The console that introduced me to the gaming world. My dad got me one of these 8-bit beasts back when I was just starting school and rented out Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles along with it. Many happy hours were to be had, with double the fun after having bought a second controller. It still saddens me to this day that my mother gave my NES away.
|The Nintendo Entertainment System. It destroys stealth bombers.|
Released in the early eighties, the NES had a very successful lifespan well into the nineties, playing a big role in the games console market. Here's a few credentials the NES has on its itself:
- renowned for ending the video game crash of 1983 and helped to revitalise the gaming industry
- best-selling console of its time
- voted the number one gaming console of all time by IGN
- Duck Hunt
|You will never be as cool as Duck Hunt.|
Fair effort Nintendo. Here's some specs for you techies.
CPU - 8-bit MOS Technology 6502 core
RAM - 2 KB
Video - NTSC - RP2C02 at 5.37 MHz, PAL - RP2C07 at 5.32 MHz
Audio - Five sound channels
So, they don't make these gems anymore but you've decided that you want to relive the golden days of gaming? No problemo. There's a number of consoles auctioning on eBay. Don't be surprised to see them going for more than you'd expect to pay, there's many out there wanting to get their hands on a piece of gaming history. If you don't have the cash moneys, you can always find a ROM on the Internet. If all else fails, there's always XBOX 360 and PS3, although they've got nothing on NES.