Control device: Joystick arcade style

Manufacturer: Spital

Model: Family Champ

Year: 80s


Controlled device: Travel alarm clock

Manufacturer: IDEA international (Japan)

Designed by: Ippei Matsumoto (Industrial Facility)

Model: Jetlag

Color: Red, green

Year: 2009


Hard-wired year: 2010

Serial number: HWD-corp-039

Collection: Corporation

Dimensions: 40x50x12 cm

Cable: 48 cm

Power: 3v button cell x1


Set up minutes up (time): Joystick forward

Set up minutes down (time): Joystick backward

Set up minutes up (alarm): Joystick left

Set up minutes down (alarm): Joystick right

Start set up: Hold 3 seconds any set up action

Set alarm on/off: A B right buttons (hold 3 seconds)

Alarm off: A B right buttons (hold 3 seconds)

Snooze: A B right buttons

Light: A B left buttons


Spital’s Family Champ is a Famicom joystick. It’s red, black and white, taking after the Famicom, and it’s got the large balled stick shooting out of the middle, much like arcade machine joysticks. The joystick connects to the front of the Famicom like most accessories. It’s got you’re A and B buttons and Turbo, plus the expected Start and Select. It’s winged design makes it easier to use than something like NES Advantage. Family Champ is a rare controller, as is the case with most Famicom accessories.

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