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Fc Mobile 2 the Best Portable NES Gets a 1up

by Paul Strauss

It wasn’t all that long ago that the guys from Hyperkin released the FC Mobile, a portable gaming system that could play original cartridges from your old NES console. Now, they’re getting set to release an update to the system that makes it just that much more compelling.


The FC Mobile II improves upon the original FC Mobile by bundling a pair of wireless joypads and a wireless light gun so you can use it as both a handheld and a full-fledged Nintendo Entertainment System (clone) that you can hook up to your television and even play two-player games on. And of course, you’ll finally be able to play Duck Hunt the way it was meant to be played.


In addition to the wireless controllers, the FC Mobile II will get a design upgrade that makes the system a little less like a bubbly Sega Game Gear, and a little more in line with the classic NES aesthetic.

Sure, there are plenty of cheap-o emulator systems out there that can run bootlegged ROM files, but the FC series is your best bet if you happen to have a stack of legit 8-bit carts lying around, or frequently troll the flea markets looking for elusive golden Nintendo World Championship cartridges. Or maybe you just like your games to be bigger than your consoles.

Hyperkin expects to start shipping the FC Mobile II in early May, and you can pre-order one now over on eBay for around $60 USD.

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Comments (8):

  1. Corey Koltz says:

    Available for Pre-order for $53 + Shipping at 8-Bit Classics. Pre-orders also receive a Free Super Mario Bros/Duck Hunt Cartridge.

    Black – http://8bitclassics.com/vmchk/Nintendo/NES/Systems/FC-Mobile-II-Black.html

    White – http://8bitclassics.com/Nintendo/NES/Systems/FC-Mobile-II-White.html

  2. Red Gradon says:

    How is it the “best”? Is it more compatible than the other consoles? How does Castlevania 3 run? Does it have real compatible NES controller ports that you can plug original controllers in when you use it on the TV, unlike most clones? Does it have more than one video output (S-Video, Component, Composite, original compatible RF connector)?

  3. JAH76 says:

    Red Gradon: True, “The Best” is a very individualized interpretation, you may not be so happy with a lack of “your preferred” options and/or capabilities, where as me, the fact it has all these capabilities at all, as well as better and more reliable compatibility than some, some, it may be just price or even such silly things as the worst one out there, but if it looks “Kooler” “It’s the BEST”, maybe even average sales in comparison to others, the word “Best” is the truest example of ‘opinion’, take it as such, ask your self, not others.

  4. Tony says:

    I recently purchased it last year of 2010. And it’s worth it, if you want to salvage your old Nintendo NES system. So far I haven’t run into any problem with the FC Mobile 2 at the moment.
    And yeah, the good thing about this Clone system is that it’s portable, so you don’t need a TV for it.

    Also Check out my Squidoo lens article about the FC Mobile.

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