Oh God, I'm confused.
OK, so I own a FC Twin. Yobo, to be precise.
So there is also an FC Dual, and a Retro Duo?
Someone set it to me straight - I'm willing to throw my money down on which console is proven to play Castlevania III, Mario RPG, and every other game.
I'd like to get some games that haven't worked for the Twin, but now I don't even know if these two will work. D:
yes, there are several in existence now-a-days.
i have no personal experience with the fc twin or the fc dual. but, the retro duo has been proven to work for castlevania iii. and i know that some fc twins play mario rpg. the retro duo does.
if you look here, some of the games that didn't work on the original fc twin have been proven to work on the retro duo.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fc_twin
like i said, i have no experience with the fc dual and joel schmidt
is the first person i've read that owns one. maybe he can enlighten us. apparently it looks to be the same as the retro duo except cosmetically.
Just call me Joel
Here is the bottom line: avoid the FC Twin.. it is obsolete. If you want to have near 100% compatibility get the FC Dual or the Retro Duo. If you also want a nice case, go with the Retro...
There are only two serious differences between the Dual and Duo (say that 5 times fast
): S-Video support and being able to have both cartridge slots occupied. I suspect lovablechevy, that when you plugged the composite video into the Duo it switched over to that and is not actually using the S-Video connection. However, the FC Dual DOES allow the use of S-video with NES game no problem. The FC Dual forces you to remove any Super Nes/Super Famicom carts in order to play Nes/Famicom carts. The Retro Duo doesn't require it, but DOES recommend it.
Both the FC Dual and Retro Duo can play NTSC-U and NTSC-J cartridges without the need for special adapters. According to Videogamecentral's video, the Retro Duo can also play PAL format cartridges without the need for an adapter. I personally have not tried this on my FC Dual, but since they have 99.9% identical internal boards, I'll lay odds it can also. Both systems can use original SNES controllers, and I've heard talk that there is a forthcoming adapter to allow the use of the original NES Light Zapper.... conceivably this will also allow the use of original NES controllers.
grrrr.. I just looked at the wikipedia entry for the FC Twin and noticed that someone has removed all the information I had added regarding the FC Dual. Guess someone doesn't want to admit it exists and was released long before the Retro Duo.