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    Barcode Battle Super Famicom / Famicom Lot

    The Barcode Battler II, released by Epoch in 1992, was released as a follow-up to the mildly successful original Barcode Battler. One of the major upgrades of the BBII model is that it had an output port for the Famicom and Super Famicom, allowing it to interface with Famicom or Super Famicom games designed with […] More

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    Sharp Nintendo TV

    It’s known to many Famicom collectors that Sharp released several variants of TV set in Japan containing a built-in Famicom. It’s a lesser-known fact that Sharp released two variants of that TV in North America, redesigned to contain a North American NES. Here is one, in allegedly working condition. Since this is a CRT TV, […] More

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    Super Famicom BS-X Sattelaview

    Perhaps the most famous of Nintendo’s console addons next to the N64DD, the BS-X Sattelaview was a revolutionary device that supported game and content downloads in the pre-Internet world, much like Sega Channel. Unlike Sega’s cable-based strategy, however, Nintendo decided to take another option – sattelite transfer, via a now-defunct Japanese sattelite company named St. […] More

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    Nintendo Famicom NETWORK SYSTEM ADAPTER

    My sweet spot for obscure system peripherals continues. This time, we have the Famicom Network System Adapter, a modem for the Japanese Famicom that allowed the system to go online and download various news, jokes, and pre-internet miscellany. Interestingly enough, it also read a HuCard-like proprietary game format, allegedly to read cards containing online-enabled versions […] More

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    Bandai Datach Joint ROM System

      One of only two third-party units that actually interfaced with the Famicom (the other being the Aladdin Deck Enhancer), which allowed the user to swipe cards included with the various compatible Bandai game cartridges. The unit was bundled with Dragon Ball Z: Gekitō Tenkaichi Budokai, as well as the cards needed for operation. Truly […] More

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    Rockman 4 Gold Famicom Cart

    Rockman 4 Gold Famicom Cartridge Only 8 copies around. Because the carts were issued as prizes for those who won the RM4 Japanese boss design contest back in 1991. Design one of the 8 Robot Masters (bosses in the game) and get a golden copy Famicom grail. Notes From Link From what I can dig […] More

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    Final Fantasy 7 (VII) For The Original Nintendo NES

    Credit for this article goes to Derrick at CinnamonPirate.com The original NES has brought us many classic games. Super Mario, Punch Out and Legend Of Zelda are all games which spawned amazing series that are still around today. Quick Navigation Tech SpecsMateria!What’s Not Here?Game SequenceProblemsShould you play it? Sometime however, the same works in reverse. The […] More