Saturday, November 3rd 2007

Nintendo Ends Support for the NES

The Nintendo Entertainment System (aka NES) is probably older than many techPowerUp! readers, being released in Japan during July 1983, the USA during October 1985 and most of Europe during September 1986. However, after over 24 years, Nintendo has finally decided that it can no-longer continue to support the console due to an increasing shortage of the necessary parts. As of 31st October this year, Nintendo has ended support for the NES (Famicom in Japan), Super NES, Nintendo 64 and both the original and pocket Gameboys. Considering that Sega ended support for its Dreamcast earlier this year, this really shows just how long Nintendo has kept the NES alive.Source: Arcade Renaissance
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43 Comments on Nintendo Ends Support for the NES

#1
imperialreign
Btw my Robotic Operated Buddy, R.O.B. is crying violently right now!
no way . . . you had one?! :eek:
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#2
Morgoth
woa i miss 1 one for supernitendo thats Terranigma best game ever took me 3 years to play it out.. when i played it on pc in 2 weeks
i think that was a 32bit game
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#3
Jimmy 2004
HookeyStreet said:
Cool. Heres my troubleshooting tip:

If the game doesnt work, blow the cartridge (and/or the cartridge slot) It used to work 9/10 times for me lol :roll:
Lol, a quote from the Nintendo help page for the NES:
Do not blow into your Game Paks or systems. The moisture in your breath can corrode and contaminate the pin connectors.
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#4
kwchang007
They lie!!!! Worked with GB and N64
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#5
imperialreign
:laugh: I don't think anyone really read the owner's manual!

I remember, though, my parent's had bought this combination padlock thing for the NES. The bottom of the lock fit into one of the screw castings on the underside of the console, and the top part of the lock blocked the door from opening. even if you removed the door, you still couldn't get a game in and out.




t'was the bane of many a boring afternoon :mad:
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#6
d44ve
Wow.... I really feel old now. I never thought I would see the day when there were people out there that had never seen the NES.

I am going to go sit in a corner and cry now.

:cry:
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#7
Conti027
"for all us old-schkoolers: UP DOWN UP DOWN LEFT RIGHT LEFT RIGHT A B SELECT START"

A,B,A,B,Select,Start

lol
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#8
DaMulta
My stars went supernova
I bet u don't know the Super Mario Bros 1 countine code LOL
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#9
imperialreign
I bet u don't know the Super Mario Bros 1 countine code LOL
naw, don't remember - only played Mario1 once, never played it again
A,B,A,B,Select,Start

lol
big difference from what I posted! Although, I didn't really remember all that well, it's been so long :laugh:


Did anyone ever play Ultima III, IV and V on NES? I thought IV (quest of the avatar) was the best.

I always wondered why they never brought I and II over, though - I still had to play those on the C64
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#10
shyet
Conti027 said:
"for all us old-schkoolers: UP DOWN UP DOWN LEFT RIGHT LEFT RIGHT A B SELECT START"

A,B,A,B,Select,Start

lol
The cheat for Contra was actually UP UP DOWN DOWN LEFT RIGHT LEFT RIGHT B A, pressing select was only to put it in two player mode.
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#11
HookeyStreet
Eat, sleep, game!
shyet said:
The cheat for Contra was actually UP UP DOWN DOWN LEFT RIGHT LEFT RIGHT B A, pressing select was only to put it in two player mode.
I think you will find that Up Up Down Donw Left Right Fet Right B A was a 'generic' cheat code that worked on numerous 'KONAMI' titles ;)
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#12
Chewy
I remember this system.. but like in like 1987-1990 era..

My dads friend had one just for when kids came over was nice of him... everyone should have a console in there house for when your friends little kids come over.. keeps them occupied while the older folk enjoy thier old people socializing lol... Wii anyone? Nintendo ftw... keeps kids happy and good for ages 5+ lol.

Duck hunt, super mario bros.. there were many other great games especially from Konami back in those golden days. I just cant remember the names cause I was still a kid :D.
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#13
Conti027
shyet said:
The cheat for Contra was actually UP UP DOWN DOWN LEFT RIGHT LEFT RIGHT B A, pressing select was only to put it in two player mode.
really? i thought it was 2 B's and 2 A's
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#14
erocker
Senior Moderator
The correct code is Up Down, Up Down, Left Right, Left Right, B, A, Start.
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#15
imperialreign
funny how we all remember something different! :laugh:

I do remember, though, a lot of the Capcom games, you could get into a secret menu at the main screen and listen to the game's soundtrack - CONTRA, Castlevania, Street Fighter . . .

I alwasy thought that was neat.
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#16
Dark Ride
Mushkin Rep
Morgoth said:
woa i miss 1 one for supernitendo thats Terranigma best game ever took me 3 years to play it out.. when i played it on pc in 2 weeks
i think that was a 32bit game
:toast:

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#17
XooM
The correct code does not include the start; the start was just to unpause the game, as one would typically pause the game in order to enter the code.
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#18
Wile E
Power User
Both codes are correct. The original Contra was U,D,U,D....etc.

The "Konami code" as it became known, was U,U,D,D......


And you had to hit start to start the game before the code cleared. It was timed on the Start menu. Do it too slowly, and nothing happened.

And the select was only pressed to start a 2p game, as previously mentioned.
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