So all in all, the NES system is great. It came on time, and had all the pieces in good condition. That wasn't the problem. The problem is in the system's playability. First off, LIGHT GUNS DONT WORK ON FLAT SCREEN TVS!!! This should be in big letters in the description of the product. Now I have to go out and buy a whole new (old) tv just to play this thing. The rest of the system works on a flat screen, but then there's some more problems. The next big issue is due to the new pins, the cart port is REALLY TIGHT. I mean shoving the carts in to the point of where you think they're being damaged, then having to pull them back out with pliers tight. It's scary. Especially if you're wanting to play some of the rarer titles. I just won't risk it. Next, the paddles are semi responsive. The A and B buttons don't always want to work, and the thumb pads don't always respond to the direction you want them to go. (I was playing Contra, and it wouldn't let me lay down. It kept running me diagonally down and to the right. I got killed every time.) You're better off shelling out some extra cash and picking up a NES Advantage joystick. (Which Lukie does sell, when they're not sold out.) Also, shipping was an issue. Make not that if you pay for overnight shipping, it goes UPS the next day. You're better off doing 2 day shipping through USPS. My free stuff I got with Lukie points arrived before my order, and I paid $40 more for overnight shipping and was told that if I go into their policies it clearly states this (so no refund or discount or even Lukie points to make up for the misunderstanding). Fine, then let my stupidity be a heads up to you. Overall, this is the system to buy if you're going to buy a NES from Lukie. The regular system doesn't have all the bells and whistles, but considering you might have to buy new controllers, and the light gun doesn't work, it may be better to you to just buy the plain system and just get Mario with Lukie points.
Reviewed by: Jason from Kansas City on 5/31/2016