Generation NEX Videogame Console
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- Slim Design
- Built in 2.4GHz Wireless Support
- Dual Cartridge Slots: NES/FAMICON
- Dual Mono Audio Support
- Includes one wired controller
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The Generation NEX is built around the Nintendo-on-a-chip technology or NOAC as it is commonly called. This is an attempt to fabricate the original NES hardware on a single computer chip. The technology is not perfect in that it does not fully imitate the hardware perfectly. But the method is cheap to make and mass produce. Some, or many, manufacturers have taken advantage of that. Over the years there have been literally hundreds of NES clone systems built around the NOAC. I am led to believe that in recent years NES patents have ran out and this is the reason we are beginning to see many NES clones hitting the US market place and being legal. Before you had to import things that were a bit on the shady side and illegal. And a lot of times of a very cheaply low quality build.
The NOAC technology not being perfect results in some NES games playing less than perfect and there are some games that do not play at all. The main problems are, colors being off, sound not right, or garbled graphics, which could pertain to sprites or background. There seems to be different levels of success with the NOAC. Some clones work better than others in different areas. That may depend on the manufacturer. But all share the common problems. That being the situation, there are still loads of games in the giant NES library that are not hindered by any of the problems in being able to play the games. But as I said before, if you are the type of person that stops and says, "Wait a minute that color is a shade darker!Read more ›
If you have the urge to play FC and NES games, this is the way to go.
I have no issues with this system what so ever.
So I finally unboxed the thing and now I have some impressions to share.
Of all of the NES/Famicom knockoffs I've seen (and owned) this is by far the most elaborate.
It is styled after the old NES and that gives it a very distinct look.
It is the only "famiclone" I am aware of that has ports for the original controllers. I haven't tried the controllers that came with it, but most famiclone controllers are junk. The fact that you can use real Nintendo controllers with it is a definite plus.
NES games seemed to play with very few issues - it replicated the play experience pretty well - right down to the slowdown when too many sprites enter the screen at once. Again, I wasn't using the provided controllers, I was using an NES MAX controller.
The color pallet is definitely wrong. You may not notice this unless you are really familiar with what a particular game should look like or if you compare it side by side with a real NES, so it is up to you whether this is really a problem. All of the colors are brighter and tinted differently than they are supposed to be.
The sounds for NES games are "off" somehow. It reminds me of when I had the wrong MIDI library installed for a PC game - the notes are all there, but they aren't quite right.Read more ›
Unfortunately, the NEX console missed the mark. The color palette was noticeably different than the NES console's and the sound was different as well and not in a good way. Also, the cartridges fit very snug in the system and removing them required force enough to feel that something was going to break. Next to my (still working) NES console, the NEX was simply inferior. I shelved the NEX in favor of the NES and out of curiosity, plugged the NEX back in a few months later with the intention of selling it to a friend...only to find it would no longer power on. And into the garbage it went.
Anyone who wants to play NES games would be far better served purchasing a refurbished original NES console than the clones manufactured today.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I got one of these YEARS ago and apparently the company is gone now bc a friend of mine wanted one and they hicked in price so much! I love mine. Works amazing. Read morePublished on March 11, 2012 by Phillip Hoyt
The Generation NEX is one of the best NES clone systems you can buy. Not only can you play your normal NES games but also it has a slot for Famicom games and that was one of the... Read morePublished on June 3, 2011 by Marcus
I bought this for our son and we got some use out of it, but sure enough it broke because you can't get the games out of this thing without forcing them out. Bummer, dissapointed. Read morePublished on November 27, 2010 by MishL
it looks like the nes but smaller reads the games without blowing on the cartrages and its got a great controllerPublished on October 8, 2009 by Shari Spector
I would like to say that this is a good product. I remember having an NES when I was growing up and wanted to relive some of those memories. Read morePublished on June 22, 2009 by Justin S
this thing looked good in the store, and at the price, it sounded like it had to be good (I paid $60) ive seen it for $50 - $80. Read morePublished on May 11, 2009 by Steve Urkel