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- FC-Twin console
- 2 Controllers
- 1 AC adapter
- 1 A/V connector
- FC Twin controller port is compatible with all licensed SNES controllers.
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The FC Twin can play both NES and SNES cartridges. The top-loading design corrects many of the issues experienced with the original consoles, including the 'blinking red light'. The A/V output, while not as perfect as the original NES model 001, provides great picture and sound quality.
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I read the reviews, some positive and others negative. Decided to buy one for myself, I recently found my old
NES in the attic and was not sure if it would function properly after sitting in a plastic bag for 20+ yrs. After buying
an ac adapter and a NES Joystick from Amazon, I tried a couple of games that I also found in the attic. Sure enough,
all the games worked fine after cleaning the game contacts. There's people that say the FC Twin can't play certain
games, Castlevania 3, Game Genie, etc. I don't know if that's true or not, that's why I'm keeping my old trusty NES
around. Now I'll get back to the FC Twin. Today I received my Black FC Twin in the mail, it awhile even though
the seller on Amazon shipped it by Priority Mail. The FC is light, maybe a little more than one pound. It's really small
and it's compact size can fit anywhere. Mine was made in 2010, I found a hologram sticker on the box and I can
clearly see it says 2010, so that's a good sign. You get 2 SNES controllers, exact relicas of the original SNES.
They're light-weight as well, they work good for me. The buton layout is reversed, Y is B and B is A, the X and A
bottons to the right are Turbo buttons for the NES. The D-Pad works good, although it has a mushy feel to it.
Getting an NES Game to fit in the FC Twin was a little hard for at first, it feels as though it might break. Pulling
the game out is what lots of people have problems with. You need to apply some force to get them out.
Inserting and removing a SNES game is a lot easier. The Ac adapter weighs about the same as a NES and functions
well as does the av cables that are included. What Retro-NES Gaming Fan who wouldn't want the FC Twin is
a fool. You get 2 consoles in one, having to buy the NES and SNES separetly is quite expensive. It's so much
fun playing all my NES games and SNES, Thanks to the FC Twin it makes it possible. I highly recommend the FC
Twin to fans of the old NES-SNES generation. It's old-school gaming at it's best.
FC Twin controller (not the cord) = 63 grams / 2.20 ounces
Original SNES controller (not the cord) = 73 grams / 2.55 ounces
So the Original SNES Controller is a bit heavier coming in at .35 ounces heftier, or 10 grams. But honestly, the FC Twin Controllers I received are great. I can't easily tell the difference in the weight, and the buttons and D-Pad are much tighter and have a better tactile feel since they are new as opposed to the older and much used SNES Controller. All in all, especially when it comes to gameplay, the FC Twin controller feels better due to tighter buttons with a better (not loose) tactile feel.
I've got 2 Original SNES Controllers that work great with the FC Twin and 2 of the new FC Twin Controllers. I've opted to put the Original controllers in a drawer and use the FC Twin Controller since it feels better.
I decided to get the FC Twin to get back some of the 8-bit and 16-bit games from my youth. I've picked up 5 different NES carts and 7 SNES Carts, and all of them play perfectly. Granted, several of the carts had dirty edge connector pins and didn't want to power-up, but a few swipes with a Q-Tip and rubbing alcohol had them running like new. As other reviewers have said, you need to keep those cart pins clean for reliable play. It's always been that way, even on the original systems. Luckily, a Q-Tip and alcohol is all you need.
I've got the FC Twin hooked to a 32" LED HDTV with the Composite Video line, and the games look great. I have noticed a few minor issues on some games with blending colors. For Example, in Mike Tyson's Punch-Out, the bottom soles of the opponent's feet (when knocked down) should be brown to beige, and the road that Little Mac trains on should be brown. On the FC Twin, those are showing as a herringbone pattern of Red, Green, and Blue. So they aren't blending well. Could be the system, or it could be the fact that I'm using a 1080p LED HDTV. Either way, it's not a show stopper for me as the game plays and looks great overall.
I ran the Audio through a stand-alone Logitech 5.1 surround system, and the games sound fantastic. I had been afraid that piping the 8-bit and 16-bit audio through the surround system would exaggerate any quality issues, but it's the exact opposite, and the games sound fantastic.
I will agree with some other reviewers here and say that it is rather difficult to get the NES cart out of the slot. It slides in easily, but pulling it out takes a bit of force. No so much force as to damage anything, but a noticeable amount of force is required. I imagine the connector is tight since it is new and may loosen up over time. But if not, it's not a problem to me.
The carts for the SNES slot slide in and pull out fine. Only the NES slot is tight to get out.
I'm planning on getting Castlevania 3 soon even though I've read it will not work on the FC Twin. The reason is because Castlevania 3 has extra ROM on the cart and uses the MMC5 Mapper chip. That requires Pin 58 (inverted PA13 line) to select the extra ROM. The original NES did this with an Inverter (74LS4004 or equivalent) on Pin 65 to drive pin 58. The FC Twin didn't add that inverter since so few games use it, and pin 58 is typically tied to pin 57 on most carts.
Castlevania 3 needs pin 58 to select the extra V-ROM on the cart. It's a fairly easy mod to add an inverter to that line and get Castlevania 3 to work. I'm an Electrical Engineer, so this will be a simple 30 minute MOD, and a fun one at that. However, instead of cracking the case and MOD'ing the FC Twin, I plan to MOD the cart itself. While that will make it unplayable on a regular system, it will play fine on any FC Twin.
Castlevania 3 isn't the only game that uses the MMC5 Mapper chip and Pin 58, so there are a few others that will not work as well. Fortunately, they aren't games that I want to play. You can search Wikipedia for the FC Twin and find a list of the games that have been reported as working and not working. It's not a complete list, but it does address the most popular titles.
All in all, I'm very pleased with the FC Twin, and it plays every game that I wanted from my youth perfectly. This is an awesome system!
I grew up playing vintage NES/SNES games like Mario, Zelda, and Mike Tyson's Punchout. The system handles all of these games (and more!) just like the original NES/SNES did. Our console came bundled with two replica SNES controllers that handle just like the originals did.
The system itself is designed well, looks great in the living room, and is slightly more compact than the original consoles were.
Gameplay is flawless (or, at least as flawless as NES/SNES gameplay has ever been!). It has handled every NES/SNES game we've thrown at it and has never needed repair. We've had to reset it a few times after the game froze, but even that is more a symptom of that era of gaming than it is a flaw in this system.
Overall, an excellent purchase and a great budget system for those seeking to relive the glory of NES/SNES!