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Screen is ...Well, it's not what you're buying it for, you're buying this because it's a portable NES, which is kinda neat. The D-pad's about a 6/10, better than some, buttons are okay. There were a few games I tested out on this that just didn't work at all here but worked fine in an AVS (and therefore would work fine in a Famicom) such as Mighty Bomb Jack (Fami), so there's some compatibility issues. The encoder (video) on this is pretty dog, I'm suspecting this houses the same generic cloneware that a good chunk of these clone systems use, so the HDMI out is basically a composite signal. Basically, look at the price ($80), see what it is (an NES with a screen on it that you can pack in a bag easily and just flip on and play) and you're gonna be just fine I think. I could actually see this being very useful for on-site testing, you really can't get a more useful spot checker for this price.
Sound is acceptable, video is acceptable, it plays NES and Famicom (usually), it's a portable handheld NES. I'm sure others have tried and failed; this largely succeeds.
This is a fantastic item. Feels like an ode to the 80's! I am a hardcore retro-gamer, with more than 25 years of experience in all consoles prior to 2005. I am not purist and I do not demand precise and strict standards...so, to me, this works as expected and does it perfectly acceptable. Controls feel very good. Screen has a very good size. I wish they had "respected" the retro feeling by allowing scan lines or precise pixels in the screen, but output has this HDMI, "polished" look. Not that it looks bad, but it kind of misses the retro feeling. I wish they had added different output modes in screen. NES Cartridges I have tried worked at very first try - of course, my carts were cleaned. Yes, inserting and pulling NES carts out need a little force, but, to me it feels acceptable. I haven't tested any famicom, but, yes, it definitely looks that it might be a hassle to pop the cart out. Kids or young teens might need adult help. Games run smoothly - no problems so far. (Tried a few RPG's for now) Overall, I think the console works fine. It is ambitious. I love the "cartridge cleaning kit" compartment - so 80's. I think it's fine for the price. It fits my big hands perfectly - perhaps it might be too big for some people. I think this console is oriented to be able to play anywhere at home and easy transportation to another location. I don't think it's very comfortable to carry out as a "portable" console - like a game boy or any other sony portable console. If you're a "relaxed" NES fan, and you like to play the games, anywhere, I think you will be satisfied with this one.
overall i'm satified with it. like big for a portable but works and plays games very well and built in controls are responsive no lag. i know some complain about the lcd screen. but i'm not sure the issue people are actually caused by the screen but more by the emulation the device is using too run the carts. mostof these clones dump the rom from the cartridge and run theu an emulatore and displayed. that part and over all emulation is really goodon the device. but the images particulary the colors and and edges with blurryness look s more like the emulator is using a filter too softenthe eges of the pixel and bunp of the constrast instead out out putting the original sprites. i noticed this mainly as it looks indentically too one of theoptional filter you can add too agame wheni using another clone console namely the retron. which made think this could be it instead og the screen which from different viewing angle doesn't look too bad. over all its decent handheld too paly a quick nes game onthe go or even take too flee markets and such to test out games you looking to buy for your collection. as long as you dont expect to be indental too playing on the original hardware it wont disapoint
The best thing to enjoy a quick game without the need of disorganizing your old gaming systems just to enjoy 10 minutes of retro gaming. It'll stay with an adequate charge for days if played once or twice a week. You can play it with a full screen or standard ratio. Sit in on a table while not playing. You really can not go wrong with this thing. It feels good in your hands. One minor complaint would be that I wish it had contrast so to tell where the buttons are in low light and I wish you could dim the screen for night time playing. And, I wish I could play my old SEGA cartridges rather than having a Famicom option on this thing. Otherwise, it is hiiiiiiiighly recommended.
Screen quality isn't great, on top of that - mines came with a big speck of dust underneath the screen. Also has an issue in which it automatically connects my only controller (the My Arcade Super Gamepad) as "Controller 2" 90% of the time, so I constantly have to turn the system off and on until it finally connects it properly as "Controller 1". Very annoying - I would've rated it 3 stars if it wasn't for this constant issue. I'd return it, but don't want to risk getting a system with even more specks of dust underneath.