Famicom Disk System in a Toaster NES
Released by Nintendo in 1986, the Famicom Disk System (FDS) was once the equivalent of the poor man’s Famicom in Japan. The games produced were held on very cheap disks to keep prices way below (around 500 yen) the normal cost of a regular cartridge.
Nowadays, buying an FDS can be anything but cheap. Then there’s the issue of those damn easily broken drive belts. Curse you, damn easily broken drive belts… CURSE YOU TO HELL!
Getting an FDS will set you back a pretty penny–and you’ll need a top loading NES, too. Do you know how much those things go for? Getting to play Doki Doki Panic could make you file for NES gamer’s bankruptcy.
Alas! I have a simple, yet effective, way to convert your regular NES toaster to run the Famicom Disk System. Here’s what you’ll need for the project:
- A working Famicom Disk System
- Famicom-to-NES Game Converter
- Game Genie
- Phillip’s screwdriver
- 6-pack of Cherry Coke (optional)
Take off the NES’s screws and shell to reveal the spring and cart insertion compartment.
Now, in the middle of the cart compartment, you’ll find a silver metal bar.
Pry it out with your screwdriver.
You’ll now have room to insert the Game Genie and game converter. Do so and then attach the FDS adapter (the black external piece) to the game converter end. Test the system by turning it on.
You do not have to put the system back together. Check to see if the FDS works first!
Great success! That is, until the belt breaks.