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The Famicom’s Built-In Microphone Was Wonderfully Weird

The Famicom’s Built-In Microphone Was Wonderfully Weird

There have always been slight regional differences between consoles, but when the Nintendo Entertainment System hit store shelves in the fall of 1985 it had been stripped of nearly all the form and charm of its Japanese counterpart. It was clear that Nintendo didn’t want the NES to be seen…

Incredibly Rare 1980s Konami Game Found, Uploaded

Incredibly Rare 1980s Konami Game Found, Uploaded

Of all the games ever made for the Famicom/NES, few are as rare as those produced for Konami’s QTa adaptor, a special accessory that allowed Nintendo’s consoles to play cartridges made as part of a partnership between the publisher and Japanese media giant NHK.

Check Japan’s Tiny Electronics Shops For Retro Gaming Finds

Check Japan’s Tiny Electronics Shops For Retro Gaming Finds

Sometimes in Japan, it feels like all the good retro game stuff has been snapped up by famous retailers. That, or it’s fetching a premium on internet auction sites. Yet, if you look, there are definitely neat finds. Just ask Twitter user Daitora.