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Topic: Help me decide about getting a NES console!

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Zuljaras

Hello everyone,

After getting my N64 I got dragged again to buy another retro piece of hardware. NES!

I found one that is around 50$ and the seller told me it is authentic so:

Are there FAKE NES consoles out there that try to pose as real? I mean I know about the ones with 12364512634 pre-loaded games inside them. I am talking about hidden bootlegs.

Here are some photos of the console.

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Any help is appreciated!

I can't seem to find a PAL console where the front lid (the door) does not have the text NES version, European Version, MATTEL version etc.
This one doe snot have such text like the NTSC console.

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1UP_MARIO

@Zuljaras why not just try and get a nes mini. Will you be playing this on a crt.

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Zuljaras

@1UP_MARIO Well NES mini have only limited number of games.
Also the NES could be played with the hdmi converter.

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1UP_MARIO

@Zuljaras you can add all the nes library of games and it’s alot easy to to hook up to a hdtv. Comes with scanlines and crt look filters.

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Zuljaras

@1UP_MARIO Ahh you mean add ROMS to the mini. Hmm. I want it for a collectors point of view as well. I want to play them but on the original media not on a ROM storage machine.

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1UP_MARIO

@Zuljaras I can understand why you want it. I had the same but now it’s just for display and not connected but the minis are connected. I just wish there was a n64mini coming.
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Tasuki

@Zuljaras Honestly I would forego the original NES and get the RetroUSB AVS

https://www.retrousb.com/product_info.php?cPath=36&produc...

For one thing it connects to HDMI tvs, and you won't have to deal with the design flaws of the original NES like the blinking screen of doom. You can use original NES controllers on it as well. Definitely worth the money. Since I got one, my original NES has been retired to the shelf of fame.

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KingMike

I don't think it was that common for NES bootleg consoles to try to pass themselves off as the real thing.
They tended to first model themselves after the Famicom instead and also use fake names.

I think the SNES model 2 or the "Jr." (or what used to be called the Mini by fans before the actual SNES Mini was made) is the one Nintendo consoles I have heard of pirates actually trying to make look like a real console.

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Zuljaras

I found a NES console and told the guy to send it and also it comes with one of the best games ever created for the system … FAXANADU!

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Finally an other faxanadu fan that game is so close too perfection

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Heavyarms55

@Zuljaras I mean, I don't think anyone ever really released fake/bootleg NES consoles that looked like the real thing. NOT looking like the real thing was usually their go to defense. More recently there are tons of clones of real high quality because the patents have expired. The Analogue NT is probably the best quality on the market, expensive, but it properly up-scales to 720 and supports HDMI. From a collecting point of view you shouldn't have any difficulty finding original hardware in decent condition. NES is probably the easiest retro console to collect for. I've got like 4 in storage. lol

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Zuljaras

@Heavyarms55 I found it When I was little I had a Famicom that was probably a replica or something it played those yellow cartridges.
I remember playing Castlevania II Simons Quest (my first taste of semi-open world game)!
The first Teenage Ninja Mutant Ninja Turtles and Ninja Gaiden 3.

Ohhh memories!

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Heavyarms55

@Zuljaras Naw the Japanese Famicom looks nothing like the north American NES. The cartridges were also often yellow. I believe they changed the design so it would look less like a toy.

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Zuljaras

@Heavyarms55 It looked ghastly. Very ugly console. The EU,US NES is the right look.

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Heavyarms55

@Zuljaras I like the Famicom. But hardwired controllers is an absolutely terrible idea.

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KingMike

@Zuljaras I wonder who is stilling Faxing Anadu in 2019.

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Nekonokatzen

@Zuljaras Just as a warning, the NES doesn't look that good on an HDTV if all you use is a video converter/upscaler. At least, in my opinion. I would recommend either getting a cheap CRT to play it the classic way, or get it HD modded. I have also seen videos where some people get it to look okay with a complicated array of converters, but that seems like way too much work.

Also, since the NES isn't super expensive, I doubt there are that many fakes out there. I've never seen one pop up, and I console hunt in all sorts of sketchy places.

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bimmy-lee

I’d much rather buy a top loader if they’re not outrageously rare/expensive. Agree with the post above. Hard mod or CRT (I prefer very small CRTs) are ideal for the NES. I don’t modify consoles, so I’d highly recommend a CRT. I have a bunch of them, and most of them were free.

Edit - Also, that NES looks super clean, like it’s been in a box forever, it doesn’t appear to have any discoloring. If you are getting the OG box with it, that’s worth way more than a NES.

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Zuljaras

@bimmy-lee I got the NES and it is not that great. I have to move the cartridge a little inside before it starts working.

I guess I will get NES Mini next week and Load it with ALL the games I need for NES

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bimmy-lee

@Zuljaras - Well, they can be pretty particular about how the cartridge slots in, and they could be that way brand new out of the box. That’s a reason why the top loaders are so desirable. They’re much easier to slot in and make a connection. It would certainly be cheaper to buy a mini and load it up with roms, but at least you have the real deal now to play the carts you do have. I’ll share one of my old tricks

If you have one of the black plastic game sleeves, you can slot the cart, push it down into the NES as far as it will go, and slide the sleeve in on top of the mechanism that holds the cart to wedge it down. I don’t know why this works, but it’s always been the magic trick for my original NES.

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