• The Famicom claw game: yet another reason to go to Japan

    Need yet another reason to go to Akihabara? Check out the Famicom claw machine. For a mere ¥100 (about $1.10) you can take your chance and try and win a cartridge. Of course, you could probably pick up a cartridge around the corner from the machine for about the same price, but where’s the fun in that. [via GameFuse] Read More

  • Photo report: CrunchGear digs up Akihabara's top 10 expensive classic games

    Nearly two years have passed since I last went to Akihabara in Tokyo to dig up Japan’s most expensive retro games. This time, I made the observation that the general price level has gone down in the past months. Some of the pricey carts and CDs I listed up were simply nowhere to be found, some were considerably cheaper for some reason, and other games became more expensive over time. Read More

  • The NES Famicom business-card holder

    You want this business-card holder, don’t you? It’s a hell of a lot better than that boring Kenneth Cole case you picked up after passing that big financial certification exam. GeekStuff4U is taking preorders for the¥2,900.00 ($30.74 USD) case. Show the bigwigs at the next conference that you not only work hard, but have been playing hard for years. Read More

  • Familator lets you play Famicom games on your DS Lite

    If the Game Boy Advance slot on your DS Lite isn’t getting much use, this adapter might be just the thing to bring it out of its funk. It’s called the CYBER Familator Lite and it allows you to play Famicom games and, with yet another adapter and a lot of extra work, NES games from the US and A. It’ll be a Japan-only device at first, due out next month. No word on pricing but… Read More

  • Original Sony/Nintendo Super Famicom Found

    Any gamer who is a big enough dork to comb over Wikipedia for some video game history should know that the original Sony Playstation isn’t exactly the gray, overheating 32-bit console we all love so dearly. Originally, Nintendo has hired Sony to help develop its Super Famicom (SNES) console. This model had a CD drive and was essentially a predecessor to Sony’s Playstation. A… Read More

  • Guitar Shaped Like Old School Famicom

    Can someone give this guy a hand for craftsmanship? Not only did a Japanese guy take the time to recreate a Nintendo Famicom (aka NES) out of wood, but he turned it into a guitar, complete with a gamepad headstock. Some of the tiny details include a cartridge right behind the bridge, real, wood buttons on the headstock, and a second controller below the high E string. I’d love to kick… Read More