When you take a look at the cartridge you think that it’s a big budget game because of the look and feel.
It even has a fancy led light wich glows when you turn on the console.
Starting the game title screen you still have your hopes up because of the music. Continue reading “Review | Famicom – Sqoon”
Ric got hold of a Mario Bros IV cartridge, but the cartridge shell was in bad shape.
Later on, we discovered the game wasn’t working.
No matter how good I cleaned the connector, none of my consoles was booting this game.
Time do debug the cartridge!
First I had to identify what chip does what. Continue reading “Repair | Fixing a Mario IV cartridge”
At first glance a basic sprite hack of the game Armadillo.
Sprites of Mario from Super Mario Bros 3 was inserted in place of Armadillo.
Unfortunately that is where it ends with the original rom/cart. Continue reading “Review | Famicom – Super Mario 4 Rock n Roll”
Another repairs post, but this time it’s a finished repair.
This is a famiclone which only states “TV Game Console” on the bottom sticker.
The cool thing about this clone is the fact that it can both play Famicom and NES cartridges and it looks like a NES, but smaller. Continue reading “Repair | “TV Game Console” – Making something out of nothing”
So here is the first post of a repair I am working on right now.
The 8bit misfits team got hold of a Subor D21 famiclone of which the 2nd controller wasn’t working.
This is the device I am talking about.
So hooking it up learned me not only the second controller wasn’t working, but the first one also wasn’t working like it was supposed to.
Opening up the console, I instantly found out why the 2nd controller wasn’t working….the connector wasn’t hooked up to the board ! I hooked it up, but only to find the controller still not working. Continue reading “Repair | of the Subor D21”