"FC TWIN" Yay or Nay?

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  1. Pasaway

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  2. toma

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    i've heard better things about the retro duo to be honest. it's suipposed to have better compatibility than most of the clones out there, with games like castlevania 3 and mario rpg working. i don't have one to confirm though. apparently there's a difference with the v2.0 one though that makes it really good. the price is pretty much the same as the fc twin. it also looks prettier to me. i've been thinking of getting one but i haven't had the extra cash to justify it lately. the link is for the silver one which i like best, but there are a bunch of other colors too.

    http://cgi.ebay.ca/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=350208440042
     
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    Yes. I've heard nothing but good things about the retro duo.
     
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    03Mach1 Reason Has No Voice

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    The pads on both the FC Twin and Retro Duo are shoddy at best. Try to find some original, Nintendo brand game pads and you will be much happier.
     
  5. toma

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    just bumping this cuz i ordered myself a retro duo the other day and i just got it in the mail about an hour ago. the controllers have some pretty nasty mushy d-pads on them but my snes pad works fine. i've tested it with a couple of unlicensed games and they work ok (spiritual warfare and a pirate 42-in-1 multicart). super mario kart works fine. wwf steel cage challenge works fine. the only thing i've tried that didn't work so far was a european mortal kombat ii cart. oh well. it feels pretty solid but the thing is light as a feather and carts fit very tightly into the system, especially nes ones.

    if anyone has any questions i can see what i can do about answering them.

    edit: i just took apart one of the controllers and looked at the dpad to see why it was so mushy feeling. the little post in the middle is a bit shorter than a regular snes controller's one. luckily there was a hole in the middle of it the perfect size of a broken off toothpick. i stuck it in and cut it down short so that it stuck out by about a millimetre and then put it back together. it's not up to snes standards, but it made for a huge improvement, enough that i won't have to feel guilty handing one of these off to a 2nd player anyway.
     
  6. toma

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    after a few days with this beast i can confirm a few more things. the european mk2 kart works! i just wasn't being patient enough as the game shows a black screen for the first 10 seconds or so when you turn it on and i didn't realize this.

    also, i read some reports that the nes audio was kind of off, and when i threw super mario bros in i could definitely hear some distortion. i found a fix for it here, and it fixes everything.

    the cart slots were also extremely tight for the first few days or so but they seem to be a bit better now. the nes side is tighter for sure. an eject button would have been nice. oh well.
     
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    Enigma2K2 Robot In Disguise TFW2005 Supporter

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    haven't had any problems with mine.
     

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