Bring the power of an arcade to your home with the Super Retro-Cade plug and play console by Retro-Bit. Packed with over 90 popular retro games from Capcom®, Data East, Technos, and Irem, this stylish console re-introduces such gems as Mega Man 2, BurgerTime, Joe and Mac, Bad Dudes, Double Dragon, Strider, Super Dodge Ball, the Final Fight series and many more.
The two included gamepads have an angular, wing-like grip design and a SNES controller button layout. They’re white controllers with red A/B/X/Y buttons and a direction pad on the face, along with black Start/Select buttons and red L/R shoulder buttons on top. The 10-foot cords attached are a huge perk for a system like this. Most wired retro systems have a 2 to 5-foot cord. The one downfall, in my opinion, is the utilization of the D-pad for the game action. Most of the games in the arcade require a joystick type controller to move your character more easily. I found some games rather difficult to move the characters as well as getting a little cramp in the thumb when playing. The box mentions support for third-party controllers, so you could find a USB controller that has a joystick to make it easier if you like.
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The Mayflash PS2 PS3 PC USB arcade stick is the only joystick controller that works with the Super Retrocade. I got one, plugged it into the system and it works just fine. It’s a whole lot better than the SNES controllers that come prepackaged with the system. They’re readily available on Amazon.
The Mayflash PS2 PS3 PC USB arcade stick is the only joystick controller that works with the Super Retrocade…so far. I was able to pick one up from Amazon and it works just fine. Certainly better than the SNES style controllers that come prepackaged with the system. Good luck!
Since my last post I have upgraded my controllers to a Banggood double arcade stick joystick style controller. It’s contains two 8 direction sticks with 6 buttons apiece and works great with the Super Retrocade. There’s a little bit of set-up required but it’s VERY simple and there’s a YouTube tutorial that shows how to do it. Of course the Mayflash PS2 PS3 PC USB still works if you’re happy with a 4 way, square gate joystick. I’ve loaded HUNDREDS of classic games with artwork and haven’t had any problems at all. It’s a retro gaming powerhouse for sure!