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Retro to what?

The NES never looked like this. There are some hints of the Famicom in there, but it's not very close to that either.

Retro to TIME

I was amazed at how much the local game swap shops think NES, SNES, Genesis, and PS1 games are worth. They're fun, but there's no reason to waste more than a few bucks ($1-4 maybe) on them.

Also, for twice the price get the dualie NES/SNES, and get some 16-bit power in there for a bit more enjoyable retromania.

Retro Duo Twin NES/SNES Face Stabber

Here's one I didn't know existed until your post sparked some searching.
It's a GENesis, Super Nintendo Entertainment System, NES combo unit. A bit expensive $50 + shipping and up, though. Starting to get close to the price of a cheap arcade cab there, which I would prefer even if it has only one good title in it.

And where's my TG16 games on the PS3 network?!? This stuff needs ported into the new machines - get those emulator programmers a payday, revive revenue for the retro license holders, and give us consumers some cheap trash.

Just be warned that this is not being sold by Buy.com, but a third party seller (GamezForLess) that is listing their product on Buy.com

SiliconJon said: Also, for twice the price get the dualie NES/SNES, and get some 16-bit power in there for a bit more enjoyable retromania.

Retro Duo Twin NES/SNES Face Stabber
Keep in mind the Retro Duo does not take in original NES peripherals, so no Zapper NES games.

Good to know.

There are plenty of online NES flash sites. http://www.playnes.net/?GoTo=browse

Also a modded xbox 1 can play roms you download plus runs xbox media center. Also all the other consoles from atari to turbografix 16 to snes. I actually have a single dvd for xbox 1 with just about every rom and emulator for every system up to 16 bit on it.

Thanks, OP. Now I can play FF3 on a big tv without lag. Hell, I might go get some old nes cartridges at used game stores. Last time I looked, they were around a buck each.

Does it require you to blow on the catridges in order to get them to play?

The sound isn't quite right on these units. It's close, but the tone is off in a sort of annoying/distorted way. Most people don't even notice it.

Emulators are really the way to go if for no other reason than save states & the ability to speed the game up.

I almost got this as I still have about 50 NES games. $14.99 is a good deal for a functional top loader.

I'd prefer going with an emulator and have less physical clutter.

Someone needs to make a USB to Cartridge slot adapter with all the various game slots out there.

I guess someone did http://www.snega2usb.com.

w0lfe said: Does it require you to blow on the catridges in order to get them to play?
Lol, it would make the experience authentic!

This would make a decent gift. The FC 3 Plus is a good deal at $50 too, though. However, I'm going to stick with my modded first-gen Xbox for actual game playing, and if want to be retro/nostalgic, I've got a couple of original NES and SNES consoles from my local thrift store for a couple bucks. They're all yellow and sticky, though.

Good find man, I've been wanting one but waiting on something cheap. $15 I can't argue with

Here's a thread about the compatibility on the Retro Duo. I am going out on a limb here and guessing this is the same company and that the Retro Duo uses the same single chip NES design:

http://www.digitpress.com/forum/showthread.php?t=114088

Guys this stuff is junk. All these NES clones are nothing more than NES-on-a-chip with sub-par emulation that results in muddy graphics, sound glitches, and several games not working at all. I'm a retro gamer and a collector, I know my stuff. You're better off buying a real NES on eBay for $20-30. I got one with a brand new connector pin.

You can read more here about the compatibility with these shoddy clones:
http://www.racketboy.com/retro/nintendo/nes/2007/08/best-nes-clones-generation-nex-yobo-fctwin.html
http://arstechnica.com/gaming/news/2007/02/7044.ars

The first link mentions the clone being sold here.

UnholyTancred said: Guys this stuff is junk. All these NES clones are nothing more than NES-on-a-chip with sub-par emulation that results in muddy graphics, sound glitches, and several games not working at all. I'm a retro gamer and a collector, I know my stuff. You're better off buying a real NES on eBay for $20-30. I got one with a brand new connector pin.

You can read more here about the compatibility with these shoddy clones:
http://www.racketboy.com/retro/nintendo/nes/2007/08/best-nes-clo...
http://arstechnica.com/gaming/news/2007/02/7044.ars

The first link mentions the clone being sold here.


I have to agree. I've messed around with three NES clones and the original system was far superior. Not only are the graphics and sound off sometimes, but some clones have controller lag. Check Craigslist and eBay for original NES systems.

Software emulation beats the heck out of this garbage. If you insist on using real cartridges, then you're better off with a first-party NES system.



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