Up for sale is a brand new never opened Retrode 2. This listing is only for the Retrode 2 base unit which natively supports SNES and Genesis games. One of the most valuable features of this device (in my opinion) is that it allows you to back up the save files on your physical cartridges. This is the easiest method for transferring save files or creating ROM dumps. When you connect it to your computer, it functions similarly to a flash drive where you can drag and drop your save files back and forth and create ROMs on your computer directly from your cartridge. Backing up your saves is important in case you want to save them forever, or if you want to swap out the battery in your cartridge. Most of those batteries were manufactured in the early 90’s so their lifespans are quickly coming to an end. I was able to back up mine at the end of 2019. I’m not sure how much longer they would’ve lasted but I feel relieved to have my childhood saves intact. The item “New Retrode 2 SNES / Genesis Cart Reader, Dumper, & Save Backup Fast Shipping” is in sale since Saturday, October 26, 2019. This item is in the category “Video Games & Consoles\Video Game Accessories\Cables & Adapters”. The seller is “gongadealz” and is located in Tucson, Arizona. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, Japan.
- Country/Region of Manufacture: Germany
- Publisher: Retrode 2
- Connectivity: USB 2.0
- Compatible Model: Super Nintendo
- Color: Black
- Brand: Retrode 2
- Platform: Super Nintendo, Sega Genesis