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Magic Key NES Game Converter


Type: Media Size/Region Adaptor

The Magic Key is an adaptor for playing foreign NES games on a NES console. Due to the NES lock-out chip, foreign games cannot usually be played on NES consoles.

The Magic Key gets past this problem through the use of a "dongle" similar to that used by HES on their early NES cartridges. The foreign cartridge is inserted into the Magic Key itself (which looks similar to a Pro Action Replay) while the dongle sits outside the console and requires a local official NES cartridge to be inserted. The use of the local cartridge fools the console into thinking that a local cartridge is being played, thus the foreign cartridge will play okay on the console.

If you wanted to play a 60-pin Famicom cartridge using this adaptor, you\'d need to first insert the 60-pin cartridge into a 60-pin to 72-pin adaptor, and then insert the paired devices into the Magic Key.

Devices similar to the Magic Key include the Horleg Game Key Adaptor and the HES Unidaptor MKII.

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