Japanese company wants to NES games for smartphone mini cartridges




The Japanese company wants to make Beatrobo NES games playable on smartphones through small cartridges that need to be plugged into the audio connector. The Pico Cassettes have contained the form of a Famicom cartridge and must eventually go non-retro games.

The Pico Cassette, where Nintendo Life on writes, is small compared with the traditional NES cartridges but still puts a nice end as they are inserted into a smartphone. Details about which games Beatrobo intends to issue are not there yet, which should at the Tokyo Games Show 2015, which will begin Thursday, are revealed.

However, the company has released a video which shows how to blow a Japanese Pico Cassette, like many users used to do with their NES cartridge. The project website is to make that Beatrobo wants to use crowdfunding to bring the Pico cassette on the market. The company already has a somewhat similar product to share playlists: the Plugair.

The 3.5mm audio connector of smart phones can serve as an interface for data. The analog signal is then converted into data, the carrier removed, and the data decoded according to the protocol. According to a software developer Intel audio connector will become more common as data interface used is, for example, cheap sensors in combination with apps.

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