 PM

https://www.youtube....h?v=_8hWEsOx_3Q

 

Tecmo is onbard as well.

 

Not sure I care for the handful of console versions they threw in the thing, they should stick to arcade only, but we'll see when it's available.



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Posted Mon Nov 6, 2017 3:07 PM

https://www.youtube....h?v=_8hWEsOx_3Q

 

Tecmo is onbard as well.

 

Not sure I care for the handful of console versions they threw in the thing, they should stick to arcade only, but we'll see when it's available.

 

Agreed.  The first model was pretty much panned as it was no where near Nintendo NES Classic quality, nor AtGames Flashback for that matter.  Hopefully they have done their due diligence and will have a much better follow up with better emulation and gaming titles.



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Posted Mon Nov 6, 2017 3:26 PM

 

Agreed.  The first model was pretty much panned as it was no where near Nintendo NES Classic quality, nor AtGames Flashback for that matter.  Hopefully they have done their due diligence and will have a much better follow up with better emulation and gaming titles.

I have the first one, and it's underpowered (slow CPU 6Y old design) and has bad emulation (SNES runs too fast, MD is poor etc...etc...).

 

Tear down:

http://atariage.com/...-8#entry3634528

 

CPU link:

http://atariage.com/...-8#entry3634546

 

Somehow I bet this one will be a "copy" of SNES/NES mini (Allwinner R16 or alike, that is to say RPi 2 class) ... will see.

 

Not sure why they keep the "console" ports (NES/SNES/MD) however they are perceived feel like fillers in an "Retro Arcade" box.



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Posted Mon Nov 6, 2017 4:20 PM

I have the first one, and it's underpowered (slow CPU 6Y old design) and has bad emulation (SNES runs too fast, MD is poor etc...etc...).

 

Tear down:

http://atariage.com/...-8#entry3634528

 

CPU link:

http://atariage.com/...-8#entry3634546

 

Somehow I bet this one will be a "copy" of SNES/NES mini (Allwinner R16 or alike, that is to say RPi 2 class) ... will see.

 

Not sure why they keep the "console" ports (NES/SNES/MD) however they are perceived feel like fillers in an "Retro Arcade" box.

 

Well, considering how AtGames stepped up their game with the Atari and Sega Flashbacks, Retro-bit is going to have to do the same.  Let's hope they resolved the major issues (emulation, controller lag, and better game lineup) in order to compete with the SNES Classic and AtGames units.



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Posted Thu Nov 9, 2017 2:12 PM

Seems at least better this time around. 

 



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Posted Thu Nov 9, 2017 2:34 PM

Seems at least better this time around. 

 

 

Man, that looks really, really good.  While the initial menu looks really bare bones, everything else looked really good.  I might just have to pick this up, especially if it can emulate as well as it apparently can.



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Posted Sat Nov 11, 2017 12:10 AM

Well if they maintain that "RetroBit Games" directory in the SD card on the final product as a means to add your own romz it seems we've something worth considering this year, maybe even full price

Well done. There's still some ways to go and things may change and someone along the line may actually fuxx it up, but so far so good.

 

I wonder if "da extra romz" are tied to a specific version of mame/fba roms or just about any would do?

 

So the reviewer tested SNES/Genny/NES and GB, any chance to give it a shot with GBC, GBA, SMS, GG and TG16/PCE?

[the old RBG did GBA, can't remember if GBC worked or not]



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Posted Sat Nov 11, 2017 9:30 AM

Well if they maintain that "RetroBit Games" directory in the SD card on the final product as a means to add your own romz it seems we've something worth considering this year, maybe even full price
Well done. There's still some ways to go and things may change and someone along the line may actually fuxx it up, but so far so good.
 
I wonder if "da extra romz" are tied to a specific version of mame/fba roms or just about any would do?
 
So the reviewer tested SNES/Genny/NES and GB, any chance to give it a shot with GBC, GBA, SMS, GG and TG16/PCE?
[the old RBG did GBA, can't remember if GBC worked or not]


Agreed. I wonder what other consoles can be emulated using this thing. It would be good to know the full list as this would definitely be worth picking up if it can emulate and run ROMs from a whole variety of consoles.

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Posted Sat Nov 11, 2017 8:49 PM

That... is more tempting than I expected. Will have to mull over a purchase. If it plays GBA games as well, it'll be hard to resist!

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Posted Mon Nov 13, 2017 12:56 AM

holy cwap, the main page of retro-bit super retrocade is a minefield on Android.

I tried twice to "chrome" it and one time it popped up with a "you are infected blah blah ... scareware", the other time, a direct video, it asked me to register to see the "free video" (in my book free means free, no registration, nothing you morons)  when I refused another "scareware" popped up ..... wtf, at least on PC it seem less ... virulent, that's the word. 

 

 

On other news, do they have a launch date? If it is not out in the next week or so they're gonna miss the holiday season, everyone and his sister knows that holiday purchases starts around a few days before black Friday and extend into the second week of December at most .... let's see.



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Posted Thu Nov 16, 2017 1:20 AM

According to Amazon this thing is available for pre-order and should be released on Dec 15:

https://www.amazon.c...e/dp/B0774WLMPX

 

I guess they really hope pre-orders are going to be stellar as that is very late to be release anything for the holidays .... will see, I'm gonna wait this one out, it's not that is going to go sold-out that fast, if it does they're gonna make more (or a chinese factory will leak them cheaper).

 

One can already see from the pic of the package they still do not know the final line up, it's obvious that they photoshopped (and badly) the games logo/list on the right side (amateurs!!! ... at least line them up geez, do you want my money or not? Well, try a little harder)

 

81SMqv9cRjL._AC_.jpg

 

On another note, the fact they are reusing last year mold (but using white plastic) is "weird" to me, yeah I get it .... cost-cutting, but really this is barely a "coat of paint" and that design ain't (and wasn't) exactly mind-blowing .... whatev .... 



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Posted Thu Nov 16, 2017 10:15 AM

According to Amazon this thing is available for pre-order and should be released on Dec 15:

https://www.amazon.c...e/dp/B0774WLMPX

 

I guess they really hope pre-orders are going to be stellar as that is very late to be release anything for the holidays .... will see, I'm gonna wait this one out, it's not that is going to go sold-out that fast, if it does they're gonna make more (or a chinese factory will leak them cheaper).

 

One can already see from the pic of the package they still do not know the final line up, it's obvious that they photoshopped (and badly) the games logo/list on the right side (amateurs!!! ... at least line them up geez, do you want my money or not? Well, try a little harder)

 

attachicon.gif81SMqv9cRjL._AC_.jpg

 

On another note, the fact they are reusing last year mold (but using white plastic) is "weird" to me, yeah I get it .... cost-cutting, but really this is barely a "coat of paint" and that design ain't (and wasn't) exactly mind-blowing .... whatev .... 

 

Yeah, it is a little bit strange that the final line-up hasn't been solidified.  That being said, what they already have comfirmed was going to be on there is pretty good, especially if you can load up ROMs from a bunch of consoles and play it via this system, that is pretty good.  Style wise, yes, it is a rehash of last year's design, just with a new paint scheme.  Still, I think it looks good enough to pass the eye test.  Hopefully we will know the full game list soon and more reviews will come in to see if the early preview video we have (as seen in earlier posts) stacks up the same.






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