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The Analogue Nt Mini Is A High-End, $450 NES

by Suriel Vazquez on Jan 28, 2017 at 12:28 PM

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There have been lots of "faux-retro" consoles of over the last few years. The Retron series, the NES Classic, The Super Retro Boy. But few of them have been exactly what we've wanted, always leaving something to be desired. Analogue is hoping to change that, for a price.

Compared to something like the Retron five (which costs $160) The Nt Mini's $450 price tag might sound unjustified (Analogue previously created the limited-quantity Analogue Nt, which sold for $500). But Analogue promises this is the best recreation of the NES ever made, and then some. Compatible with all NES, Famicom, Famicom Disk System games (as well as all accessories such as the Zapper) and featuring an aluminum shell, the unit outputs to both HDMI and RGB, meaning you can play on a modern TVs or classic CRTs. As with the original Nt, Analogue promises audio and video "free of any compromises."

It also features several additional settings as well, such as the capacity to modify scanline depth, the size of the screen, altering the color palette, use different sound chips, inputting cheat codes without the need for an extra device, and modifying button assignments.  You can watch a full rundown of all the system's features below.

The system also comes bundled with a wireless NES30 controller from 8bitdo, letting you play from the comfortably on the couch. It's also compatible with PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Wii Remote, and Wii U Pro controllers. You can look at all the technical details and think long and hard about how to reconfigure your monthly budget on the Nt Mini's website.