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Saturday, January 29, 2011

Retro Gaming for cheap: The FC Twin

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My first hardware review, gonna make this a regular Saturday ordeal.  Have you ever tried to pick up an original NES system, signed over your house as collateral for the price, then got home only to find out the stupid thing doesn't work half the time unless you blow on the cartridges or hit it with a blunt object?  Here's your answer right here ladies, the FC Twin system.

The FC Twin is what's called a "Famiclone", It's a clone of the original NES/Famicom system that was made in Japan (bet you think you're smart now).  The backstory is basically Nintendo's licensing has expired on these older system's hardware, so anyone can make them now.  The benefit to you, the consumer is a much better, and cheaper piece of equipment that's easilly available to be ordered online, go here.  I've purchased from The manufacturers Yobo Gameware before and they're cool guys, I'd recommend them over the other Famiclones circulating around.  The FC Twin is a great system, Is compatible with MOST NES and SNES games(sorry no Battletoads lol) and even Famicom games without a mod. Sounds like a winrar to me.

Now that you've saved all that money by not buying an old SNES and NES separately, you can spend it on this bad boy:


Oh yeah

81 comments:

  1. Wow pretty nice. As soon as I get some money... *sigh* ;)

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  2. That thing about blowing on cartridges must be written into human DNA... I remember doing that with my old Atari 2600 back in the day. (It seemed like the thing to do after banging on the side of the tv, and asking Jesus for help didn't work.) Oh yeah..that was many moons ago.. Well, it seemed to work..intermittently at least. This seems to be a better solution though.

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  3. No battletoads huh? I might have to reconsider then. Hahaha

    Cheers!
    Sam
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  4. That's funny that Nintendo didn't renew their licensing, i wanna pick up a clone now

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  5. how much i would like to have them again :<

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  6. All you have to do to fix a NES is open it up and bend the connector pins back to their original position. Easy peasy. Blowing doesn't do anything.

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  7. I grew up with the genesis! shit was cash, but just like with the other 16 bits, couldnt save games :(. At least they didnt have a power switch timer lol!

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  8. I bet you in a couple of years this will be worth alot more money

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  9. Miss Pac Man is a dirty slut. I want her to om nom nom on my goodies.

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  10. That is actually a really cool find. Thanks! :)

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  11. watch in 30 years people will be doing this with ps3's and 360's

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  12. thanks for the comment hitting you back up!

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  13. I'm still happy with the emulators that I can run on my computer.

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  14. That thing is actually reliable, I always wanted one.

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  15. I still prefer the original. I don't like getting a game only to find it wont play on a famicon.

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  16. I sense endless hours of fun, if I only had the money.

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  17. That's really neat. I might have to get one!

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  18. But what if you could play BOTH at the same time...oooh. Anyway, that's a pretty awesome find.

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  19. wow i might have to get me one of those.

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  20. I actually just bought one of these the other day... and I love it!

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  21. Gotta get my hands on one of those..

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  22. yeah i will check if i have any money for this

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  23. there running at good prices, ive got a stack of old nes games so i guess i will have something to do when my contract at work runs out!

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  24. nice review, ive never ehard of it before tho

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  25. Never seen that thing before. That's pretty cool.

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  26. I bought an original NES on a flea market for 5€.

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  27. Keep that dude. Give it to your kids. They'll be able to sell it for mad money. Following.

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  28. Jealosu i am

    Follow me up brahs!

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  29. Wow, I wasn't aware Nintendo would let production turn to 3rd parties like that.

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  30. My friend has something like this. It's pretty useful, considering his older systems are pretty much beat to shit.

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  31. $1000+ for a snes/nes system? i really should sell my old gears!

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  32. Man those games really cost a fortune now.

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  33. i still have my original SNES, NES, Genesis, Atari 2600, all coax chained together into my TV.

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  34. That's really cool, but I couldn't be bothered with cartridges anymore, now that I have ROMS and emulators

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  35. Not bad. Nice post. Can't believe it's that cheap.
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  37. Guy tried to sell this to me for a boat load of money. Said it was "super rare!" Glad to hear I didn't pass up a good opportunity.

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  38. Blowing on cartridges, Battletoads, damn nostalgia you are a heartless bitch.

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  39. This is really cool.
    I didn't know that license for hardware has an expiry date.
    How much did it cost?

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  40. ...Or you could just get an emulator? Played some River City Ransom the other day. Feels good man.

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  41. That seems awesome! I didn't know that the hardware rights for these were public domain now

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  42. very neat
    also Fruffles is correct

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  43. Awesome , I'm going to pick one of these up.

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  44. retro gaems! So very very cool :)
    Following you, man. Keep up the good work :)

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  45. ha sweet, great to know that there licenses run out :D

    i hope we get a all-in-one nes-wii console 10 years from now :D

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  46. That's actually pretty cool, loved all those games

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  47. That's reallt cool. Thanks for the info. :)

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  48. I had one of those types of consoles for Christmas once. It played NES and Genesis games.

    But then, it caught on fire. Karma at work, I suppose.

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  49. Some of the old NES games are still my fav. They made the games so damn difficult so you'd get your money's worth.

    And back before you could save your game, beating the game meant something. :D

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  50. woah, awesome! retro games are sweet, i might have to look into getting one of these

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  51. lol awesome! I used to have to pull my cartridges out just a little so the back of them hit the front of console when I slammed it down

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  52. Why was this not covered by CNN and the BBC?!

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  53. In Poland you can buy SNES on market place for 5$.

    I think I could make bussiness out of it.

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  54. There was a time when this would be considered the ultimate gaming machine.

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  55. Damn I want those bath babes lmao. and the FC twin is pretty good, i used to have one!

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  56. First time I've seen this. Gonna be real neat to buy up NES games by the bulk on Ebay and use this console to play them. Nice review! looking forward to more.

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  57. once i win the lottery i'm totally going to pick one of these up....

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  58. Bubble Bath Babes! I'm gettin' that and blowing on those cartridges!

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