I got mine hooked up last night. I love that it’s USB for power. I had one open port on the TV although I could’ve found one on the router, etc. if needed, but it made it so easy to add to the living room setup. Playing Super Turrican, I did have some glitches and issues before I updated the firmware and there’s still a glitch in a particular part of one level after the update too. That said, the firmware update is a must. Make sure you do it. I thought the whole thing ran faster and smoother in the menus after the update. It loaded the Turrican games quicker too.
Those are a fantastic addition to the box and really shouldn’t be undersold as pack ins. They’re both great games. It’s totally worth spending time with them. It really makes the total cost of the machine and the shipping feel like a good value.
I’m in no hurry to use custom firmware and all that. I really just love the ability to put carts in and play, as well as mess with the screen settings. I really like both the 1080p without and the 720p scanline modes equally. The tradeoff is brightness as noted above, but the 720p scanline is probably my favorite. I may as well be playing on the CRT upstairs on original hardware.
In addition to the included games, I played some Super Pinball: Behind the Mask which uses a high res mode if I’m not mistaken and that seemed perfect and I played 1-1 through 1-6 in SMW2: Yoshi’s Island. My son saw it and said, “Wow! That’s a blast from the past!” I don’t think he knows I bought that cart day one many years ago now.
What’s old is new again!