Let me start this review by saying I forgot how much I really hated the Teenage Mutant Turtles game for the Nintendo until I started to review this product. Also, I would like to say how much I forgot how much I hated Super Mario 3. Now before we start to get letters, let me explain. I loved the game very much, it’s just that for some reason it is the only Mario game that I couldn’t finish on the NES. It’s a bitter hate. That being said, here is the review….

So a few years back, I did the stupid thing of selling my NES. The wife has kept reminding me of how much of an idiot I was for doing that. But I digress. And I tried extremely hard to get one of the Classic NES systems. I should have learned from previous system purchase experiences, you either pre order it, or get your butt in line to wait until midnight. Disclaimer, I have had my share of campouts.

I was very excited to review a Nintendo clone to try to get back to my old roots. The Retro-Bit +, is another addition to the lineup of clones that has been sold ever since the patent window was opened for outside companies. And this is a great addition to the list. But what is it that makes it different from the other systems? Let’s start with the compatibility.

Similar to other systems, the Retro-Bit + has your standard AV ports for left/ right audio and the regular yellow video cable. Man I missed those days. But in addition to this output, there is now a 720P HDMII® output. And this is a great way to project the classics. Now they do say that the graphics are crisp 720p reso- lution. But I guess when it has been so long since I have played the games, I guess I really can’t tell. However, the original games were always played on a 4:3 screen which really brings back memories. But when you decide to play it on a 65” tv, it seems like it takes forever to get from one side of the screen to another. But in regards to the graphical difference, you can really tell the difference if you have the two put side by side.–

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Brad Feingold Brad Feingold (118 Posts)

Brad has been a die hard arcade fan ever since he can remember. From the first time he played Space Invaders, to the first time he played Pacman, Brad has always had a love for video games. Hanging out at either the Great American Fun Factory in the mall, or spending the night in front of the glowing games at the local roller rink, he was always thinking about when he can spend the next quarter. He also worked at Babbages, which is now GameStop, for over six years. Mostly because they had a really sweet checkout policy on new products and great discounts. But since he had the Atari 2600, he has never looked back and owned some of the greatest home machines, NES, SNES, GENESIS, Turbo Graphix 16, GameBoy, Game Gear, Lynx, Playsation 1,2,3,4 and Vita, XBOX, Gamecube, and N64...just to name a few. Brad is also a reviewer for Mobile Beat Magazine as well as a freelance videographer, part time disc jockey, performing artist and photographer. But has a true love is for video games and Star Wars, as he is a member of the 501st Central Garrison. His ultimate dream is to own a fully working pinball machine and arcade machine. Difficult to say which one, but a Star Wars one would be nice start.