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VERSION 1.13
APRIL 17 2017

PLAY POWER 3
FAMICOM PIRACY OUT OF GREECE
Back in 2011 my family and I was once again traveling. This time around the trip went to the Greek island, Crete.

To be honest I wasn't really expecting to find anything video game related, a trip to the Grek island Rhodes years earlier didn't show any signs of anything video game'ish, except a few N64 controller paks in a store windows.

Having my 1 year old daughter with me we decided to check out this little toy shop in the center of the town Chania. In the shops front window there were a few MP4 players on display, but sitting there on a shelf was a Play Power 3, a Famicom clone shaped like a PS3.

The clone was distributed by MG Electronics, a Greek distributor of various toys. Right now it seems they have two video games available for ordering, a Genesis and a Wii look-alike.

Play Power 3 is a very small Playstation 3 look alike, it's about 1/4 the size of a real PS3. It of course doesn't play discs, so Famicom carts are inserted into one end of the clone.

As with better quality clones the Play Power 3 includes built-in games, a "76 in 1 REAL GAME" to be exact and the games aren't bad at all, but as with all pirate junk, it's not actually 76 games, but 44 and some repeats and hacks.

And yeah the multicart menu plays the music from SunSoft's Batman game :-)

Just like pretty much any other Famicom clone these days, the Play Power 3 is equipped with two Playstation look-alike controllers and a Colt looking zapper lightgun. Sadly the quality of the controllers are so poor, they often don't respond - especially the D-pad.

The clone of course is so light that it feels cheap and even the glossy outer can't make up for it. When the clone's internals is exposed, it's no wonder it feels so light.

With that said, there's one cool I've never before seen used in a Famicom clone. A small led inside the clone lights up and thereby lights up the fake disc insert.

That's pretty much it, thanks for reading :-)