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NES Retro Entertainment System(Black/Red)
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- Compatible with your favorite classic NES games
- Cartridges are loaded on the top of the system rather than through the front
- Custom designed to fit your cartridges to ensure that they don't fall out of place
- Custom designed to fit your cartridges to ensure that they don't fall out
- Comes with 2 controllers
- Black/Red design
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The main goal of the RES itself is to play your old NES games presumably BETTER than on the original system.
This is true for several reasons:
-The system is brand new with no wear and tear from years of use.
-It loads all games from the top, not the front, eliminating the problem of the game not making contact to the system properly.
-The video-out problem with scan lines appearing on the old system are not present on the RES.
-The system itself is much smaller than the original NES and considerably lighter. It's roughly 5" x 1.5" x 5" at around 0.5 LBS (An NES cartridge is slightly longer than the actual system).
The first game I tried (Super Mario Bros. / Duck Hunt) worked immediately with no problem. However, when I started trying some dustier games, they required some additional cleaning before working.
Like said before, if your games are too dirty, they can dirty up the RES as well. The same Super Mario Bros. / Duck Hunt cartridge I used at first stopped working later on after playing numerous other titles, and required some fidgeting.
But don't be alarmed with games just not starting up, some deep cleaning of the cartridge contacts (even with heavy chemicals, going against Nintendo's wishes, if it is giving serious problems) may be necessary.
Always remember, the original NES had it way worse and it was both the console and the cartridge at fault.Read more ›
Reasons to get it:
If you need a secondary NES for kids/special needs individuals (like I did)
If you need/want a temporary system while you look for a better model (or to get your old system repaired)
If you need/want a secondary system for another room but don't want to spend money on a possibly bad used system.
If you didn't grow up with the NES but wanted to try out some games before you invest in more pricey solutions.
Reasons to not get it:
If you grew up, loved your NES and you want this as a permanent replacement for your NES. (I'd expect the average lifespan on this thing is a year or two)
If you want a pixel perfect recreation of your system (sound and graphics are slightly off)
If you want perfect controllers. (these are decent, but the D-pad is a single piece of plastic and feels a bit mushy, especially on the all important "right" direction)
Never forget, the NES was $299 for the deluxe version that launched in the US. This (as of writing) is 15. Adjusted for inflation you'd literally paying pennies on the dollar for a similar but not perfect experience... Don't expect perfection and you won't be disappointed with this product.
Clean your cartridges. A little bit of alcohol and a little bit of elbow grease, let dry for a good while and then insert them into the system. This will protect the contacts inside the new system from all of the build up of dirt and grime from years of storage
It was suggested by several people who own this little thing that, when removing the cartridges from the system you should pull them up gently by the corners. It is said that the contacts can be pulled loose over time through repeated forceful removal of cartridges
Try to find, and I believe they are cheap, and original Nintendo entertainment system controller. The ones that are in the box work and you can play them but sometimes the buttons feel a bit squishy
Don't jar the system around while playing you can see on the screen that the game becomes shaky if you move the system around while you were playing and you can cause your game to lock up.
Otherwise, every game that I tried with the exception of a couple that were just plain messed up, worked just fine. I did notice in a side-by-side comparison then I thought that the sound annulation was very minor league different from the original Nintendo but when playing the system standalone, I think that one can hardly tell the difference. The graphics seem to be exactly as they were including colors. Overall this was a great retro experience and for the price I highly recommend it
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Received mine today. Opened box, and plugged it in aaaaaaannnnndddd.........does not work. Will return and ask for one that works. Read morePublished 18 hours ago by Amazon Customer
This system is a mixed bag. I have been using a Retron 2 for a few years and it finally just died so I purchased this. Read morePublished 11 days ago by Shawn Patrick
Cheaply built. Games get stuck and I'm afraid of ruining my original NES cartridges.Published 13 days ago by HS Chem Teacher
Definitely cheaply made, but I was just looking to play some old video games from my childhood without sinking alot of money into it. This seems to handle it pretty well. Read morePublished 13 days ago by Amazon Customer
Waste of time and not worth any money. After reading many reviews I'm surprised I bought this in the first place. Read morePublished 21 days ago by Cueball