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Re: Gyromite NES Import Adaptor Guide

by BakaTanuki Mon Sep 27, 2010 8:56 pm

They had a few gyromites at Play Again (Texas game store), but the problem with those places is they know about it too.
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Re: Gyromite NES Import Adaptor Guide

by noiseredux Mon Mar 14, 2011 8:47 am

CRTGAMER wrote:
A tease for noiseredux
Did this ever come out?
http://gameboy.ign.com/articles/600/600417p1.html

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I just saw this hahaha. I was reading this guide because I recently found a Gyromite with adapter inside and wanted to see what you had to say about it. Anybody need one? Haha.
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Re: Gyromite NES Import Adaptor Guide

by Uncle Jenkins Sat Apr 30, 2011 1:31 pm

I just want to warn people that while there are other games besides Gyromite with adapters (I got mine in a copy of Pinball), they're strictly limited to the early Black Box titles. You might find a copy of a "silver box" game like Metroid or Kid Icarus that has 5 screws and off-center contacts, but it will NOT have an adapter. I found that out myself recently.
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Re: Gyromite NES Import Adaptor Guide

by Ziggy587 Sat Apr 30, 2011 6:20 pm

^ Yeah, it's restricted to launch games from what I can tell.
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Re: Gyromite NES Import Adaptor Guide

by Hobie-wan Wed Jul 06, 2011 3:30 am

The only reason the adapters were used was so that they'd have enough launch carts ready for that Christmas as they had a surplus of the Famicom games boards. It was easier to make the adapters than to make whole 72 pin boards.
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Re: Gyromite NES Import Adaptor Guide

by vlame Wed Jul 06, 2011 3:44 am

so what games were launch games and what games were black box games?
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Re: Gyromite NES Import Adaptor Guide

by Jamisonia Tue Aug 23, 2011 11:58 am

I just found one of these inside a Gryromite cart at a thrift store. As soon as picked up the cartridge I swore it was heavier. Maybe it was in my head.
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Re: Gyromite NES Import Adaptor Guide

by vlame Tue Aug 23, 2011 2:37 pm

Jamisonia wrote:I just found one of these inside a Gryromite cart at a thrift store. As soon as picked up the cartridge I swore it was heavier. Maybe it was in my head.

they are about 30% heavier.
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Re: Gyromite NES Import Adaptor Guide

by CRTGAMER Tue Aug 23, 2011 11:33 pm

vlame wrote:so what games were launch games and what games were black box games?

Here is the Import Adaptor hunt list, the launch titles:
Wiki wrote: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_vi ... ent_System

U.S. launch: October 18, 1985

10-Yard Fight
Baseball
Clu Clu Land
Donkey Kong Jr. Math
Duck Hunt
Excitebike
Golf
Gyromite
Hogan's Alley
Ice Climber
Kung Fu
Mach Rider
Pinball
Stack-Up
Super Mario Bros.
Tennis
Wild Gunman
Wrecking Crew

vlame wrote:
Jamisonia wrote:I just found one of these inside a Gryromite cart at a thrift store. As soon as picked up the cartridge I swore it was heavier. Maybe it was in my head.
they are about 30% heavier.
vlame is right, the adaptor adds to the weight. A little tricky to tell if the adaptor is inside though. Go with Ziggy's sure method, look for the offset pin tips pictured in the OP.
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Re: Gyromite NES Import Adaptor Guide

by CRTGAMER Mon Sep 05, 2011 3:11 pm

Hobie-wan wrote:The only reason the adapters were used was so that they'd have enough launch carts ready for that Christmas as they had a surplus of the Famicom games boards. It was easier to make the adapters than to make whole 72 pin boards.

Anyone who has found a NES cart other then Gyromyte or Stack Em Up, please post with pics if possible. I'll make a list of confirmed game carts in the OP.
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