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    Hi All

    I am looking to buy a Nintendo Famicom to cure my arcade cravings. Does anyone know of anywhere in South Africa that may be able to help? Preferably with two controllers and cartridges.



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    Hi Deshni, man that old famicom looks good!

    Ponder is right though emulators on a computer will save you time and money.

    Your in luck though, i have no idea where you stay but those R5 Chinese stores all sell 8bit famicom consoles with games.

    They normally include 2 controllers with extras like the light gun with a 1-million in one game cartridge for around R80-120

    Most of them also stock the Cartridges at between R5-15 rand each.

    Alternatively you can go to a Checkers supermarket, they sell 8 and 16bit systems quite cheaply.

    The consoles will either look like knock-off Wii's or Playstation1 2,3 consoles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by demon angel View Post
    Hi Deshni, man that old famicom looks good!

    Ponder is right though emulators on a computer will save you time and money.

    Your in luck though, i have no idea where you stay but those R5 Chinese stores all sell 8bit famicom consoles with games.

    They normally include 2 controllers with extras like the light gun with a 1-million in one game cartridge for around R80-120

    Most of them also stock the Cartridges at between R5-15 rand each.

    Alternatively you can go to a Checkers supermarket, they sell 8 and 16bit systems quite cheaply.

    The consoles will either look like knock-off Wii's or Playstation1 2,3 consoles.

    Welcome to the forum.
    +1 if you anywhere near jhb, you can pick them up at china mart

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    Our ones were called Golden China. I still have a 42 in 1 cart, wondering if it will work on one of the newer clones.



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    Oh man, brings back memories, esp the sounds in Front Line:

    Tee-too, tee-too, tee-too, tee-too, tee-too, tee-too - tish - tish - tee-too, tee-too, tee-too, tee-too, tee-too, etc...

    But damn, the rage when you got all the way through an area and that nasty little tin-can death-trap tank was waiting for you instead of the big one!

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    Good 'ol days of gaming ...
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    A lot of the old titles are availble on the Virtual Console on a Wii, which is pretty cheap lately

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    Check bidorbuy or scamtree. Saw one a couple of weeks ago going for around R500
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    Saw an 8 bit system for R100 in a chinese shop in Midrand
    i nrrf iy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toilet_Duck View Post
    Our ones were called Golden China. I still have a 42 in 1 cart, wondering if it will work on one of the newer clones.



    42.Ramio Bros - That's funny!

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    Quote Originally Posted by absynth View Post
    42.Ramio Bros - That's funny!
    Haha, some of the games listed on the back weren't even on the cartridge. Cheeky bastids!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Toilet_Duck View Post
    Haha, some of the games listed on the back weren't even on the cartridge. Cheeky bastids!
    lol - epic
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