Unusual Diskettes - Niniendo

From: Iggy Drougge <optimus_at_canit.se>
Date: Sat Sep 29 06:00:33 2001

Hans Olminkhof skrev:

>I have come across a box full of unusual diskettes. Obviously japanese in
>origin, probably for some sort of games console. Many have the brand
>"Niniendo" moulded into the casing.


>Anyone seen these before?

I'm sory, but the URL goes to a "restricted area".

Without seeing the picture, though, I'd wager those are 2,8" disks (similar to
the 3" disks used on Amstrads and Speccys) for the Nintendo disk system.
Apparently, ROM cassettes were deemed as too expensive at the time, so in
order to accomodate bigger games at a price friendly to children, Nintendo
produced a disk drive for the Famicom/NES, for which you could get games on
disk, and when you grew bored of the game, you could go to the shop and have
the disk reloaded with another game.
I've read that Nintendo still offers this service at a price of 400 yen.
That's what I call good support. =)

Sharp made a hybrid Famicom clone (on licence, of course) with built-in disk

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