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NES reborn as aluminum-clad Analogue Nt

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The Analogue Nt sports genuine NES guts
The Analogue Nt sports genuine NES guts
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The Analogue Nt is housed in a case made from a single solid block of aluminum
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The Analogue Nt is housed in a case made from a single solid block of aluminum
There's also some upgrades under the hood, including four-player support, an optional HDMI-out that can upscale from RGB to 1080p or 720p
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There's also some upgrades under the hood, including four-player support, an optional HDMI-out that can upscale from RGB to 1080p or 720p
The console also has upgraded sound, and an adjustable color palette
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The console also has upgraded sound, and an adjustable color palette
The Analogue Nt is housed in a case made from a single solid block of aluminum
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The Analogue Nt is housed in a case made from a single solid block of aluminum
As standard, the console comes in brushed aluminum
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As standard, the console comes in brushed aluminum
Many of those who cut their gaming teeth on Nintendo's original 8-Bit console still hold a candle for the Nintendo Entertainment System
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Many of those who cut their gaming teeth on Nintendo's original 8-Bit console still hold a candle for the Nintendo Entertainment System
The console also has the original Famicom expansion port, so purists will be able to make use of lesser-known accessories like the Famicom Disk System
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The console also has the original Famicom expansion port, so purists will be able to make use of lesser-known accessories like the Famicom Disk System
Duck Hunt fans be warned, the NES Zapper only works with CRT TVs
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Duck Hunt fans be warned, the NES Zapper only works with CRT TVs
Its modern looks notwithstanding, the Analogue Nt actually sports genuine NES guts underneath
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Its modern looks notwithstanding, the Analogue Nt actually sports genuine NES guts underneath
The Analogue Nt sports genuine NES guts
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The Analogue Nt sports genuine NES guts
As its looks suggest, the Analogue Nt doesn't come cheap
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As its looks suggest, the Analogue Nt doesn't come cheap
Each unit will set you back a minimum of US$499
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Each unit will set you back a minimum of US$499

Many of those who cut their gaming teeth on Nintendo's original 8-bit console still hold a candle for the Nintendo Entertainment System, or NES (released as the slightly-different but compatible Famicom in Japan). Retro-gaming hardware company Analogue Interactive is set to capitalize on this nostalgia with the Analogue Nt, an updated NES that boasts modern upgrades and is housed in a case made from a single solid block of aluminum.

Its modern looks notwithstanding, the Analogue Nt actually sports genuine Nintendo guts underneath. Analogue Interactive salvaged a large quantity of cosmetically damaged, but essentially sound, Famicom units and farmed the chips for its own console. Therefore, the Analogue Nt should offer a far more authentic and compatible gaming experience than emulation.

The Analogue Nt is housed in a case made from a single solid block of aluminum
The Analogue Nt is housed in a case made from a single solid block of aluminum

Under-the-hood upgrades include four-player support, an optional HDMI-out that can upscale from RGB to 1080p or 720p, upgraded sound, and an adjustable color palette. The console also has the original Famicom expansion port, so purists will be able to make use of lesser-known accessories like the Famicom Disk System.

As its Apple-like appearance suggests, the Analogue Nt doesn't come cheap, and each unit will set you back a minimum of US$499, not including controllers, games, or all necessary cables. Refurbished NES and Famicom controllers are available to purchase from Analogue Interactive, and instead of brushed aluminium, the console can also come in black, pink, blue, or red for an additional $50.

Pre-orders are open now, with shipping slated for summer (Northern hemisphere).

Source: Analogue Interactive

2 comments
Gregg Eshelman
Fool + Money = Fool - Money One of the top loader NES consoles and a few hardware hacks would cost a lot less and do exactly the same thing.
Master C
I am a huge fan of classic systems and gaming; however, I would not pay 499.99 for a system because it has an aluminum case and some hardware minor tweeks. I would rather spend that kind of maony on a PS4. Besides, you can get a system that plays NES, SNES, Genesis, Famicom, and Game Boy Advance games in one console. Here is the link: http://www.thinkgeek.com/product/16fc/