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    Default Some observations as I sort through my retro gaming collections.

    As I continue to go through my collection I find so many items I did not even realize I had or I overlooked because of lack of interest, a side effect of buying large lots and packages over the years for specific items you tend to end up with many things you would have never purposely acquired. THIS is a good example, I have very few original Snes games since I have an Everdrive Cart but I definitely had no idea I had this one, I don't even recall seeing it originally in whatever package it came with

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    MAN I loved using my NES Advantage joystick to play Zelda and Metroid back in the day. I found THIS Camerica "TurboTronic" Joystick I acquired somewhere but have never used before, will be interesting to see how it compares, or doesn't as the case may be. Anyone use one before?

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    Controllers is definitely where I lose track. I don't keep a list of them, I rarely use anything but the standard controllers for each system, and they tend to get spread around. I couldn't even come up with a number for how many NES, SNES, Genesis, etc. controllers I have, and sometimes when I'm digging through stuff, I come across joysticks I forgot I had.

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    I have an NES Advantage, but unfortunately it doesn't work like it used to... characters jiggle around the screen and I can't make them respond. I tried to open this up and clean it but I couldn't figure out how to disconnect one part without breaking the whole thing.

    It's all right tho, pretty much for anything that isn't a fighting game or an arcade-perfect port I don't need sticks, and the NES Advantage didn't feel like a real arcade stick.

    EDIT: I had a case once, I forget which game its in reference to, where I really wanted to play a game and was worried about how I was gonna afford an ebay copy and balancing my budget and stuff... then I opened my game drawers and saw the game in question and was like "Wait, I own this already? OKAY!"

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    ASCii designed and manufactured the NES Advantage. It was originally the ASCii Stick for Family Computer, then the ASCii Stick II Turbo.
    They also produced versions for the Master System/SG-1000, a version for MSX, and version for PC-Engine.
    The likely sold the design to Camerica as well.
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    Not hard to loose track i have a ton of controllers as well.All those wires,beside it being a hassle when i need the right one for said console.While i don't have a nes advantage i do have a xe-1 pro fc for the famicom.I also have a similar model for the pc-engine as well.Pic of famicom joystick.

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    I had an NES advantage at one point but never used it. How do you use it? Set it in your lap? On the floor? A table top? Just always seemed strange
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    Back in those days My entire setup was in my bedroom (like many) so I lay on my bed often flat on my stomach facing the TV screen, the controller lay on the bed just in front of me, IF I was siting up yes pretty much the controller was on my lap.
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