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    Default FC 16 Go - Portable SNES

    We are getting some of these in early next week. Only silver right now. I guess other colors are held up at customs, might be another couple weeks for them.

    Here's some info:
    • 3.5" screen
    • Replaceable rechargeable battery
    • ac adapter
    • av cable
    • Two Wireless RF 2.4 Ghz Controllers
    • Ear Phones


    Its looks interesting. I will keep you posted when I receive them. I will not be taking pre-orders on the site. If you would like to reserve one you can PM me and we can set something up. Remember I will only have Silver in stock next week. They will be going for $59.99.
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    I had no idea that a portable SNES was due out so soon. That really surprised me.

    On paper this has some nice specs -the screen size is really impressive, and I'm glad they went the rechargeable battery route.

    Still with the mono sound on these systems? On an SNES, that's a disappointment. It is also UGLY as hell -like a DS Phat, but worse. Still, using the DS as the base design makes some sense. I'm also a little uncertain about it being a Yobo. I was hoping that Innex would do one, since their SNES emulation is so good on the RetroDuo. Is Yobo SNES emulation good at all?

    A very tough decision. At the very least, I'm going to wait for the charcoal black, which will also leave a window of time for some first impressions. Knowing that there is the Hyperkin model in the works as well; I've learned from the RetroGen that it can't hurt to wait and see.
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    if this thing will work with the snes powerpack i am IN

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    Yobo has done it again!....Those great clone TCT-IC's are almost like the real thing!..
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    Just got my hands on the FC 16 Go and did a small review on youtube
    seems pretty nice so far

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZXS07rZDzVc

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    Cool thanks for the vid. System is kind of big, but that screen seems nice. I figured since the system was so big the cart might go in farther. Oh well.
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    Meaningless question, but I wonder why it is the FC 16 Go, and not the SFC 16 Go?

    So, it looks like the wireless controllers are genuine, and not IR? That is kinda attractive, since one of the things that keeps me from plugging my old systems or clones into my main TV is having to use a wired controller. As a handheld, though, that thing looks as big as a house. As long as it isn't any bulkier than the FC Mobile II, I guess that won't be too bad, but I gotta think there's a better way to design such a system.

    That screen is really attractive, even if the fake speakers on either side only highlight the absence of stereo sound. I can live with a lot of flaws for a portable SNES, so as long as the compatibility is good, this might be a must-buy after all. If the Hyperkin comes along with a much better design, I can buy that as well. Does anyone know how far along the Hyperkin machine is? For me, the FC 16 Go came out of nowhere, so now I'm curious.
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    Quote Originally Posted by StoneAgeGamer View Post
    Cool thanks for the vid. System is kind of big, but that screen seems nice. I figured since the system was so big the cart might go in farther. Oh well.
    I advertised what you posted on my classic gaming forums here. I hope you don't mind me re-posting this (I added a link to your store in the post).

    Anyway, I can't wait for this, looks amazing.

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    Thanks for the unboxing video.

    When someone has time to fool around with one of these, I'd love to hear more details about how it actually performs (Seem's promising with the few seconds of gameplay in that video).

    How do the controllers on the handheld and the wireless controllers feel? Are the wireless controllers really rf? How well do some of the problematic titles play (The Super FX games, are the colors in Star Fox correct for example? At least early revisions of the FC Twin didn't play those correctly; How well do SA-1 games work?). How is the screen blurring, doesn't appear to be bad at all in that video? How's it feel as a unit? Cheap and uncomfortable, or does it seem of decent quality and fits in your hands well?

    With how nice the RetroDuo plays SuperNes titles (I've had no issues beyond with the SA-1 cartridges), this has the potential to be great if the chipset is the same and the controls and screen work well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Akito01 View Post
    For me, the FC 16 Go came out of nowhere, so now I'm curious.
    Yeah I had no idea Yobo was even working on it. The other day I got a PDF flyer in my e-mail for it and was like "WTF?"
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    That is a huge screen. I love that thing. Something tells me Santa is coming with one of those for me!

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    Quote Originally Posted by StoneAgeGamer View Post
    Yeah I had no idea Yobo was even working on it. The other day I got a PDF flyer in my e-mail for it and was like "WTF?"
    No doubt it was a strategic business decision. If the competition doesn't know that you're working on something, they are less likely to rush their own product to the market. It could buy them a lot of time as an exclusive manufacturer of portable SNES's.

    I think that this is the first retro handheld with a rechargable, REPLACEABLE battery.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nhm View Post
    No doubt it was a strategic business decision. If the competition doesn't know that you're working on something, they are less likely to rush their own product to the market. It could buy them a lot of time as an exclusive manufacturer of portable SNES's.

    I think that this is the first retro handheld with a rechargable, REPLACEABLE battery.
    Nah, we knew about it months ago.

    Nothing's a secret in this business.

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    Nice. Thanks again for videos.
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    I agree, thanks.

    How did the sky in Star Fox look? As far as I remember hearing about and seeing in videos (I never bought the FC Twin, just a Retro Duo), the sky was one of the obvious areas that showed it wasn't playing Super FX titles correctly due to the colors in the sky not being correct (Though later revisions of the FC Twin supposedly fixed this, but worth checking out none the less). The video didn't last long enough to check that out. Certainly looks like it works correctly during the introduction sequence though.

    Go to 4:36 in this video to see a example of the discoloration I'm talking about.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CYv8USm7dbU

    Nice to see the Super Game Boy working perfectly. Of course it's not a practical way to play Game Boy games when there are smaller purpose built handhelds for it, but I think the nerd in all of us is happy to see that it operates correctly and is possible.

    How do the controls on the unit and the wireless controllers feel? Are the controllers really RF (Easy to check, just make sure they don't have line of sight with the unit when you test). If they stop responding, it will mean they're actually IR.
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    the Starfox looks great the sky is blue not green or purple like at 4:36 in the video

    was trying things I thought WOULDNT work ......but so far they all work great
    the super gameboy worked well

    in the manual it says the controller is "2.4 Ghz RF frequency hopping spread spectrum ..to avoid interference from any home electronic remote devices"

    I tested one under the counter and then behind my computer case seems to work great
    pads are light untill you put the 2 aaa s in them they have a nice solid feel ....not like the fc twin light crap

    so far im pretty impressed

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    For those wondering about the size, it appears to be the size of a Sega Nomad. I went and measured my Nomad and its almost exactly the same size as this. Now we can have portables of both 16-bit systems!

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    Does anyone know if it works with a game genie ?
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    Does it play SFC carts too?

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