Awesome "FamicomBox" arcade NES spotted on Yahoo auctions

The things people will actually put up for sale! I think I remember hearing about this thing a long time ago, but I’ve never seen one before. Essentially a all-in-one system with 15 actual cartridges built right in, the FamicomBox was used in hotel rooms and arcades. It’s got a bunch of the classic games for the system, although I can’t read all of their titles. It’s got Mega Man and Ghosts & Goblins, which is more game than anybody in the world can handle, though, so there’s no risk of beating everything on it.

There should be a coin slot on there, but I can’t for the life of me figure out where. It’s almost certainly heavy as lead, but that’s a small price to pay for the privilege of being able to switch between games at a snap. I’d hack it personally, I’ve never been a fan of Adventure Island or Fighting Golf (whatever that is).

It’s currently going for 10,000 yen, which is about $110 — in other words, an absolute steal if you live in Japan.

[via Nowhere Else and Journal de Geek]