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.
posted: Sep. 4, 2009 @ 10:16a
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
posted: Sep. 4, 2009 @ 10:27a
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.
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.
posted: Sep. 4, 2009 @ 12:29p
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.
posted: Sep. 4, 2009 @ 12:50p
Does it require you to blow on the catridges in order to get them to play?
posted: Sep. 4, 2009 @ 1:00p
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.
posted: Sep. 4, 2009 @ 1:37p
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.
posted: Sep. 4, 2009 @ 1:59p
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!
posted: Sep. 4, 2009 @ 2:10p
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.
posted: Sep. 4, 2009 @ 2:55p
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:
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.
posted: Sep. 4, 2009 @ 5:10p
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.
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.
posted: Sep. 4, 2009 @ 7:31p
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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