Nintendo Entertainment System, Now in Cartridge Form
by Mark R
Isn’t it amazing how much smaller our technology is, compared to what our technology was? I once heard that the first computers took up entire buildings, and yet they had no more memory than an average cellular phone. That’s decades of progress in electronic technology for you.
I am proud to report that in just two decades of electronic progress, someone has actually designed a Nintendo Entertainment System that is the size of an NES cartridge.
Popular console modder and DIYer Kotomi has created the Fami-Card, which uses a now-vintage 8-bit Super Mario Brothers cartridge for a housing for a full NES player. A Chinese NES emulator is used for running the games, and there is room enough for a full-functioning cartridge slot, video audio out, reset button, and even ports for the joysticks.
Too bad that this Fami-Card isn’t on sale anywhere, and you might be hard-pressed to find those old-school NES games.
I would like to make a request for Kotomi: please do the same thing for the Atari 2600. I’m pretty sure you could fit that video game player on something even smaller than one of their cartridges. I would suggest using the Combat game for housing.