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Finds (NES)

Started by JC, August 26, 2006, 12:13:07 pm

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L___E___T

July 24, 2018, 06:22:19 am #825 Last Edit: July 24, 2018, 07:26:11 am by L___E___T
 



Nintendo unfortunately do destroy internal / development type items.  

To date I have not seen any record online of a GB Micro debug / capture kit for example, and I have seen a whole room of them return to be disposed of.  :(
My for Sale / Trade thread
http://www.famicomworld.com/forum/index.php?topic=9423.msg133828#msg133828
大事なのは、オチに至るまでの積み重ねなのです。

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That's too bad, although it's understandable. I'd hope they at least save some copies for documenting reasons. The Nintendo Playstation prototype was supposedly allowed to exist because it was modified to not to work.

Quote from: Retrospectives on July 24, 2018, 04:42:26 am
In my local Toy/Game shop the Kiosks were located just behind disk counter. If wanted re-write, submit score or such, just tell clerk which one, and they did it manually for you. It was not allowed to touch it, and reason I think is because is such fragile with floppy and that some people might not know how to operate it even if given instruction, so yeah, visually available in most store I think, but not physically available to touch it except the clerk who obvious had gotten instructions of how to operate it.  :D

I remember they stored disk under the disk.  ;D As I mean like, they had cardboard boxes with blank yellow floppies under the clerk desk, they just took if someone wanted to buy one, and then they ask what game and such, and they write it to you, put the label and case (might have been in the case from beginning, not remember sorry), and then it was finished.

However, later I remember in LAWSON they had Game Boy and SFC ATM, and that was manually operate by customer. It looked very similar to normal ATM. But that's totally another story eheheh.

That's how I imagined it, thanks for confirming! The Game Boy and SFC ATM was Nintendo Power kiosks I guess. So these were user operable.

nensondubois

Since it is mostly NES, I''l post it here.
Back from the convention. I picked up NES Qix fpr 15 Klax for 5 and Cool Boarders 2 for 3.

nensondubois

https://twitter.com/nensondubois_/status/1030254612228526080
#Mspacman #Tengen #NES complete in box with the NES advantage pamphlet and Tengen business card for 5.99. Wakka wakka!



iStreet

Behold.... A heavy weight champion, 100000 knockouts , a 100000 koopa's killed and another 100000 ducks shot in the past, it is the one and onlyyyyyyyyyyyyy..... Famicombox hotel system! :wub:









https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aiRCWoM_ozo
I always downshift near a hybrid, so they can hear me hurt the environment...

nensondubois

I would love a FamicomBox but I have no room for one. I have some carts though. Speaking of carts, I feel like I the label sunfading is because employees left the units facing the window and people who used the rooms would leave the sun hitting the carts causing them to fade. Huh, not really a bright idea. :pow:

Ghegs

Still picking up the occasional NES-exclusive. I got NES Tetris sometime last year, and I got Smash TV earlier this week.



I wanted it partly because it's the only (I think?) NES/Famicom game allows real twin-stick play, two controllers per player. Works pretty well, too. And with the dogbone controllers it's comfortable, I can imagine the classic NES controller it could get painful...

UglyJoe

January 22, 2020, 12:04:37 pm #832 Last Edit: January 22, 2020, 01:44:36 pm by UglyJoe
Quote from: Ghegs on January 22, 2020, 08:59:42 amI wanted it partly because it's the only (I think?) NES/Famicom game allows real twin-stick play, two controllers per player.

Crazy Climber for Famicom uses twin stick controls, as well.  Single player, though.  It came packaged with plastic knobs you could fit over the d-pads to make them more comfortable (in theory, anyway).


Ghegs

Aahh, I did actually know that, but had forgotten about it. Or maybe I was thinking just of top-down shooters when I wrote the post. Many a time I've contemplated getting Crazy Climber, but the game itself doesn't hold much appeal to me.

adori_12

Contra (box and cart) for about $12. Considering a loose cart is going for double that amount right now, I think it's a good deal.
De todo un poco es el sabor de la vida, ida y vuelta en lo de siempre, empobrece y deja roto.

nensondubois

NES Retrovision!



https://twitter.com/nensondubois_/status/1297989261828947971- I have also posted a lot more information on twitter and my blogspot and patreon and also uploaded a video onto Youtube video showing Link's Awakening being played using a front loader NES via Retrovision cartridge.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hn-ivOsorfY

L___E___T


That's amazing - I wanted one of those for ages and ages, used to ask the Retro USB team all the time when I could order one and they seemed disinterested, and whenever I asked they'd never get it round to it.  Congrats on picking one up!
My for Sale / Trade thread
http://www.famicomworld.com/forum/index.php?topic=9423.msg133828#msg133828
大事なのは、オチに至るまでの積み重ねなのです。

nensondubois

Quote from: L___E___T on September 01, 2020, 03:43:14 pmThat's amazing - I wanted one of those for ages and ages, used to ask the Retro USB team all the time when I could order one and they seemed disinterested, and whenever I asked they'd never get it round to it.  Congrats on picking one up!

Thanks! I have been wanting to find one for several years as well. Sadly not many were produced, less than 50 units and forget about the price, if you're lucky enough to land one.

Ghegs



I want to try playing at least one DRPG on NES (been playing a lot of them on Switch this year), and Swords and Serpents seemed like a decent (and affordable) option. Having to deal with several passwords is a bit of a hassle, but at least I don't have to worry about the cartridge's battery. I also lucked out with this, as it's the US version of the game but it was located in UK, so I saved quite a bit on shipping, over acquiring it from the states.

Really good condition too, and it includes the poster as well.

P

Nice find! I think this is also one of few RPGs we got in Scandinavia (and Europe in general) for NES. At least I remember reading about this game in some Swedish magazine or something, complete with a short explanation of what the RPG genre is about since most readers wasn't familiar with it.