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let me pre order now please.. smile.gif
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So excited, StarTropics aka Zodas Revenge.. such an insanely tricky game. Loved it.

I have plans of making my own emulator box, but I would be happy to buy this shell and hack it smile.gif
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Originally Posted by kevinf View Post

So excited, StarTropics aka Zodas Revenge.. such an insanely tricky game. Loved it.

As I said earlier, one of my favorite games of all time. The interesting mix of Zelda-like combat, all those jumping puzzles, the unique setting and thematic style, decent combat mechanics and interesting equipment? Just fantastic.

Most overlooked awesome game of the NES, imo.
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So excited, StarTropics aka Zodas Revenge.. such an insanely tricky game. Loved it.

I have plans of making my own emulator box, but I would be happy to buy this shell and hack it smile.gif

http://lifehacker.com/how-to-turn-your-raspberry-pi-into-a-retro-game-console-498561192

The $35 price is bull unless you already have all the stuff needed laying around. Around here they have packs that come with everything. Bought the $75 one. Wasn't 100% with the case so bought a $9 case to replace the one it came with. Already had controller, monitors, and a set of speakers.

Runs everything I've tried on it perfect (8/16-bit). Haven't tried any arcades or systems past SNES. Though that's all I'm interested in.

Having this little pi 3 dedicated as an emulator machine takes emulation to another level. On my PC I feel like I'm "checking the game out". Like there's always a part of me knowing I could be doing more on the system and I go to something else. With a dedicated emulation machine when I sit down to game on it I'm dedicating time to playing old games. That's what I'm doing. Feels right compared to using one of my many pc's for it.

Though 100% agree with buying something like this since it shows Nintendo that people want it, and, supports the company. Also, as I've said, how cool is that thing.


*My only issue with my pi3 is sound over HDMI seems to be hit and miss. My 4k tv in the bedroom works great. My 1080p plasma TV in my living won't pick the thing up. You can supposedly fix this, but, I didn't get that far and just hooked a set of powered desktop speakers to the system.
Edited by Chargeit - 7/15/16 at 10:02am
     
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Just wandering if the controller will be the same size as the original. Also thinking if it will have the same parts like the buttons and directional pad to the original. Or will it be some cheap parts.
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The original controller was quite possibly the cheapest controller ever manufactured.

 

Five molded plastic parts, five rubber domes, an impregnated paper PCB with a blob chip and a sticker.

   
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Some of you might want this sucker for later.

http://www.nesmaps.com/maps/Metroid/MetroidCompleteMap.html
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

What a massive game for being so old. No wonder I couldn't get into Metroid as a kid without Nintendo power. A game well before its time.
     
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This is a cool idea but not exactly a "New" one.

Atari did the same thing with a retro console a few years ago with a re-release of the 2600 system that had some of it's games preloaded too - Bought one of these and it works as it should BUT with the Atari version it had some games on it that weren't among the better/best games for that setup.
Good to see Nintendo including some of the really good titles for it.

Would be nice if they would at least make an add-on module/piece for being able to play other games if you have the cartridge and yes I have a few.

The controller itself isn't bad but we know better ones were made including the one for the top loader NES, known as the dogbone controller.
I have one of these top loader setups that I bought brand new way back when and that controller is better than the original design.

Another controller Nintendo made was the Cycloid controller, that one is probrably about the best one you could ask for with one of these and yes I have one of those too. biggrin.gif

If they were to also make a SNES version it would do well and the ability to add/remove games would be way cool..... But we know someone out there will eventually hack these for that purpose anyway.

To sum up..... Sold!
I will be looking for one of these. thumb.gif
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I totally should have tried to buy my fiends top-loading NES back when I was little, I bet they're worth a couple bucks since they didn't make anywhere near as many.

...plus my original NES may have been accidentally killed blowing it out by a piece of cinnamon gum ....
Edited by candy_van - 7/15/16 at 10:52am
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Originally Posted by candy_van View Post

I totally should have tried to buy my fiends top-loading NES back when I was little, I bet they're worth a couple bucks since they didn't make anywhere near as many.

Average going price for one by itself (NO games) with it's original controller and all is about a bill, with games it only goes up from there.

I will advise you though these do suffer from the same basic problem older versions have concerning the cartridge slot, you have to be sure you insert the game straight down or you'll sideload/torque the slot, causing it to not read games like it should. If you do get one be sure to remember that and that also includes removal of the game, any side-torquing can cause it to happen and these are not compatable with a game genie as is.
You literally have to take the genie out of it's case to make it work and I should know, been there done that already and the added height of the cartridge/genie will make it even more suspectible to this torquing/sideloading.

Had to fix mine once before because of it, it's nothing more than the slot inside the machine getting distorted/stretched from the sideloading - I took a pair of needle-nosed pliers and gently squeezed it back into shape to fix the problem I had with mine.
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