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Retro Duo Game Console

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Retro Duo NES & SNES Clone by Retro-Bit

Released in North America in 2008, the Retro Duo is a Nintendo clone console developed by Retro-Bit and distributed by Innex, Inc. The Retro Duo plays both 8-bit and 16-bit Nintendo carts. These identifiers are used instead of NES and SNES since this is not a licensed or sanctioned device in the eyes of Nintendo.

There's n shortage of Nintendo clone consoles, but the Retro Duo plays US, European, and Japanese games and has the highest compatibility over any other clone system. Other clones have had issues with specific games, game level and some controller issues related only to specific game titles. The Retro Duo isn't perfect, but it improves with each release and more compatibility issues are fixed.

The images of the Retro Duo are categorized and show the console, joystick controllers and accessories. You will also find detailed close-ups of the ports and connections available on the Retro.

Retro Duo Image Navigation:


Retro Duo Box & Packaging

Retro Duo box Front of the Retro Duo box.
Retro Duo box Front of the Retro Duo box.
Retro Duo box Side of the Retro Duo box listing the contents.
Retro Duo box Back of the Retro Duo box showing a list of benefits of the Retro Duo. Don't forget nothing beats the real thing - NES and SNES.
Retro Duo box With the box of the Retro Duo open, it reveals a flap, magnetically secured, that can be lifted to show the contents through thin plastic windows. This is surprisingly more packaging than I would expect on an inexpensive Nintendo clone console... made in China.

Retro Duo Game Console

Retro Duo console Front of the Retro Duo console showing the two game cartridge slots and the SNES-style controller ports. You can use official Nintendo SNES and 3rd party controllers with the Retro Duo.
Retro Duo console The top of the Retro Duo console showing the 8 & 16 bit cart slots, 8/16 selector power switch reset button and 8/16 bit indicator lights.
Retro Duo console The left side of the Retro Duo console. It has only been released in Canada and the United States.
Retro Duo console The right side of the Retro Duo console.
Retro Duo console The right side of the Retro Duo console showing the curvature of the case.
Retro Duo console The rear of the Retro Duo console showing the S-video port, A/V ports and the power port.
Retro Duo console The bottom of the Retro Duo console showing the cooling vents that are also on the lower sides of the case.

Retro Duo Game Console - Games

Retro Duo media & games Front of the Retro Duo console showing Pitfall for SNES game cart inserted in the 16 bit slot.
Retro Duo media & games Side of the Retro Duo console showing Pitfall for SNES game cart inserted in the 16 bit slot.
Retro Duo media & games Side view of the Retro Duo console showing Wario's Woods in the 8 bit cartridge slot.
Retro Duo media & games Side view of the Retro Duo console showing games in both slots. Obviously, only one game can be played at a time, but we shot this to show how close the cart-slots are.
Retro Duo media & games Side view of the Retro Duo console showing games in both slots.

Retro Duo Game Controllers

Retro Duo Game Controllers The included controllers for the Retro Duo console with a standard SNES layout.
Retro Duo Game Controllers The included controllers for the Retro Duo console.
Retro Duo Game Controllers The Retro Duo controllers.
Retro Duo Game Controllers The back of the Retro Duo controller controller showing the shoulder button.

Retro Duo Game Console Ports & Connections

Retro Duo ports & connections The Retro Duo controller plug
Retro Duo ports & connections Rear of the Retro Duo console showing the S-video port, left & right audio ports and the power port. The S-video output is now compatible when playing SNES games. This had previously been an issue.
Retro Duo ports & connections Front of the Retro Duo console showing the two SNES-style controller ports that are compatible with any SNES controller.

Retro Duo Game Console Accessories

Retro Duo accessories The Retro Duo's external power cable.
Retro Duo accessories The Retro Duo's external power plug showing the FCC info and power requirements.

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