How To Setup, Play, Save & Load Games on the Super Console X-Pro
In this guide, we’re running through the assembly of the Super Console X-Pro, as well as some tips for first starting up, opening, saving, loading and closing games. If you have any questions (or discover any neat features!) please don’t hesitate to contact us at email@example.com
Unpacking and Assembly
Opening the box, you should have the following:
- The console itself: a small, light grey unit with ‘Super Console X-Pro’ on the front.
- Two controllers, each with a USB-dongle based wireless module (don’t mix these up!)
- A power cord with Australian plug.
- An HDMI cable.
- A USB-dongle attached to an input dock (this is where you plug your controller modules).
- An instruction guide (but you also have ours here!)
- You’ll also receive a remote control (not pictured) but we haven’t found this particularly essential for operating the device.
You will need:
Although the ones we stock right here at dadworld are rechageable controllers, typically the ones you'll purchase require AAA Batteries (two for each controller) which are usually not included.
Assembling the device is easy.
- Plug the HDMI cable into the console, plugging the other end into your television or monitor.
- Then, plug the USB device into its port on the console, making sure the controllers are both plugged into the dock.
- Finally, plug the power cable into the console.
- Switch the console on by pressing the small black button next to where the power cord is inserted.
- Activate the controllers by switching the power switch on the bottom of each unit, between the joysticks.
Your device should immediately start up, taking you to the game menu.
Getting Started with the Games
- Start up time is quick. After about ten or fifteen seconds, you should be at the “Loading system config…” page and from there, the screen will transition into the Main Menu.
- From the main menu, you can access all the included consoles. By pressing left and right on the directional pad on the left of the controller, you can cycle through all the included consoles.
- The biggest confusion for first time users is the inputs. The buttons on the controller are labeled differently to the inputs indicated on the menu. Do not fear! The B Button is used to select things, the A button is used to say No/go back, the X button is used to pin games to the top of the menu (great for making your favourite titles more accessible).
- Finally, on the main menu, pressing SELECT and START at the same time will bring up the quick access menu, where you can restart the emulator or turn it to sleep mode. Just pressing the START button will instead bring up all the device settings. From the CONTROLLER settings, you can re-map all the inputs if you would like different buttons to do different things. Important to note: this emulator is compatible with nearly all USB-based controllers, so you can replace the included sets with your own ones.
So let’s quickly get started with a game (the best way to learn the console is by doing).
- From the main menu, after switching on the console, press RIGHT on the directional pad until you get to NINTENDO ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM.
- Click the B button. You should now be on a long list of games.
- Hold DOWN on the directional pad until you get to TETRIS.
- Press B again and the game will begin. A short loading screen (roughly 5 seconds) will process before taking you to the game’s main menu.
- For each different console, the controller will re-map to an appropriate setting.
- For Tetris on the NES, pressing Start takes you into the game menu and pressing Start again will begin a round. Nostalgia trip! B and A rotate the blocks and the directional pad moves them left and right.
- To exit a game and return to the main menu, push down on both of the joy sticks (they should click like buttons). A new menu will come up, select ‘Close Content’ to quit the game and then in the subsequent menu click ‘Quit Retroarch’ to go back to the Main Menu.