Finally got one and is awesome little thing myself and kids making memories together this Holiday season. People don't pay more than retail asking price I been keeping track of inventory stocks thru "brickseek.com" and is very accurate.
Arrives by Tue, Oct 22
|Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H)|
8.86 x 2.91 x 6.50 Inches
Why five stars? Because it is better than the original! Those old enough to remember, we played these games on crappy NTSC small screen tvs usually the small type relegated to the kids' room. “Relive the Days of Yesteryear" at a fraction of the cost. The Basic Set retailed at US$89.99 with no games in 1988. Three game packs were ~ $89. Inflation adjusted price for this set + games today would be several hundred dollars. ( By the way you have the option of viewing in the original format.) . Buy an HDMI extension cable if you want to watch it from your big screen. Photos attached.
to be able to play the classic Nintendo games was at one time a dream. to see the stores sell out the product was a bit depressing but thanks to the on line ordering system along with Wal Mart's 2 day shipping I was able to get the product I order Friday afternoon on the following Monday. the NES classic edition allows me to reconnect with Super Mario along with 29 other classic games. the system is a lot of fun if you forgive the rather short cable. Nintendo created a great product well worth the $59.99 price tag. buy it from a retail store, not from the blown up scalper's price thanks to Nintendo and Wal Mart I am able to reconnect with some great games
I didn't know what love was until I got an NES classic. When I bought it my 8 year old inner child came out of my body and knocked me unconscious. He then played MegaMan 2 for like 10 hours, but before he tied up my hands and feet and locked me in the basement. Right around when he beat BubbleMan he came back down to check on me and stuffed a washcloth with gasoline on it in my mouth. But the Nintendo classic is amazing and my 8 year old inner self loves it. I'm still in the basement. Send help.
Amazing that I can get 30 games for a little over the cost of 1 game in the 1980's (and that doesn't account for inflation!). The unit comes with 1 controller, and if you've read the online reviews, you know the controller cable is too short. Living rooms today aren't like living rooms of the 1980's, to avoid a "midpoint" stand for the Nintendo Classic I highly suggest ordering an extension cable just so the cables are not hanging in mid-air. The unit itself does come with a wall-supply, but with the micro-USB power, you can actually power it directly from your TV's USB port or in my case I use a USB port from my Xbox One. I love this feature! The controller feels totally authentic. One issue I had when using it was that I thought the controller was "laggy". It turns out that modern flat-panel TV's are laggy, not the controller. You have to go into your TV settings and change it from "standard" or "movie" to "game mode". I'm sure the gamers out there know this already. If you are getting this for a blast of 80's nostalgia, make sure you switch your TV or otherwise games will be unplayable. Other than that, this is the real deal - totally authentic. Plus - you can save "state" in the game at any point. Want to beat Gannon in Legend of Zelda? You can actually save your state right before you get to him. If the fight is going well, save the state again! Start losing? Just load the state from when you were doing well. The entire menu system is very well done and quite intuitive. I'm sure there are dozens of games we all wish were included that were not. I won't really knock the system for not including every variant of game we can imagine. However, I was disappointed to find Tetris was not included. And the architecture of the box doesn't allow any sort of upgrades (unless that USB port isn't only for power?). Overall, it's a really fun box for $60. Why 4 stars? Well, you will want a 2nd controller to play with a friend. So throw in another $10 for that. Then both controllers will be too short, so you'll need $20 in extension cables. Taxes and shipping, this will really be over $100 just buying it all retail. I would have preferred a slightly more expensive box that included the controllers and proper length cables. I'm also a bit disappointed there can't be more games for this platform when they clearly could have designed that feature in there. But do I recommend you buy it? In a minute - it's so much fun. But just spend $60 - don't pay these crazy prices. It will come into stock eventually and you will be able to get it for $60
Nintendo did a good job with this tiny little console but one thing they should've done better was the quantity that was available. It took me almost a month to get my hands on one. In my honest opinion, I would say this system is worth around $50. One thing that would of been nice, is being able to add additional games but you can't. It's just the 30 games. Another thing is the length of the controller cable, it's rediculously short. I had to actually purchase the cable extension & another controller as well. The controller that mine came with didn't actually work that well. The buttons weren't always responsive. These are the reasons that I believe it's a four star system and IMO worth $50. I do hope that Nintendo will follow up with a SNES at a reasonable price. I would suggest that you don't purchase one for more then the suggested retail price, you will be disappointed if you do. I love this thing but again, it's only worth so much. Don't purchase from scalpers, just wait until Nintendo makes more to go around.
I received my classic game excited only to find out it does not work! I hooked up the game and I was ready to play. I push the power button the red light came on but just a few seconds later it cuts off! I called Walmart to get a replacement or my money back. I was told that they get the Nes Classic from a vender named Altatac. They will not answer the phone only to ask you to leave a message but yet you can't leave a message. The other option is to email them. I have and I am now eating on a response. At this point I just want my money back. I am sure this will not be resolved until the new year because everything is about money! No one cares about the consumer anymore!
I purchased this console for $259 (almost 3 times the actual cost) as a gift for my son and he was very excited about it. Unfortunately, after trying to connect this to three tv's, three HDMI's cords, and several inputs on the tv's I was unable to get this console to work. I have contacted Altatac by email, as I can find no contact number and they replied saying that they are extremely busy at this time. I'm not very impressed with this product that was $259. Possibly, if it was $80 I could be a slight bit more patient.
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