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Nintendo Super Nintendo Dual Video Game System

by Nintendo
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (43 customer reviews)

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  • Brand New FC TWIN Video Game System for NES and SNES 1SG-FCTWIN
  • Start playing your old school NES games and SNES games on one system!
  • Supports 8-Bit and 16-Bit games. Easy switch functions to choose the system mode.
  • Includes 2 controllers, AV cable, and AC Adapter
  • Games: Super Mario Bros. and Duck Hunt for the Nintendo Entertainment System

Product Details

  • ASIN: B0011DLPOK
  • Item Weight: 4 pounds
  • Media: Video Game
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (43 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #57,211 in Video Games (See Top 100 in Video Games)

Product Description

Brand New FC TWIN Video Game System for NES and SNES 1SG-FCTWIN : Start playing your old school NES games and SNES games on one system! Supports 8-Bit and 16-Bit games Easy switch functions to choose the system mode. Includes 2 controllers, AV cable, and AC Adapter Games: Super Mario Bros. and Duck Hunt for the Nintendo Entertainment System is a used video game. The game comes in blister pack and does not include a box or manual.

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78 of 81 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Better than I'd ever expected! May 2, 2007
By shaxper
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The FC Twin is even more than what it promises. Yes, it's a system that plays old Nintendo and Super Nintendo cartridges (PERFECTLY!), and the controllers are exact replicas of the SNES controllers, but this system is an improvement over both old systems, too.

For starters, the FC Twin is far more compact than either system. It's only slightly wider than an SNES cartridge and about 2/3rds as deep as an SNES. it will easily fit on an already crowded shelf next to your DVD player and other entertainment systems.

Secondly, the system connects to your television with modern RCA cables instead of the old coaxle connector. This means you can put the sound through your stereo system and also be confident that this will connect to any modern television set (including flat panel screens).

Finally, the NES component is a top loading cartridge system utilizing a card slot reader, so it plays classic Nintendo cartridges with far fewer problems than the original system. This means less time spent blowing on your old cartridges, hoping they'll work this time around.

The FC Twin has been ideal for my needs in terms of cost efficiency (cheaper than buying either original system), space efficiency (smaller than either system), and reliability (more reliable than an NES), but there are some minor imperfections that buyers should be warned about:

1. The FC Twin uses SNES controller sockets, which means that any SNES controller device can be used with the FC Twin, but classic NES controller devices (like the Zapper) cannot.

2. According to Wikipedia, the following Nintendo games will not work with this system: Bandit Kings of Ancient China, Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse, Dragon Warrior II, L'Empereur, and Rad Racer II.

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40 of 41 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great way to revive your old games December 21, 2006
By John
The patents for the NES and SNES parts all finally expired in 2005, so third-party hardware can be manufactured without licensed approval by Nintendo. This is exactly what the FC Twin is: a just-now-legal third party SNES/NES hardware product. Basically, it plays NES and Super NES games. Nintendo still owns the trademarks to those names, though, so no such reference is made on the console itself.

I picked mine up for $55 at a used game store here (new, not used); and a few spots online sell them for $60. It costs the same as any modern game title, so if you can buy games at all you can probably spare the cash for one of these. It also supplies both NES and Super NES functionality, cutting down shelf and wall-plug space and giving your older games for both systems a longer life cycle.

The Super NES seems visibly flawless in this model. I've played through Super Metroid and Illusion of Gaia, as well as a little StarFox; being a hardware clone, the Twin achieves full compatibility with titles using the DSP and Super FX expansion chipsets. The system comes with 4 foot controllers; original SNES controllers use 6 foot cables. Either get an extension, or use a real SNES controller; all original SNES controllers including the mouse and Super Scope work.

The NES also performs nearly flawless, using Super NES controllers. It won't play Duck Hunt, you can't use the light gun through an SNES port. The system also doesn't quite implement the sound functions of the 2A03 quite right; some of the sound effects may sound slightly off.
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17 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect product May 10, 2007
By Gil
I am another one who still enjoys the NES and SNES classics. I had an original SNES console that I bought used for a few bucks, but it eventually stopped working for good. I also had a YOBO console that played original NES games, but it was cheaply made and you had to use a clunky converter that would not sit well in the slot, thus killing a game in progress. It also stopped functioning and I got rid of that as well. I did not want to pay top dollar for used and old SNES and NES consoles that could break at anytime, so I shelved my old games.

I Then saw an ad for something called the "FC Twin" a few months back. I thought it was fake, since I wondered how in the world can a console play two different types and sizes of carts? Plus there are lots of prototypes of off the wall consoles floating around on the 'net, so my skepticism remained. I then did some research, and lo and behold, it was real and surprisingly on Ebay for an astonishingly low price. I picked one up for $50 and it works like a charm.

I also like the fact that it uses RCA cables instead of the old RF connectors. As mentioned by other reviewers, you can hook this up to your big screen and really enjoy your old games in larger than life form. The easy to use switch that lets you go back and forth between the NES and SNES games is very handy, and the small compact size makes it very easy for storage and travel. Nice comfortable controllers as well.

So if you are looking to revive your old classic Nintendo titles and don't want to pay an arm and a leg for the original consoles, this system is for you.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars the nintendo that never arrived. =(
I dont know how i would have liked this one because it NEVER ARRIVED! and I never got my money back either. Bummer for me I guess. Read more
Published 23 months ago by Emma Soji
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Product
If you're viewing this page, you're likely the level of nerd where you're already giddy at the idea that this technology exists, so there's really no need to up-sell you on this... Read more
Published on November 27, 2012 by Sue P
1.0 out of 5 stars Reads Well, Control Issues
When I first got my FC Twin I was really pleased with it's ability to read the games without the troubles I had with the original Nintendo consoles. Read more
Published on February 18, 2011 by John
4.0 out of 5 stars Doesn't work with Game Genie
It works well enough, but I figured I'd let my fellow cheaters know that if you plan to use a Game Genie you'll have to get a regular NES and/or SNES console. Bummer!
Published on October 17, 2008 by Karen
2.0 out of 5 stars FC Twin - Worked well for a week and now some issues
I recently bought the FC Twin and right off the bat I noticed that the RCA's provided and the power cord are very short for my use. Read more
Published on September 22, 2008 by B. Tremblay
1.0 out of 5 stars Imitation!
Another Yobo ripoff of the Nintendo classics. Get a real Nintendo, not this stupid FC Twin. The only reason this is at all better and more compact, blah blah blah is because it was... Read more
Published on June 23, 2008 by Xan Harris
5.0 out of 5 stars Great system...beats ROM Emulation hands-down!
I'm happy with this little guy! I was very skeptical at first, but being an avid classic gamer I decided to give it a shot. Read more
Published on May 14, 2008 by Nicholas D. Bowman
5.0 out of 5 stars AWESOME
Published on April 22, 2008 by Mary Downs
2.0 out of 5 stars FC twin didn't work...
I bought this hoping to FINALLY play some of the classics, when It got here I plugged everything in correctly, and put in a game and turned it on.. Read more
Published on February 7, 2008 by Sandra F. Dona
1.0 out of 5 stars Control Issues
I purchased the new black FC Twin (with the YOBO logo behind the NES slot) and noticed right off that the directional pad seemed to be a bit stiffer and would respond a bit slower... Read more
Published on January 19, 2008 by Adam D. Mcgovern
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