Comparing the FC2 Slim vs. Retron 5. Two Easy Ways To Get Into Retro Gaming!

Posted by Joey on Nov. 3rd, 2016

If you want to relive all your NES favorites from childhood, an original NES system is what you really want. The look and feel of the real system, with real controllers just can't be beat! But if you don't want to deal with a 30 year old system, or are looking for something a little bit cheaper than the original, there are new systems that are also available.  The NES Classic will be out this Christmas, but it will have a very limited release, and only comes with 30 games and is missing some of the best NES titles. 

The best option if you don't want an original NES is to get a brand new replica system. Not only are these replica systems cheaper, but they are easier to deal with also. Today we'll take a look at two of the most popular replica systems and help you choose which one would be the best fit for you. 

The FC2 Slim is the best option if you're looking for an easy plug-and-play solution. It comes with the system, wires to hook it up, and 2 controllers. The best part is it plays both NES and SNES games! It's incredibly simple to get working, just plug in the power and controllers, hook the AV cables to your television, put in a game and you're ready to play. The 2 SNES controllers that are included with it look and feel very similar to original SNES controllers. It also operates off a card slot reader which means it plays your games exactly as you remember them on your original NES.

The Retron 5 is a great system if you're looking for something with a few more bells and whistles. It plays 5 different types of games: Game Boy Advance, SNES, NES, Genesis, and Famicom. It comes with 1 wireless controller and has 2 NES ports, 2 SNES ports and 2 Genesis ports if you prefer the feel of original controllers.  One of the big benefits of the Retron 5 is that it has HDMI output so you can see your favorite games in high-definition! It also allows you to create save states which is something you couldn't do on the original systems and it has built-in cheat codes 

Both of these replica systems are fantastic products, it's just a matter of choosing the one that suits you best. So if you want an affordable system without any hassles, the FC2 Slim is the perfect system for you.  And if you are a little more tech savvy and desire a few more advanced features and the ability to play games from 5 different systems, you'll be right at home with the Retron 5. 

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