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Nintendo Ends Support for the NES

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  1. Jimmy 2004

    Jimmy 2004 New Member

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    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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  2. DaMulta

    DaMulta My stars went supernova

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    You mean to tell me I could of asked nintendo for parts......damn it.
     
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  3. Ben Clarke

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    I never played a NES. Was it the console that had the original Super Mario games?
     
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    DaMulta My stars went supernova

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    Yes and duck hunt

    I still have mine, but no original power supply and the top is gone.

    I play Super Mario Bros 1-3 on it from time to time.
     
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  5. HookeyStreet

    HookeyStreet Eat, sleep, game!

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    So what kind of 'support' where they offering for it in the first place :confused: (was it just parts & repairs etc?)
     
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    now thats commitment i didnt realise they had support for that long
     
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  7. zekrahminator

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    Yeah, good going Nintendo...why offer what nobody knows exists anyways :p.
     
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    I love my NES. Shame it decides not to work at times.
    I used to love getting it out on a dreary rainy Sunday afternoon, and play Duck Hunt, Mario, and whatever else I could find.
    If i had known Ninty still had service for it, I would have bought new parts for it too.
     
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    i have all those systems and here still working great, original parts too:) sad to see the support go tho:( also if you need part for them ebay usally has them
     
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    Pretty much, yes. They also have some basic troubleshooting tips I think, and those are still on the website if you look for them.
     
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    is the deal done already?
     
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    ... same here...
     
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    good lord, they're just now ending support for the NES?!! :twitch:


    for any y'all youngins that never saw one before, this is what the controllers looked like:

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    for all us old-schkoolers: UP DOWN UP DOWN LEFT RIGHT LEFT RIGHT A B SELECT START :rockout:
     
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    how sad... this is officially the end of an era (technically when other systems were launched)

    NES will be missed in all its glory, especially the original appearance
     
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    WarEagleAU Bird of Prey

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    Damn, and I still own an NES :( both the old boxy kill your hand one and the SNES clone!!!
     
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    Frick Fishfaced Nincompoop

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    What??? Man, you don't know what you've missed. Ice Climbers, Super Mario Bros 1-3 and many more.. You should get one and try. :)

    I prefer Sega Genesis though (Sonic 2 ftw!)..
     
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    HookeyStreet Eat, sleep, game!

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    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:
     
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    HookeyStreet Eat, sleep, game!

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    You cant compare the Sega Genesis (Megadrive to us in the UK) to the NES. The Sega Master System was out at the same time as the NES. So you have to compare the Sega Genesis to the Super Nintendo ;) (BTW the SNES was far superior to the Mega Drive.....MODE7 FTW! :rockout:)
     
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    HookeyStreet Eat, sleep, game!

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    Was that the Contra or Punch Out cheat :confused:

    I remember UP UP DOWN DOWN LEFT RIGHT LEFT RIGHT B A for some reason lol, I think it was for Gradius :D
     
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    and the SNES was superior to the SEGA Genesis. 256 colors vx 16 colors, hmmmmm . . .


    NES was back when (console) gaming had to rely on gameplay and story more than pretty graphics - most of those games were fun to play over and over again.

    I think, my all time favorite game for the NES was Blaster Master


    IIRC, I think it was for any CAPCOM game, but I'm not 100% sure of the button combination anymore :confused:
     
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    SNES ..the original mario kart :rockout:

    i'm surprised they were still supporting the older consoles up til this point. forget NES, i thought nintendo dumped support for gamecube aleady. ..
     
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    Super Mario Bros 3, all time great! :D
     
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    Various consoles n' such that I have laying around the house but thought there is no longer support for:

    Pong
    Super Pong
    NES
    Sega Master System
    Colecovision
    VIC-20
    Commodore 64
    A.D.A.M. (it's a computer)
    Atari 2600 (the preferred 2600 imo)
    Super NES
    Sega Genesis
    Sega 32x
    Sega Saturn
    Nintendo 64
    Sega Game Gear
    A couple of gamboy's
    Sega Dreamcast
    Various 1980's standalone games (mini-arcade) Pac man, Donkey kong
    I'm sure there is more.... I should start a museum.
     
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    Wrong... it uses 16 bit. I believe that is waaayyy more than 256 colors. The SNES was superior to the Genesis because of it's 3d hardware.
     
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    amn, man - the only thing I don't see up there is a KayPro :twitch:


    I thought the SNES and Genesis were both 16b?
     

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