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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Top Customer Reviews
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.
This console did, however, cause me to clean all my cartridges and wiggle them around a LOT in the slot trying to get them to work. So far, I've got 8 out of 9 cartridges to at least play, even with messed up graphics.
It feels very light weight, which doesn't bother me as I know electronics have become extremely minimized since the 80's, so don't let that part bother you when you find yourself holding down the unit to pull out the cartridge.
Seriously, the issue with this thing is that it is VERY sensitive. VERY! Once I finally get a game to play, a bump on the floor or an accidental tug on the control cable sometimes causes the game to malfunction which is a problem when the kids and I are playing together and our 3 cats and 2 dogs want to be with the family. Just to keep it real, your kids will struggle with getting used to a wired controller so the tugging thing happens more than you'd think.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I bought this for our family home to use since the original Nintendo is close to being dead. My nephews played some games and they had a great time playing games on this. Read morePublished 16 days ago by William Yankowy
worked only a day half a day actually bad item too late to return wish i can return just didnt know i had that optionPublished 28 days ago by Timothy
My wife randomly mentioned one day that she wanted to play Super Mario Bros, so I bought this retro system. A great buy and compatible with most of the old NES games out there. Read morePublished 29 days ago by Amazon Customer
it is okay for a time but after a while only tetris played and then it just stopped all together so you have to be gentle with it or else it will breakPublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
I love the novelty of this and the fact that it will play to old school games that we grew up on and love. Read morePublished 1 month ago by BGallah
This gaming system will not operate. Even though it's easy to set up, the screen is blank with vertical lines. I tried several times to reset the console but, nothing worked. Read morePublished 2 months ago by brown jam