Analogue Nt mini

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Analogue Nt Mini
Nt mini video game system by Analogue.png
ManufacturerAnalogue, Inc.
TypeHome video game console
Release dateJanuary 23, 2017
Introductory price$449.99[1]
Discontinued2020
MediaGame cartridges, SD card
CPUAltera Cyclone V
DisplayHDMI (1080p, 720p, 480p), Analog (RGB, Component, S-video & composite)
Sound48kHz, 16-bit, digital and analog
ConnectivityNES-style controller ports (4), USB, Famicom expansion port, Famicom microphone input, HDMI output, Analog video output, Analog audio output (RCA)
Current firmware2.3 as of December 12, 2021; 13 months ago (2021-12-12)[2]
PredecessorAnalogue Nt
Websitewww.analogue.co/nt-mini

The Analogue Nt mini[3] (stylized with a lowercase "m") is a video game console designed and manufactured by Analogue, Inc. It was designed to play games for the Nintendo Entertainment System and the Famicom, like the original Analogue Nt.[4] Unlike the former, the Nt Mini uses an FPGA for processing.[5]

History[edit]

The Analogue Nt mini was announced in August of 2016.[6]

The system cost $449.99 at launch,[1] with the first consoles being shipped on January 23, 2017.[7]

The final production run of both the Analogue Nt mini[8] and the Analogue Nt mini Noir Edition occurred in 2020.[9] Delays in shipping this edition lead this console to notably experience a significant increase in price in the European Union due to a larger trade dispute later in 2020.[10]

Hardware[edit]

The Nt mini uses an Altera Cyclone V FPGA processor.[11][12] Kevin Horton was a lead developer in programming the FPGA.[11][13]

The Nt mini features a 1080p HDMI, analog video (RGB, Component, S-Video, & Composite), analog audio (48kHz 16-bit),[14] original NES-style controller ports, a Famicom expansion port, and a Famicom microphone input.[15] Like its predecessor, the Nt mini's enclosure is made of an aluminum alloy[16] uni-body enclosure manufactured from 6061 aluminum.[17]

Game selection occurs via cartridge or by an SD card slot.[11] New firmware can also be loaded using the SD card slot.[18]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Carter, Chris (6 February 2017). "Review: Analogue Nt mini". Destructoid. Retrieved 18 May 2022.
  2. ^ "Nt Mini Support". www.analogue.co. Retrieved 19 May 2022.
  3. ^ "Analogue Nt mini – Analogue". www.analogue.co. Retrieved 31 August 2017.
  4. ^ "The powerful and expensive Analogue Nt mini is the NES Classic's arch-rival". 31 January 2017. Retrieved 31 August 2017.
  5. ^ Buckley, S. (February 11, 2017). "The Analogue Nt Mini wants to be the last NES you'll ever buy". Engadget. Retrieved 18 May 2022.
  6. ^ McWhertor, Michael (22 August 2016). "Aluminum NES maker announces smaller, cheaper Analogue Nt mini". Polygon. Retrieved 17 May 2022.
  7. ^ "Nt mini: Now shipping". www.analogue.co. January 23, 2017. Retrieved 18 May 2022.
  8. ^ "Complete Guide To Retro Gaming In 2021: The Best Consoles, Controllers, And More". GameSpot. Retrieved 19 May 2022.
  9. ^ "Analogue's metal NES returns as a $499 special edition". Engadget. Retrieved 18 May 2022.
  10. ^ Scullion, Chris (26 November 2020). "Watch Out, Europe - Importing Consoles From The U.S. Just Got A Lot More Expensive". Nintendo Life. Retrieved 19 May 2022.
  11. ^ a b c Peter, Brown (March 16, 2017). "Analogue Nt Mini Review". GameSpot. Retrieved 18 May 2022.
  12. ^ Reeves, Ben; Bertz, Matt; Gwaltney, Javy (May 2017). "Analog NT Mini NES Console". Game Informer. No. 289. p. 46.
  13. ^ McFerran, Damien (20 June 2017). "Hardware: Analogue NT Mini Review - Not Just The Best NES Clone, It's Much More Besides". Nintendo Life. Retrieved 18 May 2022.
  14. ^ "This Is the Best Way to Relive Nintendo's Glory Days". Time. Retrieved 18 May 2022.
  15. ^ Webster, Andrew (26 January 2017). "The Analogue Nt mini NES supports Game Genie cheat codes, controller hotkeys, and more". The Verge. Retrieved 31 August 2017.
  16. ^ Hollister, Sean (April 1, 2017). "It's a Nintendo Entertainment System for the modern era". CNET. Retrieved 18 May 2022.
  17. ^ McFerran, Damien (23 July 2017). "Analogue NT Mini review". TechRadar. Retrieved 19 May 2022.
  18. ^ "DF Retro Hardware: Analogue Nt Mini review". Eurogamer.net. 5 March 2017. Retrieved 18 May 2022.