What the FC Mobile II promises to deliver is an enticing proposition, being able to take your NES games on the road. It is a portable system that plays NES cartridges, and is available in White and Black. It features a 2.5″ Active Matrix LCD Screen, 2 wireless controllers, and a wireless gun controller. It has the ability to output to a TV in case you want to play with 2 players, or hunt some ducks with the “zapper-like” wireless gun controller.
The 2 wireless controllers are reminiscent of the Super NES controller design, and look pretty stylish in a black and grey color scheme. Hyperkin added auto-fire buttons to the controls, which can aid in situations where rapid button presses are required. The system is powered by the included AC adapter or 4 AA batteries, each wireless controller requires 2 AA batteries, and the gun controller requires another 3 AA batteries.
When playing games, the LCD display is very bright and crisp. The FC Mobile II is not able to escape the problems that plague most NES clones, which is that sometimes the color palette and sounds are off. Sometimes, the colors seem washed out, and it’s a bit difficult to recognize what’s happening on the screen. To its credit, Hyperkin managed to fit some of the most important features of the NES, 2 controllers and a light gun, into a mobile device. The irony is that, if you try to carry even a modest collection of NES cartridges, the games will be harder to stuff into a backpack than the entire system itself.
Right now, if you are in the market for a mobile NES clone and want to have most of the features of the original NES, the FC Mobile II is one of the best options out there.