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The Twin Famicom - Sharp and Nintendo's Forgotten Weirdo Son

Browsing through the recycle shops of rural Japan, I get a regular lesson in old school Japanese gaming consoles and games. I would have considered myself an expert in the North American sense, but after a couple rounds through the Dopos and Hard-Offs (actual name), I have never felt so clueless. I knew of a few of the more offbeat Japanese exclusives as far as consoles went, but occasionally one manages to fall into your lap that has you both cursing your ineptitude as a scholarly retro gamer and thanking your lucky stars that no one else spotted it first:

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About Maxwell in Japanone of us since 7:58 PM on 12.01.2013

I live in the rural mountains of Japan, surrounded by recycle shops that sell a plethora of bizarre and random video games and accessories. I get a lot of video gaming done, mostly of the retro variety.

I'm an English teacher and a part-time journalist, and I love talking old-school shop with anyone that's interested.

My favourite games are mostly Super Nintendo RPGs and modern adventure masterpieces.

Other than that, I love frolicking through the mountains of Fukushima, dancing to indie rock, and building giant couch forts that I'm not afraid to live in.