NES and SNES Console Clone opinions?

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#1 Posted by bleedingsouls (250 posts) -

So here's the deal. I had a NES when I was younger like 5-10 years old sold it for $20 in a garage sale with my games and everything.

I was recently looking up the cost of the orignal consoles and came across these clones. The ones I'm looking at are the FC Duo and the Retro Duo. What I'm looking at playing is the Zelda and Mario games. It seems that because it's newer the Retro Duo is the better choice for this (Youtube) but I want to know if anyone here has any experince with these? Or should I just try my luck with the Originals?

#2 Posted by Emerald_Warrior (6581 posts) -

So here's the deal. I had a NES when I was younger like 5-10 years old sold it for $20 in a garage sale with my games and everything.

I was recently looking up the cost of the orignal consoles and came across these clones. The ones I'm looking at are the FC Duo and the Retro Duo. What I'm looking at playing is the Zelda and Mario games. It seems that because it's newer the Retro Duo is the better choice for this (Youtube) but I want to know if anyone here has any experince with these? Or should I just try my luck with the Originals?

bleedingsouls

It's basically you get what you pay for with those things. The cheaper ones work like crap and screw up sound and colors and such, and the more expensive ones are usually more reliable and play the games truer to their original play on the actual NES.

#3 Posted by Xenogears_Rocks (712 posts) -

I bought one the FC Twin great system cost me 60 bucks but if you really like the games its worth it! I personally would rather have PSone classics or new DS stuff but if you want one get one they work pretty good

#4 Posted by CaptianPeachfuz (402 posts) -

Nothing is better than the original. With clones like, FC, Twin, there is a 90% probability that the cartriges may work. As for a Super Nintendo or a Nintendo Entertainment System that is properly maintained, it will work 100% at the time. Besides, nothing is better than playing with the original. If I'm going to play a NES or SNES game, I'd rather play it on a NES or SNES :)!

#5 Posted by Djmaster214 (3238 posts) -

the one they sell at thinkgeek.com is extremely reliable my neighbor highly reccomends it.

the only reason i dont it becuase alot of the library for the NES and SNES are on the Virtual Console or the GBA. If i were a collector i would buy it let me just say that.

#6 Posted by bleedingsouls (250 posts) -

the one they sell at thinkgeek.com is extremely reliable my neighbor highly reccomends it.

the only reason i dont it becuase alot of the library for the NES and SNES are on the Virtual Console or the GBA. If i were a collector i would buy it let me just say that.

Djmaster214
Yeah that one is the Retro Duo :) thanks :)
#7 Posted by SpideR_CentS (4764 posts) -

[QUOTE="Djmaster214"]

the one they sell at thinkgeek.com is extremely reliable my neighbor highly reccomends it.

the only reason i dont it becuase alot of the library for the NES and SNES are on the Virtual Console or the GBA. If i were a collector i would buy it let me just say that.

bleedingsouls

Yeah that one is the Retro Duo :) thanks :)

I had the Retro Duo and I didn't like it that much. If you touch it at all while playing it resets the game. Not a huge deal normally except that the controller cables are so short that i had to move it to reach where i was playing. It also is really light and cheap feeling. Just to play games its fine, but if you really want the best its the real deal old school ones for sure.

#8 Posted by Stinger78 (5826 posts) -
RetroN3 or FC3 Plus tend to be the best-rated 'multi-unit' game systems for NES, SNES and Sega Genesis. Personally I still like playing on the real systems with the real controllers, as I know the audio and video will be the same as when I played them years ago.