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Compatibility

On this page, I am compiling a database of original games that are known to work with the Retrode. If a SNES or Genesis game is not in this list, it has just not been tested but will most likely still work. Thanks go out to [ElmarE] and [JohannesS] for lending me piles of original hardware, and to [ColdFace], [MikeP], [FelixV], [AdamW], [JonY] and [EricZ] for additional testing. Last time I checked, this list had 387 entries.

Update: As of November 18, 2010, this list is no longer being maintained. The actual list of compatible games is much longer, so if you want to know if the Retrode supports a certain title, please ask on the forum.

Contents

SNES/SFC games

Title                    TV    CC   Mbit   Extras/Issues
3 Jigen Kakutou Ballz    NTSC  J       8   HiROM
Actraiser                ?     ?       ?
Actraiser 2              ?     E       ?
Aladdin                  PAL   E      16
Alien3                   PAL   E       8
Asterix                  PAL   E       4
Asterix&Obelix           PAL   E      16
Axelay                   P/N   E/J     8
Batman Returns           ?     ?       ?
Battle Clash             NTSC  U       8
Battle Commander         NTSC  J       8   SRAM
Bill Laimbeer's Combat B ?     U       ?
Blazing Skies            PAL   E       4
Breath of Fire II        PAL   E      32   HiROM, SRAM
Bubsy                    NTSC  U      16
Cannon Fodder            PAL   E      16
Choplifter III           NTSC  U       4
Chrono Trigger           NTSC  J      32   HiROM, SRAM
Contra Spirits           NTSC  J       8
Contra III: Alien War    NTSC  U       8   Mem mapping issue fixed in firmware v0.14
Cool Spot                PAL   E       8
Cybernator               ?     ?       ?
D-Force                  NTSC  U       8
Demon's Crest            ?     E       ?
Die Schlümpfe reisen um  PAL   D      16   (Smurfs 2)
Dino City                PAL   E       8
Donald Duck in Maui Mall PAL   E      32
Donkey Kong Country      N/P   U/E    32   HiROM, SRAM
Donkey Kong Country 2    N/P   U/E    32   HiROM, SRAM
Donkey Kong Country 3    N/P   U/E    32   HiROM, SRAM
Doom                     PAL   E      16   SuperFX, SRAM
Dragon's Lair            NTSC  U       4
Dragon Quest V           NTSC  J      16   SRAM
Drakkhen                 NTSC  J       8   SRAM
Earthworm Jim            PAL   E      32   HiROM
Elfaria                  NTSC  J      16   SRAM
F-1 Grand Prix           NTSC  J       8   SRAM
Fatal Fury               NTSC  U      16
FIFA Soccer '96          PAL   E      16   SRAM
Final Fantasy Mystic Q   ?     ?       ?
Final Fantasy 3          ?     ?       ?
Final Fantasy VI         ?     ?       ?
Final Fight 1            NTSC  U       8
Final Fight 2            NTSC  J      16   Pirate cart with epoxied blobs
Fire Emblem - Seisen no  NTSC  J      32   HiROM, SRAM
Flashback                PAL   E      16   HiROM
Fushigi no Dungeon 2     NTSC  J       8   HiROM
FX Skiing 96             PAL   E      16   Super FX, SRAM
F-Zero                   N/P   U/E     4   SRAM
Galaxy Wars              NTSC  J       2
Ganso Pachinko Ou        NTSC  J       8
Garou Densetsu           NTSC  J      16
GP-1 Rapid Stream        NTSC  J      16   HiROM, SRAM
Gunforce                 NTSC  U       4
Harvet Moon              PAL   E      16
Hebereke's Popoitto      PAL   E       4
Hook                     NTSC  U       8
Illusion of Time         PAL   E      16
Indiana Jones Greatest A ?     ?       ?
Int. Superstar Soccer De PAL   E      16
Jikkyou Powerful Pro     NTSC  J      32   SRAM
JimmyConnorProTennisTour PAL   D       4
Jimmy Connor's Tennis    PAL   E       4
Joe & Mac                NTSC  U       8
Judge Dredd              NTSC  U      16
Jurassic Park            ?     ?       ?
Kablooey                 NTSC  U       4
Keiba Eight Special 2    NTSC  J       8   SRAM
Killer Instinct          NTSC  U      32   HiROM
Kirby's Avalanche        NTSC  U       8
Kirby's Dream Course     N/P   U/E     8   SRAM
Kirby's Ghost Trap       PAL   E       8
Kiwame                   NTSC  J       4
Krusty's Super Fun House NTSC  U       4   Mem mapping issue fixed in firmware v0.14
Last Fighter Twin        NTSC  J       8
Lemmings                 N/P   U/E     8
Lethal Weapon            NTSC  U       8
Looney Tunes Road Runner PAL   E       8
Lucky Luke               PAL   E      16
Lufia                    PAL   D      32
Magic Sword              NTSC  J       8
Majintensei              NTSC  J      16   SRAM
Mario no Super Picross   NTSC  J       8   HiROM, SRAM
Mario Paint              PAL   E       8   SRAM; Mouse supported from firmware 0.15
Mickey Mania             PAL   E      16
Micro Machines 2         PAL   E       8
Mortal Kombat            NTSC  U      16
Mortal Kombat II         NTSC  U      32   HiRom; actual ROM size is 24mbit only
Mr. Nutz                 PAL   E       8
Mystic Ninja             ?     ?       ?
Mystic Quest Legend      PAL   E       4   SRAM
NBA Jam                  N/P   U/E    16
NBA Live 97              PAL   E      16   SRAM
Nosferatu                ?     ?       ?
Out of this world        ?     ?       ?
Pac-Attack               PAL   E       4
Pachinko Monogatari      NTSC  J       8
Pachislot Kenkyu         NTSC  J       4
Parodius                 PAL   E       8
Parodius                 NTSC  J       8
Phalanx                  NTSC  U       8
Pilotwings               N/P   U/E     4   DSP1
Pinocchio                NTSC  U      32   HiROM
Pitfall: The Mayan Adven NTSC  U      16
Plok                     N/P   U/E     8
Pocky & Rocky 2          NTSC  U      16
Primal Rage              NTSC  U      32   HiROM
Prime Goal               NTSC  J       8
Prince Of Persia         N/P   U/E     8
Race Drivin'             NTSC  U       4
Ranma 1/2 Akanekodan     NTSC  J      16   SRAM
Riddick Bowe Boxing      NTSC  U       4   SRAM
RoboCop 3                NTSC  U       8
Rock n' Roll Racing      PAL   E       8
Rock n' Roll Racing      NTSC  U       8
Romancing Saga 2         NTSC  J      16   HiROM, SRAM
Sandora no Daibouken     NTSC  J       8
SD the Great Battle      NTSC  J       8
Secret of Evermore       PAL   E      32
Secret of Mana           PAL   E      16   HiROM, SRAM
Seiken Densetsu 3        NTSC  J      24   HiROM, SRAM
SFC Oda Nobunaga         NTSC  J       8   SRAM
Shadowrun                ?     ?       ?
Sim City                 N/P   U/E     4   SRAM
Skuljagger               NTSC  U       4
SmartBall                NTSC  U       8
Smash TV                 ?     ?       ?
Space Megaforce          NTSC  U       8
Spanky's Quest           NTSC  U       4
Sparkster                PAL   E       8
Spider-Man & Venom: Maxi NTSC  U      16
Spider Man X-Men Arcade  NTSC  U       8
SP Momotarou Dentetsu 2  NTSC  J       8   SRAM
StarFox                  NTSC  U       8   SuperFX, SRAM
Star Trek Starfleet Acad ?     ?       ?
Starwing                 PAL   E       8
Street Fighter 2: Turbo  NTSC  U/J    32   HiROM, ROM size detection fixed in v0.14
Street Fighter II        P/N   E/J    16
Street Racer             PAL   E       8
Strike Gunner            NTSC  J       8
Stunt Race FX            N/P   U/E     8   Super FX, SRAM
Super B-Daman            NTSC  J      16   HiRom, SRAM
DrBZ - Super Boutouden 2 NTSC  J      16
Super Battletank 2       NTSC  U       8
Super Bomberman          NTSC  J       4   HiRom
Super Bomberman 3        NTSC  J      16   HiRom
Super Castlevania 4      PAL   E       8
Super Castlevania 4      NTSC  U       8
Super Chase HQ           NTSC  U       8
Super Donkey Kong        NTSC  J      32   HiRom, SRAM
Super Double Dragon      ?     ?       ?
Super Empire Strikes Bac ?     ?       ?
Super Gameboy            NTSC  J       2   Loads the gameboy border but not the game
Super Ghouls 'N Ghosts   N/P   U/E     8
Super Mario All-Stars    N/P   U/E    16   SRAM
Super Mario AllStars+SMW N/P   U/E    32   SRAM
Super Mario Kart         N/P   U/J/E   4   HiROM, DSP1, SRAM
Super Mario World        N/P   U/J/E   4   SRAM
Super Metroid            PAL   E      32   SRAM
Super NBA Basketball     NTSC  U       8   SRAM
Super Pang               NTSC  J       4
Super Probotector        PAL   E       8
Super R-Type             N/P   J/E     8
Super Return of the Jedi ?     ?       ?
Super Smash TV           NTSC  U       4
Super Soccer             PAL   E       4
Super Star Soccer        PAL   E       8
Super Star Wars          N/P   U/E     8
Super Street Fighter II  N/P   U/E    32   HiRom
Super Tennis             PAL   E       4
Super Tetris 3           NTSC  J       8   SRAM
Super Wagyanrando        NTSC  J       8   SRAM
Table Game               NTSC  J       8   HiROM
The Ignition Factor      ?     ?       ?
T. M. N. T. Tournament F NTSC  U      16
Teen. Mut. Hero Turtles  PAL   E       8
Teenage Mutant Ninja Tur NTSC  J       8
Terranigma               PAL   E      32
Tetris Attack            PAL   E       8
Tetris Battle Gaiden     NTSC  J       8
Tetris & Dr. Mario       PAL   E       8
The Firemen              PAL   E       8
The King of Rally        NTSC  J       8
The Jungle Book          PAL   E      16
The Legend Of Zelda      PAL   E       8   SRAM
The Lost Vikings II      PAL   E       8
The Magical Quest Starri N/P   U/E     8
Theme Park               PAL   E       8
The Simpsons Bart's Nigh NTSC  U       8
Thunder Spirits          NTSC  U       8
Tim in Tibet             PAL   D      16
Tiny Toon Adventures     N/P   J/E     8
Top Gear 2               PAL   E       8
Torneko no Daiboken      NTSC  J      16   SRAM
Toy Story                PAL   E      32
Twinbee                  NTSC  J       8   SRAM
Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 NTSC  U      32   HiROM
Ultraman                 ?     ?       ?
Uncharted Waters:New Hor NTSC  U      16   HiROM, SRAM
Unirally                 PAL   E      16
UNSquadron               ?     ?       ?
Virtual Bart             NTSC  U      16
Wanderers from Ys 3      ?     ?       ?
Weapon Lord              PAL   E      32
Wild Guns                ?     ?       ?
Wolfenstein 3D           PAL   E       8   HiRom
World Cup Striker        PAL   E       8   HiRom, SRAM
World Heroes             NTSC  U      16   HiROM
Wrestlemania             PAL   E      32
X-Men Mutant ACP         ?     ?       ?
Yoshi's Cookie           NTSC  U       4
Yoshi's Island           N/P   U/E    16   Super FX, SRAM
Yuuyuu Hakusho           NTSC  J      16
Zan2 Spirits             NTSC  J       8   SRAM
Zombies                  PAL   E       8
Not working:
Title                    TV    CC   Mbit   Extras/Issues
Super Mario RPG          *     *      48   SA-1 lockout
Kirby's Dream Land 3     *     *      32   SA-1 lockout

SEGA Games

Title                    CC    Mbit  Extras/Issues
688 Attack Sub           UE      8
Aero Blasters            J       ?
After Burner II          UE      4
After Burner Compl. 32X  U      16   32X games too large for slot
Aladdin                  ?      16
Alien 3                  ?       ?
Altered Beast            UE      4
Ariel The Little Mermaid UE      4
Arrow Flash              ?       ?
Asterix and the Great R  E      16   Chksum error(1)
Atomic Runner            ?       ?
Ayrton Senna's Super Mo  JE      8
Back to the Future III   ?       4
Batman                   ?       ?
Batman Revenge of the J  ?       ?
Bill Walsh College Footb UE      8   Chksum error(1)
Bio Hazard Battle        ?       ?
Blades of Vengeance      UE      8
Blaster Master 2         ?       ?   Chksum error reported, works fine
Bonanza Bros             ?       ?
Botukon                  ?       ?
Castlevania Bloodlines   ?       ?
Chakan                   ?       ?
Club Soccer Console Edit E       4
College Football's Natio U      16
Columns                  JUE     1
Comix Zone               ?       ?
Contra Hard Corps        ?       ?
Cool Spot                E       8
Darius II                J       ?   HUGE Cartridge needs some slot filing
Decap Attack             ?       4
Desert Strike: ReturnGlf UE      8
Dick Tracy               JUE     4   Chksum error(1)
Dynamite Headdy          J       ?
EA Hockey                U       4
Earthworm Jim            E      24
Earthworm Jim 2          ?       ?
Ecco the Dolphin         UE      8
Ecco The Tides of Time   ?       ?
Elemental Master         J       ?
F1 World Championship    E      16
F-117 Night Storm        ?      16
F22 Interceptor          ?       6
Fatal Fury               ?       ?
FIFA Int. Soccer         JUE    16
FIFA Soccer 95           UE     16
FIFA Soccer 96           UE     16
Flashback                ?       ?
Flink                    E       ?
Gaiares                  JU      ?
Gain Ground              ?       ?   Chksum error reported, works fine
Gauntlet IV              ?       8
General Chaos            UE      8
Ghostbusters             JUE     4
Ghouls and Ghosts        ?       ?
Global Gladiators        ?       8
GODS                     ?       8
Greendog the Beached Sur ?       ?
Gunstar Heroes           ?       ?
Gynoug                   E       ?
Hard Drivin'             ?       ?
Haunting                 ?       ?
Heavy Nova               ?       ?
Hellfire                 ?       ?
John Madden Football     E       4
Jungle Strike            UE     16
Jurassic Park            U      16
Jurassic Park Rampage Ed ?       ?
Kid Chameleon            UE      8
Landstalker              ?       ?
LHX Attack Chopper       UE      8
Light Crusader           ?       ?
Lightening Force         ?       ?   Chksum error reported, works fine
The Lion King            JUE    24
Mario Andretti Racing    UE     16
Mega Games I             E       8
Mega Man: The Wily Wars  E      16
Mega Turrican            E       ?
Mercs                    ?       ?
Michael Jackson Moonwalk ?       ?
Mickey Mania             E      16
Mickey Mouse             ?       ?
Mickey's Ultimate Challe U       8
Micro Machines           E       4
Mortal Kombat            JUE    16
Mortal Kombat II         JUE    24
Mutant League Football   JUE     8
Newman-HaasIndyCar Nigel JUE    16
NHLPA Hockey             UE      4
Nigel Mansell's World Ch E       8
Pete Sampras Tennis      UE      8   Chksum error(1)
PGA Tour Golf II         UE      8   Chksum error(1)
Probotector              E      16
Puggsy                   JUE     8
Quack Shot st. Donald Du ?       ?   Chksum error reported, works fine
Raiden Trad              ?       ?
Rambo 3                  ?       ?
Ranger X                 ?       8
Road Rash II             UE      8
Robocop vs. Terminator   ?       ?
Rocket Knight Adventures ?       ?
Sagaia                   ?       ?   Chksum error reported, works fine
Samurai Shodown          ?       ?
Shadowrun                ?       ?
Shadow Squadron 32X      U      16   32X games too large for slot
Shaq-Fu                  UE     24
Shinobi 3 Return of the  ?       8
Skeleton Krew            ?       ?
Skitchin                 JUE    16
Soleil                   D      16
Sonic 3D Blast           U      32
Sonic Spinball           E       8
Sonic The Hedgehog       JUE     4
Sonic The Hedgehog 2     JUE     8
Sonic the Hedgehog 3     E      16   Requires S2K mod
Sonic&Knuckles           JUE    16   Lock-on supported(2)
Space Harrier II         E       4
Sparkster                ?       ?
Splatterhouse 2          ?       ?   Chksum error reported, works fine
Splatterhouse 3          ?       ?   Chksum error reported, works fine
Spot goes to Hollywood   ?      24
Stargate                 UE     16
Star Trek Next Generatio ?       ?
Star Wars Arcade 32X     U      16   32X games too large for slot
Steel Empire             UE      ?
Street Fighter CE        ?       ?
Street Fighter II CE     ?       ?
Street Fighter II' SCE   JUE    16
Streets of Rage 1        ?       ?
Streets of Rage 2        JE     16
Streets of Rage 3        ?       ?
Sub-Terrania             ?       ?
Super Hang-On            JUE     4
Superman                 E       8
Sword of Sodan           ?       ?
T2 the Arcade Game       ?       ?
Tale Spin                ?       4
Tazmania                 U       4
The Adv. of Batman and R ?       ?
The Flintstones          ?       4
The Ottifants            E       8
The Revenge of Shinobi   W       4
Theme Park               ?      16
Thunder Force III        JU      ?
Thunderforce IV          E       8
Tiny Toon Adventures     E       4
Tiny Toon ACME Allstars  ?       8
TMNT the Hyperstone Case ?       ?
Tods Adventure in Slimew ?       ?
ToeJam & Earl in Panic   U       ?
Turbo Outrun             ?       4   Chksum error reported
Two crude dudes          ?       ?
Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 ?       ?
Urban Strike             UE     16
Vectorman                UE     16
Virtua Racing Deluxe 32X U      24   32X games too large for slot
Virtua Fighter 32X       U      32   32X games too large for slot
Warlock                  ?      16
Winter Olympics          E      16   Chksum error(1)
Wonder Boy in Monster Wo UE      6
World Championship Socc2 ?       8
World Cup Italia 90      E       2
World of Illusion (M&D)  E       8
WWF Raw                  UE     24
X-Men                    ?       ?
X-Men 2                  ?       ?
Zero Tolerance           ?       ?
Zombies Ate My Neighbors ?       ?   Chksum error reported, works fine

Country codes: U = USA, J = Japan, E = Europe, D = Germany
(1) According to Cowering's GoodGen, the dump is true to the original.
(2) Two extra wires required to activate the additional ROM for Knuckles in Sonic 2.
Not working:
Title                    CC    Mbit  Comments
Virtua Racing            E           Undocumented SVP processor. 32X version runs fine

N64 Games (w/ adapter)

Title                    ID    Mbyte
Chameleon Twist          NCTP   12
F1 World Grand Prix      NFWD   12
NBA Pro 98               NBAP   12
Super Mario 64           NSMP    8

Virtual Boy Games (w/ adapter)

Title                 Rgn  Mbit
Mario Clash                8
Galactic Pinball       U   8
Mario Clash            U   8
Mario's Tennis         U   4
Panic Bomber           J   4
Red Alarm              J   8
Teleroboxer            U   8
T&E Virtual Golf       J  16
Virtual Boy Wario Land U  16
V Tetris               J   4

A2600 Games (w/ adapter)

Title                    TV    kByte
Air Raiders              NTSC    4
Armor Ambush             NTSC    4
Astroblast               NTSC    4
Demon Attack             NTSC    4
Dragonfire               NTSC    4
Dragster                 NTSC    4
Frogger                  NTSC    4
Missile Command          NTSC    4
Moon Patrol              PAL     8
Pitfall                  PAL     4

Operating systems:

Windows 2000
Windows XP SP3
Windows Vista 32bit/64bit
Windows 7 32bit/64bit
OS X 10.5
OS X 10.6
Debian 4.0 64bit
Debian 5.0.3 64bit
Wii(!!!) - details to follow. Thanks to [FelixV] for testing

Emulators:

Snes9x + Snes9x GX
zsnes
gens
(Kega) Fusion
Stella