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Finally scored a Famicom converter!

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About damn time I found one! After sifting through many 5 screw carts at the local game shops, only to see that the contacts were symmetrical. Tonight, with baby in tote, we ventured into one of the local shops and seen a Gyromite sitting on top of a stack of carts. I figured it was one I had already inspected long ago, but no! The contacts happened to be asymmetrical! I flip it over to check the other side, to make sure I'm seeing straight, still asymmetrical. Dropped the 8 bucks down and off we went. I've been sitting on Densetsu no Kishi - Elrond(JP Wizards & Warriors) and now I can put it to use. :P

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It's always fun finding these. My original copy of Gyromite that came with my R.O.B. set doesn't have one, but my copy of Wild Gunman does!

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Now I got to rig up a shell. Been looking and one person at Nintendo Age used the NES Cleaner cart to use the adapter. Then there's using the bottom 1/2 of the cart with a pull ribbon for front loaders. Thought about cutting up a cart similar to how the cleaner cart looks.

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Im not a fan of ripping apart a good game. Why not buy a neon repro game shell?

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I was going to say, why not just buy a converter? Their cheap and readily available on a lot of sites. Now back in the day...

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Yeah go back five years plus before people got all wacked out predatory for any excuse on old NES games and gyromite was dirt cheap so people would just cut/melt the plastic away above where the brace for the adapter screws into the plastic and went with it that way like a ghetto honeybee adapter since those were and still are more expensive.

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I know Krikzz sell them for I think $20. EBay ranges from $8 to over $20. I downloaded a .stl and blew the dust off my MPSM. Going to run some miscellaneous prints to get any kinks out before trying the cart.

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I was going to say, why not just buy a converter? Their cheap and readily available on a lot of sites. Now back in the day...

Thinking about this more, this is the way I would go at this point. They are cheap now, and multiple companies are making them.

 

I find it more of a curiosity that the converters came in US carts, and finding them is cool, but aren't Famicom carts hard to take apart without breaking them?

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Slapping the converters in the NES carts was a quick solution for an expected high demand with that Christmas season. There's not a reason to pop a Famicom cart apart, unless you would be doing a custom NES cart.

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Just looked on amazon, converters range from $12-$50ish, and right around $20 you can get a cart w a converter (so you can save your old GAM, scrapped for its converter, or do a permanent NES conversion)

 

Still cool to find an original floating around though.

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The strap is a nice addition.


I have the opposite one, Famicom to NES carts. It took me a long time to find one with a shell and that flip the cart so my NES carts are facing me.

Upside down cart isn't a big problem in a toaster, but on a Famicom it get a bit jarring :D


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Yeah! I popped the top and RF shield off since I tested it out with no shell. Had lines on the title screen, but I cleaned the Famicom cart's contacts and that cleared it up. The 3D printer shell is just outside the print area unless i stand it on edge. I'm a little worried on printing it like that. Has a better chance of getting knocked over. I'll either try it like that, or get an extended bed. :P

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Well this is kinda weird. I just posted a topic on this before seeing yours. I was in the same boat as you not too long ago. I was not pleased with the thingaverse options So I made my own solution. I also 3d print check out my "Bumble" here.

 

http://atariage.com/forums/topic/273245-behold-the-bumble-nes-to-famicom-adapter/

 

Not to toot my own horn but I feel it's much better than the thingaverse options. I tried one and even though it worked I ended up having to fish games out of my toaster.

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I just ebay one listed as (heavy gyromite) on ebay for 20 bucks many years ago. Was listed as having a converter. Better that sifting through thousands of carts.

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No reason to wreck a vintage game for a converter that costs $18 on tototek.com.

Yes there is a reason. 3rd party converters are not compatible with 100% of games.

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The one in the old NES cart works better? Why?

 

Because some games are not compatible with 3rd party junk. The old one is official and made by Nintendo so it works with 100% of games.

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