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devans77
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27-Sep(#1)
I see a lot of them on ebay they must not be anything official since they are so cheap

https://m.ebay.com/itm/USA-Mini-Vintage-Retro-TV-G...


John
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27-Sep(#2)
NES emulator with a bunch of pirated games built in. And look-alike controllers and such.

Riding the "Nintendo didn't make enough NES Classics" wave...
HAMMER
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27-Sep(#3)
That's not a bad deal. I'm going to bite on that.
DefaultGen
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27-Sep(#4)
These are all over my local Craigslist and Facebook. Lots of people getting in on the AliExpress bootleg game.

Prime
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27-Sep(#5)
They announced that they're going to rerelease the nes mini after the first run of snes minis come out. We should all be able to get an official product for a reasonable price once they actually come out. I mean generally I'm a cynical person but I'm going the other way on this one. I'm hopeful that they'll be enough for everyone and whoever really wants one can get one for MSRP.
Admiral
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27-Sep(#6)
Doesn't look half bad really. I wonder how it plays. Did you buy one @Hammer?
John
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27-Sep(#7)
Gomez wrote:
> They announced that they're going to rerelease the nes mini after the first run of
> snes minis come out. We should all be able to get an official product for a reasonable
> price once they actually come out. I mean generally I'm a cynical person but I'm
> going the other way on this one. I'm hopeful that they'll be enough for everyone
> and whoever really wants one can get one for MSRP.

Agreed. Their problem was the time involved -- and now all of these pirated knock-offs are out and selling for half of MSRP with hundreds of games included.

And they are all over Craigslist, Facebook marketplace, and so on.

I think a lot of people won't wait -- they'll go for these for $30 with all the games and most of those buyers likely won't even realize that they are pirated. frown
HAMMER
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27-Sep(#8)
Admiral wrote:
> Doesn't look half bad really. I wonder how it plays. Did you buy one @Hammer?

I will buy one here shortly
tonymack21
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27-Sep(#9)
ya I saw on facebook for 50 and it looked enough like a nes classic at first I was gonna snatch it up and but in the same instant realized it was some bootleg thing,

ENIX
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27-Sep(#10)
devans77
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27-Sep(#11)
They sold over 500 of them, I didn't exactly look for the cheapest one so their could be one for less,. One person had it labeled as a anniversary edition which is why I questioned what these were if there was some official thing released earlier

KCPenguins
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* 27-Sep(#12)
The reviews are pretty bad (or should I say mixed). They work about as well as those multi-cart pirates. Probably decent for a cheap price unless you're particular about your emulation. There will be extra bugs, glitches and freeze ups. If the controller is like one of the cheap ones I got from Amazon, it is garbage.
SirConnery
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27-Sep(#13)
No hdmi otherwise I would.
DiamondDave
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28-Sep(#14)
Even the "legit-like" fake Replicas suck, so I can't imagine how bad these guys are.
harper
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1-Oct(#15)
What are the games though? Are they legit Nintendo games or ghetto games?
DiamondDave
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1-Oct(#16)
Most of them literally are just a piece of hardware running the 500-in-1 cartridge image. They're legit games but most of them are just bad dumps or re-colors of the same list of 100 or so games.

The faker NES Classics run the same 30 games on the real deal. Just ...extremely poorly
Admiral
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2-Oct(#17)
I wonder what device these people are using to create such a crapty experience. I mean, a $25 Pi can emulate NES and SNES perfectly...why aren't they just using those to make a $50 system? Why make it out of something that can't do it properly???
Gypsy
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2-Oct(#18)
Admiral wrote:
> I wonder what device these people are using to create such a crapty experience. I
> mean, a $25 Pi can emulate NES and SNES perfectly...why aren't they just using those
> to make a $50 system? Why make it out of something that can't do it properly???

Because it's easier/cheaper to spend $2 and sell for $30.

Admiral
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2-Oct(#19)
Can you answer the first part of my question? wink

What IS the device they are using though?
DiamondDave
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2-Oct(#20)
For the faker-"replica" system I've got I still need to dig up a screwdriver that can reach into the screw well, but I'll let you know. It's something cheap enough to run what appears to be kodi. I don't think it's literally a Pi because honestly a Pi would emulate much better than this thing does.

I'll tear one down and take some pics.
Boss
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3-Oct(#21)
devans77 wrote:
> I see a lot of them on ebay they must not be anything official since they are so
> cheap
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