Some thoughts on bootleg Famicom carts

In Taiwan bootleg Famicom games are referred to as 「台片」, which basically means ‘Taiwanese game’. Bootlegs are such an integral part of gaming history here that there’s not much reference, if any, to them being unlicensed or ‘pirate’ games. Famicom games are simply split into two categories, these so-called Taiwanese games, and then the original … Continued

Restoring a PC Engine Twin Commander Controller

I restored this PC Engine Twin Commander controller so I could play PC Engine with a controller that resembled more the official controller. The Twin Commander was released in 1988 and includes a box with a second controller port allowing two players to use the same cable. A useful feature since the PC Engine only has one controller port.