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The Gamerz Tek 8-Bit System Review That's 2 Years Late (a.k.a My First Impressions on the Gamerz Tek 8-Bit System)

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712445578_Copyofdownload(2).jpeg.97accf80217141d4305491d186e688d8.jpegAlright, so I broke my NES a couple of months ago (it's a long story) and I've been looking for a NES to play my games on and I found this thing on ebay for $25 (including shipping) and i said "what the heck i might as well check it out". After waiting about 4 days, it came into the mail today and I was pretty excited to see what a $25 NES would have in store. So In the box you get:

 

1. System

 

1. A/V Cable

 

1. Power Adapter

 

2. Controllers 

 

So I hook it up to my CRT and pop in Super Mario Bros and already there's a huge problem, it sounds like nesticle. Everything was in a different pitch and Sounded like Mario ate one too many mushrooms, after I was done with that vaporwave version of Super Mario Bros I decided to play some Ninja Gaiden 2 on the system and guess what? There was little to no difference between playing on an original NES and playing it on this NOAC system! After being happy my $25 NOAC system wasn't nesticle in a box I played every game I have in my collection and they all worked, except one and that was Ninja Gaiden 1. So out of all 8 of my games 6 work (seemingly) perfectly, 1 has bad sound and 1 doesn't work at all.

 

The controllers are really above average. They're like if Nintendo made brand new NES controllers but rounded.

 

Overall I give this system an 8/10. This system is a decent NOAC Clone System and it's perfect for someone who just started collecting for the NES but doesn't want to spend $60-$80+ for an original NES. even though it has poor sound quality on some games and May have some terrible compatibility issues it still gets the job done and plays most of the essentials. Basically its like McDonalds, its not the best but it gets the job done.

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32 minutes ago, Magmavision2000 said:

...Basically its like McDonalds, its not the best but it gets the job done.

 

Oh, so you're saying that playing this raised your blood pressure, but cured your constipation?   :lol:

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I would have just spent the extra $20-30 and bought a real NES. But I grew up with the real thing and I would accept no substitutes.

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20 hours ago, Magmavision2000 said:

712445578_Copyofdownload(2).jpeg.97accf80217141d4305491d186e688d8.jpegAlright, so I broke my NES a couple of months ago (it's a long story) and I've been looking for a NES to play my games on and I found this thing on ebay for $25 (including shipping) and i said "what the heck i might as well check it out". After waiting about 4 days, it came into the mail today and I was pretty excited to see what a $25 NES would have in store. So In the box you get:

 

1. System

 

1. A/V Cable

 

1. Power Adapter

 

2. Controllers 

 

So I hook it up to my CRT and pop in Super Mario Bros and already there's a huge problem, it sounds like nesticle. Everything was in a different pitch and Sounded like Mario ate one too many mushrooms, after I was done with that vaporwave version of Super Mario Bros I decided to play some Ninja Gaiden 2 on the system and guess what? There was little to no difference between playing on an original NES and playing it on this NOAC system! After being happy my $25 NOAC system wasn't nesticle in a box I played every game I have in my collection and they all worked, except one and that was Ninja Gaiden 1. So out of all 8 of my games 6 work (seemingly) perfectly, 1 has bad sound and 1 doesn't work at all.

 

The controllers are really above average. They're like if Nintendo made brand new NES controllers but rounded.

 

Overall I give this system an 8/10. This system is a decent NOAC Clone System and it's perfect for someone who just started collecting for the NES but doesn't want to spend $60-$80+ for an original NES. even though it has poor sound quality on some games and May have some terrible compatibility issues it still gets the job done and plays most of the essentials. Basically its like McDonalds, its not the best but it gets the job done.

Update: So one of my games stopped working on the system after 1 day so this system now gets a 7.5/10.

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It looks like a piece of junk but what would one expect for the price. I'm surprised that the controllers are any good.

 

 

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I was watching these closely when they came out.  I eventually just passed and chose to stick with original hardware.  HOWEVER, I did buy the Gamerz Tek SNES controller and it is GREAT!  I've used a bunch of knock off controllers over the years and that thing was really good.  I used it back to back with an actual SNES controller and could barely tell the difference.  I dunno if it will hold up over 20 years, but I played almost completely through Link to the Past with it and was very impressed.

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I have this system and can attest to the fact that it plays Ninja Gaiden 1 (2 & 3 too). I strongly suspect that the issue lies with your cartridges, most likely need to be cleaned. The only straight up incompatible game I've found so far is gauntlet.

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I can also attest that Ninja Gaiden and Super Mario Brothers work with the Gamerz Tek 8-bit console, and I've also successfully tested the EverDrive N8 multi-cart with it.  An impressive level of compatibility for a clone console, particularly at this price point.

 

I'm also impressed by the controllers.  The version of the console that I bought came with two controllers which look and feel very much like the original NES controllers: unlike other clone controllers I've tried, the Start and Select buttons were rubber instead of plastic, the action buttons weren't clicky and cheap-feeling and didn't stick out too much, the D-pad wasn't mushy and didn't "bottom out," etc.  I picked up a few spares before they switched to a different design, but even the new design still feels pretty good, even though it's stylistically different from the original.

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On 7/17/2019 at 1:48 PM, Cesar_Esteban said:

I have this system and can attest to the fact that it plays Ninja Gaiden 1 (2 & 3 too). I strongly suspect that the issue lies with your cartridges, most likely need to be cleaned. The only straight up incompatible game I've found so far is gauntlet.

I've cleaned my ninja gaiden 1 cart several times with 99% IPA. I haven't opened it up though so it might be a trace issue.

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On 7/17/2019 at 1:48 PM, Cesar_Esteban said:

I have this system and can attest to the fact that it plays Ninja Gaiden 1 (2 & 3 too). I strongly suspect that the issue lies with your cartridges, most likely need to be cleaned. The only straight up incompatible game I've found so far is gauntlet.

Well I stand corrected! I literally just niw popped in ninja gaiden 1 and after one reset. Poof! It starts to play! Thus the system now has an 8/10!

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