Aluminum-clad Analogue Nt brings the NES into the modern age.
The Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) that was first released in 1983 is a classic, and even though games have come a long way since then, but Analogue thinks the console still has some life left to give. The company plans to release the Analogue Nt, an updated aluminium version of the NES that works with original cartridge games from both Japan and the US.
Unlike other options such as this 3-in-1 solution for $60, or an original console bought on eBay, the Analogue Nt features some very slick design features. It’s not just the fact it would blend in with all your other modern tech either, the console also has some upgraded features over the original.
The Analogue Nt uses the same Ricoh 2A03 8-bit processor and Ricoh 2c02 picture processor from the original NES, which means it won’t come up against any video or audio problems like many of the emulators already out there. Another great feature is that the console is compatible with games from Japan that were never adapted for the US market, opening up a whole new world of gaming.
Some of the other more technical (but still extremely useful) features, include RGB, Component and S-Video outputs, an optional HDMI adapter with 1080p upscaling, four built-in controller ports and adjustable color palette settings.
If you like the sound of the Analogue Nt, the next step is to set aside $500, which just for the base console. You will also need controllers, which Analogue sell for $49 new, or $29 refurbished, and if you want the console to connect with HDMI, the adapter will cost $49.
Even though it might sound like a lot of money, the Analogue Nt could be a great for those who are ashamed of their geeky past to keep a console in their house. Like these kitchen accessories that don’t look like accessories, Analogue are offering a piece of tech that is embedded within some very subtle design. Believe us when we say tech doesn’t have to be bold, shiny, and in-your-face, in can just as easily be invisible, at least for those who don’t know it’s there.