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