Analogue NT Mini

This is a review of the Analogue NT Mini - A lag-free, FPGA-based NES/Famicom clone console that outputs both in original 240p RGB and up to 5x 1080p HDMI!

Newest Firmware (linked in first post):

http://atariage.com/forums/topic/242970-fpga-based-videogame-system/

 

Current Supported Cores:

NES / Famicom Sega Master System / SG1000 Colecovision Atari 2600 Game Gear
Game Boy Game Boy Color NSF Sound Player Gamate Supervision
Game King Atari 7800 Arcadia 2001 Channel F Creativision
Odyssey^2 Adventure Vision RCA Studio 2 Videobrain  

Coming Soon:

Intellivision More???

 

Intro / Basic Features:

The Analogue NT Mini is an FPGA-based hardware console that was built from scratch by the same developer as the Hi-Def NES Kit, Kevin Horton (aka Kevtris). It is absolutely jam-packed with features and can play games from multiple consoles!

- Price:  Just under $500 including shipping.
- Video output:  Digital HDMI from 480p to 1080p 5x, plus 240p analog (RGB, component, composite, S-Video)
- Lag free
- Analog output is 100% compatible with all original acessories, including light guns
- Built-in ROM cart
- Can play NES & Famicom carts (as well as FDS)
- 4 controller inputs
- Famicom expansion port in the back
- The ability to run multiple FPGA cores from different consoles (holy shit!!!!), including NES, SMS, Game Gear, Colecovision...and more to come!  All games playable from the SD card (no romcart required).

Links:

More info / Purchase information:  http://www.analogue.co/products/analogue-nt-mini
Forum topic:  http://atariage.com/forums/topic/242970-fpga-based-videogame-system/
RGB SCART cable:  https://www.retrogamingcables.co.uk/ANALOGUE-NT-MINI-RGB-SCART-CABLE?tracking=5543fb4c077bb
More analog output options*:  https://support.analogue.co/hc/en-us/articles/115000923948-Using-Analog-Video-output-with-the-Nt-mini
*A note:  If you're using BNC cables, you must use 5BNC cables, not 4BNC.  Just leave the 2nd sync wire disconnected.
Kevtris' Blog:  http://blog.kevtris.org

 

Video Reviews:

In my review, I go over the basic features of the NT Mini and then have Marc from My Life In Gaming come on to talk about all the settings.  Then, Phonedork makes an appearance to discuss how it plays on a CRT...and finally, I have the main developer himself, Kevtris come on to discuss the features and what's coming next!  I'll admit it's an odd way of doing a review, but I feel like it provides a "behind-the-scenes" view of something other reviewers might only scratch the surface of:

My Life in Gaming did a review of their own that's absolutely awesome.  It covers everything mine didn't and has some EXCELLENT picture and video comparison shots! 

 

The rest of this page is coming soon.  All features are detailed in the video above.  Sorry for the delay!!!

- Bob

 

 

Feel free to go back to the main NES page, for more info.  If you’re finished, I invite you to go back to the main page to see all the other retro-gaming awesomeness we have on this site...especially the RGB guide!