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03-28-2004, 12:47 AM
I had no idea one was made for the original Famicom:
03-28-2004, 01:50 AM
Me whants a piece of that ass.... :snipe:
03-28-2004, 06:18 AM
nice one, but why should you make so much effort to play an gb-game on a bigscreen :P.. then you should be an real gameboy fan.
03-28-2004, 08:17 AM
well it's still helluva cool... I wonder what would be the use of making such a thing for the Famicom though as it does almost everything by itself, even controller input :P
Why not just a standalone version? :smt017
03-28-2004, 09:01 AM
by doing that they can sell/re-use some of there old stock of famicons?
03-28-2004, 07:34 PM
Those are prototypes from an auction in early 2003. I backed out of the auction at $150 :( Chris didn't win them so I'm not sure how he has pics of them now.
The reason for a FC Wideboy is that Nintendo wanted GB kiosks.. at the time I'm not sure if Super GB was out yet. They weren't AFAIK brought to Japan but some did land in America in stores such as Toys 'R Us. You would be able to play GB games on a larger screen while simultaneously using an actual Gameboy.. weird huh? I think this actually hit around 1993 or so. Those protos are from a few years earlier though.
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