Super Pocket Famicom (Nintendo) 8bit Handheld System

Ed Steele January 24, 2005 8



Super Pocket Famicom (Nintendo) 8bit Handheld System
Gametech Japan has released a handheld system that uses Famicom cartridges (the original 8-bit Nintendo) that plug in directly, without need for a convertor. (An inexpensive pin converter allows you to play your American NES cartridges on this system as well.) The system sports a 2.5″ LCD backlit screen with earphone jack, as well as an AV out port to connect directly to a TV set. The best part? It’s less than eighty bucks!
Pocket Famicom Nintendo System at Lik-Sang.com

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8 Comments »

  1. Gizmodo January 24, 2005 at 1:17 pm -

    Gametech Pocket Famicom

    The Super Pocket Famicom has to violate some Nintendo copyright or patent or something—I think that’s why I love it. The handheld unit is just $80 at Lik-Sang, but accepts full-sized Famicom cartridges (which was known as the NES here)….

  2. Anonymous January 24, 2005 at 1:21 pm -

    why does it have 4 buttons on the front?

  3. lunacy8m January 24, 2005 at 2:43 pm -

    Good question! Not sure, will see if we can find out!

  4. Anonymous January 24, 2005 at 4:03 pm -

    Test

  5. Christian January 25, 2005 at 3:02 am -

    The top two buttons are rapid fire, that’s why they say AA and BB on them. Does anyone know if the framerates are actually good, unlike the Time Machine for the GBA?

  6. Christian January 25, 2005 at 3:02 am -

    The top two buttons are rapid fire, that’s why they say AA and BB on them. Does anyone know if the framerates are actually good, unlike the Time Machine for the GBA?

  7. TooMuchEspressoGuy January 25, 2005 at 3:45 pm -

    Great! But do you still have to blow on the cartridges to make them work? :)

  8. frozendevil January 25, 2005 at 11:50 pm -

    I don’t know how serious the above comment was, but since most of the problems w/ an NES reading a game were with sub-par components; and since this uses at least a new connector and hopefully a better quality one, you shouldn’t need to blow in your games. and if they weren’t being serious I sure feel like a dumbass :)