BTW, I should correct something. You get 8" of cord on the controls, not 8 feet. Good luck playing this from 8 feet away.
After playing with it a while, I really can't recommend it. There are too many games failing to load, and a few of the ones that do load have graphics glitches leaving lots of graphics artifacts on half the screen or more making them useless.
So far the games I've tried that won't load include:
Silkworm, the smurfs, Snow Brothers, Tetris, Wizard of Wor, Terra Cresta, Burgertime, 1943, Yie ar Kung fu, POW, Qix, ninja turtles, pitfall, paperboy, punch out, and the list keeps growing.
Games that do run include: Donkey Kong, SMB 1-3, Galaxian, Space Invaders, Joust, Rampage, Star Wars, empire strikes back, super spy hunter, Xevious, defender 2, dig dug, elevator action, galaga, krusty's super fun house, mag max, mappy, millipede, Ms. Pacman, Pacman.
Pooyan, and Gyruss load but have graphics glitches that prevent you from playing. Looks like 50/50 so far, and several are arcade ports you'd want to play on this thing, so that sucks. Odds are you'd be disappointed. I also notice the screen gets noticeably dimmer when you adjust the sound level. Higher volume, dimmer screen.
Rampage and Joust are playable enough. The 8 way directionals for rampage are tedious at times. Those little sticks don't handle up-right or down-left very well. This may be a candidate for a raspberry pi hack if I can rig in some 8 bit do thumb sticks somehow.
I don't have any reason to believe bad dumps are causing the failures, it seems clear it's poor emulation. That's probably why there haven't been NOACs with sd cards before, the NOACs are so tempermental and underpowered, they have really low compatibility and performance. Still, you can play several titles you will never be able to without hacking together your own mini system.
Overall I have to say it doesn't suck, but it ain't especially good either.
Edited by JBerel, Sat Dec 9, 2017 11:00 AM.