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PRESS RELEASE: Blaze Go Retro With Pocket Fami

Press release supplied by Games Press 11:41 23/03/2005

For immediate release

23rd March 2005

Fire International today announced the release of the new BLAZE POCKET FAMI console throughout Europe and the United States

The BLAZE POCKET FAMI is a new handheld and is fully compatible with all NES and FAMICOM titles from Europe, Japan and USA. Consumers will now have access to the range of NES titles and the recent Retro revival will make classics such as the original Mario Bros. games, Final Fantasy, Zelda and other well known NES title available to old and new gamers alike.

The compact design features a 2.5" TFT screen, d-pad and standard and rapid-fire button configurations. The BLAZE POCKET FAMI also boasts the ability to function as the original console and connect to a TV with the included cable, with the option of connecting 2 NES compatible Joypads into the console.

In Europe, the BLAZE POCKET FAMI includes a 72 pin adaptor to allow the bigger NES cartridges to connect as well as the smaller Japanese Cartridges, and is fully compatible with PAL and NTSC titles.

Managing Director of Fire International Ltd, Jason Cooper said, "Most of today's console gamers were brought up on the NES console, with its range of classic, playable titles. Gamers will now be able to experience the classic gameplay again and experience them in a whole new way through the BLAZE POCKET FAMI's handheld design. NES games are widely available through many retro games sites and eBay. The POCKET FAMI gives retro-gamers a taste of gameplay from the 80's"

Contact Fire International for further details on the BLAZE POCKET FAMI. The BLAZE POCKET FAMI is available now from www.xploder.net. Worldwide shipping can be arranged.

About Fire International Ltd:

Fire International is a leading developer of gaming utility software and console peripherals for all major formats, including PlayStation 2, PSP, XBOX, GameBoy Advance and Nintendo DS. Since 1993 Fire International has strived to research and develop innovative technologies that are both world leading technically and fun and easy to use for the consumer. The Xploder brand is widely recognised as the leading cheat system in the UK, and its technology powers the world famous GameShark brand for Mad Catz in the US, and Xterminator for Gametech in Japan.


Fire International Ltd

Unit 15 Shaw Wood Business Park

Shaw Wood Way



Tel. +44 (0) 1302 325225

Fax. +44 (0) 1302 322061



For further information, competition prizes, samples and artwork/media, please contact James Gill (james.gill@fire-int.com) or Sandra Bailey (Sandra@fire-international.ltd.uk)

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