Knock-Off Consoles Take Real Game Cartridges

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Rob Beschizza has spotted a curious thing at CES: several knock-off game consoles that accept actual game cartridges. That may seem logical at first glance, but considering that knock-off consoles have typically been bundled with hundreds of pirated games built-in, it’s a bit peculiar to see these sorts of decks appear that seem aimed at legitimate game collectors. (Not that I have a problem with it! Someone needs to keep making old consoles even in this age of emulation.)

Even better? The systems take both 8-bit and 16-bit cartridges. One even mixes Genesis and NES!

CES 2008: Retro Console Clones Take Actual Cartridges [Gadget Lab]

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2 Responses to Knock-Off Consoles Take Real Game Cartridges

  1. Ryan Rapolsive says:

    These systems are very important especially to those of us trying to reclaim some of these systems we might of broken or got rid of.

    I have the original NES and everyone knows that dam spring loader system was just bad design. More moving parts, more problems.

    I tried out this console and pretty much works with every game.

    http://www.amazon.com/Yobo-Loader-Console-Indigo-White/dp/B0009AHCQ6/ref=sr_1_8?ie=UTF8&s=videogames&qid=1199982442&sr=8-8

    Guess what!? No blowing or stacking another game on top of it to keep it down.

    Only problem is the increase of value of the catridges, take a look on Ebay. You will understand why I own 2 Mike Tyson Punchouts.

  2. lia says:

    At some point in the late 80s, my favorite uncle fried two of my Famicoms in a row by plugging them into a 220 outlet. The third time I decided to spend my money on a Famicom clone—it was a stylish dark grey with rounded corners, and the controllers were easier on my hands.

    This page has a list of 366 Famiclones (I am too lazy to browse through and find the one I had though):
    http://ultimateconsoledatabase.com/famiclones.htm

    The Wikipedia page on Famiclones is pretty great:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nintendo_Entertainment_System_hardware_clone

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