Getting a Famicom-to-NES adapter in 5 easy steps

If you have any FC games but no FC to play them on, you probably want to get an adapter to play them with.. unfortunately, they're not that easy to find. However, for some reason (probably due to being rushed for the holiday season of 1985), Nintendo made cart production easier by not making new NES cart boards, but by using the same Famicom cart boards and simply fitting Famicom-to-NES adapters on them! Weird, eh? Now, all you have to to is remove the adapter and you have your very own to use! Here's how to do it:

1. Find a copy of Gyromite, Excitebike, Stack-Up, Hogan's Alley, Urban Champion, or some other old Nintendo-made cart. The cart should feel slightly heavier than a normal Game Pak; that's the tip-off that there's an adapter inside.

A Gyromite cart, ripe for the picking
Recommended abduction method: Twin Famicom gun best choice, regular light gun okay otherwise
2. If you don't have the correct screwdriver to open up the cart, now would be a good time to hold up someone who does and make him do your bidding. Try entering the video game shoppe of your choice and accosting the owner with your demand for him to open the cart for you.

3. Once you have someone else under your control and doing the job for you, have him use the screwdriver to open up the NES cart. (If you can't be bothered with leaving the house, call MCM Electronics at 1-800-543-4330 and order a 3.8mm security screwdriver bit, part number 22-1145. This is the bit you use to open NES carts.)

Cigarette optional
Opened Gyromite cart, with Famicom board and Famicom-to-NES converter inside
4. After the cart is opened, look inside. What you may see (if you were right about the cart being heaver) is a Famicom board.. attached to another board, with a 72-pin output. This is the Famicom-to-NES adapter!

5. Be amazed at your discovery. Thank your accomplice for his time. Go home and play all of your FC games. Yep, they all work with this adapter!

"Wow, now I don't have to buy an overpriced Honeybee adaptor from some freak on a newsgroup!"
thanx: mike etler
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