Nintendo Famicom Consoles
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The Nintendo Family Computer is most commonly known as the Nintendo Famicom and was the first home games console released by Nintendo in Japan during 1983. The Famicom helped reinvigorate the Video Games Industry after the industry crash experienced in the 80's and eventually came to the west in the form of the NES. Each Famicom is internally renovated, cleaning the internal components, controllers volume control and microphone (embedded in the controllers that can cause feedback when dirty).
We stock various models of the Nintendo Famicom console such as the Sharp Twin Famicom and the system expansion, the Famicom Disk System. We also offer AV modified systems and can perform this modification upon request.
Nintendo Famicom Disk System
The Family Computer Disk System most commonly known as the Famicom Disk System is a peripheral for Nintendo's Famicom video game console and was released in Japan in 1986. It uses proprietary floppy disks called "Disk Cards" for data storage. The Disk System is connected to the Famicom by plugging a special cartridge known as the RAM Adapter into the system's cartridge port, and attaching that cartridge's cable to the disk drive. The RAM adapter contains an additional 32kb of RAM for temporary program storage, 8 KB of RAM for tile and sprite data storage, and an ASIC known as the 2C33. The ASIC acts as a disk controller for the floppy drive, and also includes additional sound hardware featuring a single-cycle wavetable-lookup synthesizer. Finally, embedded in the 2C33 is an 8KB BIOS ROM. The double sided Disk Cards have a total capacity of 112kb. Many games span both sides of a disk or a single disk contains a different game on each side. A few games use two full disks, totaling four sides. The Disk System is capable of running on six C-cell batteries or a compatible AC adapter.
We renovate each of our Famicom Disk Systems by replacing the drive belts (notoriously known for degrading), re-align and re-collaborate the drive.
Sharp Twin Famicom
The Twin Famicom was produced by Sharp in 1986, and was only released in Japan. Licensed by Nintendo it combines the Nintendo Famicom and the Famicom Disk System into a single home console. Each of the cartridge and disk system aspects of the console function independently, controlled by a switch to enable the desired console.
As with our Famicom and Disk System console, each of our Twin Famicoms are renovated and vigorously tested by replacing the drive belt (notoriously known for degrading), re-align and re-collaborate the drive, along with cleaning all controller internals, volume control and microphone.