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    Default Modem for the Super Famicom ?

    I just found a modem for the Super Famicom system, it comes with a unit and a specially designed controller with the "NTT Data" (NTT stands for Nippon Telegraph and Telephone) and Nintendo logos on it. I was surprised to find such device as I thought the Satellaview was the only "modem like unit" for the Super Famicom... Does anyone know anything about it ? I can post images if anyone's interested... thanks for your help

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    Quote Originally Posted by lkermel View Post
    I just found a modem for the Super Famicom system, it comes with a unit and a specially designed controller with the "NTT Data" (NTT stands for Nippon Telegraph and Telephone) and Nintendo logos on it. I was surprised to find such device as I thought the Satellaview was the only "modem like unit" for the Super Famicom... Does anyone know anything about it ? I can post images if anyone's interested... thanks for your help
    it was used for stocks and stuff...

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    I'm sure there was a thread on this a while back....

    From what I can remember, it's so you can bet on horses. Maybe a bit of banking, but I'm sure gambling was the main use.

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    Yes,you can play the 2 versions of JRA Pat with!
    So you can bet on horses, fantastic huh?

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    NTT Dokomo, iirc, is the only phone company in Japan. Japan has this weird habit of having officially sanctioned monopolies and oligopolies. I believe only five companies are allowed to make beer.

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    Thanks a lot guys !
    Yep, it makes total sense, the modem came with a cartridge of JRA Pat.
    This is really interesting 'cause I know Nintendo initially put a network together with the Famicom, and this for horse racing, banking etc... so I guess this modem for the Super Famicom was to carry on using the existing network, and it probably came out before the Satellaview.

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