Good quality retro game console?

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  1. Duffling macrumors newbie

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    What game console would you recommend for retro nes games? I found a company called Retrobit but their products had mixed reviews. I wish Nintendo still sold the old 80s consoles, I wouldn't mind paying a premium for good quality products.
     
  2. Dagless macrumors Core

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    There's the NES Mini https://www.nintendo.co.uk/Misc-/Ni...ni-Nintendo-Entertainment-System-1124287.html , that you can now easily mod to run more NES games, and other consoles including the N64. It comes with about 30 famous ones and a solidly-built console and replica controller.

    There's the Retron5 https://hyperkin.com/Retron5/ that uses genuine cartridges, dumps them, and runs them emulated.

    There's also Nintendo's own new hardware, the Wii U https://www.nintendo.co.uk/Wii-U/Wii-U-344102.html but that's coming to an end soon. There's their 3DS handheld line of consoles https://www.nintendo.co.uk/Nintendo-3DS-Family/Nintendo-3DS-Family-94560.html - both the Wii U and 3DS run downloaded NES, SNES, and some other old platforms too depending on which console you get. Nintendo have a new console coming out soon called the Switch. But we don't know much about it.
     
  3. MRU macrumors demi-god

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    NES MINI .... If you can find one.

    Got mine yesterday and I have 150 games on it already with my favorite Genesis / SNES & NES games. It's awesome.
     
  4. gkarris macrumors 604

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    I've nothing but good things about that Retron5...
     
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  6. Duffling thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks guys. I'm thinking about ordering the Retron5. I played it the other day at my friend's house, the graphics is ...less than desirable but I guess that I should have expected it for old games played on new TVs. Would emulators offer better resolutions? The constantly flickering is driving me nuts, will probably have hallucinations if I play too long.
     
  7. gkarris macrumors 604

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    What flickering? I didn't see flickering at the retrogaming store I saw it at...

    Maybe it is some setting in the console or TV that caused the flickering.
     
  8. cynics macrumors G4

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    http://www.analogue.co/pages/nt-mini

    They have a 24k gold model if the normal one is too cheap for you. Lol

    It's designed with modern tvs in mind. You can still find the original NES though, and if quality is a major concern look for a Trinitron.
     

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