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Got mine today and worked fine, at first. See all reviews See all reviews. Was that cord length a corporate joke?! One thing that would of been nice, is being able to add additional games but you can't. Turned it off to switch games and tried to turn it back on, power light came on them switched off. My grandchild will love opening this on Christmas day.

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Tons of fun - just like I remember. Amazing that I can get 30 games for a little over the cost of 1 game in the 's and that doesn't account for inflation! The unit comes with 1 controller, and if you've read the online reviews, you know the controller cable is too short.

Living rooms today aren't like living rooms of the 's, to avoid a "midpoint" stand for the Nintendo Classic I highly suggest ordering an extension cable just so the cables are not hanging in mid-air. I love this feature! The controller feels totally authentic. One issue I had when using it was that I thought the controller was "laggy". It turns out that modern flat-panel TV's are laggy, not the controller.

You have to go into your TV settings and change it from "standard" or "movie" to "game mode". I'm sure the gamers out there know this already.

If you are getting this for a blast of 80's nostalgia, make sure you switch your TV or otherwise games will be unplayable. Other than that, this is the real deal - totally authentic. Plus - you can save "state" in the game at any point. Want to beat Gannon in Legend of Zelda?

You can actually save your state right before you get to him. If the fight is going well, save the state again! Just load the state from when you were doing well. The entire menu system is very well done and quite intuitive. I'm sure there are dozens of games we all wish were included that were not. I won't really knock the system for not including every variant of game we can imagine.

However, I was disappointed to find Tetris was not included. And the architecture of the box doesn't allow any sort of upgrades unless that USB port isn't only for power? Well, you will want a 2nd controller to play with a friend. I would have preferred a slightly more expensive box that included the controllers and proper length cables. I'm also a bit disappointed there can't be more games for this platform when they clearly could have designed that feature in there.

But do I recommend you buy it? In a minute - it's so much fun. MikeD, December 8, Finally got one and is awesome little thing myself and kids making memories together this Holiday season. People don't pay more than retail asking price I been keeping track of inventory stocks thru "brickseek. This was a gift for husband and he loves it. I didn't think that I would be able to get one since they were selling within seconds. This game is great and within price.

My only two cons are that the controller cord is small and that it only comes with one controller. Naeskm, December 1, My grandchild will love opening this on Christmas day.

Would like to get another for my daughter when available again. Robin, December 1, Got mine today and worked fine, at first. Turned it off to switch games and tried to turn it back on, power light came on them switched off. Tried a couple more times and it finally worked. The buttons weren't always responsive. I would suggest that you don't purchase one for more then the suggested retail price, you will be disappointed if you do.

I love this thing but again, it's only worth so much. Don't purchase from scalpers, just wait until Nintendo makes more to go around. Makeupvixen, December 31, Tons of fun - just like I remember. Amazing that I can get 30 games for a little over the cost of 1 game in the 's and that doesn't account for inflation! The unit comes with 1 controller, and if you've read the online reviews, you know the controller cable is too short.

Living rooms today aren't like living rooms of the 's, to avoid a "midpoint" stand for the Nintendo Classic I highly suggest ordering an extension cable just so the cables are not hanging in mid-air.

I love this feature! The controller feels totally authentic. One issue I had when using it was that I thought the controller was "laggy". It turns out that modern flat-panel TV's are laggy, not the controller. You have to go into your TV settings and change it from "standard" or "movie" to "game mode". I'm sure the gamers out there know this already. If you are getting this for a blast of 80's nostalgia, make sure you switch your TV or otherwise games will be unplayable. Other than that, this is the real deal - totally authentic.

Plus - you can save "state" in the game at any point. Want to beat Gannon in Legend of Zelda? You can actually save your state right before you get to him. If the fight is going well, save the state again! Just load the state from when you were doing well. The entire menu system is very well done and quite intuitive. I'm sure there are dozens of games we all wish were included that were not. I won't really knock the system for not including every variant of game we can imagine. However, I was disappointed to find Tetris was not included.

And the architecture of the box doesn't allow any sort of upgrades unless that USB port isn't only for power? Well, you will want a 2nd controller to play with a friend. I would have preferred a slightly more expensive box that included the controllers and proper length cables. I'm also a bit disappointed there can't be more games for this platform when they clearly could have designed that feature in there.

But do I recommend you buy it? In a minute - it's so much fun. MikeD, December 8, Finally got one and is awesome little thing myself and kids making memories together this Holiday season.

People don't pay more than retail asking price I been keeping track of inventory stocks thru "brickseek. This was a gift for husband and he loves it. I didn't think that I would be able to get one since they were selling within seconds.

This game is great and within price. My only two cons are that the controller cord is small and that it only comes with one controller. Naeskm, December 1, My grandchild will love opening this on Christmas day.