The Dendy (Russia's NES/Famicom)

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The Dendy (Russia's NES/Famicom)

Postby HiddenGremlin » Tue Jan 20, 2009 3:20 pm

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Its the russians, version of NES/Famicom. But its not licensed by Nintendo, because Nintendo didn't have a patent on their stuff in Russia. Thus the Dendy was born.

Personally, I have always wanted a Dendy; because I love all things NES related.
Actually, its funny that all countries have their own version of the NES; except for the PAL: European NES which looks identical to ours; with the word "European Version" written on the front.

The Dendy is like NES attacked Famicom and this is their unholy child; it has removable controllers like NES, but the shape of a Famicom and the colors of a NES.

It uses 60 pin Famicom games, but with a 72 pin converter you can play NES games also?
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Re: The Dendy (Russia's NES/Famicom)

Postby Rob » Tue Jan 20, 2009 4:06 pm

I don't think it used a 72 pin, but I'm not positive. I believe I read it in Retro Gamer.

As for the PAL NES, I have a UK edition that is identical to ours, except it says NES Edition on the door.

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Re: The Dendy (Russia's NES/Famicom)

Postby HiddenGremlin » Tue Jan 20, 2009 4:30 pm

Rob wrote:I don't think it used a 72 pin, but I'm not positive. I believe I read it in Retro Gamer.

As for the PAL NES, I have a UK edition that is identical to ours, except it says NES Edition on the door.

Yea, the PAL NES is to similar to ours; they should have had their own unique design.
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Re: The Dendy (Russia's NES/Famicom)

Postby Carlos » Tue Jan 20, 2009 4:55 pm

Is that an actual Nintendo product or a clone? It kinda looks like one of those fake systems like they sell at the kiosks at the mall, lol.
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Re: The Dendy (Russia's NES/Famicom)

Postby HiddenGremlin » Tue Jan 20, 2009 7:18 pm

SegaBoy wrote:Is that an actual Nintendo product or a clone? It kinda looks like one of those fake systems like they sell at the kiosks at the mall, lol.

I have found out its not official but it was legal to sell in Russia since Nintendo didn't have a Patent there..
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Re: The Dendy (Russia's NES/Famicom)

Postby Rob » Wed Jan 21, 2009 8:57 am

It was not an officially licensed product. Nor were any of the games legit; there were about three or four major bootleggers that produced the games and one or two Dendy manufacturers.

What's funny is that the Dendy, though it was a counterfeit Famicom, was seen as the "genuine" gaming system and all the other Famiclones were seen as inferior junk.

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Re: The Dendy (Russia's NES/Famicom)

Postby HiddenGremlin » Wed Jan 21, 2009 4:47 pm

Rob wrote:It was not an officially licensed product. Nor were any of the games legit; there were about three or four major bootleggers that produced the games and one or two Dendy manufacturers.

What's funny is that the Dendy, though it was a counterfeit Famicom, was seen as the "genuine" gaming system and all the other Famiclones were seen as inferior junk.

Thats funny, but it doesnt stop me from still wanting one.
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Re: The Dendy (Russia's NES/Famicom)

Postby Rob » Wed Jan 21, 2009 7:49 pm

I've seen one taken apart before, it looks like it was built just as good, if not better, than the Famicom. I would own a Dendy over 99% of the other Famiclones floating around. If you get one, just don't plug it in!

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Re: The Dendy (Russia's NES/Famicom)

Postby HiddenGremlin » Thu Jan 22, 2009 9:56 am

Rob wrote:I've seen one taken apart before, it looks like it was built just as good, if not better, than the Famicom. I would own a Dendy over 99% of the other Famiclones floating around. If you get one, just don't plug it in!

Dont worry I would get a Step Down Converter like I have for Famicom.
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