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alaScore 91

48 reviews

Mar, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 48 reviews of HYPERKIN Retron 5. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Game Consoles for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the design and price. The size and reliability are also appreciated.

usability, reliability, size, price, design

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Game Consoles the HYPERKIN Retron 5 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for HYPERKIN Retron 5


alaTest has collected and analyzed 19 user reviews of HYPERKIN Retron 5 from The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Game Consoles on People really like the reliability. The price also gets good feedback, but opinions are divided on the size.

usability, price, reliability

84% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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Mar, 2018

Expert review by : Damien McFerran (

Hyperkin RetroN 5 Review: Android-Powered Retro Gaming Bliss


If the Xbox One and PS4 are a little too modern for your tastes, then you might want to take a look at the RetroN 5 by Hyperkin. The next evolution of the popular "clone" system concept, this remarkable unit not only plays all of your old cartridges,...

HD output, loads of features, excellent compatibility, accepts your original pads

Save data function doesn't work, bundled pad could be better

A retro gamer's dream come true, this Android-based console grants access to decades of interactive entertainment history

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Will Greenwald (

Hyperkin RetroN 5


The RetroN 5 retro game console brings 720p upconversion, HDMI output, and emulation tricks to your decades-old game cartridges.

Works with games from nine different systems. Upconversion and HDMI output look fantastic. Lots of options and tools.

Included Bluetooth remote is finicky.

The Hyperkin RetroN 5 is the best retro game console we've seen yet. While it's basically just a computer filled with emulators at its core, the ability to play your own physical classic games from nine different systems easily on your HDTV is...

Jan, 2015

Product Specifications


Colour of product:Black / Grey, Purple


Colour of product:Black, grey


Supported video modes:720p


Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Ethernet LAN:N / No

Packaging Content

Carrying case:Y
Number of gamepads included:1


Number of controllers supported (max):2 / 6

Ports & interfaces

Connectivity Technology:Wireless
HDMI ports quantity:1


Built-In Optical Drive:N
Card reader integrated:N / Yes
Compatible memory cards:SD

Technical Details

Compatibility:RETRON 5
HDMI Out:1
Maximum Operating Distance:9
Platform:NES / Universal