Any Japanese Members here who can get me a Famicom?

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  1. DeathStar1

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    I was surprised to learn that they still sell these top loaders in Japan and are just now ceasing production. The NES I have has long since stopped production, and I'd rather have a new console, even if it has to be modified, than buy one off of ebay where you don't know what your getting.

    The only thing I have to trade is high quality home made DVD shows. The Two TMNT series, Real Ghostbusters, Alf, etc. Heh, the next generation in tape trading, DVD trading [​IMG].


    If anyone can help, Thanks!
     
  2. Ray Warner

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    You know that a modded system won't work, right? The Famicom carts and the SNES carts are completely different. There are ways, but it's a serious pain, and it would probably be cheaper to find a new-in-the-box US NES system. They're not as rare as you might think.
     
  3. Ray Warner

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    Sorry, not SNES, just NES. Famicom and NES carts are different.
     
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    Famicom games will work in an NES with a convertor. Convertors aren't that hard to find...
     
  5. Ray Warner

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    Oh, like a pass-through cart?
     
  6. DeathStar1

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    Hmm, I was told that it was a preptty simple procedure to modify it. Just take it apart and switch cart connectors or something [​IMG].
     
  7. Ray Warner

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    If that's the case, I'll defer to someone who knows more.

    I'm just speaking from the vantagepoint of having played it for a while and noticing that the carts are different in shape and size. I'm sort of under the impression that the carts from one wouldn't fit into the other, but honestly, I've never tried it myself. If you can, well, my foot's in my mouth. [​IMG]
     
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    Thanks for the heads up. Now I've just got to see if I can find someone selling a cheap Famicom.
     
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    That converter is for playing Japanese carts on an American NES. You'd need something to do the other way around. Make sure you're getting the right adaptor.
     
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    I don't think it'd work, I've never heard of a Famicom converter. Famicom doesn't contain the security chip that the NES does, so I don't know if the games will work at all

    The 31 in 1 cart is a bootleg.
     
  12. Ray Warner

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    Okay, so I'm not the only one who thinks that sounds dubious. I'd be careful if I were to pursue this. I'm sure it could work, but it's probably going to be more of a headache than it's worth.
     
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    Oof, I owned a Famicom back in the days, and I had a converter to play American NES games too, but I think it's at my parents place down in Southern California, and I don't know if they threw it out or not....

    So why not just use the converter to play Famicom gameson an American NES?
     
  14. DeathStar1

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    I think somewhere along the lines, the topic got skewed going by the last post. My original NES is now kaput. It's no longer a pin connector problem because a new replacement dosn't fix it.

    When I learned of the Famicom production, I was hoping to buy one and convert it to NES standards so I can play my games again.I was told it was a pretty simple thing to do, and the price of a Famicom shouldn't be too expensive compared to a NES top loader New In Box, considering the quantity.
     

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