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Jag2SNES & Jag2GEN Overview

Jag2SNES & Jag2GEN Overview

Kris Randazzo
6 minute read

Do you have an Atari Jaguar, but you're stuck with a lousy RF Switch as your only option to connect it to your television? Do you have some extra Sega Genesis or Super NES cables laying around? Th Jag2SNES and Jag2GEN adapters just might be the answer you're looking for.

And they're not just for composite cables. These guys work with certain HD cables too!

Purchase the Jag2SNES here:

Purchase the Jag2GEN here:

Transcript of the video:

HD cables for retro consoles are all the rage these days. You want to take your old retro consoles that you loved when you were a kid. You want to play them on your HDTV and make them look all fancy like. It's understandable. But some consoles are more popular than others. You've got a lot of options for stuff like the Sega Genesis or the Super Nintendo, but other more, let's say, less appreciated consoles like, say, the Atari Jaguar don't have quite as many options for connecting them to your television. So if you're the kind of person who likes HD cables and just so happens to have some sitting around for your Genesis or your Super Nintendo and you'd like to use them on your Atari Jaguar, well, we've got the thing. Say hello to the JAG2Gen and JAG2SNES adapters. Let's take a look. All right, let's talk about the Atari Jaguar, everybody's favorite retro console. Seriously, this thing has picked up some some major steam in the retro collecting market and finding the console itself can be pretty difficult. And sometimes when you do, you don't get one that comes with wires like me. I got this a very long time ago, but I got it second hand and my unit came with this bad boy, the Atari Jaguar automatic TV game switch. It's an RF switch plugs into your cable and well, it's not a very good look. It wasn't a great look back in the day and it certainly doesn't stack up to today's standards. So what you want is some sort of sort of AV situation, right? The system was more than capable of that, it has ports right here in the back. There's your AV Jack right there. I don't know if it actually, this is the only Jaguar I've ever actually held. Right. This is this is my Jaguar. And I've only I've never really messed with anybody else's Jaguar. I don't think I've ever known anybody else who had one. So I don't know if this actually came with some sort of dust cover or if this was ripped off at some point. But it's a little funky looking either way. That's your AV port right there. So if you're on this channel, chances are you're at least somewhat familiar with these guys. These are Genesis and Super Nintendo A.V. wires. There's tons of these out there in the world. And then we have, of course, the purpose of this video, the JAG2Gen and the JAG2SNES. So. Well, let's take a look at SNES first. Right. Here's Jag2SNES, it does exactly what you think it does. It's got this fancy little 3D printed shell. It's quite nice looking. The logo is, I don't know, built in. What's that printed in there, I guess is the right word. So here's your Super Nintendo Port. Tada! And then you just take this, plug it right into the back of your system like so and you are good to go. That's the same. That's it. That's what it does. Right? What's just what's written on the tin. And in case you're wondering, here's a closer look at the Genesis one. Works the exact same way. Got the Jag2GEN, same kind of 3D printed shell. It's really nice looking nice and sturdy. You just put your your thingamahoo right in there, plug it right into the port in the back and there you go. That's the basics. Yeah. Not really a whole lot more to say about them. They're pretty solid. They're pretty straightforward. So let's take a look at them in action. OK, so first off, let's take a look at the Jag2GEN in motion in action. That's the word. So here is our trusty Atari Jaguar. We're going to test this out with a Raiden. I'm not sure you're supposed to say it, but we have here a regular Sega Genesis model to AV cable pluged right into the front of my TV here. We're going to take our JAG2Gen. We're going to plug this sucker in there, nice and firm. Then we're going to take our console. And just like we did a moment ago, we're going to plug it right on the back. And as long as the game's working, because, you know, if you have a lot of experience with the Jaguar. Sometimes these games don't read right away. But let's let's take a peek. Let's make sure it's working. All right, no red screen. And rotating Jaguar Cube. So here we are, that is there it is, running on a Sega Genesis AV Cable our Atari Jaguar in all of its glorious glory. There's the Atari logo and wait for we're going to get a second Atari logo because they really want you to know this game was made by Atari. Thanks, Atari. Good job. So let's go take a look at the Super Nintendo. OK, let's check out the Jag2SNES now, and this time we're going to do something a little bit different. As you can see, it's a little change of scenery. We're in front of an HDTV right here. And this is no ordinary Super Nintendo AV cable. This is one of our LevelHike HDMI cables for Super Nintendo. And yes, this works with that. So we're going to plug this right in here or we're going to plug this into the back of our system. And then we are going to play some Tempest 2000 in glorious HD. Look at that, look at that. That's my Atari Jaguar running on my HDTV, and there's Tempest 2000. Isn't that glorious? I mean, it's interesting that I think the word is excellent. The JAG2Gen and JAG2SNES are available now at Thanks for watching, everybody. If you liked what you saw here today, please follow like comment, subscribe all of those things that you can do with social media accounts. We all greatly appreciate it. And let us know what your favorite Atari Jaguar games are. What do you want to use your fancy new adapters to play on your HDTV? Are you going to fire up some Ultra Vortek? Are you going to play Doom with no music or are you going to be a true person of taste and play Flip Out. Let us know in the comments. Thanks for watching, everybody. On behalf of all of us at Stone Age Gamer, keep playing games. 

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