I thought I would attempt to compile the PAL compatibility with the RetroN 3 consoles. (The RetroN 3 is an awesome gadget which plays NES, Super Nintendo and Sega Megadrive/Genesis games on one console!) Our number one enquiry from customers is whether the RetroN 3 plays UK games, as the consoles are NTSC format and are designed for the US market. I have spent a bit of time testing all of the games available to us and have compiled them as below. Although we can not guarantee that other games will work with the console we hope that this list will give you an idea of the success rate of using PAL games with it. This is a very brief list so if you have tested any games yourself please feel free to comment and we shall add them to the list.
1. I am led to believe that the RetroN 3's have a close to perfect compatibility with US and Japanese NTSC Format games.
2. This list does not apply to the RetroN 5. The company that makes this consoles - Hyperkin, are aiming for a 100% compatibility of every game with the RetroN 5. If you wish to purchase a consoles which is likely to play all of your games then we recommend you purchase a RetroN 5.
3. Even though this list has not been tested with the RetroN 1 or 2 consoles, we suspect that the compatibility of the RetroN 3 will be almost exact.
Feel free to check out our RetroN 3 Consoles!
Nintendo Entertainment System - NES PAL Compatibility
- Air Attack
- Air Wolf
- Days of Thunder
- McDonaldland (Also known as McKids)
- Star Wars
- Super Mario Brothers/Duck Hunt
- Super Mario Brothers
- Super Mario Brothers 2
- Super Mario Brothers 3
- Track and Field 2
- Ultimate Air Combat
All NES games we tested worked fine, a couple of them played sound at a slightly faster rate due to the console playing at 60hz instead of 50hz.
Super Nintendo - SNES Compatibility
- Battletoads in Battle Mania
- The Incredible Hulk
- Jimmy Connors Pro Tennis Tour
- Madden '93
- The Magical Quest Starring Mickey Mouse
- Mickey Mouse in Mickey Mania
- Mortal Kombat
- Super Mario World
- Super Soccer
- Super Star Wars
- Super Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back
- Super Star Wars: Return of the Jedi
- Animaniacs (Displays - This game pak is not designed for your Super Famicon or Super NES. Konami Co LTD.)
- Nigel Mansell World Championship Racing (Displays - This game requires a PAL Super NES to function correctly. Please ask your dealer about the NTSC Version. Copyright Grehlin Graphics Software LTD 1992/1993)
- The Smurfs (After going through the language option and splash screens, displays - For use only on PAL Compatible Systems)
- Star Fox (Game boots up, however this has a line on the middle of the screen making it unplayable)
- Super Mario All Stars (Displays - This game pak is not designed for your Super Famicon or Super NES. Nintendo Co LTD)
- Stunt Race FX (Displays - "This Game Pak is not designed for your Super Famicom or Super NES. Nintendo Co., LTD.") - Thanks to Andrew Akers for this.
Sega Megadrive/Genesis Compatibility
- Ecco The Dolphin
- F22 Interceptor
- The Lion King
- Micro Machines 2: Turbo Tournament
- NBA Jam
- PGA Tour Golf 2
- Super Kick Off
- Super Hang On
- World Cup Italia '90
- World Tournament Soccer
- Brian Lara (Black screen only, may be a cartridge issue as every other non compatible game displays a message.)
- Jurassic Park (Displays - Developed for use only with PAL and French SECAM Megadrive Systems)
- Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers: The Movie (Displays - Developed for use only with PAL and French SECAM Megadrive Systems)
- Prince of Persia (Displays - Developed for use only with PAL and French SECAM Megadrive Systems)
If you have any further games to add please feel free to comment below. I will slowly update this list as more games become available to us.