Who needs Blu-ray and high definition.  Oh, wait – we do.  But sometimes you we still long for those days of 16-bit gaming.  You know, when you could still actually beat a video game.  Retrode has developed an interface for your computer that takes Sega Genesis or SNES cartridges and allows you to play them through an emulator on your computer, using the Sega or Nintendo controller.  All the fun of vintage gaming, none of the composite RCA connections!

Retrode features:

  • Cartridge slots for *Sega Genesis/Mega Drive and *Nintendo SNES/SFC games. Access ROM (program/data) and SRAM (savegames)!
  • 2×2 ports for *Sega and *SNES controllers.
  • Driverless operation on any USB host, under any OS, using any emulator.
  • Easy to use, configure and update.
  • Expandable using plug-in adapters.
  • Awesome

How Retrode works:

  1. Find and install emulator.
  2. Plug cartridge into Retrode, and connect controllers.
  3. Connect Retrode to computer. No drivers needed.
  4. Play! Load ROM into the emulator, configure the controllers, and you’ll be playing in no time.

Yes, it is true that you can probably buy a Genesis or SNES for less than the $85 asking price of the Retrode, but this is cooler.  Just trust us.

Pre-order today from, and get your retro on!