The Retro Champ tries to be the “Switch” for NES/Famicom cartridges, but sadly fails in many key areas. I wanna like it…but NOPE…
good size, feels well built
I like that there is a rechargeable battery
turns on and boots up very quick
Supports thousands of physical games
Screen is not crisp at all. Looks like 240p footage instead of upscaled
D-pad is a little shallow and mushy
Has a death grip on your NES cartridge
Famicom cartridges are very tough to get out because they’re flush with the system. You need to either use that special tool to push them out or another NES cartridge which is kind of weird and bad design
Family Computer Disk System was released only in Japan in 1986 and uses floppy disks to store retail games and save games. John Riggs is a collector of the system and shares his knowledge of the system and what games you will want to pick up day 1.
The Miracle of Almana
Meikyū Jiin Dababa
Yume Kōjō: Doki Doki Panic
The Mysterious Murasame Castle
Kick Challenger: Air Foot
Bio Miracle-I’m Upa
Nintendo collectors may not realize that collecting Japanese Famicom games can be a cheaper option AND get you some games that we never got! Game Collector John Riggs shows us some fun & cheap Famicom games for Nintendo fans!
Akumajo Special: Boku Dracula-kun
Splatterhouse: Wanpaku Graffiti
New Ghostbusters II
Joy Mech Fight
Kid Niki 2
Samurai Pizza Cats
Wai Wai World 2: SOS!!