The Subor 486D is a really interesting system. During the 80s and
90s, China’s economy was growing and people starting having more
disposable income. How ever video games were techincally illegal.
Subor had a great idea, make a Famicon clone system, and release
it with educational software. The result is the SB-486D. There are
many versions of this system, mine happens to be the SB-486D. In
order to get past government regulations, they shipped the system
with a copy of BASIC, typing lesson software, sing-a-longs,
and english language applications. Jackie Chan was hired to
endorse the computer too!
Taking apart the system revels an interesting layout, it’s mostly just keyboard, with an NES on a Chip under a blob on the central keyboard. I thought I would find a complete 6502 computer, though I suppose that would have been harder to make a clone with than the NES on a chip that the chinese electronics industry had been churning out at them time.
I got to play the game cart that came with it when I was in China
this summer (27 versions of Super Contra!). I need to get a 220v
converter to use it here in the US, so thats on the list of items
i need to get, since I got a few carts from Ali Express That
supposedly contain every NES/Famicon game ever made! (And I’m sure
it’s legal). There is no corrosion on the boards, but i think I
will replace the caps soon.
I will leave you with the ad Jackie made for this machine.