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  1. The Goonies (Konami, 1986)

    As previous discussed in this space, one of the reasons I chose to go back to the Famicom, as opposed to one of the other very worthy vintage systems, was its ties to my favorite decade, the 1980s. A great example of what made that time in my life so great was Steven Spielberg's 1985 film The Goonies, arguably the best of the seemingly endless list of movies starring at least one of the Coreys -- Feldman in this case. I'm struggling to choose between The Goonies and The Lost Boys as I type this. ...
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  2. The Famicom Disk System

    One of the things that made getting a Famicom attractive instead of an NES was its magical, mythical add-on, the Famicom Disk System. Like its successors, the PC Engine CD, the Mega CD, and the Nintendo 64DD, the FDS was originally an attachment that added additional storage and other benefits to proprietary games. Also similar to those other platforms, the FDS was eventually integrated into a single piece of hardware, the Sharp Twin Famicom, which came in four varieties.

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  3. Raiders of the Lost Ark

    After a failed attempt on Sunday with both GohanX and Vasteel (what kind of retail store is closed on Sunday?), I, along with Vasteel, returned to Greensboro to raid the Lost Ark.

    They have Famicom games in two places. There are maybe a dozen games, some loose and some complete, in a glass case with the other imports for Mega Drive, Super Famicom, Saturn, PS1, PS2, etc. And then there is a bin of loose games behind the counter (thank GohanX for this tip).

    The prices ...
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