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Kinsale

1. Posted:

There probably is already a topic like this one, but I was unable to find one, so I am making this thread.

Recently my NES broke, and I am trying to buy a new system. Should I just buy an original NES, or should I buy something like the FC Twin or a Retron system? Currently I am thinking of buying from this website: http://www.dkoldies.com/Nintendo-NES-Systems-s/90.htm

If you know a website with cheaper prices, or better systems, please reply. Thanks in advance!

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Always go with the original. I have heard that with clone systems some games dont run as good or even at all. Check around on sites like Ebay for NES systems. You can also check local thriftshops like Goodwill, garage sales or even flea markets. And if you are really lucky you might even have a retro game store near where you live.

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Kinsale

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Thanks! There is a Play N trade about 30 min away from my house, so I will probably check there.

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yeah, always go with the originals. having the original system is also good for the authenticity. playing games on a clone system, for me anyway, just isn't nearly as fun as on the original system.

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If you were a European, I would strongly recommend you buy a hybrid console because they are region free. Unless there are any games from Europe you are intersted in, maybe you'd do good to get an official console.

One other thing to bear in mind is that hybrid consoles (the one I own at least) comes with SCART cables. Legacy consoles come with the old RF leads. If you are currently using your game television to watch broadcast TV, you'll need one of those splitters.

Like I said, I own a Megadrive hybrid, but I have been wanting to get a NES one for some time now. Another advantage is that one particular hybrid (FC Twin) runs NES AND SNES games, so that's always something to keep in mind.

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I might be interested in buying an FC Twin, because I never owned an SNES and have been relying on the VC Service on Wii. This is more difficult to decide than I thought it would be.

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Kinsale wrote:

I might be interested in buying an FC Twin, because I never owned an SNES and have been relying on the VC Service on Wii. This is more difficult to decide than I thought it would be.

Again go with the real deal if you want a SNES. Because like I said those systems tend to have problems run some games like Castlevania IV and Star Fox just to name a few.

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Here is a wikipedia entry containing a list of games that are incompatible (and compatible) with the FC Twin. Star Fox and Castlevania IV is on the compatible list. Nevertheless, there are several games that are incompatible.

I also found a review of the console while searching google for the phrase "is super castlevania compatible with fc twin?" and it seems to reinforce the claim that games like Star Fox & Super Castlevania are indeed compatible with the FC twin.

The review does detail some downsides - in particular, how the console only accommodates SNES controllers, so NES lightguns can't be plugged in, and various games have sound issues. If this is something that would put you off, then the official console would be recommended.

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The NES for sure so you can continue to play the games as they should be. Just replace the pin set in the NES though.

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yup the NES. No brainer

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I would recommend the original NES. Best to go with the system you know all games will work on, clone systems and emulators can easily be incompatible or work poorly with certain types of games.

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