Build it Yourself Nintendo NES / Famiclone Console Kit Arrives On Amazon Japan

DIY-Famiclone-Kit-On-AmazonIf for whatever you’ve ever felt that the aesthetics of Nintendo’s 8-bit range didn’t live up to expectations, then you’re in luck. Amazon Japan has recently stocked a build it yourself kit of Nintendo NES / Famicom internals which can be sculpted into the console of your dreams - from portable offerings to even tables with built in gaming capabilities.

While a Nintendo NES enabled table might not be the first thing that comes to mind, it is in fact the main example used on this kit’s box, and a good one at that. For many though, this DIY set will come as a real bonus to those already taking part in the retro gaming hacking scene. Long gone will be the days of cutting up the original hardware to meet requirements, with just about everything needed now in one box and compact too.

The Famicom Compatible DIY Kit retails at around ¥3,218 which roughly works out to £20. Coming bundled with two control pads, all the required cables and even a selection of screws too, we expect to see some really creative consoles surfacing over the coming months.

Link: Famicom Compatible DIY Kit on Amazon Japan



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(Link to this comment) Amarthar 2016-04-21 09:27
From the look of the box, it also comes with a 88-in-1 multicart. Kinda nice.
(Link to this comment) thewalkingbox 2016-04-23 02:37
3200 yen?
Where can I get it for that price
It says nearly 6000 yen on amazon jp at the moment.
Is that a mono audio out?
(Link to this comment) Welshwuff 2016-04-26 15:09
Sooo it's a Retron1 without the case.

I have tried this exact NES on a chip before and cant say its too great, and that price seems alittle insulting for the quality. As most pretendos they dont play PAL games well. This seems a dumb gimmick when you can just get a retron1 now for possibly same price to cheaper if you look around and just take it out the case (its like 3-4 phillips screws whatever).

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