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  1. Technically correct, but not the point of my original post. The Intellivision is part of what I consider the the pre-NES/classic era of consoles, however that is broken down. It seems some of the problem with this thread is defining what systems are part of what generation. In my above post, I listed the systems I consider part of the era I think is best, including some 8-bit handhelds. The Intellivision is not included, but is a system fit to duke it out with its contemporaries.
  2. What a bunch of fence sitters in this thread! Just answer the question and pick one! 😁 For me its the 16-bit Generation of consoles or whatever you want to call it (In the U.S. - Genesis, SNES, Neo Geo, Turbo-Grafx, Game Boy, Game Gear). Everything before it was the foundation for what I consider the greatest era of gaming. It was a time of refinement and innovation. A lot of timeless classics and all time greats came from this period. The pinnacle of 2d gaming. Just my 2 cents
  3. Not necessarily the best, but these are my favorites, ones that I have the most nostalgia for. Thunder Force 3 Steel Empire Phelios I also like Twin Cobra a lot. Its a really good arcade port. I have the Jamma board for that game too. Unfortunately I haven't been able to test it since I got it off of ebay in 2009. I played a lot of Task Force Harrier and Gaiares when they first came out.
  4. Thanks everyone for all of your hard work. This set works great on the Analogue NT Mini and the Analogue Mega SG.
  5. Incorrect. The NT Mini, Super NT, and Mega SG are Analogue's trifecta of retro console gaming. Some would have the Mister project with the DE10 Nano board in there, but it is not a plug and play device like the other consoles mentioned. The Super NT is the real spiritual successor to the NT Mini. The are all made by the same company. Analogue has trademarked the name "Analogue 8" during 2019. Speculation is that soon, Analogue will release this console and that it will contain some form of FPGA NES. The AVS is still the most affordable FPGA option for the NES. The AVS reviewed well and many who own it are happy with it. Check out ebay for used prices.
  6. I agree. I also have a Retron 77. What the Stella devs and the community did with that is amazing. Unfortunately the stock release of the Retron 77 was a Hyperkin turd. The Stella devs almost had to update and "fix" the Retron 77 for the sake of Stella's reputation. I also began consolidating my collections and selling some things off. Its unbelievable how much space my retro stuff takes up! No doubt, the long term survival of our beloved retro systems, especially the obscure ones, is in the hands of people like you. I have some systems emulated on my PC, but if possible, I like having some form of specialized emulation box hooked to my television if possible. That seems to be the trend in our hobby recently, but I would say it is still in its infancy. I lucked into the NT Mini. The old pre-NES systems is what sold me on it. It was fairly expensive upon release at $400 and I wavered a bit initially. I did end up selling a few NES and SNES games to get it. I'm glad I did. The aftermarket for it on ebay is ridiculous at this point.
  7. It is all some form of "emulation." Split the hair however you want. I'm not a programmer. I do know the way the FPGA is being used is different than running an emulator on multiple layers of an operating system on a PC, a tablet or a Phone. I'm just trying to share something about the obscure Channel F system that we all seem to enjoy.
  8. As a kid in the early 80's, my father found a deal on a Fairchild Channel F and gave it to my cousins for Christmas one year. Over the years, I remember going over to their house and playing Alien Invasion and Galactic Space Wars the most. Having memories of playing this system, I ended up buying an Analogue NT Mini in 2017. It is a Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) based gaming system that has cores for 18 different 8-bit systems, including the Channel F. The NT Mini was developed by Kevin Horton (Kevtris) and all of his FPGA cores represent their respective systems pretty close to 100%, warts and all. It is not software emulation, but more like hardware emulation. The Analogue NT Mini Channel F FPGA core allows roms to be played off of a SD card. It does have NES and Famicom cartridge slots. Adapters could be made to play the original Channel F cartridges, as long as the pins were properly mapped. I play these old systems/cores on a late model CRT television via component video. It does outputs both digital HDMI and analogue video signals (RGB, component, s-video, and composite). The NT Mini has (4) NES controller ports on the front. I have a Super Nintendo controller hooked up to the system with a Raphnet NES to SNES adapter. All of the Channel F controls and buttons are mapped to it. The core does support the Japanese Nintendo NTT Data controllers which have number pads on them. I just thought it was worth sharing with the Channel F community. It might be something that some of you were not aware of. The Channel F hardware seems to be well preserved in Kevtris' FPGA core.
  9. You probably aren't missing anything. Its just a preference. Maybe you aren't familiar with a high quality CRT picture for retro gaming? I am a bit older and grew up playing older systems via RF and composite on CRTs. Most CRT picture quality wasn't very good back in the day. But CRT inputs and video quality did substantially improve. Today, I have my NT Mini hooked into a late model 27" Philips CRT via component through an Impact Acoustics switch. My Sega Genesis model 1 tower of power and SNES are also hooked up via component with HD Retrovision cables. Older games were designed and intended for CRTs, so that is how I like to play them. To me, fake scan lines, filters, and crazy video settings are compromises for retro gaming on flat panels. I could never get the picture to look the way it should with any of my analogue consoles on a flat panel. Also, I would like to retire as much of my original hardware as soon as possible. It is old and will likely fail sooner rather than later. I'd rather have modern replacement FPGA consoles instead of having to mod or maintain original hardware. The analogue picture quality of these FPGA systems is/will be superior to original hardware. Plus light guns. I do want at least one Analogue DAC to hook up my SNT and Mega SG to the same CRT as my NT Mini. I think the Analogue DAC may be the last gasp of air for CRTs and quality analogue video for retro gaming. Don't get me wrong, I know I need the ability to play my Analogue consoles on modern flat panels. Someday my CRTs will fail. I do like having the best of both worlds. I know most people don't bother with CRTs and prefer the pixels of flat panels. So retro game with the hardware and display type that makes you happy.
  10. 79400 Rack 10 Never played this before. Not sure if it's for me. I'm older and my reflexes are slower! But I see why a lot of people like it. The control seems very tight or sensitive. I tried several different controllers and ended up settling on an original SNES controller.
  11. 25200 My personal best at the last minute. I should have played more this week. I finally got the patterns down, but too little, too late.
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