Not quite what I expected.
I mean that in a mostly good way though. When I first heard of dual systems like this I was extremely skeptical. I also had a friend who warned me that those systems were not ver reliable since the way they were wired or whatever meant that if, say the NES part went on the fritz it could take the entire system with it. However I decided to take my chances with the FCTwin, partly becase while I have an actual physical NES and SNES, I do not and have had trouble finding hookups for both systems. Then of course having just one system for both games would save me space on my entertainment center. So, having discovered I had rather more Lukie Points than I thought I did, I decided to treat myself. The system arrived yesterday, exactly on schedule. It appeared to be in perfect condition and when I got it out of the box I was absolutely fascinated. I knew from other reviews that the controllers it used are more or less exactly the same as SNES controllers. What I hadn't been sure about was the syystem itself. I'm not sure what I'd been expecting but it certainly was not the lightweight, compact little gadget that I got. Like the SNES and some later NES systems it's a top loader. And, as with everything I got from Lukie Games I had almost no trouble setting it up or getting it working. I say almost because of the SNES player. It does work, but I have noticed that if the game isn't inserted exactly right the system won't register it, even if the game did appear to latch into place. Once you do get it to work, however, it does what you expect. The only other complaint I have is that it does seem to have some audio issues with a couple games, namely Simon's Quest and Crystalis, the latter being more pronounced than the former. It seems to mess up one of the sound channels. Those are the only two complaints I have with the system so far. The really cool part is that the A and X buttons or the buttons in those positions on the controller, serve as turbo buttons when playing NES games. I approve. So while the system does have some quirks that may prevent me from playing a very few games in my collection (again namely that sound issue), I still feel it's worthwhile and was a good and creative idea. If they could just fix the sound issues in an update and make the games easier to put in and remove I think it would be more or less perfect. So don't blow this one off.
Reviewed by: Bryan Peterson from Twin Falls.