Welcome to another look at one of the many Famicom/NES clones out there. This time I've decided to take a look at the PS-Kid, manufactured by
Cheer-Tech Ltd., a Famicom clone looking exactly like a PSone on the outside, but the device doesn't even have a CD-ROM drive to
play PSX games.
Cheer-Tech has been making videogame clones for years but I think the PS-Kid was their first attempt. Their latest invention is an Xbox 360
look alike which can be seen here. Other than videogame clones Cheer-Tech
makes a living by also manufacturing kitchen scales, what a combination.
The clone uses a Playstation look alike joypad, though I have no clue why it has 6 buttons as only 4 obviously is needed for normal and turbo
buttons, which just about any clone features. The zapper is a bit unusual, it's not the usual 6 shooter, but instead what looks like a Glock
pistol, But I'm no gun expert :-)
There are only two joypad ports on the PS-Kid console which means that no optional devices can be attached, so no external 15pin joypads
can be used with the clone, than makes an extra point for the Super Jumbo clone - you can see a Super Jumbo review on the site as well.
Instead of a CD-ROM drive the PS-Kid has a 60pin famicom slot. But the clone also has a 10000000 in 1 cartridge built-in that of course doesn't
host 10000000 games. The odd this is that it seems that the "multicart" is included on the small motherboard inside the clone and not just an
extra PCB connected to the motherboard.
The actual number of games included is 6, being Pokemon (Nuts & Milk hack), Super Mario Bros, Soccer, Duck Hunt, Galaxian and Road Fighter... I'm
sorry but it can't get much more boring that that.
All in all the clone is a cheap piece of junk that doesn't have much to offer, though a plus is the small size of the clone.