We take a look at the weird Japanese photo-em-up
We don’t have any joysticks for our RX-78 computers, we could build an adaptor to use another style of controller but what about if we just build one from scratch?
We take a look at Epoch’s third generation, Japan only consoles.
The Bandai RX-78 uses a proprietary joystick port with an 8 pin din. This din should be a 2-3-3 layout with all pins symmetrical. It also makes use of two ground connections, Ground 1 provides Fire, Left and Up when connected to the relevant pins and Ground 2 provides Right and Down.
Port as seen when looking at the machine
|2||Left / Right|
|6||Up / Down|
We received the Bandai RX-78 Personal Computer in an unboxing, unfortunately there were no joysticks and it has a proprietary joystick port. So what we need to do is work out how the joysticks work so we can connect a different joystick to is (maybe an Atari or Sega one).
The last part of our giant test of the Famicom games we got in a recent unboxing.
Continuing the trawl through the pile of Famicom games that we received during a Japanese unboxing.
We received a whole bunch of Famicom games in a recent unboxing, so let’s test them all.
The second part of our giant Japanese delivery unboxing.
The first of 3 unboxing videos featuring the giant delivery we received from Japan.