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The Analogue Nt Is A NES Fashioned From Aircraft Grade Aluminium, And We Want It So Badly

Posted by Damien McFerran

From the same guys that did the wooden Neo Geo MVS

Remember the wooden Neo Geo MVS console we showed you a while back? Well, the company behind that truly elite piece of gaming hardware — Analogue Interactive — is back with something a little more Nintendo-themed: The Analogue Nt.

Essentially a NES in a sleek aluminum casing, this system will run both NES and Famicom cartridges, and unlike modern clone consoles — like the Super Retro Trio — it's based on the original hardware. Expect peerless AV connectivity and the chance to use four controllers without the need for a multi-tap accessory.

More details — as well as the chance to order one of these bespoke beauties — will be coming later this month. We'll be moving heaven and earth to make sure we get our hands on one of these, but in the meantime, be sure to check out the press release below.

The NES. Often called the most iconic video game system of all time. Today, to experience its greatness, options are limited and riddled with compromises. The Analogue Nt sets a precedent. It opens a door to the highest quality way to experience the NES and Famicom. With a library of nearly 2000 titles, the NES and Famicom are home to some of the most significant games ever created. A rich and diverse history is waiting to be explored. We created the Analogue Nt to experience this pivotal part of gaming history with the quality and justice it deserves.

The Analogue Nt is designed around the heart and brain of the original NES. We've completely reengineered the original NES while remaining true to the original hardware. This means you’ll be experiencing the NES with the hardware it was designed to be played with. No emulation.

The Analogue Nt is precision fabricated from a solid block of aircraft grade aluminium. Engineered with an uncompromising attitude to quality. There has never been another video game system like it.

We know there are lots of questions and we can't wait to share all of the details with you. We've got features and details that are going to blow everyone away. We promise we won’t disappoint. We’ll be unveiling all the fine details and taking orders at the end of March. Stay tuned.

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User Comments (16)

deKay

#1

deKay said:

This is going to be expensive. I mean, it looks lovely and I want one, but their NeoGeo is $650. I'm sure the NES will be less than that, but we're still talking hundreds!

Nintenjoe64

#2

Nintenjoe64 said:

Using a solid block of aluminium seems a little bit excessive for a games console. I will wait for the glass, gold or platinum version :)

unrandomsam

#6

unrandomsam said:

For the Neo Geo the board new costs 200€ (At least from the only place I know that still sells them New and Boxed. Including the Wood and the Joysticks and the other bits. I suspect it only doubles in cost for the labour.

It would be more elite if it was the best MVS board modded to use the AES pinout.

TruenoGT

#10

TruenoGT said:

Man... if they make some controllers to match, this could be pretty tempting. With this and a modified N64 with that HDMI board project in the works, this could be the year of the super awesome retro system.

retro_player_22

#11

retro_player_22 said:

I'll keep them in mind when they made a NES, SMS, SNES, Genesis, and N64 all-in-one console, for now I'm just waiting for the upcoming Retron5.

AshFoxX

#13

AshFoxX said:

Great, another console to compete with the Wii U in terms of price, and this one has way more games available for it. /end.sarcasm.<

spoonmanx

#14

spoonmanx said:

There is no way this will (or should anyway) cost "hundreds of dollars".
If this is similar to the system Bunnyboy AKA Brian from Retrozone is working on it will be built using an FPGA board, and according to them: "The current estimated price is $139.95"
Source: http://shmups.system11.org/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=47634

Other options to this:

CLONE/System-on-a-chip:
Those Retron5, and other clones have issues with certain games, accuracy, sound issues, as well as jailbars in some cases.

EMULATION:
It's cheap, but it's inaccurate. As a classic game I would like to use my original game cartridges and know I am getting a 100% perfect version of every game.

RGB MOD THE NES:
This use to be a cheap deal, but since so many people have done this over the last 10 years it's driven up the price of PC-10 and Nintendo VS boards, which people use to sacrifice for the RGB PPU. I never did this myself because I don't believe in destroying any classic hardware.

BUY A NINTENDO FAMICOM TITLER
Good luck finding one of these monsters for a cheap price! :P

AVahne

#15

AVahne said:

"reengineered"
So...it's a clone console? Or did they somehow source the ancient original components and build new boards? OR is reengineered just a fancy way of saying that they took the old components and made sure they worked?

Anyway, I just ordered a Revo K101 GBA clone console for $70, so I'm good as far as retro gaming goes for now.

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