Winging its way towards me from elsewhere in Victoria will be a boxed Famicom (the exact box in the picture) complete with two of its spankin’ red/gold controllers and an as yet unidentified cart.
So why the Famicom?
Well, i could say it’s because the Famicom represents a rich vein of history in the 8-bit console family. I could also throw in that I like the console itself and the various odd peripherals that come with it (the disk drive, network system etc). The truth however, would be far simpler…
I dig the cartridges like fat kids dig cake.
As my friend over at famicomblog will agree, famicom carts are psychedelically beautiful. I read somewhere that the human eye can distinguish 16.8 million different colors. I’m reasonably certain a famicom cart has been produced in every single one of them.