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best famicom adapter for front loading nes

Aug 10 at 11:32:17 AM
Archangel3090 (18)
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I have an rgb modded front loaded nes and wondering if anyone can suggest an adapter... ive been using the ones that nintendo made and just opening the carts and swapping the boards out but would love an easier plug and play... obviously easier for top loaded nes but they just arent as nostalgi for me and lack the same quality in my opinion

Aug 10 at 1:43:46 PM
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The honeybee has always been a classic

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Aug 10 at 3:49:57 PM
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Homemade extended adapter just like this one.


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Aug 10 at 5:38:39 PM
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Originally posted by: scottmog

Homemade extended adapter just like this one.

I'm curious, was your 60-to-72pin adaptor sourced from that particular NES game you have pictured or did you buy an aftermarket one? I'm hoping the former so I can go check mine  


Edited: 08/10/2017 at 05:39 PM by Brachabre

Aug 10 at 5:39:49 PM
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You can use an original but you would still need another one. Open one up and you'll see what I mean. You need two adapters.

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Aug 11 at 9:05:29 AM
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A friend recently gave me a honeybee and I didn't even know how to use it because I didn't own any famicom games at the time. I even asked someone on here what I had. It works great though, I picked up a famicom sword master recently and it works with no problems.

Aug 11 at 9:27:57 AM
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Honeybee

Aug 12 at 9:36:34 PM
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Originally posted by: MrWunderful

Honeybee
Why do they cost $60? Are they really much better than the NES carts with adapters in them?

 

Aug 12 at 9:45:38 PM
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Originally posted by: retroupgrade
 
Originally posted by: MrWunderful

Honeybee
Why do they cost $60? Are they really much better than the NES carts with adapters in them?

 


Depends on how easy you want it to be.  Are they really 60$?  I am sitting on at least 5, time to sell!

Aug 12 at 10:08:10 PM
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They're $60 now? I remember when they were half that.  

Aug 13 at 3:30:31 AM
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Well they are listed on ebay for that much... but what people will pay is very different i guess... i'll try it when someone is reasonable about it, but thank you everyone for pointing me
In the right direction

Aug 13 at 3:45:57 AM
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Originally posted by: Tulpa

I remember when they were half that.  



you could say this about pretty much anything old video game related  

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Aug 13 at 5:55:35 AM
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IMO, just get a Famicom, or Famiclone. I remember years back, around 2000, when I got my first Famicom games. My brother and I had gone the route of using the official Famicom adapter, and we also eventually got one of those other adapters, not Honey Bee, but another brand from back in the day, I don't remember what it was. No matter which was used though, it was still just an unnecessary hassle. And now with Honey Bee adapters being $60 (just going on what was listed in this thread, I can't confirm), one could easily get a nice machine for that price. It wouldn't be rgb, but it would be so much more efficient for playing.

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Aug 26 at 5:30:40 PM
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I use the Nintendo adapter from an excitebike cart but put it inside the shell of a cheap shitty adapter. Works great

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Aug 26 at 5:33:53 PM
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I use the AVS. Works great.  

Aug 26 at 5:39:09 PM
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Well, the adapter cost me like 20 bucks. I aint got the big bucks for one of those  

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Aug 28 at 7:20:01 PM
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Am I correct that the Honeybee still uses a voltage spike to bypass the 10NES? I've never used one or opened one up. I have a WH-101 adapter that works fine on my top-loaders, but 90% sure uses a voltage spike; the WH-101 only cost $15 .

The Gyromite converter I have contains its own 10NES, and also works like a charm... Except you need to make a housing, except some cartridges won't fit around the black 60 pin without trimming it etc. The big advantage (for me) of doing this is the game powers on automatically rather than after a fraction-second delay in which the voltage spike overrides the 10NES; not a big deal but (as my post in the Help forum shows) I do still have questions about what harm a voltage spike can do. Also I'm curious on the above homemade adapter, if there are issues that the game is not inserted upside-down used that way?

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Aug 29 at 3:57:09 PM
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I've had a honeybee for some years now I scored on ebay badly listed. There's not much to be odd about using it. You attach the game, slide it in, if someone didn't jack it up it has a flat ribbon attached to it on the inside and you give it a grab and a nice non harsh pull and it slides out like a real US game. Honeybee is a true life saver if you don't feel like chopping up a legit NES cart for the adapter.