Topic: Original NES Carts

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I really wanted to avoid emulation. So I bought the original NES carts and I'm using a Retron 1 HD.

The problem I'm having is that certain games have screen tearing, like Turtles, and Bart vs The Space Mutants. Apparently this is how it was back in the 90's?




its probably yer modern tv.
im one of those guys that those things dont bother me.
im not using an old tv no matter what

the_shpydar wrote:
As @ogo79 said, the SNS-RZ-USA is a prime giveaway that it's not a legit retail cart.
And yes, he is (usually) always right, and he is (almost) the sexiest gamer out there (not counting me) ;)


Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but it may be a console problem.
There's a good review on the retron 1 HD on this site:

As you can see in the comparison video, there are some issues with the hardware emulation.
I understand that you want to avoid emulation for software, but if you're not playing on real original hardware there may be other compromises, sadly.
Hope you're not too disappointed!


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jay81uk wrote:

I really wanted to avoid emulation. So I bought the original NES carts and I'm using a Retron 1 HD.

A Retron is just an emulator in a box and likely the root of your problems.

If you want to avoid emulation, an actual NES is the way to go. They're still kicking around second hand shops and thrift stores here, but I can't speak to wherever you live. Granted, the 72 PIN connector is likely not going to be good, but honestly, it's a super easy fix even if you're not into working with electronics.
Or an NES top-loader, but those tend to be pricier.
If you need or want HDMI NES can be modified to output HDMI, but that's gonna up the cost quite a bit, especially if you can't do the mod yourself. My NES hasn't been modded to HDMI as of yet. I have it hooked up to an LCD TV via composite and it looks well enough (though I know a mod would greatly enhance the picture).

So, if you want to use the actual cartridges, you have 3 options - accept the Retron's flaws because its convenient, take a chance on a different clone system or invest in the actual hardware.

Edited on by subpopz

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Thanks everyone.

There's literally only 10 NES games I want, but at the same time, playing via emulation feels like a bit 'dirty'.

I can't warrant £££ on the NT although it does look amazing. If I had 100 cartridges I would, but when I only have 10, it's either a case of buying a Retron to play them on, or selling them and going down the Pi route, which I really didn't want to do.

Are you sure it's the console though? Looking on YouTube, some NES games do have these little glitches on screen anyway. Could it just be how they are?

Saying that, all games on this link, played on the Retron HD don't appea glitchy at all?

On this video, it does the same as my Turtles games does in relation to the health bar flickering -

Edited on by jay81uk



TMNT1 is pretty jittery, yes. Pretty sure it was that case on the original console, I know it was on Wii as well.



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