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Nintendo's classic NES gets a classy aluminum redesign

Although you will have to pay €350 for the privilege of playing Super Mario Bros 3 in 1080p definition.

Analogue NT 2 Source: Analogue Interactive

THE NINTENDO ENTERTAINMENT System (NES) was first released 31 years ago in 1983 and is one of the most influential consoles released. A lot has changed since then, but one company believes the console still has a lot to offer.

The Analogue Nt is designed to play any NES game from any region. It also has a HDMI adapter port for upscaling the display resolution to 720p or 1080p.

The console is constructed using 6061 aluminium alloy, the same type of material used for Apple’s iMac and laptops, and instead of using emulation to run NES games, the console relies on Nintendo’s original CPU and PPU to run games.

It also uses the same ports as the original console, meaning your old games, controllers, Zapper gun, Fanicom Disk System and the Power Glove (if you happen to have one) will all work on the Analogue NT.

Considering that more than 700 games were released during the console’s lifespan, finding games for it won’t be too hard.

The company Analogue Interactive is known for releasing revamped devices and hardware, and this will appeal to retro enthusiasts whose original NES is on its last legs.

The only drawback is unlike the original NES, it will cost just as much as an Xbox One or PS4. The console is currently available for pre-order for $499 (€358) – controllers will cost $29 (€20) for refurbished models and $49 (€35) for a new one – and will begin shipping this summer.

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