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Re: Which is the Best Way to play NES games....

by 17DaysOlderThanNES Mon Mar 08, 2010 12:25 pm

Lokkenjawnz wrote:I'd say you might look into the AV Famicom, it's supposed to be the same as our toploader, only it has proper AV outputs. I've never used either, but I figure it's worth a shot.


but you will need a converter and I think many will break compatibility with Castlevania III and others. Also, I believe they are obscenely expensive.
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Re: Which is the Best Way to play NES games....

by eSPy Tue Mar 16, 2010 11:43 pm

dont think this was posted here yet, but its a good comparison
http://www.racketboy.com/retro/2007/02/ ... nsole.html

so looks like virtual console is the best way to play in theory..but i still like using my original nes
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Re: Which is the Best Way to play NES games....

by rainnyx4 Sun Mar 21, 2010 11:19 pm

I think I may be able to get my hands on an AV Famicom for a decent price.

My questions are:

1. How easy will it be to play ALL of my US games on this Japanese console?

2. Since it has the same AV out as later generation Nintendo systems, could I theoretically use better connections than AV, such as S-Video or Component?

3. Will there be any voltage issues when I bring this home to the US?
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Re: Which is the Best Way to play NES games....

by Hobie-wan Mon Mar 22, 2010 12:33 am

rainnyx4 wrote:I think I may be able to get my hands on an AV Famicom for a decent price.

My questions are:

1. How easy will it be to play ALL of my US games on this Japanese console?

2. Since it has the same AV out as later generation Nintendo systems, could I theoretically use better connections than AV, such as S-Video or Component?

3. Will there be any voltage issues when I bring this home to the US?


1. You'll need a 73 to 60 pin adapter.

2. Pretty sure its still just composite (and RF) out.

3. The power pack will run a little warmer, but it shouldn't be a big deal. Just don't throw your laundry on top of the power brick.
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Re: Which is the Best Way to play NES games....

by 17DaysOlderThanNES Mon Mar 22, 2010 1:17 pm

Hobie-wan wrote:
1. You'll need a 73 to 60 pin adapter.

2. Pretty sure its still just composite (and RF) out.

3. The power pack will run a little warmer, but it shouldn't be a big deal. Just don't throw your laundry on top of the power brick.


72 pin

I know I'm going to be called a dick for this, but if he searches for a 73 pin connector, he's not going to find anything.
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Re: Which is the Best Way to play NES games....

by Niode Mon Mar 22, 2010 1:27 pm

17DaysOlderThanNES wrote:
Hobie-wan wrote:
1. You'll need a 73 to 60 pin adapter.

2. Pretty sure its still just composite (and RF) out.

3. The power pack will run a little warmer, but it shouldn't be a big deal. Just don't throw your laundry on top of the power brick.


72 pin

I know I'm going to be called a dick for this, but if he searches for a 73 pin connector, he's not going to find anything.


Quite possibly a typo on Hobie-wan's part.
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Re: Which is the Best Way to play NES games....

by 17DaysOlderThanNES Mon Mar 22, 2010 2:44 pm

Niode wrote:
17DaysOlderThanNES wrote:
Hobie-wan wrote:
1. You'll need a 73 to 60 pin adapter.

2. Pretty sure its still just composite (and RF) out.

3. The power pack will run a little warmer, but it shouldn't be a big deal. Just don't throw your laundry on top of the power brick.


72 pin

I know I'm going to be called a dick for this, but if he searches for a 73 pin connector, he's not going to find anything.


Quite possibly a typo on Hobie-wan's part.


Obviously.

Contrary to popular moderator belief, I wasn't trying to shit in his cereal with that post.
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Re: Which is the Best Way to play NES games....

by Hobie-wan Wed Mar 24, 2010 12:16 am

Niode wrote:Quite possibly a typo on Hobie-wan's part.


Indeed. Thank you for the courteous correction, unlike 16DaysOlderThanNES who's post reads more like

...if he searches for a 73 pin connector, he's not going to find anything, dumbass.
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Re: Which is the Best Way to play NES games....

by Weekend_Warrior Wed Mar 24, 2010 4:20 am

NesterDC on the Dreamcast gets my vote. It plays every NES game that I've thrown at it -- all at full speed with perfect sound emulation.

Also, it's possible to fit the emulator and practically every NES/Famicom game ever created all on one disc. So you don't have to worry about carts taking up space or possibly being damaged.

Then when you factor in that you can pick up a used Dreamcast these days for around $15-$30. You've got yourself a clear winner!
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Re: Which is the Best Way to play NES games....

by Limewater Thu Mar 25, 2010 5:04 pm

Weekend_Warrior wrote:NesterDC on the Dreamcast gets my vote. It plays every NES game that I've thrown at it -- all at full speed with perfect sound emulation.


... But with a terrible controller.

All other considerations aside, I actually really like the Dreamcast controller for Dreamcast games. However, I find that its direction pad is not so great for controlling NES or SMS games. In my experience it definitely doesn't hold up favorably to the original controllers.
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