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RGB Blaster for Famicom Overview

RGB Blaster for Famicom Overview

Kris Randazzo
4 minute read

With the RGB Blaster, you can get crystal clear RGB quality images out of your Famicom system without the need for any modifications. How does it work? Let's take a look! 

Famicom RGB Blaster with Deluxe Case - KRIKzz

Famicom RGB Blaster with Deluxe Case - KRIKzz


This version from Stone Age Gamer comes with choice of Humble Bazooka 3D printed shell and a protective storage case. Features of RGB Blaster: Plug...… read more

Transcript of the video

Hi there. Kris from Stone Age Gamer here. And let's talk a little bit about the Famicom. It's a wonderful game system that unfortunately has a number of pretty significant limitations built into the hardware itself, not the least of which is its audio video output. But thankfully, the RGB Blaster now exists. This thing here plugs into the cartridge slot and allows you to output RGB as the name suggests. How does it work? Let's take a look.  

[00:00:29] All right. This here is the RGB blaster, and this is what it looks like when you buy it from Stone Age gamer. It comes in a bitbox case which has this nice artwork on it, some information on the back and it contains the unit itself nice and snug so you can store it when it's not in use. Now as for the unit itself, when you buy it from Stone Age Gamer, it comes in your choice of different colored shells from Humble Bazooka. These 3D printed shells make the thing sit nice and comfy inside of your system and look quite pretty as well. So this is the RGB blaster. Basically, the way this works is you would plug your cables into the back here and those go to your television and then this plugs into your system and games go onto the top. Now, it is important to note that this is designed for RGB only. So you're going to buy this and plug some composite cables into it that's not going to fly. This is going to be giving you an RGB signal and that is what you've got to use. So it's designed for Sega Genesis 2 style inputs here. So you're going to want to get a component cable or an SCART cable, something that is RGB, not standard composite.  

[00:01:32] So just to kind of see what this looks like when you're using it, here's a Famicom right here. You're just going to pop this right into the top of your system, like so just like a game if it's nice and snug and then we'll grab a copy of Super Mario Bros. 3 here, put that right on the top. Now it is going to make your famicom a bit taller than usual, so make sure you've got the shelf space for it. But they'll just plug the cable right in the back there. Use your regular power supply for your famicom and then you'll be getting an RGB signal. Nice, crisp and clear game play on your television. So the only thing to do now is see it in action. So let's go.  

[00:02:09] Okay, so here we have the RGB blaster in action. I have it connected to a Famicom. I have my controller and its extraordinarily short cable right here. And this is being connected to my CRT via component cable. This is the HD Retrovision Sega Genesis Cable. And as you can see, the picture quality is very, very nice on this thing. I'm going to go ahead and hit start and play a little bit of Super Mario Bros. 3 and there's zero input lag. Obviously it looks and sounds wonderful. The colors are incredibly bright and the sound I noticed is actually a lot louder and more clear than coming through an RF signal because, well, that's just the way they are. I mean, what I do, I can't believe it got hit by that guy. But anyway, that's just a little basic illustration of this thing in action. And me, I'm just going to go ahead. Good bye, Mario. You had a good run, so I'm going to go ahead and do a zoom in here, give you a little bit of a closer look here on the map screen. I want the differences between this running on a regular RF signal versus the RGB blaster. So here you go. 

Speaker 1: [00:03:55] The RGB Blaster is available now at so you can play your famicom games in crystal clear RGB video. Thanks for watching everybody. If you like what you saw here today, please follow comment like subscribe, share and let us know down in the comments. Which games are you going to play on your RGB blaster? With crystal clear fidelity on your CRT like never before. We'd like to hear from you. Thanks again. On behalf of all of us here at Stone Age gamer, keep playing games. 

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