Repair | Mortal Kombat Clone

Okay,

So there it was, the weird looking noac based Famicom clone with a sticker on it saying “Mortal Kombat III”
Hooking it up learned me the controller ports weren’t working (tested with known working controllers) and the reset button didn’t respond.
The cartridge slot protecting “flaps” were also moving to places where it wasn’t supposed to go and the eject button was also getting stuck sometimes. Read more »

Repair | Good Boy (finished)

Patrick got hold of a discrete famiclone which looks pretty awesome… the GOODBOY.
Too bad the thing wasn’t working when he got it, so it was time to open the thing up! πŸ™‚ (my favorite waste of time!)

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Review | Famicom – Sqoon

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. Read more »

Repair | Fixing a Mario IV cartridge

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. Read more »

Review | Famicom – Super Mario 4 Rock n Roll

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. Read more »

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