Nintendo Entertainment System (1983 - 1995)

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.

20 comments:

  1. OH man, hours upon hours with this machine. I think I spent more time gaming on here than sleeping...

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  2. real history man
    good old days...

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  3. Nostalgia thread is nostalgia

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  4. I still have this in my closet lol.

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  5. Oh, God, I remember Duck hunt! That was so cool! And I kicked ass!
    Nostalgia!

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  6. It's all about replaying NES and SNES games on the Wii. I probably play more old games on my Wii than I do new games. Good post! :3

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  7. You know what I found out from a Cracked article recently that blew my mind? If you plug a controller in the second port when you play Duck Hunt, you can control the ducks. (source: http://www.cracked.com/article_18801_9-video-game-easter-eggs-that-took-years-to-find.html)

    And about your request to see my work, no problem bud. I don't think Blogspot has a PM system, but you can send an email to shadowAZNman@hotmail.com and I'll give you a link :)

    http://steppedkeys.blogspot.com

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  8. 2KB of ram, that's crazy compared to today's standards. I remember duck hunt like it was yesterday, best game ever..

    http://cmipigeon.blogspot.com

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  9. Ya that system has sold more than any other. The quality of games back then was top notch. I remember playing some that were almost imposable to beat also.

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  10. I wonder if I could sell my old nintendo system. i hear they're going for some hefty sums now..

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  11. fuck yeah duck hunt
    and yeah 2kb of ram seems nuts to think of by todays standards indeed

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  12. I loved the nineties. I miss 'em, though the 2000's were pretty sweet too. Never had a NES myself, but enjoyed playing on a friends when I was young. :D

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  13. never had one of these, it all started with the SNES for me :D

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  14. I gotta admit i enjoyed the SNES more ....

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  15. Oh duck hunt. Such fond memories...
    Thanks for the share

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  16. those specs are crazy bad now. I imagine every gamer over... 17? has fond memories of the NES.

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  17. I find it hard to go back and enjoy the older games now. :(

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