I mean, really... Aside from the asthetics/nostalgia of the original NES design, what reason does anyone really have to get this thing over a Retron if they want an emulator in a box?
Well for ONE, this won't use illegally stolen software, violating OSS licenses and making money off the years of dedicated hard work of a myriad of individuals who do it out of passion, preservation in an open environment to promote collaboration.
(Hopefully that is)
Don't buy a Retron. (Or a Retro Game Freak, which is the same thing. A shitty basic android SOC in a box running stolen and modified Libretro) You are supporting lying scumbag fucks.
I would've too... my NES is really bad with pin connections. It's a side loader so the console gets damaged slowly each time you press a game down. I should get a top loader...
Or you can buy a Blinking Light Win. https://www.arcadeworks.net/blw
Solves the problem. No more shitty ZIF, no super deathgrip (Just enough to keep in contact and snug). No more fiddling with the carts or toggling the tray. Stick the game in like a regular edge connector and you are done with it.
I'm surprised people around here don't know about that yet