Hey there! My name is RockyRaccoon, also known as 'LemonAid' online. I'm a retrogame player and collector. This website is dedicated to my love of retrogaming and retrogame adjacent items. Here you'll find my musings, opinions and reviews, as well as some miscellaneous items I felt like posting. Thanks for visiting!


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Hey Hey 16k! - October 27 2020 - by: Rocky Raccoon (Blog)
 
 

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New Content System - October 26 2020 - by: Rocky Raccoon (Updates)
 
 

I imported all the news into a new content system. This should help the site run better and prevent front page overcrowding. Any issues? Lemme know at retrocaderomp@gmail.com!

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Intellivision Kick! - October 13 2020 - by: Rocky Raccoon (Blog)
 
 

Been on an Intellivision kick in recent memory. Got myself a Sears Super Arcade, and some rarer games like Thunder Castle and Blockade Runner- which I'm enjoying a lot. Which is why I'm gonna suggest you go visit INTV Funhouse, an informative website, with reviews, screenshots and overlays- run by Steven A. Orth as a hobby. Been learning a lot browsing through their website!

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What!? - October 9 2020 - by: Rocky Raccoon (Blog)
 
 

Got me an original 2DS, and a Sears Super Video Arcade to add to the collection in recent memory, aswell as some more Famicom games. Which I seem to have a collection addiction for! Whoops! 
 
Also, sorry for the radio silence! I've been working on some things! More videos soon perhaps! My first one wasn't great, got some good feedback. Will try again better!

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I Talk About Emulation! - Retrocade Romp Talk #1 - August 29 2020 - by: Rocky Raccoon (Editorials)
 
 

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This week's pickups! - July 11 2020 - by: Rocky Raccoon (Blog)
 
 

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Soon...! - July 5 2020 - by: Rocky Raccoon (Blog)
 
 



Got myself one of these! A review soon when I am able.

 

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Found a PSone! - July 3 2020 - by: Rocky Raccoon (Blog)
 
 

I finally found a modded PSone (PS 1 'Slim'blink1.gif after much searching. Can't wait to get it! 

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My Thoughts on the Evercade - June 30 2020 - by: Rocky Raccoon (Editorials)
 
 

 As I have not played or own an Evercade, yet, this is not a review, but rather my opinion on this device. For those who don't know, the Evercade is a handheld retro-gaming system by a company that appears to be called Evercade. It's website can be located here: https://www.evercade.co.uk/. It uses cartridges like the systems of old. Many carts contain classic games, and also new games by new publishers. 
 
I'm not sure I like the Evercade thus far, based on things I've read and seen on YouTube about it and the current many reviews. In terms of games present on the device the only thing that interests me are the ''new'' games. Little Medusa is on there... some Mega Cat Studio games... stuff like that.
 
Many of the other games exist on other handhelds already, or similar units. And the games that are present seem to be the NES/Famicom versions of the games- as one excepts now on units like this-- and we all know Technos doesn't seem to be shy about spreading it's catalog to anyone willing to just pay the licensing fee. There's even an Atari Collection, but most of these games can be played on the Atari Flashback Portal and THAT has an SD Card slot for other games!
 
What would make this an buy for me, would be an everdrive like cart, or an SD card slot/cart. However, Evercade has already expressed that due to their close licensing partnership with the companies they're working with- that such a thing would not be possible. 
 
Anyways. I'm on the fence. It might be neat to have this for the new games. But I also don't want to pay nearly 100 dollars for the pleasure of owning Data East's catalog for the third time. Maybe I'll wait to see if any new cartridges are coming out first to see how long it'll last before I make the jump...

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BittBoy 3.5 Review - June 21 2020 - by: Rocky Raccoon (Reviews)
 
 

I recently got a PocketGo V2.1. But before that, I wanna talk about the first system I got from BittBoy--- the Bittboy Version 3.5 console. 
 
The Bittboy 3.5, that- I will just be calling 'Bittboy' from this point onward, is a small, Gameboy-like open source console that basically emulates many systems and has a few game ports such as Doom, Wolfenstein 3D and such on it. It uses a MicroSD card for storage. I also upgraded the base firmware to MiyooCFW. This is a common, suggested upgrade. I did not use the base firmware much so my usage is based on using this firmware in this review!
 
The BittBoy at first glance appears to be a Gameboy like device. It's small, It's basically 5 inch by 3 inch in size. It has a d-pad, four main buttons, and two sub buttons for select and start. It also has a system button just under the screen. 
 
It feels good in the hands, and fits in my pocket easily. This has become my 'go to' when I need to go to a doctor's appointment to tool around with and play.
 
It plays quite well. It handles everything up to the Gameboy Advance just fine.... though Super Nintendo speed will depend on the game. Out of the box on the firmware, I had access to an Amiga Emulator, Gameboy/Gameboy Color emulator, NES, SNES, Master System and Game Gear, Colecovision, Sega Genesis/32x/CD, Atari 2600, Atari Lynx, PC Engine, MAME Arcade, Neo Geo, DOS/PC x86, Pokemini, Wondeswan, PS1, Vectrex, MSX. There's also many game ports available such as Doom being the primary one I use.
 
I had wonderful experiences with the Gameboy, NES, Master System/GG, Sega Genesis/CD, Atari 2600 and Lynx, and PC Engine, Pokemini and Vectrex emulators. They all ran super great and at 60 FPS for most of the time. I had less than pleasant experiences with the other emulators. Either due to the lack of buttons,  the speed at which the emulator played or lack of things that worked right, such as the 'virtual keyboard' in the MSX emulator.
 
The battery life is decent enough, and hasn't died on any of the outings I've taken it on, but it had drained pretty much too according to the meter on the screen. Also, there's no dedicated volume or brightness buttons- you need to use a key combination to either change the volume or screen brightness. 
 
Overall, if you're looking for a small, cheap little pocket device to play some classic games, this is good. If you're looking for a powerhouse to play SNES, Playstation and the like-- look for something else... perhaps the PocketGo V2.1 I'll review next time!

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URL Update - June 11 2020 - by: Rocky Raccoon (Updates)
 
 

Went ahead and moved URLs. Old URL has a redirect. Updating my old hyperlinks on websites where able!

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Website Updating. - June 9 2020 - by: Rocky Raccoon (Updates)
 
 

Slowly going through my old technical notebook page, found above, and updating the files where I can. Since the last time I accessed or dealt with those files we're back in uh.. 2005-6! So. Yes! Doing my best to find updated versions when possible!
 
Also, you'll notice the name of the site has changed a little. A Retrocade Romp! Sounds better in my head. I Also got rid of the wanted section, combined the Misc and Contact section and added new sections with more... actual content that may be updated more often. 
 
I may move over to a new URL. I'll redirect if that happens.

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Review Coming Soon.... - June 7 2020 - by: Rocky Raccoon (Blog)
 
 

I have something in my 'Pocket' to 'Go' soon for a review! Will come when I've had enough time to play around with it!

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Woah, PS2 Extravaganza - June 6 2020 - by: Rocky Raccoon (Updates)
 
 

A friend sent me a modded PS2 Slim and a WHOLE boatload of PS2 and PSX games- many imports, and some burned games and some official copies. This is a large mess to sort through so It'll be a bit for me to add it all to the collection. :laughing:

Also, my Model Lynx 2 came back from being recapped. The person who did it, tpugmire on AtariAge, did a lovely job. The screen is nice and bright, and he caught other issues that he offered to fix. It works really great now! He also kept in communication well.

If he offers to fix your console, he does a good job. I recommend, 5/5 stars.

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Switch It On! - May 8 2020 - by: Rocky Raccoon (Blog)
 
 

I now own a Switch Lite! This is the first time in a long while I've owned a console while it was still relevant and being actively developed for. I did have a 3DS for about eight months before Nintendo more or less stopped supporting it, so I don't actually count it that much.
 
That being said, I'm looking forward to many enjoyable gaming hours on it!

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