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NES Retro Entertainment System(Black/Red)

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Nintendo NES
3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (237 customer reviews) 27 answered questions

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Color: Black/Red
  • 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
  • Comes with 2 controllers
  • Black/Red design

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Product Details

Color: Black/Red
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B002RYLG4Q
  • Media: Video Game
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (237 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,462 in Video Games (See Top 100 in Video Games)
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Product Description

Color: Black/Red

Just like the old days! Go back to all of your favorite games for NES with the Top Loader 8-Bit System. Specially designed so that your games don't wiggle around, you can play for hours on end without having to worry about those annoying flashing screens. Compatible with all of your favorite games, this system will give you that old feeling you've been missing!

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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
108 of 114 people found the following review helpful
Color Name:Black/Red|Verified Purchase
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
The Retro Entertainment System, or RES, does a decent job of playing NES games. The only real setback is the cleanliness of the cartridges themselves. Be sure to clean your old games THOROUGHLY with a Q-Tip before using them with the RES. If you insert games with grime and dust on the contacts, it can enter the RES itself and cause problems for other games. (see below)

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.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Price and plays NES games perfectly January 12, 2014
Color Name:Black/Red|Verified Purchase
I was a little worried about the price but this little thing is compact and does exactly what it's intended to do...plays NES games. I don't have a huge library but it plays the ones I have and the kids love the retro games!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brought back great memories December 3, 2012
Color Name:Black/Red|Verified Purchase
Worked as intended, right of the box. Popped in Mike Tyson's Punch Out and started wooping up on Glass Jaw Joe in minutes.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Retro NES (black/red) December 13, 2012
By Jackie
Color Name:Black/Red|Verified Purchase
Love this little game system, playing your old NES games on a modern HD TV is a trip! Do treat it gently however, it does seem a bit fragile, I had hoped it would be made of heavier materials. I"m afraid if it were to fall from the shelf to the floor once, it would be broken. The game cartridges fit in it snugly and work without aggravation, you have to tug a bit to get them to release, that is how well they fit into the system. And it's tiny size is great for small spaces. I keep mine stored in it;s original box when not in use, to help keep it clean, and protected from bumps or falls.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
By John
Color Name:Black/Red
I bought this item at a local media store and for the most part it is everything it was advertised to be. It has played nearly all of my old Nintendo games even some that I thought would not play but, there are a few small issues and here are a few tips for best results

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
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great System February 27, 2014
Color Name:Black/Red|Verified Purchase
It's exactly what I was looking for. The price is right and gets the job done to play old Nintendo games. I will give it 5 stars because it's just as good as the original.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars pretty happy December 12, 2012
Color Name:Black/Red|Verified Purchase
Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
Good so far! Sometimes a little buggy at first start, but doesn't happen that often. Excellent purchase, especially for the price.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars only 1 game worked in it April 4, 2014
Color Name:Black/Red|Verified Purchase
very cheap made and only 1 game worked in it. The controller doesn't seem to always work the way you direct it to.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
I was stoked to play my old games again!!!!!!
Published 13 hours ago by Chris Collins
2.0 out of 5 stars worked great for the first week
worked great for the first week. the problem we had is that the buttons no longer work and now we are unable to play it at all. Read more
Published 4 days ago by Dan
5.0 out of 5 stars You have old NES games, you can play them again!!!!
Retro is right!!! I need to purchase another now that my kids are hooked on NES old school games. I can't keep this in one location because kids keep taking it into their room to... Read more
Published 8 days ago by AJ
4.0 out of 5 stars Nothing fancy but it does the job
It does the job. I spent $15 on the system and you get what you pay for. It is a very basic machine made of low quality material. Read more
Published 9 days ago by J. Taylor
5.0 out of 5 stars PERFECT NES REPLACEMENT
I just got this NES Retro Entertainment System because for about 25 years my mom has had this old game that myself and then my children and her other grandchildren and now great... Read more
Published 9 days ago by PrettyPicky
5.0 out of 5 stars loved it
This order came very vast and I am very pleased with the new console and I will be playing my games soon
Published 11 days ago by Jeffery
1.0 out of 5 stars product - Horrible and to light for a paper weight.
The product is horrible at best. Where you insert the cartridge is way to big. The game moves freely back and forth at least a quarter inch each way. Read more
Published 15 days ago by Nicholas Ogden
1.0 out of 5 stars Garbage and Possible Grounding issue.
Terrible... I was so excited to get this as Retro Gaming has become a thing in my home. The housing is cheap and flimsy but I am careful with my stuff and I would have taken care... Read more
Published 16 days ago by William J. Kane
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Was another great purchase
Published 16 days ago by Robert Vandever
1.0 out of 5 stars Doesn't work
Doesn't work!
Published 17 days ago by David
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