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Misc. => Other Gaming => Topic started by: JC on August 26, 2006, 12:13:07 pm

Title: Finds (NES)
Post by: JC on August 26, 2006, 12:13:07 pm
This is where you can document all of your purchases!

Any NES game, accessory or merchandise find goes here.

See the other threads for:

Finds (Famicom/FDS)
Finds (16-bit)
Finds (All Others)
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: Speedy_NES on August 29, 2006, 04:41:03 pm
I'll start with some eBay finds that I got in the mail today:

QuickShot Scope for NES new in package, but plastic piece is disattached from the cardboard backing :(  (seller says it was fully attached prior to shipping, but I'm pretty sure that's a lie....oh well).  Paid 10 euro for it shipped, which is a lot less than what it has sold for in the past.

Lion King mint in box, 13 euro shipped

and a Famicom find...Super Mario IV !!  7 euro shipped!
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: JC on August 29, 2006, 04:48:20 pm
Do you know if Super Mario IV is the Armadillo hack or something different?
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: Speedy_NES on August 29, 2006, 05:12:34 pm
Ahh, is that what the original game is called.  Yeah, I'm confident it's the hack.  I used to have the NES version of the game as well until I sold it recently.  Is the Famicom cart version rare?  This was the first time that I saw it anywhere, so I immediately picked it up :)
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: JC on August 29, 2006, 06:06:03 pm
I don't know how rare it is. You probably know that pirates don't sell for much anyway. I have the same SMB4 Armadillo hack but it came on a Famicom multi-cart called Super Mario Family '92: HERE (http://www.famicomworld.com/Pirated/Super_Mario_Family.htm).
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: Doc on August 29, 2006, 10:52:01 pm
It is a weird hack...

Anyone know of the Super Mario World Famicom hack? I used to have the rom...
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: nes_pwnerer on September 01, 2006, 11:28:14 pm
http://www.nesplayer.com/pirates/smw.htm
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: JC on September 01, 2006, 11:36:57 pm
That's an awesome hack! Thanks for the link. I've been trying to get my hands on that cart for a while now. Haven't found it yet. Actually, I haven't gotten my hands on any of the 16-bit down to 8-bit hacks.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: Doc on September 02, 2006, 11:05:53 am
Anyone know its worth?
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: JC on September 02, 2006, 11:21:24 am
I wouldn't pay more than about $30 for it. That's the highest I go with unique pirates. But because it's got an aura of cool around it, I bet it could get $50.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: NESHero on September 10, 2006, 06:26:12 pm
I have just brought for the NES

New Ghostbusters II
GhostBusters II
Faxanadu
Tom and Jerry
Super Spy Hunter
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: JC on September 15, 2006, 08:22:53 am
Nice finds, man. :) Is New Ghostbusters II any good?
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: JC on October 17, 2006, 09:02:48 pm
Fine then, NESHero. Be that way. :P

Went to a thrift store yesterday and picked up a CIB Challenge Set. It was my first significant find in DC's overly priced thrift stores. Cost me $14, not bad.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: vealchop on October 18, 2006, 07:12:18 am
What!?? Jesus christ 14 bucks!!!!! Nice!
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: JC on November 28, 2006, 06:06:03 pm
Finally picked up a Snake Rattle N Roll and manual. It's among my top five games and I had yet to find a nice looking copy for cheap. :)
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: clawx on December 10, 2006, 07:56:02 pm
I went to the flea market at the Avalon Mall tonight, and found some fine games for sale.

1943 - $5
Jurassic Park - $5
Snake Rattle and Roll - $5
Solar Jetman: The Search for the Golden Warpship - $5
Mega Man 6 - $10

pretty good for $30.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: FamicomFreak on January 09, 2007, 11:13:28 am
Went to the flea market last sunday and found some goodies

NES system in great condition (looks and feels new) with all cables and 2 controllers 15$
Ninja Gaiden 3  5$
Tetris 5$
Goal  2$ with manual
Adventure of Lolo 2$
Wizards and Warriors 2$
Mission Impossible with box and manual 5$
M.U.L.E. with box and manual 5$

My brother also bought a pirated rockman X gameboy game for 3$

I'm hooked on tetris right now lol
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: JC on January 09, 2007, 07:29:28 pm
Good deals, man, especially on that NG3. I gotta get myself to the flea market, but it's been too cold, so I figure there wouldn't be much if I went.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: FamicomFreak on January 09, 2007, 08:18:01 pm
Quote from: JC on January 09, 2007, 07:29:28 pm
Good deals, man, especially on that NG3. I gotta get myself to the flea market, but it's been too cold, so I figure there wouldn't be much if I went.


Yeah the guy who sold it to me had a bad additude because you know I always try to get a lower price for items lol but yeah I had a blast and will surely go again soon.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: chimyfolkbutter on January 17, 2007, 07:26:18 pm
I just picked up 87 NES Cartridges, NES Advantage controller, NES Controller and a Grey Zapper for $50.  The lady I picked them up from was making room for her Wii.

Out of the mix, there was a semi rare Wisdon Tree Bible Adventures.

-CFB
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: JC on January 17, 2007, 09:27:49 pm
Nice deal, man. I don't think I've ever found stuff in that bulk for that cheap. Closest might be an NES, light gun, and about 15 games with manuals and those hard clear cases for $20. Damn good find, chimy.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: Nickv on February 03, 2007, 02:55:04 am
I just got a nes, 2 controllers and smb/dh and a 42 in 1 cart with converter for 30$cad from a guy in the classifieds
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: super56k on February 10, 2007, 06:54:34 pm
I just scored a "GYROMITE" NES cart with a FAMI-coveter inside!  I found it at a "Game Crazy".  I did the whole testing process and determined that it probably had one.  I was correct!
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: FamicomFreak on February 10, 2007, 07:31:18 pm
Quote from: super56k on February 10, 2007, 06:54:34 pm
I just scored a "GYROMITE" NES cart with a FAMI-coveter inside!  I found it at a "Game Crazy".  I did the whole testing process and determined that it probably had one.  I was correct!



Sweet grats on your find. I need to find me one myself!
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: super56k on February 11, 2007, 10:13:06 am
Quote from: Jedi QuestMaster on February 11, 2007, 08:40:05 am
How much did you pay for the Gyromite?


$1.99
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: Switchstance on February 19, 2007, 11:39:35 am
Quote from: FamicomFreak on January 09, 2007, 11:13:28 am
Went to the flea market last sunday and found some goodies

NES system in great condition (looks and feels new) with all cables and 2 controllers 15$
Ninja Gaiden 3  5$
Tetris 5$
Goal  2$ with manual
Adventure of Lolo 2$
Wizards and Warriors 2$
Mission Impossible with box and manual 5$
M.U.L.E. with box and manual 5$

My brother also bought a pirated rockman X gameboy game for 3$

I'm hooked on tetris right now lol


I can belive that cheapness, man, I must move on to the US.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: FamicomFreak on February 20, 2007, 10:21:41 am
Quote from: Switchstance on February 19, 2007, 11:39:35 am
Quote from: FamicomFreak on January 09, 2007, 11:13:28 am
Went to the flea market last sunday and found some goodies

NES system in great condition (looks and feels new) with all cables and 2 controllers 15$
Ninja Gaiden 3  5$
Tetris 5$
Goal  2$ with manual
Adventure of Lolo 2$
Wizards and Warriors 2$
Mission Impossible with box and manual 5$
M.U.L.E. with box and manual 5$

My brother also bought a pirated rockman X gameboy game for 3$

I'm hooked on tetris right now lol


I can belive that cheapness, man, I must move on to the US.



Yeah you can find real good prices at the flea market. Hopefully I'll be going there this weekend.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: JC on February 21, 2007, 04:52:54 pm
Got a gray HoneyBee today. It's actually kind of cool and not what I expected. It's made to play Famicom games on the front-loading NES. The converter is as big as a regular NES game (no ribbon necessary). The end you insert is like the standard 72-pin NES cart, but the top end is modified with a 60-pin opening to fit a Famicom cart. Pretty cool, I think.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: JC on February 21, 2007, 09:06:20 pm
I was being so lazy earlier, but now here's a pic:

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Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: Nickv on February 22, 2007, 08:32:53 pm
thats sweet
makes me wanna paint my nes the same color. i have a nes controller i painted pearl white and it looks amazing. i think an extra nes is next.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: JC on February 24, 2007, 09:26:08 am
It's pretty cool. I had always heard of a gray HoneyBee, but I had expected it to be like the others, which are short. I wonder if there are any other HoneyBee's out there. I've got two gold and this one -- all different.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: Flash1087 on March 08, 2007, 01:24:27 pm
Quote from: NESHero on September 10, 2006, 06:26:12 pm
I have just brought for the NES

New Ghostbusters II
GhostBusters II
Faxanadu
Tom and Jerry
Super Spy Hunter


NGB2 has a physical copy? I was unaware of this!

That said, I think my best NES score ever was a mint-with-box R.O.B. for $20 at a pawn shop. That, or the time I bought a Power Glove and a mint-with-box NES Advantage for $15 altogether.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: MarioMania on April 05, 2007, 12:13:45 am
I got

Topgun
Topgun 2

for $3 at Gamecrazy

Quote from: JC on February 21, 2007, 04:52:54 pm
Got a gray HoneyBee today. It's actually kind of cool and not what I expected. It's made to play Famicom games on the front-loading NES. The converter is as big as a regular NES game (no ribbon necessary). The end you insert is like the standard 72-pin NES cart, but the top end is modified with a 60-pin opening to fit a Famicom cart. Pretty cool, I think.


How much was it..and can I see a pic of it
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: JC on April 05, 2007, 12:24:32 am
I don't really know how much I paid for the converter. It was a part of a lot of  pirate disks, consoles, converters, cords, power adaptors and other junk. HERE FOR A PIC (http://www.famicomworld.com/Doodads/HoneyBee_Family_Adaptor.htm).
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: Jedi Master Baiter on April 06, 2007, 12:57:51 am
Burger Time; ahh the memories
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: keiffer01 on April 07, 2007, 05:41:58 pm
My best find is when I went to a pawn shop and bought two mint powergloves with two antena's, a near mint rob with all the pieces for gyromite, and a nes advantage controller, all for only 20$! Serously! Or my best find might be a Impossible Mission 2 sample cart for only 5$! But I need to be sure it's a proto(see''Prototype, or not'' post for more info and pics)! ;D :D
By the way, I just remembered this summer I bought a brand new Nes power set for only 10$ from a garage sale! Am I lucky or what! ;D :D
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: madman on April 12, 2007, 03:49:45 pm
It's not a sample cart.  Do some Ebay searches and look in historical auctions and EBay shops.  There are plenty on there with that same black and white label.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: JC on April 22, 2007, 04:22:44 pm
I went to a flea market today and saw lots of NES games, but none I was interested in. :( I hate that.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: Jedi Master Baiter on April 22, 2007, 05:21:59 pm
What did they have?
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: FamicomFreak on April 22, 2007, 05:23:50 pm
tmnt 2 good cartridge! The other one I have is kinda beat up
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: JC on April 22, 2007, 07:39:34 pm
Quote from: Jedi QuestMaster on April 22, 2007, 05:21:59 pm
What did they have?


Pretty much all the common games you can think of. If I see anything rare, I pick 'em up to resell 'em, but I didn't find anything rare today. A lot of Lolo, though, which was kinda weird. And a bunch on the converter list, but none with converters. :(
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: FamicomFreak on June 11, 2007, 01:35:06 pm
I just updated my NES list on my site http://www.angelfire.com/rpg/rareroms/ not many games on it just yet but it's a start. Also check my updated Famicom Collection !
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: Crash Dummie on June 14, 2007, 12:07:16 pm
I've got RBI Baseball 2, an illegal NES game.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: Doc on June 14, 2007, 12:46:21 pm
Illegal?
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: JC on June 14, 2007, 04:26:17 pm
Pirated?
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: FamicomFreak on June 14, 2007, 04:30:50 pm
black cart?
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: Jedi Master Baiter on June 14, 2007, 10:08:10 pm
Unlicensed doesn't mean illegal.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: Crash Dummie on June 22, 2007, 10:23:14 am
Well, it does mean it doesn't have Nintendo's support. Do they have the right to sell it?
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: FamicomFreak on June 22, 2007, 11:43:30 am
I don't think so.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: Jedi Master Baiter on June 22, 2007, 04:46:59 pm
Of course they do, or did.  Nintendo had a patent on the system. :-\

The problem with Tengen was the stealing of the CIC chip information, & the problem with Galoob was the Game Genie.

I believe accessories didn't have to be approved.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: Profeta Yoshitake on June 30, 2007, 07:59:21 pm
My new finds:

Lemmings
Alien 3
The Jetsons
Uninvited

The scarcity of them is high here in Brazil!
I'm very happy!  ;D
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: JC on June 30, 2007, 08:06:09 pm
Lemmings is very fun. I never played the NES version when I was little. I used to play Lemmings 2 on my PC. I've played the NES one more lately.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: FamicomFreak on July 01, 2007, 08:45:59 am
congrats on your finds!
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: keiffer01 on July 05, 2007, 03:10:12 pm
Found a couple of great Famicom/NES pirates a while ago;

Super Mario 4 Flying Racoon boxed (also found another one loose)
Super Mario Bros. (green cart)
Dynamite Bowl
110 in 1 (black NES cart)
110 in 1 (gray NES cart)

The 110 in 1 carts are the same except for the different colour and mold of the carts. The Super Mario Bros. cart is a green Famicom cart, and what is wierd is that the graphics are kind of messed up. Super Mario 4 Flying Racoon is the japanese version of Super mario 3, but what's wierd is that the game has it's own box, and instead of just printing a game drawing on the box they only took another copy of the stcker on the cart and just glued it on there! On the back of the box a pirate Famicom system called the MicroVision is shown :D

Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: djdac on July 14, 2007, 11:44:56 am
I got a complete boxed power pad for $10.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: JC on July 17, 2007, 07:56:08 pm
Won an unlicensed cart similar to keiffer's Supervision, but mine is Top Gun. :'( I paid only $3.99, though! :)
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: keiffer01 on July 17, 2007, 08:05:11 pm
That's pretty awesome! Is it a SuperVision cart? And by the way today I saw a famicom cart at a flee market with the title,''Super Mario Bros. Lost Levels''. The cart was a a black famicom pirate cart, and it came with a Famicom to NES adapter. The women was asking 10$ for it, and since I wanted to keep money for cheaper games (which I did), I didn't buy the game. Besides, I already have it. But it's never too late...I bet she'll still have it the next time I see her. She always sells stuff at flee markets. :)
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: JC on July 17, 2007, 09:34:37 pm
Not, no Supervision, just one of the other name-brand pirates.

And that SMB2j with the converter is worth the price, even if you just sell the converter, since those go for about $10 on eBay -- and if you sell the SMB2j cart, you'd get some good cash, too.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: keiffer01 on August 13, 2007, 06:36:31 pm
Found a couple of famicom pirates last week at a flee market. The games are Yie-Ar-Kung Fu, Contra (japanese version wiith extra cut scenes and all), Mario.Bros, Warp Man, and finally another 110 in 1 cart. By the way, I tried to play my 110 in 1 cart in my Famicom, but for some reason it's really glitchy and the only game I can play with it is Gradius. Later I tried the game in my NES using a converter, and it worked like a charm. Usually my Famicom plays all my Famicom games, so I was wondering, is the Famicom compatible with multi-carts? ???
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: JC on August 13, 2007, 07:30:46 pm
Glitches in pirates are most commonly due to the pins of the cart not properly aligning with the pins of the Famicom/NES. It's likely that the pins aligned better with the converter.

Someday you're gonna find me a Bubble Bobble cart at those flea markets. ;)
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: keiffer01 on August 13, 2007, 08:03:12 pm
Talking about Bubble Bobble pirate carts, that old lady that sells Super Mario 2 jpn has a bubble bobble pirate for 10$ with a converter! ;D Wonder if she still has it ??? Or are you looking for the NES bubble Bobble? I have that game twice, so If your interested in one just tell me :)
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: JC on August 13, 2007, 09:13:11 pm
Yeah...I'm looking for Famicom BB. :D I know it may take buying more than one, but I hope to find a cart pirate of the FDS version. If that lady still has it, I'd pick it up off you.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: keiffer01 on August 14, 2007, 07:17:42 am
I'd need to look if she still has it this week. Were you also interested in the Super Mario 2 jpn Famicom pirate cart? She's asking 10$, but I must warn you that the label is ripped and on the rest of the lable it's written in black marker, ''LOST LEVELS''.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: JC on August 14, 2007, 12:26:17 pm
I'll skip on the SMB2j. I have a pirate of it already. If the label weren't ripped, I'd suggest you buy it and sell it. Those sell decently on eBay ($20+). And, of course, I'd love to have the BB. Check with her, and I'll be appreciative. Maybe I'll finally get one!
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: JC on August 18, 2007, 03:33:59 pm
Picked up a CIB Korean Version Pro Wrestling. It's pretty hard to find. I'm planning on selling it, if anyone's interested -- I'm looking to see what people offer. The cart is a rarity of 8 of 10 on NintendoAGE, with the box and manual likely slightly more rare.

(http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g2/jerahcordova/Famicom%20Oddities/ProWrestlingKoreanVersion.jpg)
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: kite200 on August 18, 2007, 09:02:31 pm
where did you get it? it's interesting that it says nintendo entertainment system
I want a real comboy system though...


does this cart work on nes / famicom with adapter?
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: JC on August 18, 2007, 10:40:55 pm
Got it from my source in Japan. I don't have it in hand yet, but it's on its way. When I have it, I'll test it on my NES and Famicom.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: FamicomFreak on August 19, 2007, 05:01:40 pm
got lode runner today
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: Doc on August 20, 2007, 02:00:44 pm
Korean carts were PAL, right?
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: kite200 on August 20, 2007, 02:23:40 pm
south korea is ntsc

north korea is pal.


Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: Atariboy on August 20, 2007, 11:38:19 pm
I just got in the mail from a friend who lives in Canada that been sending me many old gaming consoles for many years from Pong to Dreamcast this time he sended me a complet box NES Action set with all the parts and all the manuals, box and even the back of the SMB & Dusk Hunt texts are in both languages English and French even the Seal say 'Sueau Nintendo de qualite' thats 'Offical Nintendo Seal of Quality';) Man I had many consoles that has both English and French  like the Atari 2600 but never from Nintendo oh and I also see that on the box it has the Mattel logo as well did Mattel helped on making these NES on other country? Also I got some many NES carts that also has both languages on the back label
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: keiffer01 on August 28, 2007, 08:46:24 am
Quote from: Atariboy on August 20, 2007, 11:38:19 pm
I just got in the mail from a friend who lives in Canada that been sending me many old gaming consoles for many years from Pong to Dreamcast this time he sended me a complet box NES Action set with all the parts and all the manuals, box and even the back of the SMB & Dusk Hunt texts are in both languages English and French even the Seal say 'Sueau Nintendo de qualite' thats 'Offical Nintendo Seal of Quality';) Man I had many consoles that has both English and French  like the Atari 2600 but never from Nintendo oh and I also see that on the box it has the Mattel logo as well did Mattel helped on making these NES on other country? Also I got some many NES carts that also has both languages on the back label
To me that's not really something special, since I live in Canada. And the NES Action Sets are VERY common here and sell for 45-50$ for an absolutely mint one. I bought a used set in a garage sell about 3 years ago for as little as 3$. :)
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: Har the cat on September 12, 2007, 08:06:54 am
Got galaga and rainbow islands complete.
Rainbow islands dissapoints me a bit. I thought it was bubble bobble style but it isnt :(
But galaga is super cool! ;D
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: FamicomFreak on September 12, 2007, 09:06:08 am
Quote from: Har the cat on September 12, 2007, 08:06:54 am
Got galaga and rainbow islands complete.
Rainbow islands dissapoints me a bit. I thought it was bubble bobble style but it isnt :(
But galaga is super cool! ;D



Sweet but rainbow islands is a pretty kewl game. I played it a couple of times in my nes emu on my psp.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: Switchstance on September 12, 2007, 03:00:59 pm
I got complete POWERPAD

(http://i193.photobucket.com/albums/z307/switchstance_pics/DSC01604.jpg)
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: Har the cat on September 13, 2007, 08:06:51 am
Oh yes!! Thats ultra mega cool! ;D
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: FamicomFreak on September 14, 2007, 10:36:30 pm
ahhh the power pad....so many memories....I used to kick ass with it I was unbeatable!! and sweaty hahahahha those were good times.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: Atariboy on September 15, 2007, 07:59:36 am
Quote from: Switchstance on September 12, 2007, 03:00:59 pm
I got complete POWERPAD

(http://i193.photobucket.com/albums/z307/switchstance_pics/DSC01604.jpg)


Got three of them, two in there white boxs^_^
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: FamicomFreak on September 26, 2007, 08:58:39 pm
I got Dragon Warrior 2 yay!
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: FamicomFreak on October 01, 2007, 02:12:11 pm
Finally mega man 4 is mine after a decade! Last time I played this game on a NES was when I rented it.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: MarioMania on October 02, 2007, 03:54:37 pm
I got yesterday at the thrift store

Star Force
Defender 2

All for $6
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: UglyJoe on October 02, 2007, 05:06:39 pm
Defender 2 uses some of the same music/sound effects as Punchout.  It's really weird to hear them in another game.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: FamicomFreak on October 09, 2007, 05:56:13 pm
Quote from: UglyJoe on October 02, 2007, 05:06:39 pm
Defender 2 uses some of the same music/sound effects as Punchout.  It's really weird to hear them in another game.


Haha that must be really kewl. Gradius 2 has the same effects as the contra games!
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: Jedi Master Baiter on October 09, 2007, 10:41:28 pm
Quote from: FamicomFreak on October 09, 2007, 05:56:13 pm
Quote from: UglyJoe on October 02, 2007, 05:06:39 pm
Defender 2 uses some of the same music/sound effects as Punchout.  It's really weird to hear them in another game.


Haha that must be really kewl. Gradius 2 has the same effects as the contra games!

How did I miss that!? :o The End Level theme is so obvious!  This was one of the more recent games I've purchased & played as well.  I didn't find it odd at all that the title screen music was reused from Millipede & Joust.  But I also noticed the pause music is used on Nintendo's older NES/Famicom games.  Did Nintendo do more than just license this game?

The boxer-hitting-the-floor sound is the same when an enemy is destroyed! :o

Does anyone else notice how the Dr. Jekyll/Hyde Title screen shares the same music as the Wise Man's chamber in Rygar (Argos no Senshi).
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: FamicomFreak on October 10, 2007, 09:08:21 am
What if gradius 2 is actually the contra duo flying a spaceship?  WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!! CONTRA 3 million!
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: Jollie on October 10, 2007, 06:03:21 pm
Castlevania 2 simons quest for free from my cousin! (i jumped off my deck onto a trampoline for it ;D ;D
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: Flash1087 on October 10, 2007, 11:07:31 pm
Scored a copy of Legend of Zelda 1 with the original cartridge sleeve for $2 at a nearby thrift store.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: FamicomFreak on October 17, 2007, 12:07:16 pm
Quote from: Flash1087 on October 10, 2007, 11:07:31 pm
Scored a copy of Legend of Zelda 1 with the original cartridge sleeve for $2 at a nearby thrift store.


Sweet that's a great game. I just started playing the second quest and man it's so hard!
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: Crash Dummie on October 17, 2007, 12:16:05 pm
I just replaced the battery in my Zelda cartridge. That game rocks.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: FamicomFreak on October 17, 2007, 12:38:00 pm
Quote from: Crash Dummie on October 17, 2007, 12:16:05 pm
I just replaced the battery in my Zelda cartridge. That game rocks.


hell yeah you should also try some of the hacks out there once you are finished with that one that is
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: satoshi_matrix on October 19, 2007, 12:03:04 pm
I'm currently playing Zelda DX, a very very simple hack that merely replaces the sprites to make them look like those in Link's Awakening.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: FamicomFreak on October 21, 2007, 01:32:01 pm
Quote from: satoshi_matrix on October 19, 2007, 12:03:04 pm
I'm currently playing Zelda DX, a very very simple hack that merely replaces the sprites to make them look like those in Link's Awakening.


I love that hack! There was also this hack called embrace legend that I think it's good too.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: NationalGameDepot on October 23, 2007, 12:42:50 pm
This is sorda NES and sorda Famicom.... It arrived today, very excited :D

http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x27/NationalGameDepot/SANY2849.jpg

http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x27/NationalGameDepot/SANY2850.jpg

Came with 10 games as well :P
~~NGD
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: Jollie on October 23, 2007, 03:38:56 pm
FAMICOM BOX!!!! so expensive! but so cool
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: satoshi_matrix on October 29, 2007, 10:31:03 pm
How much was that? I'd like a Famicom Box as much as the next guy, but yeeeeeeeesh, the price is too high for what it is.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: NationalGameDepot on October 30, 2007, 09:15:05 am
I didn't think it was that bad considering what they bring sometimes.  I paid 544 US shipped for it w/ 10 games.  I had 4 carts already and sold those fro $325, so I don't have that much in it.
~~NGD
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: JC on October 30, 2007, 09:49:06 pm
A good price...I'd say about $50 less than the going rate. Well, with the way some individual FB games have been selling $45ish, it looks like an even better deal.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: keiffer01 on November 03, 2007, 03:11:17 pm
Just found a grey NES zapper for 4$. The reason I bought it is because it came in a white box with styrofoam. In the styrofoam it says NES-ZAP or something like that. The box doesn't have any flaps on the side, and it is only white. I tried to find the box on the net but there doesn't seem to be any.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: keiffer01 on November 03, 2007, 05:19:48 pm
Here are pics. Was this box found in any of the NES sets? ???

(http://img526.imageshack.us/img526/7227/dscn1071fg2.jpg)

(http://img526.imageshack.us/img526/770/dscn1072pt2.jpg)

Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: FamicomFreak on November 28, 2007, 05:48:20 pm
LOOKS PIRATE!
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: NationalGameDepot on November 28, 2007, 05:51:25 pm
Looks like a zapper that was sold as a stand alone unit.  What you have would just slip in the actually box for the zapper, they aren't super hard to find or anything on ebay.
~~NGD
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: Jollie on December 16, 2007, 04:48:17 pm
legend of zelda boxed for 13.00 shipped  ;D ;D ;D 8)
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: Jollie on December 16, 2007, 04:49:56 pm
Quote from: Jollie on October 23, 2007, 03:38:56 pm
FAMICOM BOX!!!! so expensive! but so cool


i never said this! i am too poor for a famicom box  ??? i dont have one of theese
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: MaxXimus on December 18, 2007, 04:01:45 pm
You probably said it as a reply to NGD's post.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: Jollie on December 23, 2007, 01:02:39 pm
kung fu , ten yard fight, gyromite (with Adapter! ;D) , commando, and pro wrestling.
four score
another controller totalling to 4
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: FamicomFreak on December 23, 2007, 07:04:59 pm
Quote from: Jollie on December 23, 2007, 01:02:39 pm
kung fu , ten yard fight, gyromite (with Adapter! ;D) , commando, and pro wrestling.
four score
another controller totalling to 4



hahah sweet with the gyromite find!
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: FamicomFreak on December 23, 2007, 07:05:34 pm
I got harvest moon 3 and legend for the river king for GBC for 7 bucks. I always wanted these titles.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: Jollie on December 24, 2007, 08:06:28 am
yeah and it only took two tries to get one with an adapter and a glop top. btw you pretty much get a free copy of gyromite for the famicom to play.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: Jollie on December 29, 2007, 01:56:44 pm
operation wolf
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: MaxXimus on January 05, 2008, 01:32:47 pm
Baku Bomberman 64(J) for like $10 shipped.
1080* Snowboarding(PAL) for like $12 shipped from the UK.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: FamicomFreak on January 21, 2008, 07:28:28 pm
Quote from: MaxXimus on January 05, 2008, 01:32:47 pm
Baku Bomberman 64(J) for like $10 shipped.
1080* Snowboarding(PAL) for like $12 shipped from the UK.


waaaaaa! You posted this in the wrong thread! Place it on the all other finds.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: MaxXimus on January 21, 2008, 07:29:57 pm
Yeah. I noticed that after I posted, but I was too lazy, haha. :P
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: FamicomFreak on January 21, 2008, 08:08:52 pm
lol hmm maybe one of the admins can change the post to the right thread
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: djdac on January 30, 2008, 01:25:02 am
found Snake's Revenge at goodwill

(http://img526.imageshack.us/img526/2554/picture060fe5.th.jpg) (http://img526.imageshack.us/my.php?image=picture060fe5.jpg)
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: JC on February 02, 2008, 03:45:00 pm
The weather's finally getting a bit warmer around here, and I actually saw a yard sale today! It's gettin' harder to find NES stuff at yard sales, but it's still fun to drive around and look.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: 133MHz on February 02, 2008, 03:53:24 pm
While you're freezing, we're roasting down here at the south hemisphere :P.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: FamicomFreak on February 02, 2008, 04:06:36 pm
Hey don't forget Florida....we don't get a winter.... damn it
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: MaxXimus on February 03, 2008, 03:48:10 pm
It was colder than -50*C a few days ago here.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: FamicomFreak on February 03, 2008, 04:18:27 pm
lucky bastard!
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: MaxXimus on February 03, 2008, 05:23:09 pm
Not even. Fall is probably my fav season. If it could just be slightly warm all year with not much precipitation, id love it!
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: djdac on February 13, 2008, 09:51:42 pm
Got ghost n goblins, gauntlet, gauntlet 2, and bases loaded 2 at goodwill.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: Crash Dummie on February 19, 2008, 03:31:48 pm
Ninja Gaiden 1 and 2 and Double Dragon. Hell yeah.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: TheSSNintendo on March 03, 2008, 03:12:17 pm
Bought Crystalis, Guardian Legend, and Faxanadu (cart only) at the Starland Warehouse in Fairfax this weekend. NES games are pretty useful now that I have an FC Twin.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: FamicomFreak on April 02, 2008, 09:07:39 am
Quote from: TheSSNintendo on March 03, 2008, 03:12:17 pm
Bought Crystalis, Guardian Legend, and Faxanadu (cart only) at the Starland Warehouse in Fairfax this weekend. NES games are pretty useful now that I have an FC Twin.


Awesome titles. I would have loved to see a faxanadu sequel....
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: UglyJoe on April 02, 2008, 09:16:43 am
Quote from: FamicomFreak on April 02, 2008, 09:07:39 am
Awesome titles. I would have loved to see a faxanadu sequel....


Faxanadu is actually part of the Dragon Slayer series, so it's got a bunch of sequels and prequels for a whole bunch of different consoles/PCs.  As far as Famicom/NES goes, there was Romancia for the Famicom (which never got translated) and Dragon Slayer IV: Drasle Family, which was translated as Legacy of the Wizard for the NES.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: FamicomFreak on April 02, 2008, 09:17:31 am
Quote from: UglyJoe on April 02, 2008, 09:16:43 am
Quote from: FamicomFreak on April 02, 2008, 09:07:39 am
Awesome titles. I would have loved to see a faxanadu sequel....


Faxanadu is actually part of the Dragon Slayer series, so it's got a bunch of sequels and prequels for a whole bunch of different consoles/PCs.  As far as Famicom/NES goes, there was Romancia for the Famicom (which never got translated) and Dragon Slayer IV: Drasle Family, which was translated as Legacy of the Wizard for the NES.



WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!! I MUST FIND ROMANCIA!!! FAXANADU MUST LIVE ON !! WEKEKEK
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: Profeta Yoshitake on April 02, 2008, 10:00:55 am
Cool, huh!
I ever wondered why in the hell that game is the FOURTH one!
I'm going to hunt down this Faxanadu-related titles!
:D
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: FamicomFreak on April 02, 2008, 11:08:09 am
Quote from: Profeta Yoshitake on April 02, 2008, 10:00:55 am
Cool, huh!
I ever wondered why in the hell that game is the FOURTH one!
I'm going to hunt down this Faxanadu-related titles!
:D



ME FIRST~!!!
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: JC on April 03, 2008, 06:12:01 pm
Quote from: UglyJoe on April 02, 2008, 09:16:43 am
Faxanadu is actually part of the Dragon Slayer series....Dragon Slayer IV.


That explains it. I always wondered why it was IV.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: FamicomFreak on April 04, 2008, 04:33:08 am
Quote from: JC on April 03, 2008, 06:12:01 pm
Quote from: UglyJoe on April 02, 2008, 09:16:43 am
Faxanadu is actually part of the Dragon Slayer series....Dragon Slayer IV.


That explains it. I always wondered why it was IV.



Yeah me too. So that's Faxanadu IV!!
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: UglyJoe on April 04, 2008, 06:37:32 am
Quote from: FamicomFreak on April 04, 2008, 04:33:08 am
Yeah me too. So that's Faxanadu IV!!


No, not quite.  The Dragon Slayer series is confusing.  Xanadu is Dragon Slayer II, and has three parts.  Faxanadu is Xanadu part III.  Romancia is Dragon Slayer III.  Dragon Slayer IV is, well, Dragon Slayer IV.

This sums it up pretty well:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dragon_Slayer_series (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dragon_Slayer_series)

Here's a more in-depth look at the series.  It's a good read!  Be sure to notice the links towards the top of the article that take you to the other games in the series:

http://hg101.classicgaming.gamespy.com/dragonslayer/dragonslayer.htm (http://hg101.classicgaming.gamespy.com/dragonslayer/dragonslayer.htm)
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: FamicomFreak on April 04, 2008, 10:26:29 am
ahhh so much more confusing then when I first found out about the Final Fantasy series....
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: FamicomFreak on April 07, 2008, 10:45:22 am
(http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/ff280/luiszena/DSC00321.jpg)
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: Har the cat on April 28, 2008, 07:55:53 am
no, not hogans alley?!

Cool finds though :)
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: FamicomFreak on April 28, 2008, 10:14:04 am
Quote from: Har the cat on April 28, 2008, 07:55:53 am
no, not hogans alley?!

Cool finds though :)


Thanks. I tried it and it's not bad.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: nurd on May 03, 2008, 11:18:50 am
Just  found at Savers.An NES Joystick called "Quickshot"


http://www.nesplayer.com/database/accessories/quickshotXII.htm


Savers is only good sometimes
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: djdac on May 04, 2008, 02:13:48 am
just got a top loading nes system.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: Har the cat on May 04, 2008, 06:47:58 am
Quote from: djdac on May 04, 2008, 02:13:48 am
just got a top loading nes system.

thats cool!
You can play ntsc and pal A, B now, right?
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: nurd on May 04, 2008, 07:47:22 am
I just won an auction for a boxed supersonic controller.



http://www.atarihq.com/tsr/ad/super.html


I just got it in the mail. It's cool. :D
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: djdac on May 11, 2008, 01:03:41 am
Quote from: Har the cat on May 04, 2008, 06:47:58 am

thats cool!
You can play ntsc and pal A, B now, right?



havent tried pal but it does play some hong kong carts i have as well as ntsc games.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: FamicomFreak on May 12, 2008, 03:48:52 pm
Went to the goodwill store to see if there was anything in there and found this beautiful lot for 10 bucks. I'll probably sell some of them for some extra cash since I have them already.

(http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/ff280/luiszena/DSC00399.jpg)
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: UglyJoe on May 13, 2008, 09:44:32 am
Quote from: FamicomFreak on May 12, 2008, 03:48:52 pm
Went to the goodwill store to see if there was anything in there and found this beautiful lot for 10 bucks. I'll probably sell some of them for some extra cash since I have them already.


Wow, great lot for $10.  Time Lord is simply an awful game, though.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: FamicomFreak on May 13, 2008, 03:43:22 pm
Quote from: UglyJoe on May 13, 2008, 09:44:32 am
Quote from: FamicomFreak on May 12, 2008, 03:48:52 pm
Went to the goodwill store to see if there was anything in there and found this beautiful lot for 10 bucks. I'll probably sell some of them for some extra cash since I have them already.


Wow, great lot for $10.  Time Lord is simply an awful game, though.


Yup I played it and damn that game sucks ass!
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: LOTUS on May 16, 2008, 12:40:05 pm
What is the NES game on the top left? ???
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: Paul-FC on May 16, 2008, 12:44:34 pm
Quote from: LOTUS on May 16, 2008, 12:40:05 pm
What is the NES game on the top left? ???

it looks like dig dug
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: FamicomFreak on May 16, 2008, 12:45:07 pm
Yeah dig dug 2. It's really fun!
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: Paul-FC on May 16, 2008, 12:46:27 pm
Quote from: FamicomFreak on May 16, 2008, 12:45:07 pm
Yeah dig dug 2. It's really fun!

whats the difference between dig dug 1 & dig dug 2 ???
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: FamicomFreak on May 16, 2008, 12:47:20 pm
Quote from: popibros1 on May 16, 2008, 12:46:27 pm
Quote from: FamicomFreak on May 16, 2008, 12:45:07 pm
Yeah dig dug 2. It's really fun!

whats the difference between dig dug 1 & dig dug 2 ???


the dude is actually not digging as much as in part one. You play in the outside area of the umm digging area.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: LOTUS on May 16, 2008, 12:48:36 pm
Great lot of games for $10! All of the NES games at the thrift stores around here start at $5 a piece- LAME. I keep waiting for that Stadium Events or Little Samson cart to magically appear for $5- LOL. Hasn't happened quite yet.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: FamicomFreak on May 16, 2008, 12:53:12 pm
Quote from: LOTUS on May 16, 2008, 12:48:36 pm
Great lot of games for $10! All of the NES games at the thrift stores around here start at $5 a piece- LAME. I keep waiting for that Stadium Events or Little Samson cart to magically appear for $5- LOL. Hasn't happened quite yet.


You gotta keep looking. I always have that feeling that I'm going to find something really big sometime soon....like today I missed a CIB gameboy by a second! This guy picked it up just seconds before I got to the electronics area....man I was so close!

Well anyways I picked these up today at the thrift store. No big titles but I didn't had these so they'll help my collection grow even further.
(http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/ff280/luiszena/DSC00444.jpg)
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: nurd on May 24, 2008, 08:18:25 am
I got an old Luigi bookmark for 5cents.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: djdac on May 25, 2008, 03:12:18 am
got gradius and ghost n goblins for the nes at the good ol goodwill.  :D
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: FamicomFreak on May 26, 2008, 09:48:04 pm
Kewl gradius is a kick ass game!
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: MaxXimus on May 27, 2008, 08:19:49 am
I went to Value Village(Thrift store) the other day looking for a Nintendo. They were selling just the systmes with no controls, cords, or games for $15. :P RIPOFF.Those are the kinds of deals we get, haha. :P
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: UglyJoe on May 27, 2008, 08:26:26 am
I think $30 for an NES with controllers and hookups is reasonable.  $15 for just the console doesn't seem too bad.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: MaxXimus on May 27, 2008, 08:27:41 am
$15 for a console with no cord = $15 wasted on a console that may not work. :P
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: FamicomFreak on May 27, 2008, 09:18:59 am
Wow that sucks I would pay 5 bucks for just the deck. You never know if it works....
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: MaxXimus on May 27, 2008, 12:37:54 pm
That's exactly my point. Plus, even if it did work, chances are the co9nnectors are screwed, which will result in blinking screens and games that don't load. :P
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: nurd on May 27, 2008, 01:01:03 pm
I fixed my connectors for free, with a safety pin.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: 133MHz on May 31, 2008, 08:30:06 pm
Yo! Noid cart only, $5
This was one of the first NES games I've ever played and I like it a lot, I'm glad to have it back after all these years :D
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: nurd on May 31, 2008, 08:34:46 pm
2 Acclaim Wireless NES controllers, $4.80
NES and some crappy games, $5



EDIT:
Another wireless Acclaim Controller, $5
THE GAME HANDLER,$4.32
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: Kuvio on June 07, 2008, 06:43:15 pm
Quote from: djdac on May 25, 2008, 03:12:18 am
got gradius and ghost n goblins for the nes at the good ol goodwill.  :D


That's where I find A TON of old gen video games. What's great is that no one who works there has a clue to what the games are worth, so usually they just stick a $1.00 price tag on it. That's how I got Final Fantasy I-XII for $13.00!
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: ericj on June 07, 2008, 07:02:07 pm
Haha - you lucky bastard! Here in Portland, all the NES games are like $5 minimum, even stuff like SMB; games like SMB 3 are like $15, which is a high price IMO.

I did see, however, a bunch of N64 games like Mario Kart 64, Pokemon Stadium, and other N64 games worth like $25 for $5. But someone else grabbed them first! aargh!  >:(
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: 133MHz on June 15, 2008, 03:22:56 pm
Found a really busted NES for $2. It's in terrible aesthetic condition, and somebody opened it and reassembled it incorrectly. But the electronics are flawless.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: nurd on June 15, 2008, 03:49:23 pm
Quote from: ericj on June 07, 2008, 07:02:07 pm
Haha - you lucky bastard! Here in Portland, all the NES games are like $5 minimum, even stuff like SMB; games like SMB 3 are like $15, which is a high price IMO.

I did see, however, a bunch of N64 games like Mario Kart 64, Pokemon Stadium, and other N64 games worth like $25 for $5. But someone else grabbed them first! aargh!  >:(


I got mario Kart at a garage sale for $2 like a year ago.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: keiffer01 on June 15, 2008, 04:06:10 pm
Quote from: nurd on May 31, 2008, 08:34:46 pm
2 Acclaim Wireless NES controllers, $4.80
NES and some crappy games, $5



EDIT:
Another wireless Acclaim Controller, $5
THE GAME HANDLER,$4.32
Do the wireless controllers work well? I was interested to order one on ebay but i wasn't sure :P
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: nurd on June 15, 2008, 04:08:36 pm
Yes, they work good.

Two of them are the Black and blue ones, Those work great.

The other is tan, I can't seem to get it to work right, though.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: UglyJoe on June 19, 2008, 04:22:56 pm
Woohoo!  My good luck with ebay continues: Powerpad + 4 games (including Street Cop) for $16.49 shipped.  Seeing as how Street Cop alone usually goes for about $10, I'd say that's a deal!
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: JC on June 19, 2008, 05:31:34 pm
Never heard of Street Cop...what's it do?
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: UglyJoe on June 19, 2008, 05:34:27 pm
It's the second-rarest Power Pad game (second only to Stadium Events, which always sells for way too much, IMO).
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: ericj on June 19, 2008, 05:49:00 pm
I have Street Cop and never could really figure out how to play it too well. It's a cool concept in that you use the pad for everything -- to operate your baton, to chase, use items like firing your gun and throwing stuff, and control direction. The manual for it is pretty useful to learn how to play it, I just never had enough patience for it   :P
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: Jollie on June 27, 2008, 10:27:14 am
Bubble Bobble ($7)
SectorZ ($3)
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: Jollie on June 29, 2008, 02:30:25 pm
Dragon Warrior 1-4 $25
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: FamicomFreak on June 30, 2008, 05:54:15 pm
I got sweet home repro. Great game! Scary too!!!
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: FamicomFreak on July 04, 2008, 11:16:12 am
photo here

(http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/ff280/luiszena/DSC00551.jpg)
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: Kuvio on July 06, 2008, 12:22:34 am
Wow a scary NES game? I must see this!
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: PatMan33 on July 07, 2008, 05:18:15 pm
Here's a thinker for you guys... how much would you pay for a copy of Nintendo World Championships 1990? Either grey or gold.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: 133MHz on July 07, 2008, 05:52:13 pm
$0.00 !
Don't get me wrong, it's awesome and everything, but I don't really care about owning a copy :P.


...unless I can get one for dirt cheap and then make MASSIVE PROFITS by reselling it ::)
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: UglyJoe on July 08, 2008, 06:28:41 am
I'd pay $100 tops.  And I'd have to be in the mood to waste money (which does tend to happen if I visit eBay too often).
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: 133MHz on July 12, 2008, 11:15:12 am
Chip & Dale (NES)
72 to 60 pin converter

both for $10
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: keiffer01 on July 15, 2008, 07:53:01 pm
Just found Wally Bear and the ''NO'' gang today for 3$ at a pawn shop. Well... it's maybe a rare game but I can see why it's rare; it was made by an unlicensed company and the game itself sucks ass. I can't even get passed level 3 for god sakes! Those f*cking birds and the those hard to see platforms are so annoying! And good thing they added a mute button! That music really hurts the ears! Anyway... it's probably gonna stay untouched in my stash of NES games for a while. I don't wanna dirty my precious NES again for a while :P
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: ericj on July 15, 2008, 07:59:55 pm
Quote from: keiffer01 on July 15, 2008, 07:53:01 pm
Just found Wally Bear and the ''NO'' gang today for 3$ at a pawn shop.


That game does suck ass. I like the "Press Here" button on the top of it. Guess the game says it best, "Say no. Stay smart. Don't start." I think they meant the game, not drugs  ;)
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: wentle85 on August 09, 2008, 09:26:03 pm
Anyone's welcome to kick my ass for this one. About 4 months ago I was at the local thrift store and I found the american version of the Sharp C1. It was a little beat up and only $15 bucks. I didn't know anything about it at the time and had much heavier things going on than thinking much about some weird NES in a t.v. at the thrift store. So I didn't buy it and only recently I found out what it was and that they are extremely scarce and it just kills me that I didn't grab it. At the time I thought it looked neat but I ride the bus and it seemed like a big hassle to pack home. I'm an idiot. Only $15 :'(
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: ericj on August 09, 2008, 09:28:27 pm
That sucks! That would have been an awesome purchase!  :-\
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: FamicomFreak on August 10, 2008, 12:19:52 pm
Hey that stuff happened to me before but I don't even want to mention it. Back then I didn't care much about collecting anything gaming related.....anyways, you'll get another chance.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: keiffer01 on August 22, 2008, 09:24:23 am
Yesterday was just my lucky day! I went to my local pawn shop and decided to ask if they had any famicom games stored in their stuff somewhere. So he goes and looks, and then comes back with 5 games. I told him they were pirates, so he sold me the lot for only 10$. The games are:

-Super Mario Bros 2 lost levels with its own Micro Genius box (they seem pretty easy to find around my place...I think I have like 5 now)
-Bio Miracle Bokutte Upa (again)
-a Strip Poker/gambling game
-Bubble Bobble 2 rainbow islands
-Dragon Buster

I then went to a flee market, and found about 50 genesis games for only 20$! Really cool day :P
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: JC on August 22, 2008, 09:27:32 am
Nice deal on those Famicom games. Bio Miracle can sell for that much on it's own. I'd love to see a pic of the SMB2j with its box. I've never seen it boxed. You're quite lucky to be able to find these things.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: ericj on August 22, 2008, 09:49:47 am
Nice finds! You just can't find famicom carts that easily in the US.  :(
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: FamicomFreak on August 22, 2008, 01:39:05 pm
WOW more famicom finds in the US. Hmmm must be a sign to go and keep a eye out for them!
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: ericj on August 22, 2008, 01:46:07 pm
I think keiffer01 lives in Canada, not the US.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: FamicomFreak on August 22, 2008, 02:04:17 pm
Oh man....still lucky find.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: keiffer01 on August 22, 2008, 02:17:34 pm
Haha yeah I'm in Canada ;D Seriously there seems to be lots of famicom and nes pirates carts around here. If your in canada and take the time to look at flee markets or just some random places there are lots of chances you might find something videogame related. Sometimes lots of things that they say on sites not from Canada that they say is pretty rare and hard to find can be really easy to find around here. It's pretty weird :P
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: FamicomFreak on August 22, 2008, 02:49:58 pm
can you sell me something please???
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: keiffer01 on August 22, 2008, 03:33:12 pm
Well thegreatgonzo is already planning to buy the bio miracle cart, so i dunno. What would you want to buy?
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: ericj on August 22, 2008, 04:12:48 pm
Is the Strip Poker game a Super Pig game? If so, I may be interested in it.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: JC on August 22, 2008, 04:48:23 pm
I was curious about that, too. Super Pig only made disks, so it's more likely Hacker International or Idea-Tek. That's if it's poker and not another game. We'd need screenshots.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: keiffer01 on August 22, 2008, 08:55:22 pm
Unfortunatley no.The strip poker game is just some ugly poker game. It looks crappy and it only says,''TAIWAN 1989'' at the bottom of the first screen. Anyways, here a some pics that some people (*cough* JC :P) wanted to see of the SMB2 jpn that I found yesterday. As you can see, the box isn't that exciting really;

(http://img376.imageshack.us/img376/6658/dscn1983fz8.jpg)

(http://img233.imageshack.us/img233/1710/dscn1984jg4.jpg)

(http://img262.imageshack.us/img262/7175/dscn1988jk6.jpg)

But the weird and kinda funny thing about this is that I've got the ''sequal'' to this game from the same company. Take a look at this;

(http://img296.imageshack.us/img296/1921/dscn1990oo3.jpg)

So this would mean that the same company should have released a 1 & 2, and maybe they released even more than 4 games in the series of Mario games.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: FamicomFreak on August 22, 2008, 09:00:22 pm
WOW SO KEWL!! I WANT THOSE!!
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: JC on August 22, 2008, 09:16:24 pm
Micro-Genius is well known for its pirates and a few unlicensed originals. I think they really only published games. I'm not certain, but I think they rented games in those same boxes in Australia and maybe elsewhere.

As for the series, I'd guess there would be at least five: Mario Bros., SMB, SMB2j, SMB3, and SMB USA. I don't know exactly how they'd order them. These pirate companies were very good about order. When they developed their Mario hacks (#4-17), they stuck pretty consistently with which hack was given which number in the series.

I'd still love to see a pic of the poker game and its title screen. It's probably an original, since most originals were developed in Taiwan. I'd like to see a pic just so I'm sure I have it on my unlicensed originals list.

EDIT: Pokey?
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: zipzipi900 on September 01, 2008, 12:55:26 pm
My finds the other day in the wild were:
Monster Party(NES) 5$ Cart ;)

Gyromite(NES)6$ Cart ;D
Light Purple(may have converter ;D)

Hope you enjoy :)
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: FamicomFreak on September 01, 2008, 03:27:31 pm
Open it up man!!!
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: zipzipi900 on September 01, 2008, 03:34:25 pm
Quote from: JC on August 22, 2008, 09:16:24 pm
Micro-Genius is well known for its pirates and a few unlicensed originals. I think they really only published games. I'm not certain, but I think they rented games in those same boxes in Australia and maybe elsewhere.

As for the series, I'd guess there would be at least five: Mario Bros., SMB, SMB2j, SMB3, and SMB USA. I don't know exactly how they'd order them. These pirate companies were very good about order. When they developed their Mario hacks (#4-17), they stuck pretty consistently with which hack was given which number in the series.

I'd still love to see a pic of the poker game and its title screen. It's probably an original, since most originals were developed in Taiwan. I'd like to see a pic just so I'm sure I have it on my unlicensed originals list.

EDIT: Pokey?
My mind says that Micro-Genuis is the "Nintendo of Piracy" lol. :D
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: zipzipi900 on September 01, 2008, 03:41:05 pm
Quote from: FamicomFreak on September 01, 2008, 03:27:31 pm
Open it up man!!!
But this is a jewel to me.I used to play it when i was little so sorry
FF but i can't  but don't worry once i get another gyromite cart that may have the converter on it i'll let you know!!! ;)
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: FamicomFreak on September 01, 2008, 03:47:40 pm
Well you can open it to check out if it has a converter then close it back. There is a screw driver that will open it.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: zipzipi900 on September 01, 2008, 03:53:07 pm
Quote from: FamicomFreak on September 01, 2008, 03:47:40 pm
Well you can open it to check out if it has a converter then close it back. There is a screw driver that will open it.
What kind??? and FF I got one of those big head screwdrivers so the only option is that to open the cart from the pointy SD head sides lol :P
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: JC on September 01, 2008, 03:54:56 pm
You don't even have to open it to find out: http://www.famicomworld.com/Articles/NES_Cart_Converters.htm
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: zipzipi900 on September 01, 2008, 04:07:24 pm
when i checked the bottom of the cart i saw gold pins there lol :D and JC
thanks for the info :)
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: FamicomFreak on November 14, 2008, 11:34:12 am
waaaa sweet. I hope to find a gyromite as well someday with adaptor!
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: DDCecil on December 06, 2008, 12:06:16 pm
I finally got Dragon Warrior 3 back (Not to mention Dragon Quest 1 from JC). Now I have a nice complete cart only set:

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3136/3087730126_1f00f4477d.jpg?v=0)



Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: Lorfarius on December 06, 2008, 02:13:27 pm
Is Dragon Warrior IV actually any good? It seems to sell for an arm and a leg.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: FamicomFreak on December 06, 2008, 11:49:07 pm
It's rare because it was released in the final years of the NES and I think it was also limited releases. There is no doubt it's a good game.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: Lorfarius on December 07, 2008, 02:01:42 am
Quote from: FamicomFreak on December 06, 2008, 11:49:07 pm
It's rare because it was released in the final years of the NES and I think it was also limited releases. There is no doubt it's a good game.


I've seen it selling on eBay for around $100 so its certainly not cheap. Besides the high cost I'd like to pick it up for the blog but my main concern was that it isnt a very good game. I have the 1st and 2nd DW's both of which were a bit.....meh so I was hesitant with the 4th.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: FamicomFreak on December 07, 2008, 10:36:34 pm
Quote from: Lorfarius on December 07, 2008, 02:01:42 am
Quote from: FamicomFreak on December 06, 2008, 11:49:07 pm
It's rare because it was released in the final years of the NES and I think it was also limited releases. There is no doubt it's a good game.


I've seen it selling on eBay for around $100 so its certainly not cheap. Besides the high cost I'd like to pick it up for the blog but my main concern was that it isnt a very good game. I have the 1st and 2nd DW's both of which were a bit.....meh so I was hesitant with the 4th.



Well if you have any doubts you can always try and play the rom. I wouldn't mind owning DW4 because it's a rare cart itself and a good one by many. Back in the day the Dragon Quest series kicked Final Fantasy's ass in Japan so there really is something good about them.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: Lorfarius on December 08, 2008, 03:53:18 am
Well I decided to give it a quick whirl on an emulator. I dont usually touch them as I prefer to stick to buying carts but at such silly prices I felt it best before deciding. Its actually quite entertaining and although I only managed about 30 minutes in I think I will be picking a cart up at some point.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: FamicomFreak on December 08, 2008, 10:43:02 am
That's great. It's a true classic for the NES.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: FamicomFreak on December 16, 2008, 08:39:15 pm
Here is a nice little find for seven bucks.

(http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/ff280/luiszena/DSC00050.jpg)
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: nurd on December 16, 2008, 09:03:42 pm
Awesome, I love that! :D
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: FAMICOMfag on January 04, 2009, 09:37:06 am
Seven bucks ?

Wow! it's in perfect conditions ! What's in the top left ? an ad for others games, a poster, or both ?
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: FamicomFreak on January 04, 2009, 11:51:31 am
Yeah it's an ad for games and some information about how to handle the pak I think
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: YamiMario on January 11, 2009, 09:28:45 am
Quote from: FamicomFreak on December 16, 2008, 08:39:15 pm
Here is a nice little find for seven bucks.

-insert felix the cat-

You are a very lucky man.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: FamicomFreak on January 12, 2009, 10:13:08 am
Heh I only get lucky once in a while.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: FAMICOMfag on January 12, 2009, 11:06:05 am
I just saw this on some auction site.

(http://riemun.huuto.net/auctionimages/d/50/4675cf3473f1307d910804b6ff7a3-orig.jpg)

Is this some kind of pirate version ?
*The box is too small but the text AND image do fit in
*It says "European Version" but the Nintendo Seal Of Quality is the american one, not the round european one
*The seal of quality doesn't appear on the cartridge itself.

Any Idea ? Ever saw something like this before?
Also how much would YOU pay for that?

Edit : in the description of the item it says
"NES-MW-EEC
EUROPEAN VERSION"
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: FamicomFreak on January 13, 2009, 06:50:09 pm
I got this top loading NES for 10 bucks on craiglist woot! I also got these two RPGs albert odyssey and magic knight reyearth for 15 bucks each. Pretty good deals in my opinion

(http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/ff280/luiszena/DSC00280.jpg)
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: keiffer01 on January 13, 2009, 08:34:50 pm
10$ for a Toploader? Thats a great find! Still havent seen or found one of these consoles yet... by the way what's craiglist? :-[ :P
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: FamicomFreak on January 13, 2009, 08:44:14 pm
It's a site where people place ads on stuff they are selling. http://www.craigslist.org/about/sites there is the link and you have to pick your state or city to be able to find people in your area. Then just reply to their ads and bam! you got some nice stuff. Most of the time you have to go pick them up so be sure you have a car unless you are willing to pay them for delivery. I found lots of good stuff on craiglist including a saturn with 20 games for 20 bucks and a gamecube cib with 3 games for 50 bucks. Be careful with people trying to rip you off though.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: keiffer01 on January 13, 2009, 09:23:50 pm
Ohh yeah i also bought from a similar fashion from a different site one time! The site was called Lespacs. I found an ad of a guy selling a genesis with the sega cd attachment with a couple of games for 45$ and drove to his house with my father since he didn't live too far away. It's a nice site but you can't find lots of retro games on it though. :-\
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: FamicomFreak on January 13, 2009, 11:20:45 pm
Yeah they only appear once in a while so you have to check daily.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: FAMICOMfag on January 14, 2009, 09:17:29 am
Quote from: FAMICOMfag on January 12, 2009, 11:06:05 am
I just saw this on some auction site.

(http://riemun.huuto.net/auctionimages/d/50/4675cf3473f1307d910804b6ff7a3-orig.jpg)

Is this some kind of pirate version ?
*The box is too small but the text AND image do fit in
*It says "European Version" but the Nintendo Seal Of Quality is the american one, not the round european one
*The seal of quality doesn't appear on the cartridge itself.

Any Idea ? Ever saw something like this before?
Also how much would YOU pay for that?

Edit : in the description of the item it says
"NES-MW-EEC
EUROPEAN VERSION"



If anybody is interested in knowing about that - I think I've finally found out the answer to my own question : these seem to be pirate versions made in Hong Kong, I've found an item quite similar, take a look :

(http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m51/Corentin3/c90c_12.jpg)
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: UglyJoe on January 14, 2009, 09:27:33 am
Both of those are licensed by Nintendo.  One is one of the European versions.  The other is the Honk Kong version.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: FAMICOMfag on January 14, 2009, 09:33:52 am
You sure about that ?

This is the only PAL official version of SMB2 that I know :

(http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m51/Corentin3/d97f_12.jpg)
(http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m51/Corentin3/c702_12.jpg)

It is VERY different from what I posted earlier, and I explained the differences in that post too and I doubt it's official due to the fake seal (it's not round, the european one is supposed to be round; and it does not appear on the cart).

Do you mean that there are several OFFICIAL european versions ?
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: UglyJoe on January 14, 2009, 09:44:39 am
It looks like a mix.  There are a bunch of different licensed boxes and carts (check it on NintendoAGE). 

Here's the cart (NES-MW-EEC, as described):
http://www.nintendoage.com/index.cfm?FuseAction=NES.View&egID=2249&lgID=4914&sID=1935 (http://www.nintendoage.com/index.cfm?FuseAction=NES.View&egID=2249&lgID=4914&sID=1935)

Granted, the box doesn't match it, but I'm guessing it's from some other European version (the one you posted later is from the French version).

Quote from: FAMICOMfag on January 14, 2009, 09:33:52 am
Do you mean that there are several OFFICIAL european versions ?


Yes, exactly.  They had to release multiple versions in Europe because of the multiple languages being spoken.  This was before an in-game language selection was feasible.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: 133MHz on January 14, 2009, 09:48:57 am
Also, NES-wise, Europe is divided into two territories: PAL A and PAL B. The difference lies in the lockout chip, you can't play PAL A games on a PAL B system and vice versa.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: FAMICOMfag on January 14, 2009, 09:50:34 am
Thanks a lot for the answers. I really didn't know that.. It surprises me that the Hong Kong thing was actually official.

Edit : although I still have one unanswered question  : that first version I posted with the smaller box : how rare is it ? how much would you pay for it?
thanks
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: Tjibynn on January 16, 2009, 12:28:25 pm
Here is a swedish database I often use to check out different releases.

http://www.nesdb.se/game.php?id=1

This is what its told about Super Mario Bros 2

http://www.nesdb.se/game_more.php?id=1396&gm=4&rid=1
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: FAMICOMfag on January 27, 2009, 01:19:02 pm
The Smurfs, a PAL only game (which is a good game), with box and manual in very good conditions, for only 7€. I think it's a bit rare and worths much more than that actually. Got the french/german version (as in, french/german texts on the box and manual, but french title on the front of the cover).

Also 5€ for Astérix, another good PAL exclusive game, but cartridge only sadly.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: manuel on January 27, 2009, 06:47:48 pm
Oh, yes, the Smurfs is a fun game. Asterix, too. I wouldn't mind getting those at some point.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: nintendodork on January 27, 2009, 06:56:00 pm
Is the Smurfs game anything like the GB one?  If so, then it's awesome.  I used to play that game for hours on end because it had no save feature :D
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: son_ov_hades on January 30, 2009, 08:33:31 am
Just got this multi-cart from Jedi.

(http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e121/son_ov_hades/127.jpg)
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: FamicomFreak on January 30, 2009, 10:07:14 am
Sweet stuff! Congrats!
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: nintendodork on January 30, 2009, 02:26:32 pm
WOO!  GO PUCKMAN! :P
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: 133MHz on January 30, 2009, 03:29:16 pm
This is what I've scored today:

(http://www.mercadolibre.cl/jm/img?s=MLC&f=10278106_889.jpg&v=O)

Fantastic Adventures of Dizzy! My first Codemasters NES game WAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!! ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: manuel on January 30, 2009, 09:22:40 pm
Is the label in the right direction?  :D
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: 133MHz on January 30, 2009, 09:24:28 pm
That's how it got to my hands, and a quick Google Image search reveals that other carts are the same ;).

Sorry if it was an inside joke about Codemasters games that I didn't get ::)
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: manuel on January 30, 2009, 09:28:50 pm
Yeah, I knew that especially codemasters labels are placed "wrong".
I always thought it was weird, but interesting the same time.

Normal NES carts have the label facing the same direction as the arrow mark down on the cart.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: FamicomFreak on January 30, 2009, 11:22:59 pm
Wow awesome find. Keep your eyes out for a big nose caveman!
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: FamicomFreak on January 31, 2009, 12:14:39 pm
Here are some NES finds.

(http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/ff280/luiszena/DSC00330.jpg)
(http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/ff280/luiszena/DSC00350.jpg)
(http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/ff280/luiszena/DSC00351.jpg)
(http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/ff280/luiszena/DSC00306.jpg)
(http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/ff280/luiszena/DSC00312.jpg)
(http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/ff280/luiszena/DSC00313.jpg)
(http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/ff280/luiszena/DSC00314.jpg)
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: son_ov_hades on January 31, 2009, 01:17:49 pm
Very nice NES finds, I'm especially fond of Ducktales.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: nintendodork on January 31, 2009, 01:22:45 pm
I always wondered what would have happened if a game with controversial content (Ducktales per say) was a Black Box release w/ a Black Box converter inside...
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: UglyJoe on January 31, 2009, 01:45:43 pm
Tengen Tetris, good find!
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: FamicomFreak on January 31, 2009, 10:58:56 pm
hehe yeah ducktales is a good game and would have probably been more expensive with a black cart! Tengen Tetris is better than the Nintendo Tetris there is nothing like 2 player action!
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: 133MHz on January 31, 2009, 11:01:22 pm
Quote from: FamicomFreak on January 31, 2009, 10:58:56 pm
Tengen Tetris is better than the Nintendo Tetris there is nothing like 2 player action!


Amen to that. I used to play Tengen Tetris so much with my dad. Good memories :)
IMO it's THE version of Tetris.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: FamicomFreak on January 31, 2009, 11:05:09 pm
yes sadly most of my friends dont like to play Tetris they are into new consoles but still last week I played against my wife and a friend of mine. We also had a blast playing qbert 3 for the snes.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: YamiMario on February 03, 2009, 07:53:27 am
I wish i was so lucky to find some NES stuff in Denmark D:
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: Tjibynn on February 05, 2009, 12:42:26 pm
Quote from: YamiMario on February 03, 2009, 07:53:27 am
I wish i was so lucky to find some NES stuff in Denmark D:


Have you tried tradera / ebay ??
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: FamicomFreak on February 06, 2009, 01:21:01 pm
Got new NES finds. Got the carts for 2 dollars and the boxed games for 2.99 each from play n trade woot


(http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/ff280/luiszena/DSC00412.jpg)

(http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/ff280/luiszena/DSC00413.jpg)

(http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/ff280/luiszena/DSC00416.jpg)
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: djdac on February 06, 2009, 10:44:43 pm
Found these at Goodwill for $4 each

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3408/3259952744_af7162ce75_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: nintendodork on February 06, 2009, 10:47:04 pm
WOW!  You got all 7 of those boxed for $4, nice!  Are the Zelda games gold carts?
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: djdac on February 06, 2009, 10:49:04 pm
$4 for each one. The Zelda carts are both gold. All the carts and manuals are in almost near mint condition.  :D
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: nintendodork on February 06, 2009, 10:50:59 pm
Wow, well that's still a good deal for CIB games.  I don't think I've ever played SUPER Pitfall...what's it like?
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: djdac on February 06, 2009, 10:54:00 pm
It sucks. Its a mediocre platformer.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: 133MHz on February 06, 2009, 10:56:13 pm
Super Pitfall uses the same engine from Atlantis No Nazo or something like that, right?
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: FamicomFreak on February 07, 2009, 10:59:25 am
Wow nice pick up on the Contra. Congrats!
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: manuel on February 10, 2009, 06:28:49 am
Tetris... From Russia with fun... nice catch phrase.  :D

Great finds for such a cheap price.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: djdac on February 13, 2009, 11:49:45 pm
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3428/3278447764_58d1d82f1e.jpg?v=1234597056)
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: manuel on February 14, 2009, 06:14:46 am
Nice!
I borrowed that one when I was younger.
I remember that I couldn't beat it.  :-\
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: FamicomFreak on February 14, 2009, 07:39:00 am
Ah another true classic from the past. Congrats!
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: UglyJoe on February 14, 2009, 05:05:34 pm
I hate the train stage so much!  Forced scrolling + moving spikes + flying enemies.  *shakes fist at Capcom*
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: Tjibynn on February 21, 2009, 12:01:54 pm
These 2 multi-carts was included in a larger NES-kit I bougth. (2 Units + 8 carts)

(http://pici.se/thumbs/t_enfYtlTQR.gif) (http://pici.se/367548)

(http://pici.se/thumbs/t_cAuxCXNpJ.gif) (http://pici.se/367550)

(http://pici.se/thumbs/t_cARmYkUUU.gif) (http://pici.se/367552)

//Tjibynn
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: FamicomFreak on February 21, 2009, 11:58:58 pm
awesome stuff!
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: Tjibynn on February 23, 2009, 10:22:53 am
the mailman will also deliver this kit to me in a few days.

(http://pici.se/thumbs/t_bXiKVLjWb.gif) (http://pici.se/366345)

The 4 carts in upper right corner is not included (mario, ice hockey, volley ball and Wrestling)

//Tjibynn
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: FamicomFreak on February 23, 2009, 11:45:25 am
Wow great stuff gotta love those pirate carts. Where did you got them from???
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: Tjibynn on February 23, 2009, 08:44:09 pm
im a member of nesdb.se. A swedish site for NES/Videogames-maniacs.. Got it from there
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: Rcoehrs on February 24, 2009, 08:42:08 am
Recently I went a bit Disney/Capcom Crazy at a second hand shop, with the purchase  of
Talespin-2.50$
Mikey Mousecapes-1$
AfterBurner /Tegen Cart -1$

Think the best out of the bunch was the unlicensed Tegen Cart for a buck, But pickings are getting thin in my area since I have been gutting the local shops of most of the good stuff.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: YamiMario on February 24, 2009, 11:31:35 am
Almost ready to buy a Retro Duo :D So now i can play NES games soon. My PAL SNES slot is somewhat broken too, just another reason to buy it :)
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: Rcoehrs on February 24, 2009, 12:05:55 pm
Question Yami.
Are there any restrictions with The Retro Duo?
I have heard of other dual systems having limits as to what games can be played.
I really am thinking on getting one so I don't have to have all the systems out at once and I can never get a clear answer
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: nintendodork on February 24, 2009, 03:22:33 pm
They do have some limits.  I hate clones though.  Original hardware is way better, or at least a clone that uses original controllers and resembles the original in a way.  I'm not sure which games can't be played on the Retro Duo, but I think SMRPG is one of them...
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: YamiMario on March 01, 2009, 09:21:07 am
Objection, Mario RPG (V1.0, others have better protection) does work with the Retro Duo.
And so does other games that diden't previously work.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: L___E___T on March 01, 2009, 08:55:56 pm
SMRPG is an abomination anyways, it shouldn't be allowed to work! 

In all seriousness, does retro duo have patches now or something?  How come games that didn't use to work, work now?
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: YamiMario on March 02, 2009, 12:46:39 am
It dosen't use the NOAC (NES On A Chip) like other Famiclones do, it uses actual hardware.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: Medisinyl on March 13, 2009, 03:37:04 pm
If anyone cares, this should be a fairly close list of the games I currently have...  (Should be about 200 with the only duplicate being StarTropics as there are two different colors of title text on the side label...and one PAL game [Ufouria]).  Nothing too valuable in a single cart just yet, but eventually I'll look towards some of those (Little Samson, CIB DW II,III,IV, etc. -- got a DW I CIB with charts, maps, poster, handbook, manual, etc. for $2.99, so I figure I'll get the rest CIB that way  :P..generally I don't want boxes, but I like having the manuals). 

10-Yard Fight
720*
8 Eyes
Adventure Island
Adventures of Dino-Riki
Adventures of Lolo
Adventures of Lolo 2
Adventures of Rad Gravity
After Burner (Tengen)
Amagon
Arch Rivals
Arkista's Ring
Back to the Future
Balloon Fight
Bases Loaded II
Batman
Batman Return of the Joker
Battle Chess
The Battle of Olympus
Battletoads
Bigfoot
Bill Elliot's NASCAR Challenge
Bionic Commando
Blaster Master
Bomberman
A Boy and his Blob
Bugs Bunny's Birthday Blowout
Caesar's Palace
Captain Skyhawk
Casino Kid
Castlevania
Castlevania II
Castlevania III
Chip 'N Dale: Rescue Rangers
Clash at Demonhead
Code Name: Viper
Commando
Conquest of the Crystal Palace
Contra
Crystalis
Cybernoid: The Fighting Machine
Darkwing Duck
Deadly Towers
Defender of the Crown
Defenders of Dynatron City
Deja Vu
Destination Earth Star
Dirty Harry: The War Against Drugs
Double Dragon
Double Dribble
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
Dr. Mario
Dragon Spirit
Dragon Power
Dragon Warrior
Duck Hunt
The Empire Strikes Back
Excitebike
Faxanadu
Ferrari Grand Prix Challenge
Fester's Quest
Final Fantasy
Fire 'N Ice (Solomon's Key 2)
Frankenstein The Monster Returns
Gargoyle's Quest II: The Demon Darkness
Gauntlet (Tengen)
Gauntlet II
Ghostbusters
Ghostbusters II
Ghosts 'N Goblins
The Goonies II
Gremlins 2
The Guardian Legend
Gyromite
Gyruss
Hogan's Alley
Home Alone
Home Alone 2
Hook
Hydlide
Ice Hockey
Impossible Mission II (American Video)
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (Tengen)
Jackie Chan Action Kung Fu
Jaws
Jeopardy! Junior Edition
Joe & Mac
Journey to Silius
Joust
The Karate Kid
Karnov
Kid Icarus
King of Kings: The Early Years (Color Dreams)
Krazy Kreatures (American Video)
Kung Fu
The Legend of Zelda
Legendary Wings
Life Force
The Little Mermaid
Little Nemo Dream Master
Maniac Mansion
Mario is Missing
Mega Man
Mega Man 2
Mega Man 3
Mega Man 4
Mega Man 5
Mega Man 6
Mermaids of Atlantis (American Video)
Metal Mech
Metroid (Yellow Label)
Mike Tyson's Punch Out
Mission: Impossible
Monster in my Pocket
Monster Party
Muppet Adventure: Chaos at the Carnival
Mystery Quest
NES Open Tournament Golf
Ninja Gaiden
Orb*3D
Palamedes
Paperboy
Peter Pan and the Pirates
Pirates!
The Punisher
Pyramid (American Video)
Q*Bert
R.C Pro-Am
Rad Racer
Rad Racer II
Rally Bike
Remote Control
RoboCop
RollerGames
Rolling Thunder (Tengen)
Rygar
Sesame Street ABC
Sesame Street ABC/123
Shadowgate
Shingen the Ruler
Silent Service
The Simpsons: Bart vs. The Space Mutants
Skate or Die
Skate or Die 2
Ski or Die
Snake Rattle'n'Roll
Snake's Revenge
Spy Hunter
Spy Vs. Spy (Mad)
Stack-Up
Star Soldier
StarTropics (white title)
StarTropics (yellow title)
Super C(ontra)
Super Glove Ball
Super Jeopardy
Super Mario Bros./Duck Hunt
Super Mario Bros. 3
Super Sprint (Tengen)
Swords and Serpents
T&C Surf Designs
Tale Spin
Tecmo Bowl
Tecmo Super Bowl
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III
Tetris
The Three Stooges
Tiger-Heli
Tiny Toon Adventures
Tiny Toon Adventures: Cartoon Workshop
Top Gun
Top Gun II
Total Recall
Trog!
Ufouria: The Saga (PAL)
Ultima III: Exodus
Ultima IV: Quest of the Avatar
Ultima V: Warriors of Destiny
Vegas Dream
Wall Street Kid
Wario's Woods
Wheel of Fortune
Where in Time is Carmen Sandiego?
Who Framed Roger Rabbit?   
Willow
Win, Lose, or Draw
Wizards and Warriors
Wizards and Warriors II
WWF WrestleMania
Xevious
XEXYZ
Yo Noid!
Zanac
Zelda II: The Adventure of Link
Zoda's Revenge: StarTropics II
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: ericj on March 13, 2009, 05:01:32 pm
Felix the Cat, $10

(http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj287/pingaloquita/felix.jpg)
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: FamicomFreak on March 13, 2009, 05:46:12 pm
That game is pretty kewl congrats on your find.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: thegreatgonzo on March 14, 2009, 08:34:40 pm
I should look up Felix the Cat on youtube for footage but I actually feel lazy (check out the last thing I did today in another section). Anyone want to describe this game in a nutshell?
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: ericj on March 14, 2009, 08:40:38 pm
Felix the Cat: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Felix_the_Cat_(video_game) (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Felix_the_Cat_(video_game))

Edit. Fixed hyperlink
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: Medisinyl on March 14, 2009, 08:49:19 pm
/\ That link doesn't take you to any information...  I'd suggest gamefaqs reviews for a general idea of a game, or youtube obviously for a visual.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: Medisinyl on March 14, 2009, 09:39:23 pm
Nothing special here, but just picked these up from the local Play'n'Trade.  I had some DVDs that FYE didn't want and just traded them in and decided to get these that I didn't have yet.  Sesame Street and Jackal are in great shape, Pitfall is slightly discolored and scuffed (I replace these kinds when they come up for cheap), and F13 is in great shape for the most part, but it looks like someone put a cigarette out on the back of it.

(http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i7/4regt4/DSC00610.jpg)
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: ericj on March 14, 2009, 10:32:39 pm
Quote from: Medisinyl on March 14, 2009, 08:49:19 pm
/\ That link doesn't take you to any information...  I'd suggest gamefaqs reviews for a general idea of a game, or youtube obviously for a visual.


It does take you to information. You have to add in the last open parentheses to the address because it doesn't include itself in the URL link.  ;)

Edit. Fixed link in earlier post
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: L___E___T on March 15, 2009, 09:33:48 am
The art on Jackal looks ace!
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: Medisinyl on March 15, 2009, 11:35:30 am
Quote from: ericj on March 14, 2009, 10:32:39 pm
Quote from: Medisinyl on March 14, 2009, 08:49:19 pm
/\ That link doesn't take you to any information...  I'd suggest gamefaqs reviews for a general idea of a game, or youtube obviously for a visual.


It does take you to information. You have to add in the last open parentheses to the address because it doesn't include itself in the URL link.  ;)

Edit. Fixed link in earlier post


/\  That is all I meant.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: nintendodork on March 16, 2009, 03:27:51 pm
Got this along with Pitfall 2, Haunted House, DK Jr, CIB Pac-Man, and CIB Donkey Kong all for $10
(http://i42.tinypic.com/wjamqe.jpg)
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: L___E___T on March 16, 2009, 06:01:40 pm
That looks like an elderly tranny with a fetish for bug play - truly sickening sir, thanks for the nightmares in advance..
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: Medisinyl on March 16, 2009, 06:03:47 pm
I loved that game as a kid.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: nintendodork on March 16, 2009, 06:06:05 pm
Quote from: L___E___T on March 16, 2009, 06:01:40 pm
That looks like an elderly tranny with a fetish for bug play - truly sickening sir, thanks for the nightmares in advance..
You're welcome :P
I love this game.  I never got into the Addam's Family, but I liked playing this game with my brother when I was younger.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: L___E___T on March 16, 2009, 06:18:46 pm
Can't go wrong with Sunsoft right?  I must check it out :)
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: nintendodork on March 16, 2009, 06:35:01 pm
The music, as in all Sunsoft games, is absolutely amazing.  It's got beats from the show, as well as original ones for the game.  I always laughed at the opening scene when I was younger...and I still do...

(http://www.neshq.com/games/f/festersquest/ss-uhoh.jpg)
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: son_ov_hades on March 16, 2009, 06:52:00 pm
Fester's Quest is a god awful game!
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: nurd on March 16, 2009, 06:55:44 pm
Quote from: son_ov_hades on March 16, 2009, 06:52:00 pm
Fester's Quest is a god awful game!


Agreed.

Quote from: L___E___T on March 16, 2009, 06:01:40 pm
That looks like an elderly tranny with a fetish for bug play


Also Agreed
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: Medisinyl on March 16, 2009, 07:01:25 pm
Quote from: L___E___T on March 16, 2009, 06:18:46 pm
Can't go wrong with Sunsoft right?  I must check it out :)


As others have just said, it isn't that great of a game, but as a kid, when I only had the few games I got from my parents or as birthday gifts, etc., each game got a lot more attention and had more value.  It certainly isn't a god awful game either and you should be able to find it at a flea market for really cheap.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: nintendodork on March 16, 2009, 07:18:53 pm
The only thing I don't like about it is that you have to shoot stuff multiple times to kill it.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: Medisinyl on March 16, 2009, 07:20:35 pm
/\  gives more of a reason for the variety of guns,whips,items, etc.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: namakubi on March 17, 2009, 04:08:36 am
Just got this wierd little NES gem, Krion Conquest:

(http://www.flammie.net/vse/trans/mdoropie/krionconquest-box.jpg)

This game is a blatant Mega Man clone from Vic Tokai, it's so blatant, it almost feels like a hack of Mega Man 3 in some spots. The main character, Franchesca, might as well be a sprite swap for poor Rock, very strange little game.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: UglyJoe on March 17, 2009, 07:11:06 am
Quote from: son_ov_hades on March 16, 2009, 06:52:00 pm
Fester's Quest is a god awful game!


Whaaat?  No way.  If you spend 10 minutes or so grinding in the beginning, you'll quickly upgrade to the best weapon in the game.  It becomes much more enjoyable at that point.

Quote from: namakubi on March 17, 2009, 04:08:36 am
This game is a blatant Mega Man clone from Vic Tokai, it's so blatant, it almost feels like a hack of Mega Man 3 in some spots. The main character, Franchesca, might as well be a sprite swap for poor Rock, very strange little game.


It's also heavily edited from the Famicom version.  The FC version has a much longer intro, stage intros, between-stage cutscenes, and a real ending.  It's an awesome, although difficult, game.  I think it's different from Mega Man in the sense that you start out with all the weapons and that the stages force you to use them.  It's sort of like being in the Wily Castle for the entire game.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: Tupin on March 17, 2009, 10:14:00 am
Quote from: nintendodork on March 16, 2009, 03:27:51 pm
Got this along with Pitfall 2, Haunted House, DK Jr, CIB Pac-Man, and CIB Donkey Kong all for $10
(http://i42.tinypic.com/wjamqe.jpg)

Complete Donkey Kong and DK. Jr?

I envy you, sir.

EDIT: Wait, I realized they were the 2600 versions. Never mind.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: Medisinyl on March 17, 2009, 11:15:32 am
Quote from: namakubi on March 17, 2009, 04:08:36 am
Just got this wierd little NES gem, Krion Conquest:

(http://www.flammie.net/vse/trans/mdoropie/krionconquest-box.jpg)

This game is a blatant Mega Man clone from Vic Tokai, it's so blatant, it almost feels like a hack of Mega Man 3 in some spots. The main character, Franchesca, might as well be a sprite swap for poor Rock, very strange little game.


That is the most blatant ripoff outside of the ones that were allowed that I've seen.  I've never played that game before nor seen it until just now on Youtube.  Looks like a great game.  I've seen it in fleamarkets before--will have to get it next time. 
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: FamicomFreak on March 17, 2009, 04:22:39 pm
Awesome box art. Would have to check that game out!
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: Medisinyl on March 17, 2009, 04:43:15 pm
/\  Yeah, looks like a nurse from hell mixed with the good witch from The Wizard of Oz..  Guess that is the Tin Man next to her  :P.

EDIT:  And here are a couple games with the same story as before...FYE wasn't buying some of the DVDs I was trying to sell (that don't sell on eBay) and I traded them at P'n'T and picked up a couple cheap games I didn't have yet.  The DVD I got online and it just came in today.  Believe it or not, I have never seen The Wizard, but probably will tonight  ;D.

(http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i7/4regt4/nesfdgsdg.jpg)
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: L___E___T on March 17, 2009, 05:16:30 pm
OH The Wizard is just too good, please watch it asap - I watched it recently and it really did take me back 20 years, I was amazed and it actually made my week, perhaps my month.

Though, why the smut did Konami renam Twinbee STINGER??!!  Jeez...
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: Medisinyl on March 17, 2009, 05:42:50 pm
/\  Yeah, I'm pretty excited to watch it.  Just seeing Freddy Krueger doing some retro gaming in the Nightmare Series (my favorite) gets me excited :P  When other kids were watching...well, I have no idea what they were watching, I grew up on Freddy and other horror movies, so even they are nostalgia for me. 
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: FamicomFreak on March 17, 2009, 05:52:57 pm
Awesome The Wizard is awesome! just awesome!
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: namakubi on March 17, 2009, 06:28:23 pm
Prepare to be underwhelmed by the Wizard. Much less 80's Nintendo stuff in it than you might think. Though it is a trip hearing the fat bald pirate (Ragetti I think?) from the Pirates of the Caribbean movies pronounce Ninja "GAI-DEN" correctly.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: Medisinyl on March 17, 2009, 06:54:32 pm
/\  Puts fingers in ears..."la la la la la"  :P
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: son_ov_hades on March 17, 2009, 07:04:18 pm
I love the Wizard!
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: manuel on March 17, 2009, 08:59:33 pm
The Wizard is quite bad. But bad enough to be good again. ;) If you know what I mean.

In the end it's all down to personal taste.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: Rcoehrs on March 17, 2009, 09:00:01 pm
Cali-fornia

Best commercial ever!..well it was just a big commercials for the nes library, Funny though that this eye candy of a movie had a Bridges, Christian Slater and Fred Savage!
But the question is...The Wizard..or WarGames?lol
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: nintendodork on March 18, 2009, 01:28:41 pm
Got this at the PS today:
(http://i423.photobucket.com/albums/pp320/nintendodork1/Other%20Games/SDC10554.jpg)
Is there any way to clean a cart's label?  This one is a little dirty, and I'd like to clean it if I could.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: son_ov_hades on March 18, 2009, 01:30:19 pm
Bionic Commando is fun, I love the music.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: nintendodork on March 18, 2009, 01:33:19 pm
The music is pretty cool.  I want Hitler no Fukkatsu, but this will do till then.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: FamicomFreak on March 18, 2009, 05:35:54 pm
Bionic Comando is great!
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: Medisinyl on March 18, 2009, 06:25:24 pm
Quote from: namakubi on March 17, 2009, 06:28:23 pm
Prepare to be underwhelmed by the Wizard. Much less 80's Nintendo stuff in it than you might think. Though it is a trip hearing the fat bald pirate (Ragetti I think?) from the Pirates of the Caribbean movies pronounce Ninja "GAI-DEN" correctly.


I was plenty happy with the movie, and it has more "80's Nintendo stuff" than I expected.  There is a lot of stuff that doesn't make any sense, but I was entertained the whole way, and it had a couple other items of nostalgia beyond the NES/Arcade stuff. 
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: Medisinyl on March 24, 2009, 04:04:10 am
Got Faria in the mail yesterday...was about $16 shipped from Canada (cheap, but not too unusual from eBay, though I got kicked out of a flea market store a few weeks ago due to telling the owner that Faria is more like a 14-16 dollar game when he told me it was $50.  I didn't say anything else and he continued to pretty much talk to himself as he went on about how well he knows his prices.  Eventually he got frustrated and told me to leave,  that I can go to the garage sale section.  As I was leaving, he said stuff like " I buy more than you make" -- what a great salesman, eh? [I was planning on purchasing his set of all 4 boxed Dragon Warrior games too...they were actually fairly cheap if they had everything inside, but I didn't get that far obviously). 

(http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i7/4regt4/FariaSMB1n2.jpg)
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: L___E___T on March 24, 2009, 06:20:30 am
If you want to clean labels, get a tissue and spit on it, or use a gentle cleaning wipe.  That's your lot though pretty much! :)
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: namakubi on March 25, 2009, 01:32:12 am
Quote from: Medisinyl on March 24, 2009, 04:04:10 am
Got Faria in the mail yesterday...was about $16 shipped from Canada (cheap, but not too unusual from eBay, though I got kicked out of a flea market store a few weeks ago due to telling the owner that Faria is more like a 14-16 dollar game when he told me it was $50.  I didn't say anything else and he continued to pretty much talk to himself as he went on about how well he knows his prices.  Eventually he got frustrated and told me to leave,  that I can go to the garage sale section.  As I was leaving, he said stuff like " I buy more than you make" -- what a great salesman, eh? [I was planning on purchasing his set of all 4 boxed Dragon Warrior games too...they were actually fairly cheap if they had everything inside, but I didn't get that far obviously). 


What the fuck?!?! That's ridiculous, that guy runs a flea market and doesn't know how to haggle?!? THAT'S WHAT YOU DO IN A FLEA MARKET!!! What a moron. >:(
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: L___E___T on March 25, 2009, 10:47:47 am
I can't tolerate that kind of rudeness, he would have been punished.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: djdac on March 26, 2009, 05:26:57 am
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3441/3387485440_88d39a691d.jpg)
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: Medisinyl on March 26, 2009, 12:49:31 pm
Lolo 3 in mint shape (manual and cart)...doesn't even have surface scratches on the label.  Was $19.15 shipped on eBay.


(http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i7/4regt4/lolo3a.jpg)
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: Medisinyl on March 28, 2009, 11:57:45 pm
Didn't know where else to put this, but thought some of you might get a kick out of the modding I've started doing to my NES...  It isn't up to par with the work of the guy (I think he may be on these fourms) that has done numerous custom NES projects, but I don't think he has used gold leaf before, which looks a heck of a lot like a gold Zelda cart--I'm planning on making a label that will go over the dust cover and over the top to make the top half look somewhat like a giant Zelda or Zelda II cart.  At least if I ever do another one like this I'll be able to do it better next time.  I've done this solely for myself with no intention of selling it--this is actually the same system I've had since new when I was around 5 ( :o what have I done?  right? lol  :P)

(http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i7/4regt4/zeldanes1.jpg)
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: FamicomFreak on March 29, 2009, 01:28:10 am
Awesome NES MAN!
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: Medisinyl on March 29, 2009, 12:13:49 pm
/\  Thanks. 
I've actually considered making the dips on the bottom into blue rivers, and making the pop out cover into a removable Zelda raft. 

  Here is another shot as I had someone ask me about it:

(http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i7/4regt4/zeldanes3.jpg)

The black was just done with a paint can, so it could have been a lot better, but luckily I didn't have any big mess up. 

Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: TanookiSuitSam on April 01, 2009, 11:19:50 am
Just got 20 boxed NES games for dirt cheap ($20). None of them came with manuals however. So I need to buy them seperate. Hopefully I can find a lot of them and fill these bad boys up.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: FAMICOMfag on April 02, 2009, 03:56:21 am
Guess where I "found" that  ;D

(http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m51/Corentin3/Image20.jpg)
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: manuel on April 02, 2009, 05:38:43 am
Some box in your attic?
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: son_ov_hades on April 02, 2009, 11:09:46 am
(http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e121/son_ov_hades/IMG_0928.jpg)
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: manuel on April 02, 2009, 07:56:38 pm
Yay for crappy western Mega Man cover art.  :D
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: FAMICOMfag on April 02, 2009, 08:00:39 pm
Quote from: manuel on April 02, 2009, 05:38:43 am
Some box in your attic?


hm nah this is not the original game  ;)
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: Medisinyl on April 02, 2009, 08:02:29 pm
/\  I prefer the label on yours  :P  I can't make out "??  Edition" (hard to tell if it says "special")
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: manuel on April 02, 2009, 08:04:05 pm
I know.
I could tell from the label. But I thought maybe you put it somewhere, forgot it, and then found it again. :D
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: son_ov_hades on April 02, 2009, 08:53:03 pm
Quote from: manuel on April 02, 2009, 07:56:38 pm
Yay for crappy western Mega Man cover art.  :D


I love it, it's so 80s cheesy.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: Medisinyl on April 05, 2009, 02:27:06 pm
Got one of these (hopefully without any label issues like the one in this image, but the auction pic is somewhat blurry).

(http://www.retroarcade1.net/Portals/127/Bilder/NES/Kassetter/SuperMarioBros-Tetris-NintendoWorldCup.JPG)

Not sure what they're worth, but the price I got seemed fair to me:  http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&item=320354478407
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: manuel on April 05, 2009, 11:39:25 pm
That's an ok price.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: nintendodork on April 07, 2009, 04:11:00 pm
It makes me wonder though...all of his other auctions seem to have clearer pictures.  It's probably nothing to be concerned about though.  Just wanted to point it out.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: Medisinyl on April 07, 2009, 04:16:16 pm
/\  He said in the auction it is 10 out of 10 perfect, so it should be good.  He probably didn't realize the photo was crap until he uploaded it and didn't bother taking another one. 
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: ericj on April 09, 2009, 05:30:26 pm
Got this on ebay for $3.  ;D

(http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj287/pingaloquita/BigNoseNes.jpg)
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: FamicomFreak on April 09, 2009, 08:46:27 pm
I love bignose it's a great game!
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: Medisinyl on April 09, 2009, 09:32:23 pm
Play n Trade called me up earlier with a game from my want list that someone traded in ($4.49 + tax = good deal me thinks).  Hopefully it works though... I haven't tested it yet, but worked it out of a poop shell a moment ago (and got a metal strip out from the pin cavity).  I kept the sticker on the back that warns if I remove it that I will have to pay for the "movie."--I actually like old rental stickers on games.  Writing however drives me nuts--thankfully this has none.

I really liked this game on the SNES as a kid, but I've never played the NES version of it. 

(http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i7/4regt4/Lem1.jpg)

EDIT:  And I just noticed this (yes, I know, how juvenile of me :P)...

(http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i7/4regt4/lemwang.jpg)





EDIT 2:  I also got a Zoomer controller in the mail yesterday (from Atari2600.com), but the A and B buttons wouldn't function.  I ended up taking it all apart and finding out it was a simple repair as expected.  Gave me the chance to clean it up better too.  Seems to work perfectly now.  I've only tried it with Rad Racer thus far, but will try one of the flying games later (top gun, captain skyhawk, etc.). 
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: Rob64 on April 14, 2009, 10:39:19 am
Let's see...

From Amazon: VCR NES with ac adaptor and 2 controllers, av cable, and super mario bros.

From Mackey (my bass player): NES 2 with rf switch and ac adaptor and 1 controller, and Super Mario Bros. 2

From Steve (high school guy): Super Mario Bros. 3, Wheel of Fortune Jr. and regular, and Jeopardy

From Ian (nintendo fanboy friend of mine): Gold cart Zelda 2, TMNT 2, Turbo Racing, 2 NES sleeves, and Super Off Road

From Digital Press: another NES rf switch for famicom, Tetris, Gold cart Zelda.

That's it for NES
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: FamicomFreak on April 18, 2009, 10:44:03 am
Awesome finds everyone
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: nintendodork on May 09, 2009, 09:01:49 pm
(http://i42.tinypic.com/k0lljo.jpg)

Yes.  This is it.  This is Battletoads. Indeed, mofo.  I have it.

Ok, I laughed when I saw this, because I could tell the store was trying to make this, and a few other games stand out.  It was on the top shelf over all the other NES games.  The other games in the top shelf were:

Camerica's Big Nose the Caveman
Camerica's Ultimate Stuntman
Pac-Man by Tengen
and a few others that were just common NES games.  I totally would've gotten Big Nose if the label didn't suck.  And I didn't know what Ultimate Stuntman was, so I didn't get that either.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: nurd on May 09, 2009, 09:12:54 pm
I love Battletoads.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: nintendodork on May 09, 2009, 09:14:31 pm
It's an awesome game, except my NES/clone is at my grandma's.  I need to either bring that here, or get a converter...I'll probably do the second option.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: Rob64 on May 11, 2009, 07:47:33 pm
Not really finds but recent amazon purchases:

gray zapper
lot of 24 Nintendo brand dust sleeves
Bible adventures
road runner (tengen)
quattro sports

and from my bass player:
Mike Tyson's Punch Out

And I store his Mega Man games since I have an NES that works and I invite him to do play throughs, he's quite entertaining to watch. He's good, knows the game like the nerd, and is funny to see get pissed at.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: 133MHz on May 11, 2009, 07:49:56 pm
Congrats on those unlicensed games! :)
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: Rob64 on May 11, 2009, 08:01:26 pm
Thanks, Quattro Sports is an interesting cart (yay Taiwan!). I knew I only wanted one of Tengen and one of Camerica, but I may get more from Wisdom Tree.

I also have a small shopping list for a trip I'm taking to Digital Press, it's my number one spot to get all things classic.

Hopefully I leave with:
NES Max and Advantage
Konami Laserscope (doubt it)
U force (doubt it)
Contra
Double Dragon
Ghostbusters
Game Genie
Battletoads
Paperboy
Pacman
NES adaptor
Power Pad
and SNES controller

Accesories and adaptor come before the game, so we'll see. I'm going the 23rd.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: son_ov_hades on May 12, 2009, 06:10:11 am
Digital Press is cool, but their prices are quite high.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: Rob64 on May 12, 2009, 09:25:01 am
Depends on what you're looking for. I remember leaving the stores with stuff that could sell for much higher.

I also had another find and a new reason for digital press.

I went to Play N Trade to trade in SMB and to see if they can check to see if my game genie works in the vcr NES because I couldn't. He couldn't take mario since they had too many and couldn't test my game genie. I look in the display case where they keep everything from N64 backwards to 2600. Then I saw it.

SMB 3 box with very little corner wear. Epic Win! For $20, I got the SMB3 CIB with manual and a Nintendo Gamplan poster from 1986 just inside the box. I think I technically got a free poster because I don't see how it could have been packaged with SMB3 back then.

So now I can trade in SMB 1 and 3 when I go to Digital Press which will probably help me get a free NES game. Friggin Sweet!
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: son_ov_hades on May 12, 2009, 09:27:30 am
I tired to trade in a HUGE box of Atari 2600 stuff to them and they offered me less than $60. Total rip off artists.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: Rob64 on May 12, 2009, 09:34:14 am
Yeah, I can see that as being a good rip off. However, the only bad experience I had with them was when I bought Kirby 64 and it didn't work, but they gave me a refund.

I guess I'm lucky enough to have no bad experiences yet. I had more at Play N Trade.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: Rob64 on May 23, 2009, 12:12:43 pm
I'm back from the trip to Digital Press... I wish it was in my town instead of 50 minutes away... oh well, here's my finds:

I traded: SMB 1 and 3, Al Unser Jr. Turbo Racing, and Super Off Road

For:
1. a yobo ac adaptor for NES,SNES,and Genesis for 8 bucks. I don't want to play with electric tape anymore to get the wire to stay still.
2. a CIB with manual... NES ADVANTAGE for 15 bucks and the controller itself seems to be new because the protective cover over the black part was still on it. Works great.
3. a CIB SNES controller for 10 bucks... sweet box but not a long controller, oh well.
and 4. Top Gun for 2 bucks, sharpie marker on label and back... disappointing but not a big deal.

Didn't get everything but they didn't have everything I was looking for... BUT.

Apparently a loyal member of digital press makes hacks for them to sell which are amped up challenges of Megaman Ultra, Contra 7?, Zelda II, and SMB 3 2K3. They also advertised for Earthbound Zero but didn't have any, and they also had SMB2j for NES... interesting but I'm getting that on the FDS for my birthday anyway.

I also found them selling a CDi with Link The Faces of Evil... I almost bought it but it was Eighty bucks. Maybe some day... ???
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: nintendodork on May 23, 2009, 03:14:12 pm
Alright, I just got back from Omaha, and here are my NES finds (I also put some stuff in the "All other finds" thread)
(http://i40.tinypic.com/2v3hev9.jpg)
I know, it's a craptastic photo, and most of those scratches are pretty visible.  As you can see (Maybe), Bignose does have half of the label ripped off.  It's not as bad as I thought, but still pretty bad.  It looks like someone put a price tag on the label (what an idiot) and someone else ripped it off.  As for the other three, the labels are in decent condition, and the carts are really scratched, but, oh well.  They're Camerica games, and I got 'em cheap, so whatever.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: Jedi Master Baiter on May 23, 2009, 03:34:52 pm
Quote from: nintendodork on May 23, 2009, 03:14:12 pm
It looks like someone put a price tag on the label (what an idiot) and someone else ripped it off (what a bigger idiot).

Fixed. ;) Unless you were the one who ripped it off, then... haha. ;D
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: nintendodork on May 23, 2009, 03:44:13 pm
Nope!  If there were a price tag on it, I'm not sure what I would do.  At least they were smart enough (this time) to put the tags on the back, which I can easily take off. :)  Speaking of the price, Bignose was $8  :-\ But the others were $2 a piece, so I just decided to get all of them! :D
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: Jedi Master Baiter on May 23, 2009, 07:07:30 pm
3.50 for all of them! Good deal.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: nintendodork on May 23, 2009, 08:37:20 pm
I just hope they all work.  Bignose is a great game, and Ultimate Stuntman looks pretty fun.  I haven't seen anything about the other two, I haven't looked, but I'm sure I'll be happy.  On the price tags, they say what date they were sold to the store...and Bignose was sold to Gamers 3-21-06 :o :o  I got a BUNCH of dirt off of the contacts when I was cleaning them.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: cosmic-ark on May 23, 2009, 09:26:13 pm
Nice finds nintendodork very nice for the price and they look like fun
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: Byron on May 24, 2009, 08:06:04 pm
I got a pretty good deal myself the other day, a CIB Gauntlet for two bucks.

The same day, I found a sweet CAV Jurassic Park LaserDisc box set for eighty-nine cents, but that's neither here nor there.  ::)
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: ericj on May 30, 2009, 05:16:19 pm
Just got this in the mail via Ebay for about  $15 shipped. Camerica Quattro Arcade with F-16 Renegade, CJ's Elephant Antics, Go! Dizzy Go!, & Stunt Buggies. Haven't tried it yet but I'm hoping the games are better than the other Camerica NES carts I've played.

(http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj287/pingaloquita/Quattro.jpg)

Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: FamicomFreak on June 01, 2009, 11:22:19 pm
I think the Dizzy game is worth it and the best game of that cart. Well try it out and let us know.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: ericj on June 02, 2009, 06:14:54 pm
Tried out the Quattro Arcade cart and I think FF is right, the Dizzy game is by far the best. The elephant game comes in a close second place, though.

Just got this in the mail today, Bee 52. Another "Absolutely Brilliant" Codemasters game.  ::)
I'm surprised that the cart is silver. I thought they were all gold.

(http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj287/pingaloquita/Bee52.jpg)

Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: LocalToast on June 04, 2009, 09:00:54 pm
Quote from: Rob64 on May 23, 2009, 12:12:43 pm
I also found them selling a CDi with Link The Faces of Evil... I almost bought it but it was Eighty bucks. Maybe some day... ???


That's better than auctions I've come across on eBay... some are trying to sell the same package for hundreds.

I wonder if the price got pumped up after the swarm of YouTube Poops? :D
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: Rob64 on June 05, 2009, 04:02:42 am
I bet that has something to do with it
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: djdac on June 06, 2009, 05:13:18 am
Found this for $4 at Goodwill

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2422/3594331506_d68e238e85.jpg)
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: mgman on June 07, 2009, 01:33:24 pm
Quote from: Rob64 on May 23, 2009, 12:12:43 pm
I'm back from the trip to Digital Press... I wish it was in my town instead of 50 minutes away... oh well, here's my finds:

I traded: SMB 1 and 3, Al Unser Jr. Turbo Racing, and Super Off Road

For:
1. a yobo ac adaptor for NES,SNES,and Genesis for 8 bucks. I don't want to play with electric tape anymore to get the wire to stay still.
2. a CIB with manual... NES ADVANTAGE for 15 bucks and the controller itself seems to be new because the protective cover over the black part was still on it. Works great.
3. a CIB SNES controller for 10 bucks... sweet box but not a long controller, oh well.
and 4. Top Gun for 2 bucks, sharpie marker on label and back... disappointing but not a big deal.

Didn't get everything but they didn't have everything I was looking for... BUT.

Apparently a loyal member of digital press makes hacks for them to sell which are amped up challenges of Megaman Ultra, Contra 7?, Zelda II, and SMB 3 2K3. They also advertised for Earthbound Zero but didn't have any, and they also had SMB2j for NES... interesting but I'm getting that on the FDS for my birthday anyway.

I also found them selling a CDi with Link The Faces of Evil... I almost bought it but it was Eighty bucks. Maybe some day... ???


A hack of Contra 7? What did it look like? Or was it just Contra 7?
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: nintendodork on June 08, 2009, 09:56:33 pm
These are my NES finds dating from last week to today.
(http://i423.photobucket.com/albums/pp320/nintendodork1/SDC10293.jpg)
(http://i423.photobucket.com/albums/pp320/nintendodork1/SDC10289.jpg)

The NES controller was obviously functional before I took this picture, I had to bust open the damn thing to get the pads out, because one screw was so rusty, the top was worn almost completely off.  The only way you can tell I opened it by force is if you look inside in the corner, but other than that, it's nice to look at, I guess :P
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: Rob64 on June 17, 2009, 11:03:56 am
Wow, haven't been here in a while. Nice find djdac, you basically got that for nothing.

Now for my recent "finds". I put myself down on a wishlist for Play N Trade for a lot of NES and some SNES related stuff. I got a call yesterday that Paperboy came in so I told them I would come tomorrow (today) to get it.

I get there and more stuff on my wish list came: Double Dragon (only a corner of the label is ugly), and the powerpad. Paperboy was 3 dollars, DD was 5, and the powerpad was 6... wow. I brought stuff to trade in so I could pay for that stuff.

While she was ringing those up, I looked behind her and I saw the NES ACTION SET box. I pinched myself, and confirmed I wasn't dreaming. Sure enough, it was an NES ACTION SET COMPLETE with everything as advertised, listed for 35 dollars. I already had the actual stuff so I somehow managed to talk them into giving me just the box plus styrofoam and inserts... 15 bucks.

So lets recap, for 10 bucks, I got:

The power pad, just the pad in good looking condition and it works
Paperboy
DD
and the NES ACTION SET box with styrofoam and the following inserts:
The warranty info
NES manual
Zapper manual
SMB/Duck Hunt manual
a Nintendo Power ad that includes a Legend of Zelda secret
and a "Now You're Playing With Power" poster.... to match my signature  :D
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: namzep on June 17, 2009, 06:12:32 pm
Traded for a few games with a guy on another forum:

(http://i169.photobucket.com/albums/u202/namzep69/forums/new090617.jpg)

I debated whether to put this in the NES or the other finds but figured 2 out of 3 games decided it.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: FamicomFreak on June 20, 2009, 08:38:06 pm
Those are some nice trades. What did you traded for them?
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: 133MHz on June 21, 2009, 09:42:52 am
(http://img196.imageshack.us/img196/1154/dscn7415.th.jpg) (http://img196.imageshack.us/i/dscn7415.jpg/)


...in excellent condition and all for ten bucks! I couldn't be happier! :D ;D :D ;D
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: ericj on June 21, 2009, 12:37:28 pm
Nice finds, 133MHz! Let me know how you like Boomerang Kid. It's my most frustratingly favorite Codemasters game.  :D
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: ericj on June 22, 2009, 06:05:53 pm
Adventure Island 3 for $12.50 shipped.  :)

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&item=330337981702
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: FamicomFreak on June 22, 2009, 07:57:09 pm
Sweet finds!
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: manuel on June 24, 2009, 12:04:12 am
I still remember the import review of the Dizzy game in the video game magazine I read back then.
I wanted it, because the graphics looked so nice ( :D).

I think I'll have to get it some day.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: thegreatgonzo on June 24, 2009, 12:01:16 pm
Some guy on Craigslist posted a Fat PS2 with one memory card,no controllers, along with Final Fantasy X-2 and Grand Theft Auto San Andreas, for 25 dollars. I picked it up, and and now have a PS2 in the bedroom and can also watch DVDs in there as well (I've been meaning to pick up a cheap DVD player but never did).

I will probably sell the games.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: manuel on June 25, 2009, 07:34:10 am
That I call a great deal.
You probably can get back most of it by selling the games.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: Rob64 on June 27, 2009, 01:48:27 pm
From my recent trip to digital press for the Nava meeting today, I got the following for nothing thanks to trading in old pc/2600 games:

Pacman CIB for 12 bucks
Bugs Bunny Birthday Blowout CIB for 11 bucks
and Caveman Games loose for 8 bucks

"Update": The package is not here yet but I figured I should talk about the games. They all work and I've been looking for Caveman Games for a long time without knowing it because my uncle had it for the commodore and I've been kind of on the look out but always forgetting about it. Look up videos for it to see what it's like but it's hilarious.

The package is here and this is what I got for 25 bucks: Tetris CIB with manual and game sleeve, Rad Racer and Golf loose, and a Toys R Us Majora's Mask/Banjo Tooie promotional tape. All came in great condition thanks to mobiusclimber.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: namzep on June 28, 2009, 04:06:03 pm
Quote from: FamicomFreak on June 20, 2009, 08:38:06 pm
Those are some nice trades. What did you traded for them?

A 360 HD-DVD drive (with two movies) and a copy of the original Guitar Hero (PS2).
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: milkmanv1 on June 29, 2009, 06:45:52 am
hmm, I havn't gotten too many "good" deals recently. But yesterday at the local fleamarket I got Little Nemo for 3$, earthworm jin for genny for 3$ and Paperboy for the master system for 3$. The only really good deal I can think of now that I got was Secret of Mana (I know it's snes) for 3$, I know 3$ I was so happy.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: Jollie on July 23, 2009, 08:59:46 pm
ok get this I FOUND A COPY OF STADIUM EVENTS. and didnt buy it because i forgot if it was the hard one to find or not. going back hopefully tomorrow where i will pick it up for a mere 7 dollars. HAH!
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: toredauei on July 24, 2009, 04:56:48 pm
You will punch yourself in the nuts if its gone. I wouldve gone back right away :P
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: manuel on July 24, 2009, 06:49:22 pm
Why go back? You have to buy something like that on the spot, even with the chance of just getting the common cheap one.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: famiac on July 25, 2009, 07:14:32 am
yeah dude i cant believe you missed that.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: keiffer01 on July 26, 2009, 03:49:33 pm
Wow its been a while since I didn't post anything! :o Well I just went to this flea market and found a NES Hong Kong Version. It's actually the first time I ever see a NES like this, and did some research on the internet but still couldn't find any info about this model. I know that there were Hong Kong versions of the Famicom, but why would there ever be a need to have a Hong Kong version of the NES? I mean, did the guys in Hong Kong actually get both the Famicom and NES consoles? That's kinda weird...anyways here are some pictures. There are some differences with the casing compared to the American NES.

(http://img132.imageshack.us/img132/9901/dscn2353a.jpg)

(http://img190.imageshack.us/img190/1331/dscn2354a.jpg)

(http://img132.imageshack.us/img132/2898/dscn2356.jpg)

(http://img132.imageshack.us/img132/3937/dscn2358t.jpg)
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: nurd on July 26, 2009, 04:54:32 pm
Cool! that's neat.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: 133MHz on July 26, 2009, 04:57:19 pm
Indeed! I'm really curious! Is it NTSC? In what channels does it broadcast? What CPU does it use? What about the lockout chip? etc
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: nintendodork on July 26, 2009, 05:30:25 pm
Cool!  I knew about the Korean version, but I've never heard of an HK version.  The "Hong Kong version" font looks suspicious to me, though.  Also, this may just be because of the camera, but the greyish bar above the controller ports looks like it's not as indented as any of the NESes in other regions.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: keiffer01 on July 26, 2009, 05:36:54 pm
No it seems to be PAL. I tried SMB3 NTSC in it, and it seems to work for a split second, but the lock out chip seems to keep the console reseting and the screen itself keeps flickering. I didn't try any channels out I just plugged it directly to the TV with AV. I'm going to open it up tommorrow if i have the time and post some pics of the board on this forum. But really I keep searching and searching but can't seem to find any info of this model. I went on NesWorld and found a place where it talks about the NES console, but they only talk about an Asian Nes version.

Yes nintendodork I know it seems suspicious, but this really seems to be the real deal; the stickers on the bottom of the console all mention HK somewhere. It seems to be the real deal, but to be 100% sure I'd have to crack it open and see whats inside. But really I'm 99.9% confident it's an official Nintendo console. I'm not sure If I'm gonna keep it though since yes it is a nice collectors piece and really it's the only one I know of but yeah it's kind of useless for me if it's PAL. :-\
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: nintendodork on July 26, 2009, 06:01:21 pm
You could open it up, take out the lockout chip, and while you're at it, check the rest of the stuff in there if you want. :D
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: keiffer01 on July 26, 2009, 06:14:27 pm
Okay so I opened it up! :P Yep it's an official Nintendo console, and it is PAL. There is a sticker inside saying PAL-ASI, so my guess is that this is exactly the same motherboard you can find also in the Asian version. But still, if this is what it really means, why even bother naming it Hong Kong Version if it's the exact same thing as the Asian version? Oh and 133MHz, the CPU seems to be RP2A07....can't remember if it the same as the US CPU though (i think it's something like 2A03 lol). :P I'm not gonna take or modifiy the lock out chip though because if i do I'm afraid it could take away some of its value if I decide to sell it off. I prefer just leaving it as it is. ;) Ohh and more pics!

(http://img24.imageshack.us/img24/8638/dscn2363m.jpg)

(http://img22.imageshack.us/img22/4285/dscn2364j.jpg)
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: 133MHz on July 26, 2009, 06:24:20 pm
2A03 and 2C02 are the NTSC CPU and PPU respectively.
2A07 and 2C07 are the PAL CPU and PPU respectively.

So yeah, that's a PAL NES. I wonder what PAL region is it (A or B).
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: keiffer01 on July 26, 2009, 06:28:07 pm
How would someone know what PAL region it is? And what's the difference?
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: nintendodork on July 26, 2009, 08:27:32 pm
If you look at keiffer01's 3rd pic in his first post...last I knew, channels were indicated by numbers, not letters.  I don't know what that means, but maybe it's a PAL region switch?  But then..how would you know what channel to tune the RF into?
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: 133MHz on July 26, 2009, 08:42:50 pm
Maybe Hong Kong assigns their TV channels by letters instead of numbers?
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: Rob64 on July 28, 2009, 05:51:56 am
If that's the case, would manuels hong kong famicom have a similar switch?
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: Jollie on August 02, 2009, 01:09:49 pm
kid icarus
donkey kong 3
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: Peps1ru1es92 on August 25, 2009, 06:40:07 pm
Quattro Adventure.  :)
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: Nightstar699 on August 29, 2009, 03:37:37 pm
Just picked up power blade for 2.99 at playntrade.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: MS-DOS4 on August 31, 2009, 11:28:13 pm
Well, I don't own it, but I just found this video today and it's pretty nifty.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PLR9yxIV8DQ

Never heard so much recorded audio on a nes before.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: FamicomFreak on September 11, 2009, 12:58:35 pm
Today I got a couple of boxed NES games. A dollar each har har har


(http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/ff280/luiszena/DSC00010.jpg)
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: Jedi Master Baiter on September 11, 2009, 10:14:10 pm
Wow! That's so cool! :D
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: Jollie on September 13, 2009, 06:49:33 pm
isnt rainbow islands really rare?
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: nintendodork on September 13, 2009, 06:53:09 pm
http://nintendoage.com/index.cfm?FuseAction=NES.View&egID=1855&lgID=811 

Sorta, not really.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: FamicomFreak on September 13, 2009, 11:58:16 pm
ah thanks for the info. I sold lolo2 today. so sad to see it go.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: nensondubois on October 03, 2009, 03:24:21 pm
My local gamestore was selling XEXYZ for $4.99 so I picked it up.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: cubelmariomadness on October 05, 2009, 04:26:19 pm
Quote from: FamicomFreak on September 11, 2009, 12:58:35 pm
Today I got a couple of boxed NES games. A dollar each har har har


(http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/ff280/luiszena/DSC00010.jpg)

What really spoils rainbow islands for me, is you don't get to play as the bubble dragons!
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: namakubi on October 10, 2009, 12:22:48 pm
Quote from: cubelmariomadness on October 05, 2009, 04:26:19 pm
What really spoils rainbow islands for me, is you don't get to play as the bubble dragons!


Oh but you do...

[Spoilers]

The human characters in Rainbow Islands are Bub and Bob, the dragons from Bubble Bobble turned back into humans!
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: cubelmariomadness on October 10, 2009, 03:07:23 pm
I know, but which do you want to play as?
I think the choice is pretty obvious.

[img=http://img196.imageshack.us/img196/5628/newbitmapimagept.th.png] (http://img196.imageshack.us/i/newbitmapimagept.png/)
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: Medisinyl on October 14, 2009, 07:06:45 pm
Quote from: nintendodork on September 13, 2009, 06:53:09 pm
http://nintendoage.com/index.cfm?FuseAction=NES.View&egID=1855&lgID=811 

Sorta, not really.


Despite what that notes, it is quite rare to find at a flea market/store...I've only seen one, and they were asking a ridiculous price.  This is based on the Florida market. 

Both Lolo II (one of my favorite games) and Rainbow Islands are a huge find at only $1 boxed. 
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: FamicomFreak on October 15, 2009, 06:11:40 pm
Yeah they were great finds but I'm not much of a NES fan so I ended up selling them. I wonder if I'll ever find them in the wild again.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: Medisinyl on October 15, 2009, 06:41:22 pm
/\ Lolo 2 isn't too hard to find "in the wild." Lolo 3 is however.  Definitely a series worth giving a shot if you haven't played them.  The series is Eggerland on the Famicom if you're unfamiliar with it. 
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: FamicomFreak on October 15, 2009, 08:27:40 pm
Ah yeah I heard of them. I played them but they don't appeal to me as much. Don't get me wrong, the games are great.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: Medisinyl on October 15, 2009, 09:25:24 pm
/\  Well, I think part of it for me is that Lolo 2 was one of the games I had as a kid, so the series has the nostalgia enhancement (I've since gotten Lolo, Lolo 3, and a boxed FDS Eggerland [doubt I'll bother with any from other systems]).  

Otherwise, to contribute to the thread, my last NES find recently was a Bard's Tale at a flea market (been wanting to try the game out for a while and hadn't seen one in the wild until then [aside from one I didn't buy with a torn label]).  Still need to hook my retro systems up at this new house though, so it hasn't been played yet.  
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: FamicomFreak on October 15, 2009, 11:26:53 pm
ah bard's tale is a classic one. Congrats on such a neat find.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: nintendodork on October 18, 2009, 06:21:45 pm
Got a loose copy of Micro Machines today.  It's in pretty nice condition.  It's also my favorite car game on the NES! :D
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: satoshi_matrix on November 01, 2009, 12:29:14 pm
I recently picked up Gargoyle's Quest II for NES. Now I own both the NES and Famicom versions!
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: Medisinyl on November 01, 2009, 02:54:13 pm
Quote from: satoshi_matrix on November 01, 2009, 12:29:14 pm
I recently picked up Gargoyle's Quest II for NES. Now I own both the NES and Famicom versions!


Great game, but a bit short and easy.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: nintendodork on November 07, 2009, 01:06:41 pm
D: Gun.Smoke has Zapper support?!
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: ericj on November 07, 2009, 01:10:46 pm
It doesn't have zapper support.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: linkzpikachu on November 08, 2009, 04:21:24 pm
i found legend of zelda GRAY cart for only 10 bucks today
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: FamicomFreak on November 10, 2009, 06:15:31 pm
Big NES pick up for me today! Check it out got all of this for 64 bucks! Genesis games not shown since this is the NES threat

(http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/ff280/luiszena/DSC00267.jpg)
(http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/ff280/luiszena/DSC00268.jpg)
(http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/ff280/luiszena/DSC00269.jpg)
(http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/ff280/luiszena/DSC00277-1.jpg)
(http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/ff280/luiszena/DSC00278-1.jpg)
(http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/ff280/luiszena/DSC00279-1.jpg)

Now I have acquired both top loaders WOOHOO!

(http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/ff280/luiszena/DSC00280-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: ericj on November 10, 2009, 06:23:39 pm
Quote from: FamicomFreak on November 10, 2009, 06:15:31 pm
Big NES pick up for me today! Check it out got all of this for 64 bucks! Genesis games not shown since this is the NES threat


(http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e128/georgekarras/Images/cornholio1.jpg)

Okay, enough Beavis for today, I promise.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: FamicomFreak on November 10, 2009, 07:51:31 pm
lol yeah I am!   ;D
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: manuel on November 12, 2009, 05:09:55 am
Great find! Totally not bad for 64$.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: FamicomFreak on November 12, 2009, 12:24:24 pm
Thanks I am currently selling my other NES 2 on ebay and I'm going to keep this one. I'm also including most of the games in the lot with the NES 2 so I hope to make my money back and then some.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: Paul-FC on November 12, 2009, 12:30:09 pm
Got a NES clone ;D

(http://i256.photobucket.com/albums/hh174/popibros1/DSCF1894-1.jpg)

(http://i256.photobucket.com/albums/hh174/popibros1/DSCF1893.jpg)

It works pretty good, i just need to replace the power switch (kinda sticky).
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: FamicomFreak on November 12, 2009, 12:31:37 pm
ah a micro genius ! Sweet find popibros.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: Paul-FC on November 12, 2009, 12:32:53 pm
Quote from: FamicomFreak on November 12, 2009, 12:31:37 pm
ah a micro genius ! Sweet find popibros.

Thanks man.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: cubelmariomadness on November 12, 2009, 12:43:08 pm
Obey the button...PUSH!

What does it do?
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: 133MHz on November 12, 2009, 12:53:19 pm
I've seen those Micro Genius clones before. Totally sweet find!
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: Paul-FC on November 12, 2009, 12:54:21 pm
Quote from: cubelmariomadness on November 12, 2009, 12:43:08 pm
Obey the button...PUSH!

What does it do?


When you press it again to turn it off it stays down and you have to push it up to turn it off.
Quote from: 133MHz on November 12, 2009, 12:53:19 pm
I've seen those Micro Genius clones before. Totally sweet find!

Thanks 133 ^^


Quote from: popibros1 on November 12, 2009, 12:30:09 pm
It works pretty good, i just need to replace the power switch (kinda sticky).

Strike that, a little WD-40 fixed it :)
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: Nightstar699 on November 12, 2009, 04:12:26 pm
Yay! My free nes game from Jedi just came! It is silver surfer! Thanks man
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: NintendoKing on November 16, 2009, 10:29:31 am
ZEN Intergalactic Ninja, a game I got as a gift for Jedi!
It seriously rocks, its a isometric 3-D game, and most of you know that I absolutely love those!
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: 133MHz on November 21, 2009, 08:50:20 pm
My NES finds for today were:


Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: NintendoKing on November 22, 2009, 12:34:42 pm
Quote from: 133MHz on November 21, 2009, 08:50:20 pm
My NES finds for today were:


  • Dr. Mario

  • Rad Racer

  • Super Mario Bros. / Duck Hunt (this is the one that turned into Dream Mary in the name of science)

  • Ultimate Stuntman





Yay, Dream Mary; it rocks to find out that Dream Mary can be made for roughly 4$.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: son_ov_hades on November 30, 2009, 05:45:36 pm
Just got these in from Jedi, and wow :o. I only expected to get one game not five, I can't thank you enough Jedi!

(http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e121/son_ov_hades/IMG_1018.jpg)
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: Rob64 on November 30, 2009, 06:39:21 pm
Got an nes max for $1.00... ;D
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: NintendoKing on December 05, 2009, 10:03:56 pm
Ninja Kid,
Zen Intergalactic Ninja,
Ring King,
Stealth ATF,
Top Gun: 2nd Mission


All free from Jedi!
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: Mindfreak on December 16, 2009, 11:19:46 am
Picked up Finial Fantasy for around $10. :P

Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: nensondubois on December 16, 2009, 01:11:18 pm
Jeopardy
Jeopardy 25 Anniversary
Blades of steel
I might have more games but I don't have access to them now so I'm not sure.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: FamicomFreak on December 17, 2009, 12:46:44 am
Neat finds. I want some NES action as well!
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: Jedi Master Baiter on December 17, 2009, 09:18:17 am
Quick question: How many Jeopardies are there?

I had the perception that there were 3:

-Jeopardy!
-Jeopardy Jr.
-Jeopardy 25th

But now I see Super Jeopardy! ???

Also, how many Gametekshow games in general are there?

I also have Wheel of Fortune.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: nensondubois on December 17, 2009, 01:00:16 pm
Those are all of them for Jeopardy and Gametechshow.

I only purchased them in hope that they would be pone of those few "freeze NES CPU to play voice samples" games.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: Cam3ron@FW on December 18, 2009, 10:23:40 pm
800+ nes games on an emulator for Dreamcast with saves, quicksaves, adjustable speeds and what not.  Gotta love how sega F'd up the encoding for disc reading so bad ;D
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: FamicomFreak on December 19, 2009, 01:06:46 am
Nice I love using the nester dc emulator! It's so awesome!
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: Cam3ron@FW on December 19, 2009, 07:56:43 am
That's the one, nice to play all these games again :)
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: Nightstar699 on December 19, 2009, 12:51:23 pm
Wait........ 800 nes games? I thought there was like 730 games. Or does it have some obscure pirate games?
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: nintendodork on December 19, 2009, 01:14:01 pm
I'm sure he was just estimating or something, but I think the actual number was 791.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: FamicomFreak on December 19, 2009, 01:14:54 pm
You can actually have more games such as hacks and the Famicom releases of course.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: Cam3ron@FW on December 19, 2009, 01:34:21 pm
Quote from: FamicomFreak on December 19, 2009, 01:14:54 pm
You can actually have more games such as hacks and the Famicom releases of course.


Yes, I'd assume so.  That is why FF 2 & 3 are on it.  The download link said 800+ NesterDC.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: NintendoKing on December 19, 2009, 10:08:36 pm
NesterDC works great, have been using it for many years. I have like one of the earliest versions on a disk.

Edit- NesterDC v3.0, made my disk apparently in 2002.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: Cam3ron@FW on December 19, 2009, 11:27:11 pm
I have 6.0 I believe.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: nensondubois on December 24, 2009, 07:44:58 am
I used to have Nester DC and SNES9x for the DC as well and Nester was great but SNES9x sucked real bad.

It had a picture of a NES and four games Super Mario Bros, Zelda 1I forgot the last two.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: Cam3ron@FW on December 28, 2009, 08:49:56 am
yeah, four games.  The background when you're picking a game is an Excite Bike cartridge too.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: nensondubois on December 30, 2009, 08:45:10 am
That's the one I had! :D
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: shoggoth80 on January 14, 2010, 10:28:00 am
Got a fair handful of "uncommon" NES titles.
Shockwave
Exodus: Journey to the Promised Land
Mendel Palace
Destiny of an Emperor

and a cheap copy of Star Tropics (common)
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: Jollie on January 24, 2010, 12:20:14 pm
Star Force
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: nensondubois on January 28, 2010, 07:02:46 am
Anticipation. 2$ I don't know how bad the game is yet.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: MS-DOS4 on January 28, 2010, 07:11:49 am
Anticipation is a fun little game. I play it with my friends every now and then
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: Jollie on January 30, 2010, 10:45:07 am
The Adventures of Bayou Billy
Wrecking Crew
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: cavanor on February 16, 2010, 09:45:17 pm
Going to get 35 nes games and a nes tomorrow.  24 of which are boxed and complete.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: NintendoKing on February 25, 2010, 10:25:17 am
"Ghostbusters", and "Ghostbusters 2" cartridges, both together for 4$.  ;D
Now all I need is the PAL NES "New Ghostbusters 2" on Cartridge.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: nensondubois on March 06, 2010, 05:55:33 am
Q-Bert
Spy Hunter
Punch-Out!
Mike Tyson's Punch Out W/Manual
Super Mario Bros. 3 W/Manual (I'm thinking about Selling the cart since I have one already)
Blaster Master
Tetris 2
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: NintendoKing on March 12, 2010, 03:44:20 pm
(http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u68/Evil_Vlad/Photo_031210_001.jpg)

This is maybe the best find I have ever come across... ever!

Complete in box - Gremlins 2
Complete in box - Athena
Road Blasters
Milon's Secret Castle
Burger Time
Who framed Roger Rabbit?
Solstice
Karate Champion
Dr. Mario
Anticipation
Rambo
Defender II
World Class Track Meet
Castlevania 2 - Simons Quest
SMB/DH/WCTM



All for $24!
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: FamicomFreak on March 12, 2010, 04:30:19 pm
Jesus gremlin great deal on those games
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: NintendoKing on March 12, 2010, 05:15:15 pm
Quote from: FamicomFreak on March 12, 2010, 04:30:19 pm
Jesus gremlin great deal on those games


Yes, I nearly fainted when I walked away with them.
It was the first time I ever had a CIB game, and I ended up with 2 of them.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: satoshi_matrix on March 18, 2010, 06:50:28 pm
Shadowgate and Adventures of Bayou Billy for $2. That game's first stage uses the controller I hear!
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: NintendoKing on March 19, 2010, 06:14:50 pm
Quote from: satoshi_matrix on March 18, 2010, 06:50:28 pm
Shadowgate and Adventures of Bayou Billy for $2. That game's first stage uses the controller I hear!


Shadowgate is a must have, I love that game. You cant go wrong with games by Kemco.
But, Bayou Billy is awful atleast in my opinion.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: nensondubois on March 22, 2010, 06:47:44 am
Wheel of Fortune featuring
Chessmaster
*Some other games I'll post at a later date when I have access to them.*
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: NintendoKing on March 22, 2010, 08:48:46 am
Taboo, I have always looked at it and finally bought it. ::)
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: UglyJoe on March 22, 2010, 08:59:58 am
Brace yourself: Taboo is the time machine on Nintendo!
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: NintendoKing on March 22, 2010, 09:39:54 am
Quote from: UglyJoe on March 22, 2010, 08:59:58 am
Brace yourself: Taboo is the time machine on Nintendo!


Awesome, Can I choose where in time it sends me?
Like set it to 1985?
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: Medisinyl on March 27, 2010, 02:45:30 pm
Quote from: The Uninvited Gremlin on March 19, 2010, 06:14:50 pm
Quote from: satoshi_matrix on March 18, 2010, 06:50:28 pm
Shadowgate and Adventures of Bayou Billy for $2. That game's first stage uses the controller I hear!


Shadowgate is a must have, I love that game. You cant go wrong with games by Kemco.
But, Bayou Billy is awful atleast in my opinion.


Shadowgate is a great game even if you have to resort to a walkthrough a time or two.  Otherwise, I finally found a copy of Uninvited a couple weeks back at a flea market for next to nothing. 
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: NintendoKing on March 27, 2010, 03:09:53 pm
Quote from: Medisinyl on March 27, 2010, 02:45:30 pm
Quote from: The Uninvited Gremlin on March 19, 2010, 06:14:50 pm
Quote from: satoshi_matrix on March 18, 2010, 06:50:28 pm
Shadowgate and Adventures of Bayou Billy for $2. That game's first stage uses the controller I hear!


Shadowgate is a must have, I love that game. You cant go wrong with games by Kemco.
But, Bayou Billy is awful atleast in my opinion.


Shadowgate is a great game even if you have to resort to a walkthrough a time or two.  Otherwise, I finally found a copy of Uninvited a couple weeks back at a flea market for next to nothing. 


Wow, Uninvited!!!
My favorite game, which usually goes for $12-15.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: Medisinyl on March 27, 2010, 05:21:10 pm
Quote from: The Uninvited Gremlin on March 27, 2010, 03:09:53 pm
Quote from: Medisinyl on March 27, 2010, 02:45:30 pm
Quote from: The Uninvited Gremlin on March 19, 2010, 06:14:50 pm
Quote from: satoshi_matrix on March 18, 2010, 06:50:28 pm
Shadowgate and Adventures of Bayou Billy for $2. That game's first stage uses the controller I hear!


Shadowgate is a must have, I love that game. You cant go wrong with games by Kemco.
But, Bayou Billy is awful atleast in my opinion.


Shadowgate is a great game even if you have to resort to a walkthrough a time or two.  Otherwise, I finally found a copy of Uninvited a couple weeks back at a flea market for next to nothing. 


Wow, Uninvited!!!
My favorite game, which usually goes for $12-15.


I actually recall seeing it in a Toys'R'Us (or similar store) advertisement as a kid, but my mother wouldn't get it for me.  I'd wanted it ever since, but never bothered getting one on eBay for whatever reason.   I was quite excited when I finally found one at a flea market and for $4.99 (I also picked up another Fire'N'Ice that day that was listed at $9.99 [ended up getting it free with a buy 2 get one deal], then sold it on eBay for close to $30).
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: NintendoKing on March 27, 2010, 08:07:53 pm
Wow, Medisinyl. That is absolutely awesome! ;D
Title: Re: Finds (VCR)
Post by: Cam3ron@FW on March 31, 2010, 11:07:47 pm
Yeah, everything is getting screwed up for april fools.
Title: Re: Finds (VCR)
Post by: MS-DOS4 on March 31, 2010, 11:27:43 pm
Found a wicked sweet VCR the other day! Check it out, guys!

(http://img62.imageshack.us/img62/2702/422793300c1d8de263d.jpg)
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: nensondubois on April 03, 2010, 04:15:10 pm
Arkanoid
Castelvania II: Simon's Quest
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: satoshi_matrix on April 17, 2010, 08:38:08 pm
how is this an NES find?  ???
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: Medisinyl on April 25, 2010, 10:41:30 am
Quote from: satoshi_matrix on April 17, 2010, 08:38:08 pm
how is this an NES find?  ???


I believe that was an April Fools joke when NES was changed to VCR for the day...

Otherwise, Bucky O'Hare was my last NES purchase...
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: FamicomRetroGamer on April 25, 2010, 11:36:08 am
That was a VCR? ??? OMG, I thought it was a Blu-Ray player. (LOL, just joking)

No findings from me for today.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: MS-DOS4 on April 25, 2010, 11:41:55 am
Yes yes, the thread title read Finds (VCR) during the april fools mayhem.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: tankexmortis on May 03, 2010, 05:29:54 pm
Got Ghosts 'N Goblins and Super C in the mail today from Goozex (North American game trading website). Sorry for the terrible image quality, my camera sucks and I'm a lousy photographer anyway.

Ghosts 'N Goblins is in absolutely horrible shape, which is fine with me as long as it plays, but the sender was nice enough to include some cute little toys to compensate for the crappy label.
(http://img64.imageshack.us/img64/6682/nescartghostsngoblins.jpg)

Super C arrived with a slip cover, which is nice but not incredibly unusual, and a manual, which is the first time I've gotten a manual with an NES game on Goozex. You can request games as disc/cart only, with manual, or with manual and box on Goozex, but I almost always request them disc/cart only because you get them faster and I don't usually care that much about the rest of the stuff. So it was a nice little surprise.
(http://img402.imageshack.us/img402/5797/nescartsuperc.jpg)

Here's the rest of my modest NES collection, mostly from Goozex, mostly acquired in the last month. The games with the white labels on the bottom row came from a quirky local used game store called Vacs 'n Videos which sells video games and, for some reason, vacuums. I also got a couple games from a flea market.
(http://img163.imageshack.us/img163/5592/nescarts050310.jpg)
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: nensondubois on May 10, 2010, 11:39:10 am
Cart only excellent condition through trade:

Barker Bill's Trick Shooting
Kid Icarus
Castelvania
Castelvania 3
Skate or Die 2
Adventures of Billy Bayou
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: FamicomFreak on May 12, 2010, 02:06:13 pm
Wow amazing finds guys. There are a lot of worthy titles on your finds, Kid Icarus, Kirby, Castlevania games! You guys can have an amazing game session!
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: Nightstar699 on May 12, 2010, 04:17:45 pm
Wow tankexmortis, great collection!! You have a lot of the best titles.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: tankexmortis on May 12, 2010, 06:15:35 pm
Thanks! I'm hoping to be able to actually PLAY them soon. I was supposed to have an NES top loader coming from eBay but it never arrived, waiting to hear back from eBay about getting my money back for that.

Recently picked up Street Fighter 2010, Legacy of the Wizard, and Kabuki Quantum Fighter from Goozex. Also got Metal Storm (a personal favorite), Super Mario Bros/Duck Hunt, and a manual for Legacy of the Wizard from a flea market for cheap.

I'm aiming to get most of the best platformers and shooters for the NES since those are my favorite genres, especially the difficult ones (hence Silver Surfer even though it sucks. Can't believe I payed four dollars for that piece of crap). Don't have Kid Icarus yet though, congratulations on that nenson!
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: nintendodork on May 12, 2010, 06:41:51 pm
If you want platformers, get the Simpsons games.  I love those so much.  (Probably more because of the fact that I'm a huge Simpsons fan though.)
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: Nightstar699 on May 12, 2010, 07:04:46 pm
LOL I personally love Silver Surfer. I've memorized it to the point where I can beat it. Kabuki Quantum Fighter though, wow that is a really good game.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: tankexmortis on May 12, 2010, 07:16:38 pm
For a long time I was convinced it was completely impossible to beat Silver Surfer. But I keep hearing about people who've done it. It's amazing. You must be some kind of video game genius.

Nintendodork, I'll check those out, thanks.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: nensondubois on May 12, 2010, 07:16:59 pm
Castelvania 3 is an excellent platformer with exuberant graphics for a NES game. Gumshoe is quite a challenging shooter... but not the best. Try Trick Shooting.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: tankexmortis on May 12, 2010, 07:30:13 pm
I've got Castlevania 3, wonderful game. Trying to get my hands on Gumshoe. What I meant by shooter though was games like Life Force or Gradius. Shmups.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: Nightstar699 on May 12, 2010, 07:37:49 pm
Gun Nac. 8-bit shmup perfection.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: nensondubois on May 12, 2010, 07:56:22 pm
Quote from: tankexmortis on May 12, 2010, 07:30:13 pm
I've got Castlevania 3, wonderful game. Trying to get my hands on Gumshoe. What I meant by shooter though was games like Life Force or Gradius. Shmups.


Oh, ok.Guardian Legend is a great shooter, but since it's a mulit-genre game that doesn't count. Super Spy Hunter is the game to go for.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: Medisinyl on May 12, 2010, 08:37:07 pm
Quote from: Nightstar699 on May 12, 2010, 07:37:49 pm
Gun Nac. 8-bit shmup perfection.


Gun-Nac is definitely one of the best.  For the Famicom, Recca and Crisis Force are must-haves for shmup fans, though on the NES, Dragon Spirit and The Guardian Legend are favorites (Life Force as well). 
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: tankexmortis on May 12, 2010, 09:07:02 pm
Thanks guys! I've played a few of those, I'll check the rest out. Really appreciate the recommendations.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: linkzpikachu on May 16, 2010, 06:07:41 pm
got yoshi at my local P'N'T for 4.99 and punch-out!!! for 7.00 today
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: FamicomFreak on May 16, 2010, 09:14:51 pm
Hmm Punch out was a good deal, not sure about Yoshi but it's a fun game as well! COngrats!
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: tankexmortis on May 23, 2010, 10:41:09 pm
Found some great stuff at the flea market today. Got a copy of Vice: Project Doom, which I've been looking for. Really underrated game. Also picked up my first converter-in-a-cartridge, a Gyromite! I could tell it had the converter immediately, the weight makes a big difference. Finally, I got a Yobo system, which sadly isn't quite working. I sure have bad luck with these clone systems. I'm gonna post a thread about it and see if I can get some help figuring out what's wrong.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: nensondubois on May 25, 2010, 10:54:01 am
Super Mario bros. + Tetris + Nintendo World Cup (PAL A German version, excellent condition)
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: FamicomFreak on May 25, 2010, 11:21:38 am
Grats on the converter , I need to buy me the tools to open mine up
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: tankexmortis on May 25, 2010, 11:51:18 am
Do you mean the converter or the cartridge? If its the cartridge, I thought the ones with converters all came with regular flathead screws. If it's the converter, what are you opening it for?
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: FamicomFreak on May 25, 2010, 12:07:00 pm
Conterver for famiclone !!!!0
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: nintendodork on May 25, 2010, 03:17:10 pm
Yeah, the cartridges with converters inside are able to be opened with small flathead screwdrivers.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: Lee Yo on May 30, 2010, 10:47:28 pm
Gotta Love Craigslist!

Just picked up a Complete NES Action Set for $30.

(http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee272/trapspeed114/Famicom/DSC01260.jpg?t=1275282426)
(http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee272/trapspeed114/Famicom/DSC01264.jpg?t=1275282578)
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: FamicomFreak on May 30, 2010, 10:50:04 pm
AMAZING!!! HAR HAR AHR!
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: Lee Yo on May 30, 2010, 10:53:51 pm
lol
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: Marlon on May 30, 2010, 10:56:31 pm
I must steal this treasure....
Pirates Lee yo's NES
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: Medisinyl on May 31, 2010, 01:59:00 pm
 :o LIKELY MY BIGGEST FIND EVER :o (at least video game related)    You'll S*$T bricks when you see the price I got it for...



When I found this, I figured the price was going to be outrageous, or that the game was missing...  When I found the game was there and the unbelievably low price (I've wanted this game for a long time), I really couldn't believe it... (box is a little beaten up, but the game is just about mint with a white board).  I just can't believe a game like this could end up being thrown away to a Play N Trade...

(http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i7/4regt4/LS1.jpg)

And now for the unbelievable part.
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(http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i7/4regt4/LS2.jpg)
(http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i7/4regt4/LS3.jpg)



Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: nintendodork on May 31, 2010, 02:03:33 pm
:o :o :o :o :o :o :o

Nice!!!  That game is really fun.  Glad to see it's one of your favorites and you got it CIB for so cheap! :D
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: Medisinyl on May 31, 2010, 02:07:53 pm
Quote from: nintendodork on May 31, 2010, 02:03:33 pm
:o :o :o :o :o :o :o

Nice!!!  That game is really fun.  Glad to see it's one of your favorites and you got it CIB for so cheap! :D


Unfortunately it's missing the manual, but I can't really complain (perhaps I can find one to complete it at some point).  A LOOSE NTSC Little Samson alone sells for over $100 with little issue (which is what kept me from getting one).  One with a much worse box than mine went for $120 not long ago (with no manual). 
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: FamicomFreak on May 31, 2010, 04:35:58 pm
Awesome find! Truly one of the most rarest and good games period
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: ericj on May 31, 2010, 04:52:57 pm
That's an amazing find! I love this game, but have Lickle instead of the NES version.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: nensondubois on June 01, 2010, 06:34:58 pm
WOW! An epic find!
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: cubelmariomadness on June 07, 2010, 07:28:46 pm
I just picked up Micro Machines!
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: Nightstar699 on June 08, 2010, 04:07:24 am
Awesome! Thats a great racing game for the NES.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: nintendodork on June 08, 2010, 06:29:52 pm
Micro Machines is my favorite car game on the NES. You'll love it!  That and RC Pro AM.  I really like that game too.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: nensondubois on June 10, 2010, 11:07:56 am
Tengen Tetris $37.00 - I like this one better than the Nintendo version.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: FamicomFreak on June 10, 2010, 02:04:50 pm
Tengen tetris ftw! Nice pick up, I got daydreamin davey which I am already selling... Blah
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: nensondubois on June 10, 2010, 04:44:01 pm
Never heard of that title, and I thought I knew them all. I just played Tengen Tetris. Best home console version.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: FamicomFreak on June 11, 2010, 07:31:43 pm
it's NES time! some sweet factory sealed goodies!!
(http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/ff280/luiszena/Video%20Game%20Finds/DSC00457.jpg)
(http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/ff280/luiszena/Video%20Game%20Finds/DSC00458.jpg)
Also, Gimmick! finally arrived!
(http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/ff280/luiszena/Video%20Game%20Finds/DSC00459.jpg)

CHEERS!!!
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: Medisinyl on June 11, 2010, 07:55:15 pm
What's the story on the sealed games?  Some great ones there...
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: FamicomFreak on June 11, 2010, 07:57:31 pm
got them out of a craiglist ad, paid 180 for all of them.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: Medisinyl on June 11, 2010, 09:55:15 pm
Quote from: FamicomFreak on June 11, 2010, 07:57:31 pm
got them out of a craiglist ad, paid 180 for all of them.


Nice.  A lot more interesting stuff ends up on CL than I'd expect. 
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: Marlon on July 03, 2010, 08:11:48 pm
Got a NES Zapper for 25 cents at a yard sell
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: FamicomFreak on July 06, 2010, 04:07:57 pm
Going NES game hunting soon! YAY!
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: nensondubois on July 11, 2010, 03:32:10 pm
Mario Is Missing! $14
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: lasersamurai on July 17, 2010, 10:57:53 pm
Awhile back I got 5 in box games at Value Village for 6 bucks each. The games were.....*suspense* Legend of Zelda, Zelda 2 Adventure of Link, Ultima Exodus, Dragon Warrior(with maps) and Final Fantasy(no maps).

Today though, I got Mega Man 3, Castlevania, DK Classics, DK3, Rad Racer and Pipe Dream(complete).

I have a good amount of other NES games just from a long period of purchases
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: nensondubois on July 22, 2010, 04:19:41 pm
Megaman 3 (NES) - Traded 2 crap GB games. I did want one them though, I traded it: Brain Drain.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: linkzpikachu on July 24, 2010, 02:35:07 pm
NIB NES-101 with a wishbone controller for $75.00
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: earthquakejake on July 24, 2010, 03:00:30 pm
hey i hav a question about the nes (toaster) i hav come across many nes before but never found one that has a weird red repair sticker where most nes dont plus most of the warranty and other stickers are slightly diffrent does anyone know if its uncommon or just normal?
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: linkzpikachu on July 28, 2010, 05:37:42 pm
Rush'n'attack for 5 buck with no tax, lol the name kills me every time
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: MS-DOS4 on August 01, 2010, 07:06:33 pm
Picked up Monopoly at some pawn shop for $5. Not exactly a deal.

They were also selling Pac Man on the atari 2600 for $7. My god.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: linkzpikachu on August 02, 2010, 01:58:43 pm
shockwave (bootleg) and north and south, 15 for the pair
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: FamicomFreak on August 16, 2010, 08:48:41 pm
Found a Tengen Tetris! WUTTT!
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: satoshi_matrix on August 20, 2010, 06:39:51 pm
Saw Contra Force for $4 today. Didn't buy it on account of how awful it is, but now I'm thinking maybe I should go back and pick it up?
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: Strider_Hiryu on August 20, 2010, 11:29:05 pm
Quote from: satoshi_matrix on August 20, 2010, 06:39:51 pm
Saw Contra Force for $4 today. Didn't buy it on account of how awful it is, but now I'm thinking maybe I should go back and pick it up?


I don´t understand why everybody hate this game, maybe because is different from the other contra games.
Anyways, is a very good game, the only flaw that i remember is some slowdowns in the game.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: UglyJoe on August 21, 2010, 10:07:26 am
Quote from: Strider_Hiryu on August 20, 2010, 11:29:05 pm
Anyways, is a very good game, the only flaw that i remember is some slowdowns in the game.


The slowdown is crippling, though.  I agree that it's a good game, but this isn't your average NES slowdown we're talking about.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: linkzpikachu on September 08, 2010, 05:36:20 pm
Castlequest for free from a friend in MA
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: FamicomFreak on September 08, 2010, 07:01:34 pm
Picked up some pirates but I can't test anything or do anything because I am in the middle of a moving and also I don't have a NES!!
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: linkzpikachu on October 23, 2010, 02:53:51 pm
29 games including: life force, super C, contra, double dragon II, and more! for free! though they are not in the best condition
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: nensondubois on November 08, 2010, 09:09:50 am
Action 52 (rare black PCB version) $99 plus 13 for shipping :'(
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: famiac on November 08, 2010, 09:46:50 am
Nice! Pretty cool find, im looking for cheetahmen.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: NintendoKing on November 08, 2010, 10:31:21 am
Action 52 would be cool to display, but playing it... now thats a completely different story. Lol.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: nensondubois on November 08, 2010, 12:05:36 pm
Something tells me that I'm going to enjoy this purchase with mixed reviews.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: nintendodork on November 08, 2010, 12:34:04 pm
Quote from: nensondubois on November 08, 2010, 09:09:50 am
Action 52 (rare black PCB version) $99 plus 13 for shipping :'(
Nice!  Where at?  I'm looking for it too.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: nensondubois on November 08, 2010, 01:34:44 pm
Sorry, it was a one shot Ebay deal. I'll keep a look out for you though.

Well, here's one for 144.95
http://cgi.ebay.com/Action-52-RARE-Nintendo-NES-Cartridge-/260681414742?pt=Video_Games_Games&hash=item3cb1d2b856
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: petik1 on November 14, 2010, 08:48:34 am
Action 52 is kind of a white elephant, huh?

Is there even one redeeming game on the cart?
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: nensondubois on November 15, 2010, 10:14:27 am
I got my copy today and I found that quitting Shooting Gallery doesn't crash, Alfredo and Robbie robot actually work, which is a known problem on green PCB carts.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: NintendoKing on November 17, 2010, 10:35:47 pm
I have heard Haunted Hills is the closest to a decent game on Action 52; supposedly it almost makes owning the cartridge worth it.
I have seen videos and actually the Sega Genesis Action 52 looks miles ahead of the NES one. Honestly, that's still not saying much though. Lol.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: nensondubois on November 24, 2010, 03:17:39 pm
Quote from: The Uninvited Gremlin on November 17, 2010, 10:35:47 pm
I have heard Haunted Hills is the closest to a decent game on Action 52; supposedly it almost makes owning the cartridge worth it.
I have seen videos and actually the Sega Genesis Action 52 looks miles ahead of the NES one. Honestly, that's still not saying much though. Lol.


Haunted Hills is good... eh... the closest thing you to good you *could* call an Action 52 game. The Genesis version has different problems than the NES version, so, pick your poison either way.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: petik1 on November 24, 2010, 07:41:01 pm
Take a wild guess at what i got today  ;D An NES!
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: cubelmariomadness on November 24, 2010, 07:42:46 pm
Could it be a NES?
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: petik1 on November 24, 2010, 07:45:37 pm
It could be...
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: nensondubois on November 25, 2010, 09:05:12 pm
Quote from: petik1 on November 24, 2010, 07:41:01 pm
Take a wild guess at what i got today  ;D An NES!


Action 52?
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: famiac on November 27, 2010, 01:15:13 pm
A prototype?
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: FamicomFreak on November 29, 2010, 01:47:52 pm
picked up some sealed NES games last week. They finally arrived a couple of days ago.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: nensondubois on December 28, 2010, 10:07:42 am
All range from excellent label condition to very good.

City Connection
Bad Dudes
Gyromite (didn't open to see if a Famicom lies inside)
Little Nemo Dram Master (don't know why I get this confused for Little Samson)
Bubble Bobble
Galaga
Captain Skyhawk (the guy gave me a choice of a few games including Double Dragon, but since I saw Captain Skyhawk on the emu review, I chose this since Xevious couldn't be found)
Startropics (saves, woohoo!)
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: linkzpikachu on January 02, 2011, 01:40:38 pm
Dizzy the adventurer in the aladain cart for free
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: UglyJoe on January 02, 2011, 06:00:25 pm
Got Karate Champ and American Gladiators from Jedi.  This puts my unique game count over 400!
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: linkzpikachu on January 05, 2011, 03:29:10 pm
Got iron tank and twin eagle in the mail today, THANX JEDI!
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: Cam3ron@FW on January 05, 2011, 07:55:52 pm
City Connection is awesome nensondubois, most just don't get it, lol.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: nensondubois on January 06, 2011, 01:06:18 pm
City Connection really is a good game. I like the Chuck Berry Johny B Goode ripoff too. :)

I just updated my tz collection; here's a few

Goal!
Dino Riki
Shadowgate (I wanted this for such a long time after seeing MN12BIRD's review on it, I wanted it. Not realising I picked this up at the game store for 4.99, I was excited to play it a little) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r07ieMXdUgs
Deadly Towers

check out my tz update for the rest, I don't feel like posting them.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: neoking2002_neo on January 11, 2011, 10:40:52 am
I recently found a copy of Bomberman II for the old-school NES.
I also came across a copy of Boulder Dash as well.  ;D
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: FamicomFreak on January 12, 2011, 10:11:03 am
Great NES stuff!
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: FamicomRetroGamer on January 18, 2011, 06:37:26 am
Quote from: tankexmortis on May 23, 2010, 10:41:09 pm
Found some great stuff at the flea market today. Got a copy of Vice: Project Doom, which I've been looking for. Really underrated game. Also picked up my first converter-in-a-cartridge, a Gyromite! I could tell it had the converter immediately, the weight makes a big difference. Finally, I got a Yobo system, which sadly isn't quite working. I sure have bad luck with these clone systems. I'm gonna post a thread about it and see if I can get some help figuring out what's wrong.


I own NES: Game Key (8x Copies) & NES: Super Converter, but don't even use it at all, well, it'll stay on the box.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: nensondubois on January 24, 2011, 02:15:16 pm
Snake Rattle & Roll, and Gremlins 2: The New Batch (I wish the guy stated the label conditions on both games before hand:-\ )
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: Kiddo on January 25, 2011, 04:39:41 pm
(http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc508/kristinn_olafur/werewolf.jpg?t=1296001895)
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: modeltfordman on March 23, 2011, 05:23:57 pm
I just got Adventure Island 3. I used to have it when I was a kid, but someone stole it. I still have the original box it came in. I can't believe I kept it all these years. Now I have the complete set; the game, manual and box. Also got Zelda 2 famicom.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: son_ov_hades on May 08, 2011, 10:39:34 am
(http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e121/son_ov_hades/IMAG0112.jpg)

Thanks JC! I love playing this game in German, I need to get more German language games.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: Parodius Duh on May 11, 2011, 01:47:33 am
Quote from: son_ov_hades on May 08, 2011, 10:39:34 am
(http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e121/son_ov_hades/IMAG0112.jpg)

Thanks JC! I love playing this game in German, I need to get more German language games.





isnt it multi-lingual (can pick language before title screen)? I have the French version titled "Les Schtroumpfs" which version is rarest? anyone know? I know there The Smurfs, Les Schtroumps, Die Schlumpfe, Los Pitufos, maybe more...

I have a German Ducktales 2, must be rarer than any other release, huh?
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: son_ov_hades on May 11, 2011, 09:28:32 am
Yeah the language can be selected before the title screen. Seeing as I speak a bit of German, I keep it on that setting. There isn't a whole lot of text anyway.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: nensondubois on May 14, 2011, 10:13:34 am
At a goodwill I picked up these shitty games for something like 1.19 all in excellent shape even after removing the price stickers ON THE LABEL!

Wheel of fortune
Indiana Jones (Non-Tengen version)
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: linkzpikachu on May 22, 2011, 02:58:03 pm
Got tengen Shinobi for $4.49 at P'n'T
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: Cheetahmen on June 05, 2011, 11:29:13 am
Found a copy of Duck Tales at a local pawn shop. Mind you, it's the only NES game I have. :D
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: nensondubois on July 05, 2011, 08:58:24 am
NES:
Star Wars
Quattro Adventure (only game in rough shape; label appears to have water damage and the gold "finishing" on the cart is nearly gone. Paid $2.99 for it so I can't complain.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: MasterDisk on August 30, 2011, 06:58:32 am
(http://media.paperblog.fr/i/458/4580478/premiers-surmr-splash-nes-L-ZajimG.jpeg)
(not my picture)
One out of 50 copies for PAL B NES :)
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: classicgamer16 on September 15, 2011, 07:49:11 pm
Nosferatu NTSC for 5 dollars (:

Went to a garage sale and I got a Nintendo 32 in 1 game with a converter for 2 dollars!.
Pretty happy haha.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: (^_^) on September 29, 2011, 02:08:52 am
These are my most recent PAL buys for the NES.  When I say recent, I bought these back in May.

(http://img109.imageshack.us/img109/602/20110505092903505.jpg)

(http://img153.imageshack.us/img153/7607/20110505093106344.jpg)

(http://img818.imageshack.us/img818/6929/20110505093210810.jpg)

All are minty, and together they cost me about £15.00 ($21.00).
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: Kiddo on October 01, 2011, 07:56:28 am
Picked up these three NES cartridges at an used record store yesterday. Since they all turned out to be NTSC games it drove me to disable the lockout chip on my NES, and now they all work fine  :)

(http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc508/kristinn_olafur/milonmissionturbo.jpg)

Edit: Man, I gotta set that camera timer straight ...
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: 8bitE on October 08, 2011, 12:31:09 am
^ Nice! Those boxes are cherry.  ;D
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: (^_^) on October 08, 2011, 02:38:03 am
Thanks.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: xan_racketboy_fan on October 09, 2011, 02:01:42 am
Falling in love with my RECCA repro, I just had to find a way of protecting the awesome box. Stumbled across these high quality plastics protectors on eBay. Snazzy, no?
(http://i679.photobucket.com/albums/vv158/photobucket_xan/DSC_0892-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: lobdale on October 15, 2011, 06:25:18 pm
Quote from: xan_racketboy_fan on October 09, 2011, 02:01:42 am
Falling in love with my RECCA repro, I just had to find a way of protecting the awesome box. Stumbled across these high quality plastics protectors on eBay. Snazzy, no?
(http://i679.photobucket.com/albums/vv158/photobucket_xan/DSC_0892-1.jpg)



Is it a Famicom reproduction, or one of those in an NES housing?  Where did you get?
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: xan_racketboy_fan on October 20, 2011, 11:22:33 am
^^^ it's an NES reproduction, but works perfectly via adapter on my Famicom. If you're interested in one, shot me a PM and I can fill you in.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: FamicomFreak on October 26, 2011, 08:39:18 pm
I have some NES this time around!

(http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/ff280/luiszena/Finds344BoxedNESLot.jpg)
(http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/ff280/luiszena/FaxanaduNES.jpg)
(http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/ff280/luiszena/GolfNES.jpg)
(http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/ff280/luiszena/SNKBaseballChampionshipNES.jpg)
(http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/ff280/luiszena/TheSimpsonsBartvstheSpaceMutantsNES.jpg)
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: FamicomFreak on November 14, 2011, 10:28:19 am
New arrivals

(http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/ff280/luiszena/Finds360PunchOutandContra.jpg)
(http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/ff280/luiszena/PunchOutNES.jpg)
(http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/ff280/luiszena/ContraNES.jpg)
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: nensondubois on December 17, 2011, 08:23:46 am
Many games: I will state that I HATE Amazon stock photos. I want to know the condition of an is item before I buy it. :upsetroll: >:( They also screw with the damn shipping!! Some games even sell for a penny and you have to pay $3.99 for shipping. They better fix this!
List:
Pac-Man Tengen (Actually, this was free with a refund from an error upon placing an original order of Pac-Mania Tengen) Cart only some minor white tearing but it was free so I'm not *really* complaining here.)
Pac-Mania (ordered this a few minutes before the error was corrected on the other order from a different seller) Cart only slight label bubbling (fucking stock photos)
Wild Gunman (didn't arrive yet)
Star Tropics II: Zoda's Revenge (didn't arrive yet)
Gumshoe (didn't arrive yet)
From a deal on Nintendoage ($64 all loose and in excellent condition)
Tengen Tetris
Super Spy Hunter
Super Pitfall
Rolling Thunder
Final Fantasy (yeah, it saves)
Mike Tyson's Punch-out (CAN version. Wanted US version. UP for TRADE/Sale)
Kid Icarus (CAN version. Wanted US version. UP for TRADE/Sale)
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: linkzpikachu on December 26, 2011, 07:28:38 pm
My older bro got me a greybox NES with about 10 games, which included kid icarus! it also came with an original controller and a turbo controller
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: VenomMacbeth on December 29, 2011, 10:09:37 pm
Received Metal Gear, Snake's Revenge, and Donkey Kong Classics for the NES for xmas!
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: linkzpikachu on January 21, 2012, 07:28:39 am
Got Megaman, Castlevania II, and Contra from my dads employee for free :)
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: VenomMacbeth on January 28, 2012, 05:17:58 am
Here's everything NES-related I've gotten recently:

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7028/6720138375_b762744218.jpg)

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7031/6720136609_ba6d327458.jpg)
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: turkishproverb on February 01, 2012, 07:36:32 pm
Found Exodus for a couple bucks at a local store.  Everyone should have a crappy wisdom-tree game in their collection!
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: lobdale on February 02, 2012, 07:23:08 pm
I actually really like Exodus as a puzzler, had a friend that got it for Christmas one year and we used to play it all the time.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: VenomMacbeth on February 04, 2012, 08:07:41 pm

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7020/6820133019_9c24c31004.jpg)
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: Drakon on March 12, 2012, 06:40:29 am
shatterhand ftw!  8)
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: That Guy from Faxanadu on March 25, 2012, 12:44:54 pm
Yeah, Shatterhand is a gem!
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: Pikkon on April 02, 2012, 08:06:59 pm
Found these at my local goodwill a few days ago,they were 2 bucks a piece and all came with vinyl sleeves 8)
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y101/pikkonson/nesgames.png)


And bought these tonight from my local game store.
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y101/pikkonson/nesandsnes.png)
Title: Re: Finds (All Others)
Post by: Jedi Master Baiter on April 03, 2012, 05:30:13 pm
Too good to be true?

Duck Tales (http://www.ebay.com/itm/280855846366?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649)

I asked (in the nicest way I could) if I could see a photo before it is shipped (I haven't paid yet). I'm not so much concerned about the quality of the label as I am about whether this really is Duck Tales 2. What would you do in this situation?
Title: Re: Finds (All Others)
Post by: son_ov_hades on April 03, 2012, 05:34:55 pm
Zero feedback and stock photo? I never would have bid. Hopefully you'll end up with a great deal though.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: MS-DOS4 on April 03, 2012, 06:43:24 pm
I honestly wouldn't pay until you get a timestamped photo.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: Parodius Duh on April 05, 2012, 03:05:48 am
stock photo, zero feedback, vague description. Prepare to get screwed out of $46 bucks plus shipping.
Normally most people would build a few feedbacks from buying before attempting to sell anything, this guy seems fishy....
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: Hamburglar on April 05, 2012, 04:25:52 am
The thing is Ebay and Paypal have great buyer protection, since he is a new seller they will most likely hold the funds until you leave feedback,  or until a few days after the item is shipped.
Before that you can file a complaint.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: Parodius Duh on April 06, 2012, 02:33:43 pm
Quote from: Hamburglar on April 05, 2012, 04:25:52 am
The thing is Ebay and Paypal have great buyer protection, since he is a new seller they will most likely hold the funds until you leave feedback,  or until a few days after the item is shipped.
Before that you can file a complaint.


Oh Yeah, forgot they do that now. Yes they will hold his funds until you receive the item, since he is new.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: Jedi Master Baiter on April 10, 2012, 09:23:09 pm
It came in today! ;D Or so my brother says, I won't be home until May. :-\
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: VenomMacbeth on April 16, 2012, 02:46:48 pm
Just this:

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5331/6939199936_40f8446f09.jpg)
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: Jedi Master Baiter on April 16, 2012, 10:03:31 pm
Quote from: VenomMacbeth on April 16, 2012, 02:46:48 pm
(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5331/6939199936_40f8446f09.jpg)

I don't know why people don't like this game. Just because it's not the arcade? ???

I know the wall-jumping can get a little annoying... really annoying... okay, horrendously annoying! :o

But other than that, it's awesome! I like how it plays episodically. :D
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: VenomMacbeth on April 16, 2012, 11:15:15 pm
Quote from: Jedi QuestMaster on April 16, 2012, 10:03:31 pm

I don't know why people don't like this game. Just because it's not the arcade? ???

I know the wall-jumping can get a little annoying... really annoying... okay, horrendously annoying! :o

But other than that, it's awesome! I like how it plays episodically. :D


This is the first Strider game I've played; I've been in an action platformer mood lately.  I have Ninja Gaiden coming in the mail, as well as Master of Darkness for the Sega Master System. 

This game seems a little sloppy in places, like the fact that when you're standing in front of the computer during the opening cutscene, you're running in place.  Still, it's a fun game, and not too difficult if you take it slow.  What is this wall jumping of which you speak, though?  I haven't gotten too far in the game.  :-[
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: Jedi Master Baiter on April 17, 2012, 12:33:23 am
Quote from: VenomMacbeth on April 16, 2012, 11:15:15 pm
when you're standing in front of the computer during the opening cutscene, you're running in place.

I think that's cause he's kinda edgy here, but since his animation is so limited... :-[

Despite the sloppiness, you have to admit, that lightning in that first stage is kinda cool, is it not? 8)

Quote from: VenomMacbeth on April 16, 2012, 11:15:15 pm
What is this wall jumping of which you speak, though?  I haven't gotten too far in the game.  :-[

You can do it from the start. :(
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: VenomMacbeth on April 29, 2012, 06:07:32 pm
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8165/6980403384_98c24c27ca.jpg)

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7096/6980400860_ac4110b49b.jpg)

Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: 232stinger on May 11, 2012, 10:39:30 pm
I got a Dogbone NES 039 at Goodwill for 4 bucks, some dirt here and there but it seems to work fine.  8)
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: MarioMania on May 12, 2012, 10:26:38 am
In March $5 yesteryears, at first I thought it was Part 2

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v112/MarioMania/My%20Finds/BB.jpg)
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: garyptaszek on May 13, 2012, 03:48:03 am
Quote from: VenomMacbeth on April 16, 2012, 02:46:48 pm
Just this:

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5331/6939199936_40f8446f09.jpg)

Why is the cover art sooo much better then the Mega Drive (Genesis) version!!! Looks awesome.

I'm not sure how rare these are in the NTSC regions but these 3 are pretty rare here in the UK.
(http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d198/GARYPTASZEK/IMG-20120513-00141.jpg)
Rare doesn't mean valuable it seems as I picked up Jungle Book for £5 and Sword Master for less then £10, Dracula's Curse was like £20 but I've seen them go for over £100  :o
The Jungle Book game is strange, especially seeing as it came out in 1994, that's the latest I've ever seen a NES game released!
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: MS-DOS4 on May 19, 2012, 09:12:11 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/dOzJv.jpg)

R.I.P. My collection  :'(
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: Drakon on May 24, 2012, 06:05:32 am
I got both the snes and nes powerpaks a while ago and I still have a growing collection..
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: Parodius Duh on May 25, 2012, 08:35:10 pm
Quote from: Drakon on May 24, 2012, 06:05:32 am
I got both the snes and nes powerpaks a while ago and I still have a growing collection..


I could never bring myself to get a powerpak, it just feels so empty having a single cart with everything on it, Id rather have stacks of games!  ;D
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: FamicomFreak on May 25, 2012, 10:08:39 pm
Heh good point ^_^
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: fredJ on May 26, 2012, 05:08:34 am
Everyone should get powerpaks , so I would have to get a real job.  :D
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: FamicomFreak on June 12, 2012, 12:21:41 pm
It's here!!! Super Mario Bros 2 Asian version!

(http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/ff280/luiszena/Finds422SuperMarioBros2AsianVersion.jpg)
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: jpx72 on June 12, 2012, 12:59:27 pm
Quote from: FamicomFreak on June 12, 2012, 12:21:41 pm
It's here!!! Super Mario Bros 2 Asian version!

So what is it? Number two in USA or JP??
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: FamicomFreak on June 12, 2012, 01:24:48 pm
Oh it's USA !!
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: NintendoKing on June 13, 2012, 06:27:01 am
That's stinks that it's just USA. :(
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: FamicomFreak on June 13, 2012, 07:42:59 pm
Yeah I would have liked bros 2 but oh well. The sound is a little odd too ! Awaaaaaaa!
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: Nightstar699 on June 15, 2012, 12:45:29 am
Found a factory sealed Mega Man 4 for $20 today at a local shop. I'll unseal it when I'm in the mood to play it.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: Parodius Duh on June 17, 2012, 07:23:54 pm
Quote from: Nightstar699 on June 15, 2012, 12:45:29 am
Found a factory sealed Mega Man 4 for $20 today at a local shop. I'll unseal it when I'm in the mood to play it.


You should probably just sell it on ebay or NA for 100+ dollars and buy a used copy for ten bucks.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: Nightstar699 on June 18, 2012, 06:53:55 pm
Quote from: Parodius Duh on June 17, 2012, 07:23:54 pm
Quote from: Nightstar699 on June 15, 2012, 12:45:29 am
Found a factory sealed Mega Man 4 for $20 today at a local shop. I'll unseal it when I'm in the mood to play it.


You should probably just sell it on ebay or NA for 100+ dollars and buy a used copy for ten bucks.


Done, already sold it on NA for some good monies.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: manuel on June 19, 2012, 06:10:49 am
Waaah!
Must feel awesome to make such a great find.  ;D

I'd love to get all the Megaman games CIB in addition to the Rockman games... but they're so damn expensive on eBay (my only way to get them)...
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: Nightstar699 on June 19, 2012, 03:22:56 pm
Mega Man stuff tends to be really expensive,  since I sold MM4, only CIB I have of the original six is Rockman 6 for the Famicom.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: Yelir on June 22, 2012, 01:01:18 pm
How much did the 2 power paks set you back? They would be worth it for me to play some translated ROMs but otherwise I'm not an emu fan. :gamer:
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: GamePepper on July 09, 2012, 10:55:58 am
Wo-ho-hoa, I almost forgot about this forum!  :mario:
Well, I bought the NES + these games:
- Airwolf (came with the NES)
- Duck Tales
- Silent Service (came with the NES)
- Soccer (came with the NES, and strangely, it has a different blue cover)
- Super Mario Bros 3 (CIB)
- SMB/Duck Hunt (came with the NES)
- Tetris (came with the NES)
- TMNT (came with the NES)
- Legend of Zelda

And, I also got a NES Zapper and a NES Advantage.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: Nightstar699 on July 26, 2012, 05:46:27 am
Got a few NES games recently.
Supervision 20-in-1 (boxed)
Super Samurai by Spica (boxed)
4 in 1 (Lion King, Chip N Dale 3, Terminator 2, Contra 6)
4 in 1 (Macross, Wild Gunman, Duck Hunt, Hogan's Alley"
Super Mario Bros 2 (Hong Kong version)
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: fredJ on August 02, 2012, 12:43:39 am
(http://img19.imageshack.us/img19/1460/nesspel.jpg)

I bought my first NES game ever yesterday.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: famiac on August 02, 2012, 06:21:59 am
Congrats haha!
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: fredJ on August 02, 2012, 07:12:18 am
thanks  ;D
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: garyptaszek on August 12, 2012, 02:53:12 am
Batman
Little Nemo
Rad Gravity
Mission Impossible

nothing special
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: Nightstar699 on August 13, 2012, 10:26:57 pm
Quote from: garyptaszek on August 12, 2012, 02:53:12 am
Batman
Little Nemo
Rad Gravity
Mission Impossible

nothing special


>Batman
>Little Nemo
>nothing special

My friend, I believe you need to give some of these games a chance. Surprises will be pleasant.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: garyptaszek on August 14, 2012, 12:05:31 pm
Quote from: Nightstar699 on August 13, 2012, 10:26:57 pm
Quote from: garyptaszek on August 12, 2012, 02:53:12 am
Batman
Little Nemo
Rad Gravity
Mission Impossible

nothing special


>Batman
>Little Nemo
>nothing special

My friend, I believe you need to give some of these games a chance. Surprises will be pleasant.


Oh dude, don't get me wrong, Batman is fucking awesome, infact I spent all night trying to beat it the first night I got it (successfully I might add) and Little Nemo, although I've not had much time to play it, is super fun... I just meant nothing rare or unusual when I said "special".  :-[
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: Nightstar699 on August 14, 2012, 12:28:40 pm
Ahh, okay, my mistake. Congratulations on conquering Batman, The Joker most certainly isn't a joke in that game.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: garyptaszek on August 14, 2012, 11:16:43 pm
Quote from: Nightstar699 on August 14, 2012, 12:28:40 pm
Ahh, okay, my mistake. Congratulations on conquering Batman, The Joker most certainly isn't a joke in that game.


Took me like 3 goes, I gave up trying to work out a pattern and just had a really lucky streak with some heavy button bashing... the relief when he dropped down... finally my thumbs can rest  :D
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: garyptaszek on October 12, 2012, 01:40:40 am
Days of Thunder
Gauntlet II
Gumshoe
Robocop 2
bring my total NES games to 88  :D
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: MarioMania on February 27, 2013, 06:21:28 pm
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v112/MarioMania/002-5_zps95932985.jpg)
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: Zero107 on March 27, 2013, 02:34:58 pm
Found a couple games at the thrift store today. They're in pretty good condition, except for that Tengen Pacman...
(http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc128/pimpsta657/NESfinds.jpg)
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: nusilver on April 17, 2013, 05:49:03 pm
Quote from: Zero107 on March 27, 2013, 02:34:58 pm
Found a couple games at the thrift store today. They're in pretty good condition, except for that Tengen Pacman...
(http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc128/pimpsta657/NESfinds.jpg)


What city do you live in, if you don't mind me asking? Here in Sacramento, there's nothing but Genesis sports games and DualShock controllers at my local thrift stores. And I've been to 10 or 12. :)
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: Zero107 on April 20, 2013, 08:21:19 pm
Of course I don't mind haha. I live in Huntington Beach, while my parents live in the neighboring city of Westminster in Southern California. I frequent thrift stores in both cities, and I came across those games at a shop in Huntington. I'm with you on that, I always find the same sports games crap at Goodwill and Salvation Army, but the above games were found at a small, mom and pop thrift store. That place always has good shit. I've found mint cartridges of Pokemon Red and Silver there, as well as that Extreme Green Game Boy Pocket there for less that $3 a piece. That particular Pocket is hard to find I'm told.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: Nightstar699 on April 20, 2013, 08:24:20 pm
Southern California seems like a goldmine for video games. Where I live in Northern California (Berkeley) stores don't even carry any games. All thrift stores have nothing but furniture and clothes, I couldn't imagine finding a video game at one... unless it was a shitty PS2 sports game for 20 dollars. Occasionally they'll have those.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: Zero107 on April 20, 2013, 08:48:52 pm
Ugh those damn sports games. Wow, it's that bad? I'm sorry to hear that that Nightstar, that sucks. A few highlights of games I've found in the past 12 months at thrift stores include;
The above games I mentioned
Mega Man 3
Mega Man 4
Wall Street Kid (this game is shit, but strangely, I can play it in 2 hour intervals)
Zanac
Jackal
NES Advantage
NES Four Score (makes a great controller extension cable, plus TURBO)
and 2 NES dog bones
Its been a good run, hoping it doesn't falter  ;D
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: Nightstar699 on April 20, 2013, 08:56:05 pm
Speaking of Mega Man 4... the one good local find I ever had here was a factory sealed Mega Man 4 on NES, I found at a toy store for 10 dollars. I was going to open it up and play it, but I already have Rockman 4 on Famicom, and I couldn't pass up all the money I could make selling it... so yeah, I sold that shit. Bought some great games with the cash. It was pretty nice.

But that's NEVER going to happen again, I've never found anything worth mentioning locally besides that. Which is fine because I really only play Famicom and NES, and I just order online for those. Congratulations on your finds, though. Sounds like a wonderful paradise for video games.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: nusilver on April 20, 2013, 10:45:41 pm
Quote from: Nightstar699 on April 20, 2013, 08:24:20 pm
Southern California seems like a goldmine for video games. Where I live in Northern California (Berkeley) stores don't even carry any games. All thrift stores have nothing but furniture and clothes, I couldn't imagine finding a video game at one... unless it was a shitty PS2 sports game for 20 dollars. Occasionally they'll have those.


You live in Berkeley? I work in Emeryville so I take Amtrak through Berkeley 5 days a week. The last time I actually stopped in Berkeley was for that Ghibli festival last year (Kiki and Mononoke....yeeeeeaaaaahhhh!!!!)

In other news, my wife and I went through several thrift stores today in Sutter's Creek, and Jackson, on the way up to my dad's house in the mountains. I found a boxed, complete NES Silent Service for $5 (didn't buy it), and a book store with a PsOne, Gamecube Gameboy Player, and a few other not-super-interesting-but-not-sports titles. Better than in Sacto, but...nothing worth buying. I hear the Oakland Swap Meet is a good place to find games.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: Nightstar699 on April 21, 2013, 01:34:59 am
Ahh, I've been to Emeryville a few times. Have you ever checked out the game selection in Alameda? It's atrociously unfair... Berkeley has not one single place to find video games... Alameda has two! Alameda Game Exchange (which has an absurd selection to choose from, so I'd suggest you check them out... be warned, they're the type who charge $100 for a Famicom multicart), and Play N Trade (which has a much smaller selection at all times, but great prices. I got my beloved copy of Power Blade there for 3 dollars)

I do think it's a bit ridiculous how little there is to be found in my neck of the woods, as most other people online seem to live in magical video game thrift store/flea market land... however, I'm very much thankful that I'm able to get any games whatsoever (online), so I can't complain too much.

Speaking of flea markets.... dear God, the Berkeley flea market. It's nothing but potheads, crackheads, and old people selling pottery, knick-knacks, and various homemade objects and jewelry. Great flea market, Berkeley. A necklace constructed out of teeth which reeks of marijuana and urine is totally a game I can play on my NES. Thank you.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: Zero107 on April 27, 2013, 05:14:10 pm
Nice find on that sealed Mega Man 4! I would've done the same thing as you, maybe use the cash towards a copy of Recca. Speaking of flea markets and swap meets, they're all the same shit over here. Sun-damaged labels, and anything and everything with Mario in the title sells for $30+. It's redic. The only good NES item I've found at the weekly swap meet across the street, was a Gyromite cart with the Famicom adapter inside. The great thing was, I actually went there with the intention of finding said adapter  ;D
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: nerdynebraskan on May 01, 2013, 05:23:06 pm
I picked up a few good SNES carts at a thrift store a couple of weeks ago for $2 apiece. I kept the Kirby's Avalanche. I'm posting this to the NES finds thread because I took the other three (Mario Kart, Mario-All Stars, and Mario World 2) down the street and traded them to a game store for a copy of P'Radikus Conflict for the NES. Wound up getting a $40 Color Dreams cart for $6. I had to do it, given how that was one of the few 72 pin games I'd never played.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: nerdynebraskan on May 22, 2013, 06:18:57 pm
I got a copy of Terra Cresta in the mail today. I bought it on eBay last week.

This might actually be my last licensed, US NES game. (I'd love to get an NTSC Little Samson someday, but I've got a cheaper-but-still-legit PAL copy so it'd have to be a yard sale/thrift store miracle I think.) Aside from Samson, the only three left on my radar are Goal 2, Nobunaga's Ambition II, and Stadium Events (I know, "Dream on!"). I played Goal 2 once, and found it decent enough that I'd like to try it again someday.

NAII and SE are the only licensed US releases that I've never played for the NES. Honestly, I have probably no interest in actually buying and adding either to my collection. At this rate, I'd just like to spend 10 minutes apiece with them in my console just to say that I've played the entire catalog on original hardware.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: nerdynebraskan on May 31, 2013, 08:41:33 am
It's a good thing I had the day off from work! On Craigslist, I found a yard sale this morning offering an NES in the original box, and it was only two blocks from my house! I'll admit, I've gotten a bit cynical about my odds on these things. As NES prices have skyrocketed, resellers have become very aggressive in my area (as well as the rest of the country). When I do still manage to find things, they're often vastly overpriced.

Well, I had to go and check this out. I'm glad I did. I came home with a gorgeous, barely worn NES Action Set in the box, as well as a Power Pad in an equally excellent-+ Power Pad retail box. There was also a small game case with a few junk games. And it's all mine, for a reasonable $50!
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: OZMA WARS on June 17, 2013, 01:29:44 am
a pity MOON CRESTA was never released for the FC.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: nerdynebraskan on June 17, 2013, 03:16:18 pm
That looks more like a post for the "Hypothetical" thread:
http://www.famicomworld.com/forum/index.php?topic=9454.0
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: nerdynebraskan on June 22, 2013, 01:09:03 pm
Picked up 22 NES carts (most with sleeves) and six manuals for a pretty good deal at a friend's yard sale today. Interestingly, only one of the six manuals was actually related to any of the games in the lot. I've got some interest in Tecmo Super Bowl and Xexyz; I've owned and discarded both several times, but I've been wanting to give them another chance recently. TSB is probably the best NES game I don't own; I've just long considered it redundant since I tend to play my Genesis version with more dedication. The rest will all be getting re-sold; I'll get some decent money for the spare Kirby's Adventure and Mega Man 3 for sure.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: wholesalewatch648 on June 28, 2013, 10:57:46 pm
SMB 2 for Free
& Has cleaned pins  8)
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: nerdynebraskan on June 29, 2013, 11:12:07 am
Free? What, did a friend of yours have one? I just bought a spare SMB2 from a thrift store for $5 a few days ago. They had it marked at $20 originally; there's sadly fewer and fewer options for deals on games all the time. Luckily, this place cuts the price in half every week it sits on their shelf.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: wholesalewatch648 on June 30, 2013, 08:41:28 am
yea it was in a box of free computer parts at a garage sale
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: MaxXimus on July 25, 2013, 11:53:57 am
Tetris with instruction in a hard plastic pink nintendo case all in pretty good condition for $2.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: tappybot on September 08, 2013, 05:28:23 am
After I got back from Japan, I had been looking for the NES and games my cousins and I would always play at my grandmother's house during family events.
I had asked just about every single person in my family where that system and games were at, and it started bumming me out that no one knew..

During this quest, my cousin gave me a box of his cousin's old games and NES. Boxes included with half of them, which was pretty exciting..

Then, just a couple weeks ago, my Dad wanted me to go through some of my old things in his basement, to take to my new apartment.
Eventually, I came across a box that I myself had marked 'video games', which included my SNES system and games, all my old N64 controllers and games, and magically, the box with the NES and games from my grandmother's house. I can't believe it was there the whole time, right under my nose!

I took apart both NES systems, cleaned them really good, and got one of them working again.
Later, I wanted to try physically bending the pins, and ended up breaking a pin on the NES that didn't work at all..   No sweat.. replaced the 72 pin connector with a new part, and did some extra cleaning with a secret solution on the otherboard pins, and WOW. That thing starts up first time, every time!   I still need to go back into the other NES and use that solution on both sides of the motherboard pins, as well as do a more thorough cleaning and slight bending of the original 72 pin connector.  This was my first jump into cracking open and handling systems, and it feels good!

I'll post pictures of my game room soon...
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: nerdynebraskan on October 15, 2013, 05:11:47 pm
I got eight new NES repros in the  mail today. I just got done testing my first one: Rockman Exile. It was super fun; I meant to try three of the robot master stages and then move on. An hour later, and I've tried all eight stages and beaten four of them. (On normal difficulty, if anyone is keeping track...)

Rockman Exile is one of four Mega Man hack sequels I picked up, along with Adventures of Bass 2, Mega Man: The Battle of Gamma, and Rockman 5: Willy's Dream Space.

I also picked up Bio Force Ape, Buzz & Waldog, Secret Ties, and Sunman. Now, I've got to figure out which one I want to try next!
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: MaxXimus on November 22, 2013, 06:30:15 pm
Everything except castlevania is CIB. Everything but Final Fantasy and Dr. Mario still has the shrink wrap with the horizontal seam (just cut at the seam of the flap to open the box) everything is in amazing condition. I payed $80 CAD for the set. Let me know if I got a good deal or got ripped off. I'm not an expert but I am pretty sure that I got a steal of a deal.

https://db.tt/fTgLyUMl
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: fcgamer on November 22, 2013, 06:38:06 pm
Quote from: nerdynebraskan on October 15, 2013, 05:11:47 pm
I got eight new NES repros in the  mail today. I just got done testing my first one: Rockman Exile. It was super fun; I meant to try three of the robot master stages and then move on. An hour later, and I've tried all eight stages and beaten four of them. (On normal difficulty, if anyone is keeping track...)

Rockman Exile is one of four Mega Man hack sequels I picked up, along with Adventures of Bass 2, Mega Man: The Battle of Gamma, and Rockman 5: Willy's Dream Space.

I also picked up Bio Force Ape, Buzz & Waldog, Secret Ties, and Sunman. Now, I've got to figure out which one I want to try next!


I remember when Secret Ties was first discovered and how excited I was, waiting for that game to be dumped and the rom released.  I really enjoy playing that game, despite its flaws here and there.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: nerdynebraskan on November 22, 2013, 07:20:46 pm
I agree, fcgamer. Secret Ties is definitely neat. It's not the most exciting or innovative title from a gameplay standpoint, but it's very solid. But the storytelling elements are really special. Silk's monologues and dialogue give him much more attitude than most protagonists of the NES era; the game is cheesy as hell, but that's intentional and it's really well done. It's inevitable to compare it to the Golgo 13 games, because it's the same developer/publisher and it's another licensed game based on another manga by the same author. And I'd dare say that Secret Ties is a better game, and almost as good a story, as either of the Golgo 13 games. Sadly, platformers were so common toward the end of the NES era that some pretty good ones were left unpublished...
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: MaxXimus on December 06, 2013, 09:56:24 am
I'm surprised nobody had anything to say about my Nintendo Pickups.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: nerdynebraskan on December 06, 2013, 02:05:32 pm
Sorry, Max. I hadn't seen your post, but I think you did fine. I'm not super-familiar with market value on NES boxes; they're kind of neat to pick up, but I don't enjoy them nearly enough to pay going rate for them. But I'm guessing you did well, considering they all look pretty nice and you scored Final Fantasy and CastleVania 1 & 3. (Those three alone would probably be worth $80 or more if they were sold on Nintendo Age.) Most of those are pretty common, but I wouldn't be surprised to see a CIB of Batman, TMNT, or Dr. Mario fetch $10 apiece or more.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: wholesalewatch648 on December 06, 2013, 02:06:19 pm
i will give $10 right now for CIB Dr.Mario  :o
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: L___E___T on December 06, 2013, 02:39:53 pm
Somehow I missed that - it's one hell of a deal for sure.  Amazing.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: MaxXimus on December 07, 2013, 08:19:56 am
I probably won't be selling any of them. If I do though I'll let you know.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: smeghead on December 11, 2013, 12:39:41 pm
=1]https://www.kupujemprodajem.com/oglasi.php?action=photo&oglas_id=9213445&data[photo_num]=1 (https://www.kupujemprodajem.com/oglasi.php?action=photo&oglas_id=9213445&data[photo_num)

This looks interesting, too bad i don't have NES console  :(
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: Algo Fonix on December 12, 2013, 02:49:51 pm
(https://31.media.tumblr.com/97dd22d0e40a236c805c2e0bb6825a42/tumblr_mxpl99OXKj1rc6qxqo1_500.jpg)
I have been out of the collecting scene for a while, but I did happen to find Duck Tales 2 for $12 bucks. The store I was in normally overcharges for all their games (pokemon and mario are always very expensive), but it looks like this one flew under the radar. :D
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: dergatron9000 on December 24, 2013, 02:10:58 am
Haha nice score on the ducktales 2.
I picked up 2 nos jp saturn controllers cib. $5 each.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: nerdynebraskan on February 16, 2014, 11:19:27 am
So, I just had a fellow collector friend pay me a visit this afternoon. He surprised me with a free box for Bomberman II! It was trashed, but still, it was a free Bomberman II box!
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: MaxXimus on February 17, 2014, 03:50:05 pm
Bartman meets radioactive man
Ring King
Paper Boy
Punchout
lDefender of the Crown
Roger Rabit

all loose. All for free.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: UglyJoe on February 17, 2014, 06:43:53 pm
Quote from: MaxXimus on February 17, 2014, 03:50:05 pm
Bartman meets radioactive man
...
All for free.


You paid too much :-X
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: MaxXimus on February 17, 2014, 06:59:45 pm
Haha I know! I was excited about trying it out and wow is it ever hard, and horrible.  :p
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: nerdynebraskan on February 17, 2014, 07:55:06 pm
I'm definitely disappointed in the NES Simpsons platformers, but there are still others that are worse. It's kind of weird how the earliest of the three (Space Mutants) seems to have by far the best graphics of the trilogy. It's definitely sad that they had to use those same crappy controls over and over without improvements.

And I'm a bit surprised that nobody said anything about me getting a Bomberman II box for free. Sure, it's torn in a couple of places in the back, but it's still a hell of a nice gift. It's probably one of the nicest things someone's ever done for me in my gaming hobby. (And I think I've been treated very well within our community.)
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: MaxXimus on February 17, 2014, 08:31:06 pm
That is pretty sweetm do you have the game to go along with it?
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: nerdynebraskan on February 18, 2014, 04:31:00 am
Yeah. I've had the cart for several years. I do still need a manual, though.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: MaxXimus on February 18, 2014, 02:07:09 pm
http://www.ebay.ca/sch/i.html?_trksid=p2050601.m570.l1313.TR0.TRC0.H0.Xbomberman+2+manual&_nkw=bomberman+2+manual&_sacat=0&_from=R40

crap. Like $16 shipped to Canada and up. Is Bomberman 2 worth a lot complete or something?
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: nerdynebraskan on February 18, 2014, 07:41:49 pm
Well, I'm talking about Bomberman 2 for the NES and not Super Bomberman 2 for the SNES. The 8-bit version is very expensive, but that search you've got is mostly bringing up the more common 16-bit versions.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: MaxXimus on February 19, 2014, 06:43:39 am
I had no idea. Ive been a teeny but out of the loop haha. Awesome find then!!!
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: modeltfordman on April 19, 2014, 11:58:45 am
I found a copy of Felix the Cat at my local game exchange last weekend and passed on it. I thought to my self I should have made the purchase but I didn't. I thought about the game all week and went back today. They still had it so I snapped it up.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: nerdynebraskan on May 11, 2014, 06:52:07 pm
I got a pretty sweet birthday present today. I've wanted one of these RetroUSB "Vs." series reproductions with the dipswitches for a couple of years now, and just never got around to it. I'm definitely extra-excited to get more light-gun goodness.

(http://i62.tinypic.com/9k831i.jpg)
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: Shumi Nagaremono on July 21, 2014, 04:07:30 am
Deals DO still exist!

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y115/ProfessorSmooth/1815DE37-74ED-4C7C-89F7-238B78B0EA75_zpss6sdciv5.jpg) (http://s4.photobucket.com/user/ProfessorSmooth/media/1815DE37-74ED-4C7C-89F7-238B78B0EA75_zpss6sdciv5.jpg.html)

Boxed Gyro set and a plush Kuribo (with original tag) from 1985!  Grand total:  855 yen!  :)
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: Bob-Bob on July 21, 2014, 07:14:29 am
That doll looks way too new to be from 1985. Are you sure that's not a knockoff? There's tons of knockoff Mario dolls.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: Shumi Nagaremono on July 21, 2014, 07:51:17 am
Quote from: Bob-Bob on July 21, 2014, 07:14:29 am
That doll looks way too new to be from 1985. Are you sure that's not a knockoff? There's tons of knockoff Mario dolls.


Pretty sure.  The tag shows its age much more than the nuigurumi. 
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: L___E___T on July 21, 2014, 09:24:05 am
Quote from: nerdynebraskan on May 11, 2014, 06:52:07 pm
I got a pretty sweet birthday present today.
I've wanted one of these RetroUSB "Vs." series reproductions with the dipswitches for a couple of years now, and just never got around to it.
I'm definitely extra-excited to get more light-gun goodness.

(http://i62.tinypic.com/9k831i.jpg)


Awesome - Hogan's Alley is my favourite game - I definitely need to pick one of these up at some point...
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: Bob-Bob on July 21, 2014, 09:53:57 am
Quote from: Shumi Nagaremono on July 21, 2014, 07:51:17 amnuigurumi.


...Wha?
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: UglyJoe on July 21, 2014, 09:54:53 am
It means "stuffed animal", basically.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: Shumi Nagaremono on August 17, 2014, 11:52:48 pm
My wife and I are visiting family in Fukuoka this week, but they were nice enough to give me some time to check out some of my old haunts.  Man, I miss game hunting away from Tokyo!

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y115/ProfessorSmooth/9E0C97AC-7AE6-4735-85D5-FAA398D7223F_zpsjfiqvpmv.jpg) (http://s4.photobucket.com/user/ProfessorSmooth/media/9E0C97AC-7AE6-4735-85D5-FAA398D7223F_zpsjfiqvpmv.jpg.html)

38 Famicom games including Kunio-kun, Spartan X, Son Son, Nuts and Milk, Bug-tte Honey, Sunsoft's Batman, and a bunch of other commons I needed, but didn't want spend 500-1,000 yen each for.

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y115/ProfessorSmooth/FE34D11D-073F-4EA7-A44F-2E8E7D36C5AE_zpsi8yc4bac.jpg) (http://s4.photobucket.com/user/ProfessorSmooth/media/FE34D11D-073F-4EA7-A44F-2E8E7D36C5AE_zpsi8yc4bac.jpg.html)

This was a thrill!  Awhile back, a magazine released a (dubious) list of the 10 best Famicom games.  I thought collecting those ten, CiB, would be a fun hobby.  I got nine of them within a year or two, But Mother was on that list and it usually tops 5,000 yen for a boxed copy.  Found this one for 1,755 yen, which is less than LOOSE copies go for in Akiba. 

This'll keep me good and busy for the foreseeable future!  :)
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: Yelir on August 19, 2014, 12:11:29 am
Nice find on the copy of Mother. I have one with inserts but missing the manual, unfortunately. What is it like on the inside? :)
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: Shumi Nagaremono on August 19, 2014, 05:33:39 am
Quote from: Yelir on August 19, 2014, 12:11:29 am
Nice find on the copy of Mother. I have one with inserts but missing the manual, unfortunately. What is it like on the inside? :)


It's a fold-out.  One side has all the instructions and game info.  The other side is a huge world map.  Judging by the shape its in, the previous owner got a lot of use out it.  :)
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: nerdynebraskan on August 24, 2014, 05:12:37 pm
I just completed a trade with a local collector. I picked up six new NES boxes for my collection, and they're all personally exciting for one reason or another:

CastleVania II (I now have the full trilogy CIB)
Desert Commander (childhood favorite; CIB at last!)
Dr. Chaos (one of my first 10 NES games growing up)
Hogan's Alley (probably one of my first 10 games; definitely my second Zapper game after Duck Hunt)
Rampart (such a cool game!)
Simpsons: Bartman Meets Radioactive Man (as bad as Acclaim's Simpsons platformers are, I just can't hate them because of how much I love the show)

Maybe I'll add a picture later...
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: featherplucknfilms on September 09, 2014, 03:45:08 am
Quote from: Bob-Bob on July 21, 2014, 07:14:29 am
That doll looks way too new to be from 1985. Are you sure that's not a knockoff? There's tons of knockoff Mario dolls.


It's not a knockoff but it's also not from 1985.  Those giant goombas were released in Japan in 2005.  The tag has the 1985 SMB copyright on it but the other side has the 2005 manufacture date.  There is so much SMB series related stuff released in Japan every year since 1985.  Either way it's an awesome plush to have. 
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: Shumi Nagaremono on September 14, 2014, 07:08:36 am
Quote from: featherplucknfilms on September 09, 2014, 03:45:08 am
Quote from: Bob-Bob on July 21, 2014, 07:14:29 am
That doll looks way too new to be from 1985. Are you sure that's not a knockoff? There's tons of knockoff Mario dolls.


It's not a knockoff but it's also not from 1985.  Those giant goombas were released in Japan in 2005.  The tag has the 1985 SMB copyright on it but the other side has the 2005 manufacture date.  There is so much SMB series related stuff released in Japan every year since 1985.  Either way it's an awesome plush to have. 


You are correct, sir!  It's from 2005.  Which means that it *may* be from around the same time as the nuigurumi Famicom and Disc System plushies that I've been hunting for. 
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: Elrinth on October 07, 2014, 03:49:37 am
Picked up a bunch of new famicom carts and made alittle video about it:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7-W4PV0g8Nw&list=UU3R02-OIwJtPs054qm8C2sA
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: Shumi Nagaremono on October 19, 2014, 05:58:53 pm
Found a copy of Jetman for the Famicom yesterday.  I've heard nothing but good things, so for 800 yen, I figured "Why not?". 

...other than that I'm still working through that massive Fukuoka haul from the summer...

;)
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: Shumi Nagaremono on October 25, 2014, 09:21:28 pm
The Book-Off around Yokohama was blowing out a bunch of their Famicom cassettes.  Mostly commons I already had, but did manage to find a few I was missing.  Nothing special, but at 108 each, why not? 

Zoids, TM Network Live in POwer Bowl (with the funky half/half cart), Road FIghter, Perfect Bowling, Dragon Spirits, and two Family Trainer titles, Aerobics Studio and Meiro Daisakusen. 
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: Nightstar699 on October 25, 2014, 10:02:20 pm
Quote from: Shumi Nagaremono on October 19, 2014, 05:58:53 pm
Found a copy of Jetman for the Famicom yesterday.  I've heard nothing but good things, so for 800 yen, I figured "Why not?". 

...other than that I'm still working through that massive Fukuoka haul from the summer...

;)


Great find, one of my favorite Famicom games. Just make sure you hold A+B while you start the game, so you can play it on very hard mode for the optimal JETTOMAN experience.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: Shumi Nagaremono on October 28, 2014, 04:32:28 am
Quote from: Nightstar699 on October 25, 2014, 10:02:20 pm
Quote from: Shumi Nagaremono on October 19, 2014, 05:58:53 pm
Found a copy of Jetman for the Famicom yesterday.  I've heard nothing but good things, so for 800 yen, I figured "Why not?". 

...other than that I'm still working through that massive Fukuoka haul from the summer...

;)


Great find, one of my favorite Famicom games. Just make sure you hold A+B while you start the game, so you can play it on very hard mode for the optimal JETTOMAN experience.


It's great!  Road Fighter and Dragon Spirit are both fantastic as well. 
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: Shumi Nagaremono on December 05, 2014, 05:11:20 pm
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y115/ProfessorSmooth/86B1F2A4-1F0D-40D9-AA5D-DC5D687980C6_zpsghwz5cca.jpg) (http://s4.photobucket.com/user/ProfessorSmooth/media/86B1F2A4-1F0D-40D9-AA5D-DC5D687980C6_zpsghwz5cca.jpg.html)

More excited than I probably should be about Sumo and Argus.

The Hori Playstation stick is great.

The Gachaman game is loads of fun. 

Everything else was just icing on the cake.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: Nightstar699 on December 05, 2014, 06:12:51 pm
Ah, very nice gets sir! Especially Advanced VG, which is on my Saturn want list. I need to get a PS stick like that, that'd be great for Last Blade.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: Retrospectives on March 28, 2015, 02:52:46 pm
The HORI stick is great indeed. I have a blue one and a clear one but i seldom use it since it's kind of tiring to use on longer sessions but it's reallly a compact stick which utilizes all the advantages like a real arcade stick (micro switches and such).  :gamer:
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: sethreign on March 30, 2015, 01:00:25 am
Just found a grey NES zapper for 4$. The reason I bought it is because it came in a white box with styrofoam. In the styrofoam it says NES-ZAP or something like that. The box doesn't have any flaps on the side, and it is only white. I tried to find the box on the net but there doesn't seem to be any.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: L___E___T on March 30, 2015, 02:19:33 am
Can you take and upload a snap?  Could be a production sample perhaps - either way definitely worth $4 congrats on the find!  :D
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: Gio_16bits on April 07, 2015, 07:54:08 pm
I managed to find Battletoads for the Nes for $5.00. It was the luckiest find yet.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: MarioMania on April 09, 2015, 04:59:42 pm
I got Mighty Final Fight back
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: Yelir on April 19, 2015, 09:15:20 pm
I don't have much in the way of NES finds, but I got a little bit to share recently! My good friends are moving away, so I got a free system and the 2 games they didn't sell (SMB 2 and Zelda). The remaining carts are from a previous coworker, cost me about $10 and they're in great shape.

Other than a copy of Earthbound Zero and the N8 Everdrive, this is the extent of my US collection, sadly...  :'(

(http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d161/rgallant/20150419_211026_zpszmgzldtl.jpeg) (http://s35.photobucket.com/user/rgallant/media/20150419_211026_zpszmgzldtl.jpeg.html)
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: MaxXimus on April 20, 2015, 09:53:56 am
Nice finds. Some good games there. I need to start working on my NES collection again soon
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: Nightstar699 on April 20, 2015, 10:31:42 am
I've been going a different route, in fact recently I have been selling off most my NES stuff because imports are just so much more fun to collect. At this point I've narrowed my NES collection down to just the essentials. (Games that weren't released on Famicom, games with enough differences that I want to keep, and Kirby's Adventure... too much sentimental value to ever let go of that one)

(http://i.imgur.com/FA0lbOK.jpg)
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: fcgamer on April 20, 2015, 10:34:31 am
That's what I did in December, sold off most of my NES collection for the very reason that you stated.  My brother kept the good stuff that he wanted, and of course we (he and I) kept all of our childhood games, no way we are getting rid of those (and these were all the original games we had as children).  But the rest of the stuff, if I have a Famicom version, for the most part it got sold.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: Ghegs on April 20, 2015, 12:15:49 pm
@Nightstar699: I can understand all the other games I see there, but what's the deal with Kabuki Quantum Fighter? The only difference to Jigoku Gokuraku Maru that I know of (other than the language) is that in Kabuki there's the two-frame animation of the main guy in the post-credits sound test.

I've got a handful of NES games I want to get, for the same reasons you have those. In fact, some of those games are the ones I want to get.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: Nightstar699 on April 20, 2015, 12:45:41 pm
The reason I still have Kabuki Quantum Fighter is how different the artstyle in cutscenes is from Jigoku Gokuraku Maru. I honestly prefer the more anime-style drawings in KQF as opposed to the more realistic ones in JGM. (Also, there's a couple other very minor coloring differences between the 2 games, such as in the 1-Up icons and the 5th boss)

I'm guessing Darkwing Duck is on your list? I'll admit that someday I may re-buy CIB copies of the loose NES carts you see here, but that won't be for a while, after my FC collection is finished.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: nerdynebraskan on April 20, 2015, 03:47:11 pm
Those are all solid choices, Nightstar... except that Karate Kid. I never cared for that one.

Also, @ Yelir

Legend of Zelda and Super Mario Bros 2 are awesome games to get for free. Congratulations.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: Nightstar699 on April 20, 2015, 03:50:35 pm
Thank you Jackson. I like Karate Kid for a couple reasons:

1. It always felt like a spiritual successor to Spartan X to me

2. I really like the movie.

Mainly the first reason though, but I admit it isn't for everyone.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: Ghegs on April 20, 2015, 10:16:32 pm
Oh, I didn't know the cutscenes have a different art style between versions. A bit like Black Manta/Saizou, then.

Quote from: Nightstar699 on April 20, 2015, 12:45:41 pm
I'm guessing Darkwing Duck is on your list? I'll admit that someday I may re-buy CIB copies of the loose NES carts you see here, but that won't be for a while, after my FC collection is finished.


Darkwing Duck is one, the two GI Joe games are others...Power Blade is a solid maybe. Already have Kick Master.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: Nightstar699 on April 21, 2015, 06:52:32 am
Hm, what makes you put Power Blade in the "maybe" category? I think of it as being probably the best NES-only release, apart from maybe the first G.I. Joe.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: L___E___T on April 21, 2015, 09:44:24 am
Better than Flintstones 2?  I dunno, I wouldn't really put Power Blade in the NES only list to be honest, I know it's an improvement on Power Blazer but yeah, it's an addendum in my eyes.

Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: Nightstar699 on April 21, 2015, 09:52:52 am
Yeah, Flintstones 2 is great (makes very creative use of the difference in Fred's and Barney's abilities), but man are Power Blade and G.I. Joe two of the most kick ass games I've ever had the pleasure of popping into my NES. KickMaster is great too. G.I. Joe: Atlantis Factor is okay... feels like a huge downgrade from the first G.I. Joe, but retains the impressive amount of great boss battles from the first game.

Quote from: L___E___T on April 21, 2015, 09:44:24 am
I dunno, I wouldn't really put Power Blade in the NES only list to be honest, I know it's an improvement on Power Blazer but yeah, it's an addendum in my eyes


Gotta disagree here, as someone who owns and has beaten both (dozens of times for Power Blade, once for Blazer) they're entirely different games. It isn't just Power Blazer with a different character sprite, the stages are completely and 100% different, the only things that are kept from Power Blazer is the music, and a bit of the graphics. Besides that they're two separate games, it'd be like saying SMB2J is the same game as the original SMB... in fact, even those are more similar to each other than Blade is to Blazer.

...Man, writing this makes me want to give Power Blazer another shot considering I never popped it in again after beating it once. It's not a particularly pleasant game, though I remember the ending graphics being really cool.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: Ghegs on April 21, 2015, 10:30:00 am
Quote from: Nightstar699 on April 21, 2015, 06:52:32 am
Hm, what makes you put Power Blade in the "maybe" category? I think of it as being probably the best NES-only release, apart from maybe the first G.I. Joe.


I don't know, Power Blade just hasn't really come across as a must-have for some reason.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: L___E___T on April 21, 2015, 12:09:48 pm
I think it's the goofy way he runs :)

Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: egg_sanwich on June 11, 2015, 06:51:09 am
I haven't been collecting a lot of NES lately, but a friend offered me a trade I couldn't refuse. Added a couple gems to the collection  ;D

(http://thegamekun.suitedbrandlab.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/photo_6.jpg)
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: L___E___T on June 11, 2015, 07:50:07 am
Nice!  What's a loose Snow Brothers worth these days?
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: egg_sanwich on June 11, 2015, 08:16:12 pm
Thanks! The going rate seems to be around $200 for a loose cart these days.

I honestly never planned on picking it up, I just happened to have a lot of stuff laying around that a friend was interested in. I played it a lot as a kid, so really excited to finally own a copy.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: nerdynebraskan on June 14, 2015, 04:32:47 pm
Congrats on the Snow Brothers. That's a hard one to score, especially in a trade. That Contra Force isn't too shabby, either.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: Zycrow on July 06, 2015, 01:52:54 pm
This is sort of a reverse-find, but it blew my mind when I saw what MetalStorm goes for these days. I bought my copy at a Rhino Games about 10 years ago and probably paid 20 bucks for it.

What's the deal? Is it really that rare? Should we blame the Happy Video Game Nerd?
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: Nightstar699 on July 06, 2015, 02:01:54 pm
Up until recently I was kicking myself because back in 2007 I turned down the chance to get a CIB Metal Storm for like 15 bucks. The reason I did so was because, I shit you not, I read a negative review of the game. Now, going back and re-reading said review... it's awful, and was written by someone who obviously didn't know how to play the game. So the price increase was kinda demoralizing, though luckily I have the JP version CIB now so no harm done.

I would indeed blame the HVGN for this. Whenever a popular YouTuber does a video on an underrated gamer, the price is bound to shoot up.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: zxin on July 19, 2015, 11:06:44 am
Right now the collection is about the size of my house -- small -- all that's really noteworthy is that I have a CiB copy of Super Mario Bros. and Digger T. Rock, and I have the manual for SMB3 in (almost) mint condition.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: nerdynebraskan on July 23, 2015, 05:41:35 pm
I got to raid the paper stash of my local game store, and came home with 25 new NES boxes (B) and about 20 new manuals (I) for my collection. The only rare-ish one was Bucky O'Hare (IB), but I picked up several classics and childhood favorites: Dragon Warrior III (I), Godzilla (IB), Guerrilla War (I), Kirby's Adventure (B), Maniac Mansion (B), Mario Bros Arcade (B), Mega Man 3 (I), Metroid (classics series; B), Ninja Gaiden II (B), Paperboy (B), Tecmo Super Bowl (B), and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II and III (Bs). The best part is I got everything for about $160 in store credit.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: zmaster18 on September 19, 2015, 09:21:57 am
Quote from: Nightstar699 on July 06, 2015, 02:01:54 pm
Up until recently I was kicking myself because back in 2007 I turned down the chance to get a CIB Metal Storm for like 15 bucks. The reason I did so was because, I shit you not, I read a negative review of the game. Now, going back and re-reading said review... it's awful, and was written by someone who obviously didn't know how to play the game. So the price increase was kinda demoralizing, though luckily I have the JP version CIB now so no harm done.

I would indeed blame the HVGN for this. Whenever a popular YouTuber does a video on an underrated gamer, the price is bound to shoot up.

I believe the HVGN made Clash at Demonhead more expensive. It used to be a really cheap game. I predict that the NES gem Conquest of the Crystal Palace will be super expensive once it's more popular.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: mrtselevel on October 27, 2015, 01:48:26 am
It was just another hot sunday afternoon where i live and my girlfriend asked me if i could get her a mango fruitbar.  There were other stores near by that sold fruitbars but I knew they didnt have mango.  I racked my brain for a solution and thought of place, so I said sure why not since where I had in mind was nearby the thirft store i usually frequent.  I stepped into the thrift store heading to the area where they keep the electronics behind glass and then my heart began to race when I spotted a NES(original style) system with hookups(wires and 2 controllers) and a stack of games next to it.  During my many years of video game collecting and thrifting its been a long while seeing an NES out in the wild.  Once I saw the price tag of $15 USD for the sytem i started getting real panicky.  The store was semi-crowded and the checkout line was like 6-7 deep.  I wasnt sure if i needed to wait in line to claim it or try to find an employee to hold it for me(the people at the register were focused on moving the line along).  They were understaffed so I wasnt sure which method would have been more effective and of course dreading the agony someone would pick it up before me.  I was sad a few months back when at the same store someone picked up a DMG 01 Gameboy right when I got there for 5 bucks. 

But it just so happened luck was on my side as I did finally get someones attention and asked the employee to hold it for me.  She said 2 people looked at it and passed. Not sure why they did, the hookups were in a ziploc bag taped to the nes and the cartridge slot was taped shut.  She said I was a very lucky person, which i told her I agree

Then I finally got to look at the stack of games in which they wanted 4 dollars each game.  I passed on TMNT and Twin Cobra but I picked up:
Yoshis Cookie with Manual
Kirbys Adventure with Manual
Star Trek
Donkey Kong Arcade classic
Metroid
Super Mario Bros(Dont know why I couldnt help picking it up)
and finally
Volleyball in Box with the hangtab punched

After walking out the door I was in disbelief it really happened.  Thrift stores have really been drying up in terms of video games where I live, but I guess every once in a while something cool happens.

As an added bonus when i got home and finally took off all the tape on the NES I opened up the cartridge slot to find a copy of Ducktales sitting inside.  Everything worked fine with the system and there was even a sega genesis rf box in the ziploc bag.

In the end I guess I keep thinking I am sure glad my gf asked me to go get her that fruitbar  ;D

Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: 19rsn007 on November 16, 2015, 11:24:16 am
I got this today...
(https://scontent-ams3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfp1/v/t1.0-9/12219402_1656487601291861_3345543174735495741_n.jpg?oh=2144363b9feb0bfb8aa576375147dfbf&oe=56EEBC67)
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: Protoman on December 22, 2015, 01:28:12 am
3 new games in hand, Esper Boukentai, Lord of King and Joy Mech Fight.

One new game on the way, Castlevania 3
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: nerdynebraskan on December 30, 2015, 07:43:49 pm
I've had a good week for NES box pickups. I've scored Captain America, Ghoul School, and The Little Mermaid. The first two I traded for, and the latter one I got for free!
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: Protoman on February 23, 2016, 08:42:02 am
(http://i.imgur.com/4p39txD.jpg)

Holy Diver and Darkwing Duck on a hungarian pirate cart because as we know it didn't come out on Famicom properly.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: Paaman on February 29, 2016, 02:16:18 pm
Finally got my Twin in the mail. Been loving it so far.(http://i.imgur.com/qBSubJv.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/t38ys4n.jpg)
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: djdac on March 14, 2016, 08:38:20 pm
Was finally able to get 2 famicom games I have been wanting for awhile.

Punch-Out Gold Cart and Rockman 2!

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1656/25800908735_e14768d688_b.jpg)
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1632/25774614866_0699750496_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: Nuudoru on March 15, 2016, 08:44:06 am
That golden Punch-Out looks really sweet. How much was it?
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: djdac on March 16, 2016, 12:56:57 am
Quote from: Nuudoru on March 15, 2016, 08:44:06 am
That golden Punch-Out looks really sweet. How much was it?


I got it for $98, thought it was a decent price and I've been wanting one for years so I snagged it up.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: Nuudoru on March 16, 2016, 01:13:29 am
Quote from: djdac on March 16, 2016, 12:56:57 am
Quote from: Nuudoru on March 15, 2016, 08:44:06 am
That golden Punch-Out looks really sweet. How much was it?


I got it for $98, thought it was a decent price and I've been wanting one for years so I snagged it up.


If I had $98 dollars and saw it for that price I'd probably buy it as well. That's the kind of thing I would put in a glass cage. ;D
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: djdac on March 16, 2016, 01:18:02 am
Quote from: Nuudoru on March 16, 2016, 01:13:29 am
Quote from: djdac on March 16, 2016, 12:56:57 am
Quote from: Nuudoru on March 15, 2016, 08:44:06 am
That golden Punch-Out looks really sweet. How much was it?


I got it for $98, thought it was a decent price and I've been wanting one for years so I snagged it up.


If I had $98 dollars and saw it for that price I'd probably buy it as well. That's the kind of thing I would put in a glass cage. ;D


I'm putting it in a game protector for sure!
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: Protoman on April 02, 2016, 12:23:06 pm
MetalStorm on a pirate cart

The picture on ebay was of a black cart but I got an orange one. Daaaaamn yoooooou seller! Oh well this cart shall instead stand next to my pirate of little samson.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: nerdynebraskan on April 06, 2016, 09:11:32 pm
I came home from my second job at the game store the other day with a MINTY box and manual for Contra Force. I am pleased.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: Arasoi on April 24, 2016, 08:55:36 pm
(http://i115.photobucket.com/albums/n310/Protogem/nesgoodnessmall_zpsus7sob0p.jpg)

Been doing some trading lately, locally.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: Shumi Nagaremono on November 25, 2016, 10:45:33 pm
I picked up the Famicom Complete Guide this afternoon. 

https://www.amazon.co.jp/%E3%83%95%E3%82%A1%E3%83%9F%E3%82%B3%E3%83%B3%E3%82%B3%E3%83%B3%E3%83%97%E3%83%AA%E3%83%BC%E3%83%88%E3%82%AC%E3%82%A4%E3%83%89-%E5%B1%B1%E5%B4%8E-%E5%8A%9F/dp/4074176394/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1480142698&sr=1-1&keywords=famicom

It's great!  A quick write up of all 1,252 FC/FDS games along with screenshots and pictures of the cartridge and box art. 

The only strike against it is that it's a pretty small-sized book.  If it were presented in a larger format, it'd be perfect. 
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: DDCecil on December 03, 2016, 06:12:58 pm
Traded a bunch of random crap for Wizards and Warriors III and Barker Bill's Trick Shooting, the guy also had the 4 Dragon Warriors, SNES Earthbound, and more all at eBay prices.
Also he had a Caltron 6 in 1! I forgot to ask him how much it was since he was busy, but I'm guessing a a lot.

(http://i.imgur.com/D9tHGVc.jpg)
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: Ghegs on December 20, 2016, 09:50:49 am
(http://img.rolling-start.com/upload/gallery/awinnerisyou.jpg)

A music cart with covers of famous NES tunes, only all the songs are played with real instruments. The cart has some serious hardware inside it. If there's anything to complain about, is that it feels short with only ~20 minutes of playtime. But apparently the guy is making a sequel, so that's good. Custom chips like this really would've extended the console's life. Ah, what could've been.

Works great on my AV Famicom with an adapter.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: UglyJoe on December 20, 2016, 10:01:42 am
Quote from: Ghegs on December 20, 2016, 09:50:49 am
Custom chips like this really would've extended the console's life. Ah, what could've been.


Is there an article going over the hardware used?  When I heard about this, I assumed it just had a whole lot of ROM to hold the sampled data.  The NES is capable of playing samples as-is, but in order to keep a constant stream of audio (like a song instead of just a sound effect) going, it takes up almost all of the CPU cycles.  There's a rick-roll demo ROM that uses this technique to do it and it runs on flash carts with no additional chips (I saw an interview with the musician and he actually references this demo).

Anyway, neat find!
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: Ghegs on December 20, 2016, 11:07:33 am
I actually have that Rick Roll on a real cart. I got it from a guy who has done lots of gaming hardware-related custom jobs for me, he even wrote "Gradius III proto" on the cart :D

I'm guessing you saw the musician's interview with Metal Jesus (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z8xaPFk4DLc)? That's the best explanation of the hardware I've found, and even that's pretty short. Maybe there's something on Nintendoage.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: P on December 20, 2016, 01:52:50 pm
He only says it's custom hardware and a 64 MB ROM.

I think the Delta Modulation Channel in the Famicom can't do CD quality audio due to the format of the samples doesn't allow big enough resolution? The rick-roll demo sounds much better than all samples in any Famicom game I remember though (including games that pauses to use all CPU cycles for the sample loading).

I assumed they made something like the MSU-1 for SFC that can stream large PCM files. In the youtube clip with Metal Jesus Rocks you can see that the board has a chip called Xilinx XC9572XL, that's a programmable logic chip (like what modern flashcarts use to be able to replicate various hardware).


QuoteCustom chips like this really would've extended the console's life. Ah, what could've been.

Yeah although I don't think this kind of hardware would have been feasable back then.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: GreenKoopa on December 30, 2016, 03:25:27 am
(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161230/74b285320c7829f51d2b0744f8feb6be.jpg)
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: Ghegs on August 28, 2017, 10:11:21 am
(http://img.rolling-start.com/upload/gallery/battletoads_nes.jpg)

I've been out of buying any more NES/FC games for quite a while, but I ended up bringing two new members to the collection this month. I already had the FC Battletoads, but I wanted to get the NES one as well since it's quite a bit more difficult and is of course "the legendarily hard NES game".

..or that's what they say, but I haven't found it terribly difficult yet, more like "intentionally made harder so that kids renting the game don't beat it on the first go, forcing them to rent it again and again". Lots of memorization and figuring out where the cheap parts are and how to deal with them. But that's on par with Rare of the time, they've admitted making their games more difficult just for increased profit.

Battletoads & Double Dragon is just pretty damn cool all around. Shame it didn't get a Famicom release, but understandable since when it was released in 1993 the Super Famicom was already almost three years old. Rather amazing it even got a NES release, really.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: P on August 28, 2017, 02:13:52 pm
Just wait until you come to the rat race, or the unicycle race. Basically any race level requires lots of memorizations and super quick reflexes. It's definitely one of the hardest games on Famicom/NES.

Yeah Battletoads and Double Dragon is really cool. It has a Game Boy version and a SNES version as well. A bit strange though that it has no Japanese release, despite the Lee brothers staring in the game.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: jpx72 on November 26, 2017, 02:57:51 am
Any Rockman fans around?
This cart from Aliexpress is a great collection and has pretty up-to-date hacks alltogether with correctly working Rockman 1 and 2, unlike the older Rockman7in1 compilations, that used flawed MMC1->MMC3 conversions with garbled sound.
Really top notch cartridge, standard aliexpress quality, but awesome nonetheless:
http://s.aliexpress.com/JrqUv6jI
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: P on November 26, 2017, 05:38:39 am
Isn't that one of those boards that's said to not handle 3.3 V to 5 V translation properly and may damage your Famicom?
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: jpx72 on November 26, 2017, 08:03:35 am
Quote from: P on November 26, 2017, 05:38:39 am
Isn't that one of those boards that's said to not handle 3.3 V to 5 V translation properly and may damage your Famicom?

I don't know! But I need to know, and how to fix it if possible, I just got this cart and I don't want to do damage.
https://imgur.com/a/NManR
https://imgur.com/a/9Jg76
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: UglyJoe on November 26, 2017, 09:19:54 am
The article about the voltage issue is here: https://db-electronics.ca/2017/07/05/the-dangers-of-3-3v-flash-in-retro-consoles/ (https://db-electronics.ca/2017/07/05/the-dangers-of-3-3v-flash-in-retro-consoles/)

The short version is: avoid new multicarts like the plague; use an Everdrive N8 instead.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: P on November 26, 2017, 12:32:54 pm
Yes and even some of the Everdrives are bad as well, thankfully not the N8 though.

Quote from: jpx72 on November 26, 2017, 08:03:35 am
Quote from: P on November 26, 2017, 05:38:39 am
Isn't that one of those boards that's said to not handle 3.3 V to 5 V translation properly and may damage your Famicom?

I don't know! But I need to know, and how to fix it if possible, I just got this cart and I don't want to do damage.
https://imgur.com/a/NManR
https://imgur.com/a/9Jg76

Looks like it's using the same flash chip as one of the bad examples in the above linked article (MXIC 29GL256E which are rated for 3.6 V max), and only diodes on the power pin. Also I think someone posted a picture of the Mind Kids board before and it was determined to be one of the bad ones.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: jpx72 on November 26, 2017, 01:16:27 pm
Jesus... thank you guys and sorry for misleading this topic elsewhere. Anyway big thanks for the link, very good reading.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: P on November 26, 2017, 01:43:29 pm
I'm a little worried if my Game Boy Everdrive is also badly designed considering many Everdrives are according to the article. If Everdrives are killing our old machines faster than normal, it's not a good thing at all considering how popular Everdrives are.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: keiffer01 on March 04, 2018, 04:00:59 pm
Wow, long time since I last wrote anything here! I still collect for NES, and today I bought myself something really nice, thought I'd show you guys first! I got it from a local video game store, he had it up on ebay for a while. I couldn't stand it anymore and bit the bullet. Still didn't get it for cheap at all, but I just couldn't help myself.

https://imgur.com/a/o1OwI (https://imgur.com/a/o1OwI)

It's a legit USA / Canadian version which is extremely rare. You can find the Pal region ones more easily, but I personally never saw this US box, and the box looks very nice and clean! People seem quite focused with getting the NTSC variant of Stadium Events, but forget that this boxed US Family Fun Fitness pad is also very important!...Well, to me anyways! ;D
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: Retrospectives on March 04, 2018, 09:52:44 pm
Nice find! It's certainly a rare find since it was more or less intended to be played with Stadium Events. So now is your chance, Tokyo Olympic starts in less than two years, time to get FIT!!!  8) Just kidding, congratulations on a nice find!  :)
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: keiffer01 on March 05, 2018, 08:16:07 am
Thanks! :) I played with it yesterday and it sure does give a sweat, might make me more fit before the deadline! ;D

I just don't get why these are still passing under the radar and don't seem to command higher prices yet. You look on ebay or other sites and will find quite a few Stadium Events. When you look for the North American Family Fun Fitness pad in either listings for sale and past sold listings, it's almost impossible to find! I believe people have yet to realise that these are incredibly rare and important for the Stadium Events set (same goes for boxed Family Fun Fitness Athletic World, although Imo more common). If you find one boxed in the wild for cheap, I suggest you guys to pick it up before it's too late! :o
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: keiffer01 on March 09, 2018, 04:24:29 am
If you are quick enough you can still maybe find one cheaply online, saw a past auction on ebay US and the lucky guy got it for only 100$ US! ::) People who know nothing about it (that's most) maybe won't notice the difference with the PAL region boxes and sell it to you at the same prices as those. To spot the american version easily, it has the Bandai logo in the top left, and has a missing gameplay "screen" in the bottom left that says this is for PAL region systems.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: keiffer01 on March 27, 2018, 07:03:13 am
I just found one on ebay! Box is rough but it is the american version! :o
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Family-Fun-Fitness-Pad-Boxed-With-Sealed-Athletic-World-Nintendo-NES/142714478313?hash=item213a721ee9:g:CCoAAOSwR21Z0X~c
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: Finfami on May 20, 2018, 01:18:53 pm
I bought a NES -clone labeled "Family Computer System" recently, paid 17€ incl. shipping. It came with two controllers and light gun. Front-loading system but not the same unreliable as in genuine NES. There has been discussion about it before on this forum and pictures, mine seems to have bit different revision of cpu and ppu.


https://www.famicomworld.com/forum/index.php?topic=3015.msg46494#msg46494
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: L___E___T on June 18, 2018, 05:54:21 am
 



Did you guys see this?  They're back in stock... 
(https://s4.thcdn.com/productimg/600/600/11352485-2674581769009416.jpg)
https://store.nintendo.co.uk/nintendo-classic-mini/nintendo-classic-mini-nintendo-entertainment-system.list?search=nes
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: Retrospectives on June 22, 2018, 08:36:14 pm
Yeah, the Famicom Mini (the original mini not only the jump gold version) is also going to comeback. Around 5500 JPY if i remember correctly from store. :star: Biggest dissapointment is Famicom classic mini has hardwired controller although there is way around it by connecting an extension cable as the "hardwired" one and then just use whatever controller with Wii connector.

Often in west gamer say "Japan get always the best stuff" but in this case is opposite. The NES mini is superior in design to Famicom mini.  :D
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: P on June 23, 2018, 04:08:51 am
Yeah unless you want the Famicom Classic Controller. And the NES Mini has the second controller sold separately, which was a cheap move considering the original NES came with two controllers. On the other hand SFC/SNES classic comes with two controllers with plugs in all regions.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: Retrospectives on June 29, 2018, 02:11:30 am
Quote from: P on June 23, 2018, 04:08:51 am
Yeah unless you want the Famicom Classic Controller. And the NES Mini has the second controller sold separately, which was a cheap move considering the original NES came with two controllers. On the other hand SFC/SNES classic comes with two controllers with plugs in all regions.


Really? Didn't know that. Just thought that the detachable controller design wise was a really smart move, but on the other hand, if only one controller is included it would considered being a really cheap move by Nintendo. For me is mostly about novelty though. Real FC is played on a real FC. With RF out and a shitty CRT TV of 14" and at best, no radio interference form older people still using radio hahaha  ;D

Just kidding, but I was never a kind of HDMI big screen optimized 1080 resolution or what is called. I like playing how it was meant to be played just for genuine feeling but of course AV out is better than RF.  ;)
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: P on June 29, 2018, 04:09:36 am
Yeah on the other hand the SFC only came with one controller and Nintendo included two anyway for the classic mini so that was a cool move by Nintendo. I agree, the only reason I got the SFC classic mini was because of Star Fox 2 and the two SFC style Classic Controllers. Real FC and SFC is still to be played on real FC and SFC. I might get the FC classic mini as well though just for completion's sake.

Yeah RF is just shitty AV anyway since they both do composite.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: Retrospectives on June 29, 2018, 06:00:17 am
Yeah I feel similar, especially when they cracked the copy protection basically just made it into a multi-device. Sure handy for casual gamer but if really enthusiast then a part of the hobby at least for me is go through the step of actually play real game on real hardware, and even that does not need being too expensive or complicated. Just much more genuine feeling.

For me, each game deserves it's own respect, and to truly enjoy that, I need the original cartridge, and if box/manual is available then is huge plus. Not needing any mint condition anything to be honest, but just being able to look at the label and say "This soft someone has spent a lot of time and effort into creating, so I will finish it".

So mostly I buy single game nowadays. Sometimes boxed, sometime not. Only the most valuable like Recca and such I don't want play, or I can use flash cartridge but seldom I use flash cartridges, other than they are handy for proto, hacks or other thing such as very very rare game I never could afford.  :)

But in regards of all these mini system, I totally get the point, but as for enthusiast of FC, is more like novelty and part of the completion sake as you said. Is just a nice way of having a  playable miniature version of the favourite system ^^
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: P on June 29, 2018, 04:17:23 pm
I consider the manual an important part of the whole art piece, especially in older games. In newer games the manuals is often just explaining how to play the game, which is often unnecessary as the game often contains in-game tutorials. But old games where content and graphical capabilities was very limited, things like the story, names of enemies and other characters is information that can often only be found in the manual. Often with gorgeous '80s artwork so you can see how the characters are actually supposed to look like. That's why I don't feel the game is really complete without its manual.

Yeah I also use flashcarts mostly for games I can't afford (especially if I can download the manual scans), protos and hacks, but also for things I program myself. When developing a Famicom game nowdays you are spoiled by easy-to-use tools and emulators for testing, but sometimes you need to test it on real hardware to make sure things works like they should, and flashcarts makes that super easy (in the end you should probably burn the game to a cartridge to test initialization-bugs and other things that flashcarts with menus may hide though).

Yeah the classic mini is very small so it is a quick way to play some Super Mario Kart when you don't want to bring your real Super Famicom (my Super Famicom is in Sweden and I'm in Japan).
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: Retrospectives on June 30, 2018, 10:40:30 am
In game tutorials is probably one reason why I do not like that much of modern gaming. Is simply too much work just to start a game. For me, gaming = Simple entertainment. A quick fix from reality and a way to feel nostalgia rather than spending hours on hours just to being able to finish a game...I guess family life is a big reason for that, but I never was into much of RPG or similar, but yeah. Manuals are a part of the appreciation and sometimes a must have to even understand how to play the game correctly.

Except that point, I also think that artwork and other things such as name of the enemies, background stories, and just the feeling of getting more "covered" by the game itself adds on to that feeling, and that is why I try to buy game that has both box and manual as much as possible even though I never cared about it has to be mint condition or not. That is totally secondary to the fact that for me, the hobby is about enjoyment and appreciation rather than having the most shiny boxes etc.

You play SFC on the NES Mini? Yeah, you live in Hokkaido right? What you doing there? Student? I have been there many times, and one of my best friend come from extreme north coast of Hokkaido. Among all cities outside of my native Kansai area I think Sapporo by far is the best one in Japan, but I suppose most other Japanese people think so as well  ;D
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: P on June 30, 2018, 04:03:03 pm
I agree, mint condition is of course great if I can get it, but I'm not willing to spend too much extra money to have every game mint. For the more expensive ones I'm fine with just the manual and cartridge.

No I meant the SFC Classic Mini. I don't have the FC or NES Classic Mini.

I'm working for a company just outside Sapporo doing various things like translation and culture exchange things. But I might need to find a new job as my contract runs out in a few months.
I've been to the extreme north coast recently. It was very cold despite being summer. But since this year all of Japan seems to be having a cold summer I guess it's unfair to judge it by that experience. It was much colder than I've ever seen here or in middle of Sweden (which is similar to Sapporo) in summer though.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: Retrospectives on July 01, 2018, 01:38:53 pm
That is true. I remember Sweden king came here and they had meeting of celebration. I just read on Yahoo News so I do not know exact detail, but I know Sweden King is a really funny person. Our Emperor also very funny, a little bit odd personalities when it come to royal people so I think they could become good friend. But also of course I remember Viktoria marriage with Prince Daniel, and we send convoy with Crown Prince I think to Sweden.

You work in Sweden Hills? Ahahahah  ;D
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: P on July 03, 2018, 09:13:15 am
Yeah he is a funny king, I think he knows the Japanese emperor as he meets them now and then, but I'm sure they speak the same languages. He loves sports so he often goes to sport events and even participate in ski races and such. Prince Daniel is also from middle Sweden like me, I know people that came from the same neighbourhood as him.

Ah I'm not working in Sweden Hills.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: Retrospectives on July 04, 2018, 05:05:35 am
Yeah I think that they are friends. Not that many Monarchies left and I read that Viktoria want to take over, just as our emperor soon will resign, but at same time it seem King Carl Gustav does not want to resign? Hahaha. Yeah, I see video of him. Very funny. Swedes seem having a little bit maybe not love-hate relation, but at least a more casual relation to him as compared to Japan, but at the same time our current emperor is rather controversial himself aka not following earlier emperors, his speech about Korea and other things which made the Japanese right wing go totally crazy haha. But for me is just happy seeing someone with a strong personality making impression. Rather I see that than some stiff conservative guy who never open mouth.  :)

Now we really got off topic, but yeah. Funny that the few monarchs left in world obviously doing all they can to move with the time into modern way of society. Nordic (except Finland/Iceland), UK, NL, JPN, Thai and then is just a very few of them left.

Anyway, you have the NES classic mini?

As I am curious, is PAL right? 50hz? I remember playing a PAL NES, and most emulator of choice can handle PAL NES and I really could not stand it, but from other friend telling me that for them, 50z is the "real deal"  ;D So I guess is a factor of nostalgia playing the games 50hz for them is the authentic feeling.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: P on July 04, 2018, 07:40:28 am
Well Swedish kings traditionally don't resign like Japanese emperors do, except in rare cases. They continue to reign until they die and their successor will be crowned from then on. When Princess Viktoria was born the system did not allow a female successor so initially she wasn't, and her younger brother born years later became it instead. They eventually changed the rules and she became the new successor and remains that to this day. Apparently the reigning king passed the record this year, and is now the longest reigning king in Swedish history (well older kings died a lot fighting wars of course).

Yeah the motto of the current king is "For Sweden in time" which means that he wishes to fit in as a modern monarch.
Sadly many young Swedes are easily swayed and often don't have much for royalties.They want one of the world's oldest lasting monarchy to end. "It's against democracy" they say, they really just don't get what's important and what is not. :(

Nope no NES Classic Mini. I only have the Super Famicom Classic Mini.
But from what I heard the PAL one is identical to the American one, so the games are NTSC version and runs in 60 Hz. The SNES Classic Mini is probably the same, although it has the SFC look (just like the real PAL SNES). Yeah I don't remember games was slow as a kid, but as I don't have my PAL NES anymore I played the PAL version of those old games for the first time in years when the Wii virtual console came out. Megaman 2 was incredibly slow! I have no memory of that from when I was a kid. This is only an issue with Famicom/NES games that was not properly sped up when released to PAL. Many developers didn't change anything at all leaving music notes sounding totally different (due to the slower clocked APU) and gameplay very slow. I can't say that's part of nostalgia because I don't really remember it, and these games are clearly better when played as they were designed.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: VegaVegas on July 05, 2018, 05:35:28 am
Those all NES and SNES minis are pieces of crap anyway that can plug to HDMI. Nintendo released modern clone systems without any official way to add/buy new games in 2018. NES audio emulation is completely off (see Balloon Fight), SNES also sucks in a few instances, although built in games PROBABLY emulate fine in this case but not absolutely sure. Just burn them to hell or throw to trash and play original NES/SNES hardware without any errors
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: L___E___T on July 05, 2018, 02:21:32 pm
 



The NES and SNES mini are great, why the hate?  You have to look at them differently than real hardware, because on is perfect for CRT and awful on HDTV, the NES and SNES mini are perfect for HDTVs.  Yes they come with a limited selection, but the emulation is solid (it's basically Wii VC) and you can upgrade them unofficially with much more.

Yes the NES mini is all 60hz and better for it.  That was one of my complaints with the Wii VC, that a lot of PAL versions were 50hz for nostalgia - a real mistake iMO.

I didn't see any audio off on the NES Mini though, even after checking Balloon Fight - what elements are off? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NSLTqF-juwA
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: VegaVegas on July 05, 2018, 03:37:50 pm
Quote from: L___E___T on July 05, 2018, 02:21:32 pm
I didn't see any audio off on the NES Mini though, even after checking Balloon Fight - what elements are off? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NSLTqF-juwA


Listen to balloon pops and all bass effects (level clear for instance). This sounds way different than original NES
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: L___E___T on July 05, 2018, 03:42:07 pm
 



I only play Balloon Trip, if that's the case I can live with that :)

Both NES and SNES Mini are back in stock by the way, should anyone still be looking for one.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: nensondubois on July 05, 2018, 07:23:23 pm
I just bought a ton of Famicom games and an AV modded Famicom with a Disk System that has a new belt that is supposedly going to last for years but obviously I can't verify that as accurate. Among the things I bought was a loose Akumajo Densetsu cart, a Mario 2 disk with Volleyball on side B, US Golf Course, CIB only because I wanted at least one blue disk. Actually, I did buy another blue disk and guess what? It has Super Mario Bros 2 written to side A with Galaxian o side B (wish it was a better game on side B like Super Mario Bros and that would have been perfect!). I also bought a CIB Lagrange Point in excellent condition, an FDSstick, Rolling Thunder, Shin Megami Tensei II CIB and other non-famicom related items.

https://twitter.com/nensondubois_/status/1015058529013633024

I plan on buying more games and some compete in box like Akumajo Densetsu box and manual.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: Retrospectives on July 07, 2018, 03:04:54 am
Quote from: P on July 04, 2018, 07:40:28 am
Well Swedish kings traditionally don't resign like Japanese emperors do, except in rare cases. They continue to reign until they die and their successor will be crowned from then on. When Princess Viktoria was born the system did not allow a female successor so initially she wasn't, and her younger brother born years later became it instead. They eventually changed the rules and she became the new successor and remains that to this day. Apparently the reigning king passed the record this year, and is now the longest reigning king in Swedish history (well older kings died a lot fighting wars of course).

Yeah the motto of the current king is "For Sweden in time" which means that he wishes to fit in as a modern monarch.
Sadly many young Swedes are easily swayed and often don't have much for royalties.They want one of the world's oldest lasting monarchy to end. "It's against democracy" they say, they really just don't get what's important and what is not. :(

Nope no NES Classic Mini. I only have the Super Famicom Classic Mini.
But from what I heard the PAL one is identical to the American one, so the games are NTSC version and runs in 60 Hz. The SNES Classic Mini is probably the same, although it has the SFC look (just like the real PAL SNES). Yeah I don't remember games was slow as a kid, but as I don't have my PAL NES anymore I played the PAL version of those old games for the first time in years when the Wii virtual console came out. Megaman 2 was incredibly slow! I have no memory of that from when I was a kid. This is only an issue with Famicom/NES games that was not properly sped up when released to PAL. Many developers didn't change anything at all leaving music notes sounding totally different (due to the slower clocked APU) and gameplay very slow. I can't say that's part of nostalgia because I don't really remember it, and these games are clearly better when played as they were designed.


I like the idea of Monarchy as long there is constitution that protect the democratic values of the country. Example is Thailand whereas is illegal even speaking bad of the King. I never would speak bad about Emperor but I also think people should have freedom of speech and we can move along "with the time" as Sweden kings saying, and still having a Monarchy. For me personally is been a bit of "exclusive" feeling of still having a Monarchy when almost everyone else turned into Republic/Federations.  :-[

I see. I dont know where I got the memory about PAL. I think speedrunners and such still play at 50hz some of them? Or maybe I just listed to a very bad argument for someone protecting the 50hz hehe. Yeah, 60hz is preferred, but is too bad many of the Europe releases not compatible with 60hz because it would make it more playable to collect them. Or are they work on example NTSC? I know SMB and some game were optimized for PAL and also Mario Classic Serie, the German original, it run too fast on NTSC, but I know there is hack for that game and in Japan it already release Kaette Kita Mario Bros for FDS but still is sad if cannot play childhood games on real system in normal speed.  :'(
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: VegaVegas on July 07, 2018, 04:45:42 am
I believe you can still run emulators "unofficially" on hacked NES/SNES mini and there should be some sort of option to "force PAL". Of course this applies if you are so desperate to do that, even though I'm in PAL region I never played any PAL game in PAL speed in the last 5 years. PAL is atrocious and is the worst system for gaming as games are supposed to play fast
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: Retrospectives on July 07, 2018, 05:06:50 am
Quote from: MaarioS on July 07, 2018, 04:45:42 am
I believe you can still run emulators "unofficially" on hacked NES/SNES mini and there should be some sort of option to "force PAL". Of course this applies if you are so desperate to do that, even though I'm in PAL region I never played any PAL game in PAL speed in the last 5 years. PAL is atrocious and is the worst system for gaming as games are supposed to play fast


I was just curious since I have no experience from PAL region to what they prefer or not whereas it was officially released in western Europe. As for Poland and eastern Europe I know you had Pegasus/Dendy, which of course is compatible with 60hz machine, or even original FC since no lockout chip or anything existed.

So you prefer playing on Pegasus or original FC? I suppose if grew up with machine like Pegasus it should not be very difficult convert to 60hz, CPU/PPU + Xtal is basically all needed, but since FC had no official release in Poland (or even outside East Asia) you prefer playing on Pegasus right? I just curious to know, because I know most famous Famiclone of Korea = Joy Kid and that basically All, collector have in Korea, more or less. Even existed like over 20+ famiclones (mostly Taiwan re-brands but even domestic produced), many Korean collector play with original FC but still they have Joy Kid especially in their collection for nostalgia values.

Even NES was officially release in Korea uses 60hz as well, NTSC-M, but is more or less compatible with NTSC-J (channel frequency and few minor things differ) is still had no chance to Famiclone market, mainly due to price and the supply of pirated material. Matter of fact is Hyundai Comboy is basically same version as North Armerican NES. Even so much it was even boxed together with American advertisement paper.  :D
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: VegaVegas on July 07, 2018, 05:35:33 am
Pegasus/Dendy famiclones are actually NTSC machines that are forced to 50hz, so they play in PAL mode (slow) but they accept all official Famicom carts as well and work completely fine but they play just slow. I still have Pegasus famiclone but I've never played it for over last 5 years. I actually play on official Famicom only as all pirated/official carts play just fine on original FC. Even the compatibility is better as some pirate carts even glitch on famiclones while FC plays them just fine lol
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: Retrospectives on July 07, 2018, 05:57:28 am
Interesting. When lived in China there existed Famiclone named Zonic TV Game. These are by far the absolute best quality Famiclone I ever used in my life. Everything from plastic housing (Not sure how they got the mold, but is like total replica of original), and even they used the Microphone controller 2, although not used, it provided AV out natively and also could run 50hz and 60hz because had two X-tal crystal built on board. I even bought a bunch just to take back home to Japan because I like the color design (blue and white).

After that I would say Aaronix when it come build quality, and probably the original Good Boy, then Micro Genius depending on revision (The mid 90:s revisions with SMD chip instead of discrete logic really was not good, but IQ-501 and 502 is good as well. I think Pegasus was a IQ-502 based right?   :D

Yeah, is funny behaviour. I played Gimmick! like Pipe V pirate, and suddenly total graphic became like crazy, and no matter how hard I try, I cleaned with etanol, tried to find trace in PCB or cold solder joint, but then I tried it on original FC and suddenly it worked. Then put back into  Famiclone and it worked again perfectly. No idea, but my guess is some type of voltage drop, but I am not sure what happened.

Most original FC games run fine on SMC-based Famiclone, even the later revision of SMD chip can actually run the FDS without any issue. Some mapper cannot use it though like MMC5, but I can live with that because I prefer original over Famiclone but I just had once in life a big interesting in these non-japanese systems ahaha.  :-[

Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: VegaVegas on July 07, 2018, 07:23:50 am
There were so many revisions of famiclones here but yes Pegasus IQ-502 by Micro Genius was one of the most popular ones and that is the one I had and have today
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: Retrospectives on July 07, 2018, 07:51:13 am
I see, yes. It is a good old quality famiclone, I personally prefer design of that rather than 501, even though 501 is classic on its own. Only problem with IQ-502 was the original D-Pads were too stiff. Would prefer a little movement more but overall is just my preference and is really just to change to another controller/joypad since famiclone much tend to be pin comptaible (with each other, not with the original FC though  :P)
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: P on July 08, 2018, 04:51:24 am
I heard Dendy/Pegasus are PAL versions of the Taiwanese Micro Genius IQ-501/IQ-502? They are basically part NTSC Famicom/NES, part PAL NES and part unique. Music pitch is same as NTSC Famicom/NES, speed is like PAL NES, colour emphasis red and green are swapped like on PAL NES (which is why FDS Bubble Bobble has a green screen instead of red on these Famiclones) and finally Micro Genius messed up and swapped the square channels' duty cycle 50% and 25% settings making most original games sound very different. I'm designing my homebrew games so that they will play the same no matter if you have NTSC, PAL or a Micro Genius-based Famiclone. I made settings that you can set manually for each one of these things in the options menu.

Quote from: MaarioS on July 07, 2018, 04:45:42 am
PAL is atrocious and is the worst system for gaming as games are supposed to play fast
Well there is no use if the game plays too fast. It should play at the speed it was designed for. If the game is programmed properly it should not matter what system you play it on. It will always run at the same speed and the music sounds the same. It's just that many developers never bothered to convert the games correctly.

Quote from: RetrospectivesI see. I dont know where I got the memory about PAL. I think speedrunners and such still play at 50hz some of them? Or maybe I just listed to a very bad argument for someone protecting the 50hz hehe. Yeah, 60hz is preferred, but is too bad many of the Europe releases not compatible with 60hz because it would make it more playable to collect them. Or are they work on example NTSC? I know SMB and some game were optimized for PAL and also Mario Classic Serie, the German original, it run too fast on NTSC, but I know there is hack for that game and in Japan it already release Kaette Kita Mario Bros for FDS but still is sad if cannot play childhood games on real system in normal speed.  Cry

Yeah some speedrunners do play on PAL, but generally speedrunners always plays on real hardware, not emulators.
If you want to play both NTSC and PAL NES games correctly there is no way around having both a Famicom (or NTSC NES) and a PAL NES (until the day we build the ultimate Famirepro that has it all that is ;D). Games generally work cross-region (if you take care of the lockout chip) but speed, music pitch and colour emphasis (which not many games use though) will be off. And due to some differences in both systems there are games from both regions that does not work at all in the other one. For example Elite seems to be using the longer screen-update-time (vblank) that the PAL NES offers and will therefore not work on NTSC systems (or Dendy/Pegasus).

The biggest reason why we Europeans don't play so much PAL anymore is part because of the poor PAL conversations but also simply because there are far more NTSC games. Europe was especially starved of RPGs during the 8-bit and 16-bit eras (Final Fantasy VII was the first RPG for most Europeans).
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: Retrospectives on July 08, 2018, 06:38:20 am
Quote from: P on July 08, 2018, 04:51:24 am
Yeah some speedrunners do play on PAL, but generally speedrunners always plays on real hardware, not emulators.
If you want to play both NTSC and PAL NES games correctly there is no way around having both a Famicom (or NTSC NES) and a PAL NES (until the day we build the ultimate Famirepro that has it all that is ;D). Games generally work cross-region (if you take care of the lockout chip) but speed, music pitch and colour emphasis (which not many games use though) will be off. And due to some differences in both systems there are games from both regions that does not work at all in the other one. For example Elite (http://www.iancgbell.clara.net/elite/nes/index.htm) seems to be using the longer screen-update-time (vblank) that the PAL NES offers and will therefore not work on NTSC systems (or Dendy/Pegasus).

The biggest reason why we Europeans don't play so much PAL anymore is part because of the poor PAL conversations but also simply because there are far more NTSC games. Europe was especially starved of RPGs during the 8-bit and 16-bit eras (Final Fantasy VII was the first RPG for most Europeans).



I understand, thanks for explaining a little bit further.  :D Yeah, nowaday is possible to get how they were initially planned to be played (as in 60hz) so for me I totally understand reason behind it, especially due to bigger game library. On other hand, people playing much more system now than ever did when they were young, or not even young but young gamer who into retro games also became huge so I guess is a matter of world became more global and people enjoying to play and seek for the best.

For me I never was RPG person (except text based RPG), but overall was very huge around here back in the day, but I always preferring arcade style games, platformer, shooter and fighting to somewhat extent.

But what about collectors in PAL (like SCN), they collect SCN games but prefer play the NTSC version of NES? That was one of my bigger question actually since I have seen in local websites these NES game some are very very expensive even they are PAL. So I guess gamers/collectors collect PAL but play NTSC? A bit confused maybe but I am just curious so excuse my ignorance please.  :-[
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: VegaVegas on July 08, 2018, 10:05:15 am
@P you miss the point here. Yes you can optimize games to play on PAL and NTSC just the same and I know this is possible. The reality is that 99% of developers were located in NTSC region and designed games for it and never gave a flying shit about PAL regions and left games as is, meaning they played awful on PAL (entire Europe + Australia + some obscure regions of the world). This applies pretty much for all systems up to PS2. Meaning NTSC is the native system for designing these games and this topic was slammed so many times
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: fcgamer on July 09, 2018, 03:12:22 am
If we want to go the historical route, then we should look at it from all angles.  How did the initial royalty even become established as proper kings, queens, etc?  As leaders?  It essentially reminds me of what I thought two or three years ago at my old job, when a new (incapable) manager was put into place at the job, demanding total respect due to her position, despite being incapable, lacking the skills, and only having the position due to sleeping with the company owner, despite being both being married.  Essentially, my thoughts were, "Well who put you in charge?" 

Some folks are natural leaders, some aren't.  Some are good fighters / warriors / business tycoons, some aren't.  Whereas I can see in the olden days of folks taking charge, leading others to prosperity, building up a village or kingdom and then becoming a king / empire / whatever, the idea of the king being appointed by God and the royalty being part of that is quite antiquated in a modern society, I feel. 
   

Quote from: P on July 04, 2018, 07:40:28 am
Well Swedish kings traditionally don't resign like Japanese emperors do, except in rare cases. They continue to reign until they die and their successor will be crowned from then on. When Princess Viktoria was born the system did not allow a female successor so initially she wasn't, and her younger brother born years later became it instead. They eventually changed the rules and she became the new successor and remains that to this day. Apparently the reigning king passed the record this year, and is now the longest reigning king in Swedish history (well older kings died a lot fighting wars of course).

Yeah the motto of the current king is "For Sweden in time" which means that he wishes to fit in as a modern monarch.
Sadly many young Swedes are easily swayed and often don't have much for royalties.They want one of the world's oldest lasting monarchy to end. "It's against democracy" they say, they really just don't get what's important and what is not. :(

Nope no NES Classic Mini. I only have the Super Famicom Classic Mini.
But from what I heard the PAL one is identical to the American one, so the games are NTSC version and runs in 60 Hz. The SNES Classic Mini is probably the same, although it has the SFC look (just like the real PAL SNES). Yeah I don't remember games was slow as a kid, but as I don't have my PAL NES anymore I played the PAL version of those old games for the first time in years when the Wii virtual console came out. Megaman 2 was incredibly slow! I have no memory of that from when I was a kid. This is only an issue with Famicom/NES games that was not properly sped up when released to PAL. Many developers didn't change anything at all leaving music notes sounding totally different (due to the slower clocked APU) and gameplay very slow. I can't say that's part of nostalgia because I don't really remember it, and these games are clearly better when played as they were designed.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: L___E___T on July 09, 2018, 05:35:26 am
 



Love the history conversations, but it would indeed be good to get the thread back on topic :bub:  

I can help by saying I picked up a nice nearly new Gold Zelda NES cart - and also one of these:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/calebpaullus/legend-of-pizza-enamel-pins-and-silver-plated-cart
I quite liked the little Dark Link design.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: P on July 09, 2018, 06:29:37 am
Legend of Pizza? Haha what is this.

Without  trying to continue the off-topic discussion I will just clear up a few things:

I'm not a royalist and of course the Swedish and Japanese monarchs don't have any real power (although giving their positions they of course have some power or influence) or are able to speak out political opinions. Swedish people are very intolerable to corruption, which is a very good thing (one politician bought a chocolate bar with the government's money which caused a large scandal). It is the baseless extremist ideals that I'm against. I believe you need to be moderately patriotic which many elitists in Sweden aren't. Like Retrospective I'm proud we still have a monarch despite being a modern industry country. It doesn't stand for bad history, only people that doesn't know history says things like that, instead of studying history to learn from the past. Kings hasn't always been selected by their blood in Sweden, long ago they where elected in a counsel and could be dismissed if the counsel was unhappy with them.

Quote from: MaarioS on July 08, 2018, 10:05:15 am
@P you miss the point here. Yes you can optimize games to play on PAL and NTSC just the same and I know this is possible. The reality is that 99% of developers were located in NTSC region and designed games for it and never gave a flying shit about PAL regions and left games as is, meaning they played awful on PAL (entire Europe + Australia + some obscure regions of the world). This applies pretty much for all systems up to PS2. Meaning NTSC is the native system for designing these games and this topic was slammed so many times

True! This is surly one reason I hardly play PAL anymore.

Quote from: Retrospectives on July 08, 2018, 06:38:20 am
But what about collectors in PAL (like SCN), they collect SCN games but prefer play the NTSC version of NES? That was one of my bigger question actually since I have seen in local websites these NES game some are very very expensive even they are PAL. So I guess gamers/collectors collect PAL but play NTSC? A bit confused maybe but I am just curious so excuse my ignorance please.  :-[

Yes there are certainly lots of people still collecting PAL games. PAL NES games are very expensive now, probably retro collecting has become big lately and there are not as many PAL games, so low stock and high demand drives prices up. I don't think these people bother with NTSC games though, they buy local things. People like us that collect and play NTSC are the strange ones. :) Then there are maniacs like me that also likes to collect Japanese version of games. ;D
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: Retrospectives on July 09, 2018, 06:54:06 am
Quote from: L___E___T on July 09, 2018, 05:35:26 am




Love the history conversations, but it would indeed be good to get the thread back on topic :bub:  

I can help by saying I picked up a nice nearly new Gold Zelda NES cart - and also one of these:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/calebpaullus/legend-of-pizza-enamel-pins-and-silver-plated-cart
I quite liked the little Dark Link design.


Ahahaha if become popular I guess is just a time before someone really make a rom-hack and put into that shell (if mold allow cart to fit inside)  :-[

P: I think same. I am not Royalist per se, but is a legacy worth preserving for sake of why not? They have no political power at all, and according constitution they have no right to even publically speak of political opinion. In many way they are have much less freedom personally than the average Japanese/Swede. But as a historical and cultural legacy I am proud about it, but if someone think different, is up to them. I just know we celebrated 150 year anniversary of relation recently and that was good, so let's continue topic.  :D

Ah I understand. Yes, I was reffering to Sweden auction website and is really crazy prices what they seem to fetch. Really crazy. So in reality is not you who is maniac, but them  :D Just kidding, but I understand your point. Maniac in Japan maybe sit of collection of so much rare proto or content never intended sharing. Is up to them because they bought it with their money, but at same time I feel personally I am not really a "completionist" per se, but rather preservationist so I am glad sharing what I can with community by help to translate and other thing like dumping or just scanning because sooner or later from technical standpoint, we have to preserve these things.

Also since you speak the Japan language then you have no problem reading or sourcing down the game you want, even that is huge plus for many non-japanese speakers so I guess you have very gold situation for yourself. Now just go get a new job so you can stay in here. If that is your wish.  :-[ Now let's back to topic hehe.

Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: VegaVegas on July 09, 2018, 02:05:31 pm
By the way, I think prices differ significantly on different PAL titles. As far as I know prices for almost everything Nintendo related (up to N64) are horrendous, although I believe some popular and common titles still go for up to 10$ (I hope). Overall it's very difficult to talk about prices overall as Europe is divided into million regions and releasing games for different regions/languages is just a nightmare, literally hell on earth. I can throw one of the best examples I can remember so far and I believe Gimmick NES PAL is probably the most expensive game ever created and it was probably only released in Sweden if I remember correctly
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: P on July 10, 2018, 07:34:26 pm
Yeah other PAL region games sometimes shows up on Swedish auctions as well. The games for NES are usually in English but manuals and such may be in German.

Yes after learning Japanese I felt like playing all my favourite games (and games I never finished) again in Japanese, so I collect old and new games in Japanese. It is, to say at least, a very interesting experience to see all the differences and realize all the misconceptions I had as a kid. And yeah since Japanese games are generally cheaper (except for the shipping costs) I see little reason to buy localized version of games that was originally Japanese anymore. New and old.

Back to topic!
I was fed up about not being able to play and charge Joy-Con at the same time so I finally bought a charge grip. It is a bit heavier since it contains electronics. I thought the original grip also contained some electronics due to the LEDs, but I just noticed the LEDs are not LEDs but small slots with tiny mirrors that reflects the LEDs! *shock* :o
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: nensondubois on July 14, 2018, 12:03:15 pm
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DiFiY1XUcAAB0ia.jpg)

One of the many things Ipicked up recently at a flea market are some interesting things, one of them possibly being the world's rarest baseball videogame.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: P on July 15, 2018, 07:34:43 am
So which one is it?
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: Retrospectives on July 15, 2018, 09:07:46 am
Quote from: P on July 15, 2018, 07:34:43 am
So which one is it?


ルーボスベ of course  ;D Or if we tilt head 180 it becomes = ベースボール = Baseball.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: nensondubois on July 16, 2018, 03:00:58 pm
https://twitter.com/nensondubois_/status/1018964862800728064
Blue Famicom Disk offial Nintendo Super Mario Bros 2 Lost Levels. World's rarest variant Disk Writer Kiosk version. Galaga side B high score 49480.
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DiQW9MjWsAA1wSH.jpg)
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DiQXCSkWAAEQeSI.jpg)
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DiQXFuKX4AIYKIn.jpg)

https://twitter.com/nensondubois_/status/1018976708614148096

World's rarest Super Mario Bros. cartridge NES Famicom Box Business store Kiosk version. Plays in NES if CIC is disabled. I'm not damaging my NES. Cart and NES are in excellent condition.
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DiQh0mcWAAAdHR9.jpg)
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DiQh2pIX4AU4x4k.jpg)
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DiQh4C3XkAEz_-p.jpg)

https://twitter.com/nensondubois_/status/1018978521094508544
Kaettekita Mario Bros. FDS (Return of Mario Bros.) Disk Writer exclusive Famicom Disk in excellent condition / works. Very rare game as complete as it exists.
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DiQjPRRXUAAgP4k.jpg)
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DiQjQgHWsAcEuut.jpg)

Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: Retrospectives on July 17, 2018, 06:13:39 am
Congratulations on very nice finds!

The Fax Disk is indeed very rare when it been rewritten. Back in day Nintendo if people live in remote countryside whereas Kiosks not existed, it was possible for them to send in to Nintendo Headquarters so Nintendo could overwrite certain disk for them. I am not sure this was the case with your version, but clearly is not common seing fax disk overwritten.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: P on July 17, 2018, 08:38:28 am
Didn't know that! Did the kiosks detect fax disks and refuse to write them, or why are they rare?

Besides the shutter and blue color, the only difference I know that the fax disks has is a certain byte in the header (which is set to $45 instead of $20 like for normal games), and this could be used to detect fax disks.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: Retrospectives on July 18, 2018, 09:23:32 am
Actually the Blue Disk can be re-written in same fashion as Yellow disk. But not the opposite. Is due to estetical difference where blue disk as shutter and the yellow has not. In theory you could probably re-write a yellow disk with a "blue game" but not in a disk writer. I remember each time we rewrite the game, store clerk used a pink disk to check if the re-write was successfull, and that pink disk is the exact shape with shutter as the blue disks.

Example, there are version of SMB I see that has blue disk, but reason it might be rare is that maybe it was not allowed for retailer to re-write the blue disks, or the fact they were not intented to be re-written due to it afterall being dedicated games, and not blank floppi like the yellow one. But I have seen some of them pop up maybe not frequently but I know for a fact these blue Fax disk can be re-written and that Nintendo used a service to re-write any disk for people living in remote island or just in countryside (think Aomori).

Fun fact. It was free to upgrade score in the competitions. Guess who went at least 4-5 times buggering the store clerk just to use fax kiosk to upgrade the highscore?  ;D Since it was free of charge, I guess many people did it, and probably the game shop became totally tired, but for me it was worth it since we won the Gold Punch Out  :P
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: nensondubois on July 18, 2018, 08:34:58 pm
Quote from: Retrospectives on July 18, 2018, 09:23:32 am
Actually the Blue Disk can be re-written in same fashion as Yellow disk. But not the opposite. Is due to estetical difference where blue disk as shutter and the yellow has not. In theory you could probably re-write a yellow disk with a "blue game" but not in a disk writer. I remember each time we rewrite the game, store clerk used a pink disk to check if the re-write was successfull, and that pink disk is the exact shape with shutter as the blue disks.

Example, there are version of SMB I see that has blue disk, but reason it might be rare is that maybe it was not allowed for retailer to re-write the blue disks, or the fact they were not intented to be re-written due to it afterall being dedicated games, and not blank floppi like the yellow one. But I have seen some of them pop up maybe not frequently but I know for a fact these blue Fax disk can be re-written and that Nintendo used a service to re-write any disk for people living in remote island or just in countryside (think Aomori).

Fun fact. It was free to upgrade score in the competitions. Guess who went at least 4-5 times buggering the store clerk just to use fax kiosk to upgrade the highscore?  ;D Since it was free of charge, I guess many people did it, and probably the game shop became totally tired, but for me it was worth it since we won the Gold Punch Out  :P


Wow congratulations on a Gold Punchout winner! My question is how were the disks sent to Nintendo. Where they just sent in a standard envelope (snailmail) or did you have to wrap it in a costly package along with a handwritten note to write whatever game you wanted? Was there a list on what games Nintendo had and where could you find that list? I assume it would have cost a lot for postage alone, much less Nintendo keeping track of all the disks people sent in sounded like a nightmare so I guess they had dedicated section of staff to handle disk writers.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: Retrospectives on July 19, 2018, 12:24:23 am
Quote from: nensondubois on July 18, 2018, 08:34:58 pm
Quote from: Retrospectives on July 18, 2018, 09:23:32 am
Actually the Blue Disk can be re-written in same fashion as Yellow disk. But not the opposite. Is due to estetical difference where blue disk as shutter and the yellow has not. In theory you could probably re-write a yellow disk with a "blue game" but not in a disk writer. I remember each time we rewrite the game, store clerk used a pink disk to check if the re-write was successfull, and that pink disk is the exact shape with shutter as the blue disks.

Example, there are version of SMB I see that has blue disk, but reason it might be rare is that maybe it was not allowed for retailer to re-write the blue disks, or the fact they were not intented to be re-written due to it afterall being dedicated games, and not blank floppi like the yellow one. But I have seen some of them pop up maybe not frequently but I know for a fact these blue Fax disk can be re-written and that Nintendo used a service to re-write any disk for people living in remote island or just in countryside (think Aomori).

Fun fact. It was free to upgrade score in the competitions. Guess who went at least 4-5 times buggering the store clerk just to use fax kiosk to upgrade the highscore?  ;D Since it was free of charge, I guess many people did it, and probably the game shop became totally tired, but for me it was worth it since we won the Gold Punch Out  :P


Wow congratulations on a Gold Punchout winner! My question is how were the disks sent to Nintendo. Where they just sent in a standard envelope (snailmail) or did you have to wrap it in a costly package along with a handwritten note to write whatever game you wanted? Was there a list on what games Nintendo had and where could you find that list? I assume it would have cost a lot for postage alone, much less Nintendo keeping track of all the disks people sent in sounded like a nightmare so I guess they had dedicated section of staff to handle disk writers.


Oh, that was simple. Except Disk Writer Kiosk there was also something called Disk Fax. So step was like this. 1, buy the disk (In this case Golf U.S course) 2, go home and play. 3, go to store and ask to register for competition 4, they register at store and put your blue disk into the disk fax machine, and the high score directly got faxed to Nintendo headquarters.  :) So no needing of sending anything to Nintendo, because the Disk Fax we could just go to the normal game/toy shop and they had it right next to counter with the Disk Writer.

Here is a picture of a disk fax I found online.

Ah if you refer regarding to the blank disk directly sent to Nintendo. Yes they had advertisement from what I understood, and then it was possible to send in a postcard with stamp or similar value to a blank disk + 500 yen or such and they send it back to you. Or if they sent to the nearest Nintendo retailer. Not totally sure because I never used that service myself since I grew up in big city, but indeed they offered the service. I will check later if can find more info about it.

(http://www.geocities.jp/gponys/fcdisk/dskidx/_diskfax_flyer.jpg)
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: P on July 19, 2018, 04:41:06 am
Ah :diskkun: disk full of dreams! First time I actually heard all this from someone that actually experienced it back in the day. Information about FDS things are really scarce in English, even on this forum. Thanks for confirming lots of things!
Oh and yeah belated congratulations on the gold Punch Out! It's cool that you have it but ten times as cool that you are the original owner that won it! :D

Yeah I'm sure there are no technical reason why blue disks are not rewritten so often. It's either the clerk refusing, the disk writer refusing or just that people wouldn't want to rewrite a game that was probably only for sale during the event (or maybe not? They are not very expensive or rare). People rewriting at home of course could use it as any other disk.

I have a few blue disks but they all seemingly have their original content on them.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: Retrospectives on July 19, 2018, 09:13:59 am
Thank you very much P  :-[

Yes, is a bit vague memory but I never really see anyone copy a Fax Disk in a Disk Writer, but I have seen the same type of disk, but in Pink which they used everytime to make sure the yellow disk was written correctly. So it might be the disk writer detect as fax disk or not. In any way, is much more rare with rewritten fax disk compared to yellow which sold as blanks for 2000 Yen if remember correctly, then it cost like 500 to write game to it, plus additional 100 yen to get sticker/insert or such.

Regarding the tournament, I think there was around almost 80 000 people to participate in Golf US Course, I read somewhere, and I think around 10.000 Punch Out cartridge was awarded which make it a chance of 1:8 to actually win, but I am not sure how many of the Golf US Course sold totally, but is interesting history and I gladly share my personal memory.  :D

From what I remember reading/hearing there was the same price of around 500 Yen (sometime a bit cheaper/expensiver), to send into Nintendo to get game overwritten, but I am not sure if was only available to remote area or if anyone could do it. But the reason it existed is because of people living in remote area I believe. Anyway, I can research a bit and come back with better answer later, because I never used this service I cannot tell exactly how they did.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: P on July 20, 2018, 04:13:46 am
That pink disk is most likely the FMC Disk Card Checker. Vinnk on the forum apparently has it (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ocCGB70O4A&t=0m58s). It displays a large ring on the screen if the disk passes the test. Although it is of course very rare, it has been dumped and I guess you can probably use it with FDSStick by hot swapping to the disk drive when checking the disk.


I'm curious if you often overwrote your disks when new games came or did you get new empty disks written? One purpose of the FDS was supposedly that you could get new games cheap by overwriting games you got bored of, but personally I have a hard time seeing myself delete games I paid for just to get new ones cheaper, especially now when I'm an adult and have money, but I guess it might be different as a kid.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: Retrospectives on July 21, 2018, 07:21:38 am
Yes is the same pink disk I was referring to. :D  I never owned one. Are they very expensive? I am not that interested to get one but would be interesting know the price because I can figure that perhaps only a few hundreds nowadays exist.

Yeah, sometime I overwrote disk. It was cheap way getting the latest and most popular game, and in many way main motivation of course was in school people talk about topic of "you played this game?" and if not played it, many people would go and get it, and for parents I suppose they rather get overwrite than buying a whole new disk. But yeah, I get your point, as adult I would not do it, but compared cartridges the disk re-write was very very cheap.  :P

I found picture sheet of example what to fill in when want Nintendo headquarter (or nearest retailer from what I understand) to re-write disk. Side A/B or both sides. I suppose this might be explain why some Fax Disk got overwritten. Maybe. Maybe clerk did not do it normally but when people send in they did? Honestly I have no idea.

(http://i67.tinypic.com/301lvep.png)

Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: P on July 22, 2018, 03:44:10 pm
So writing any one game was 500 yen. 1000 yen for two one-side games and 500 yen for one two-side game. Thanks for digging this up. :)

I guess clerks might have allowed writing on blue disks as well no? It sounds like a waste of opportunity to sell more games by refusing to overwrite the blue disks.

I have no idea how much you have to pay for a FMC disk checker but yeah they are supposedly not very cheap. I imagine that Nintendo generally take back these kind of things and possible destroys them as a company policy (to protect company secrets and such), so I think it must be rare that the pink disks get out in the wild. And since the disk is a bit more than fun trivia since it's useful to check disks with, I guess it might go up to a similar price as prototypes maybe?


One other thing I wonder is if the disk writer and fax kiosks was seen by the customer normally? As I understand it they where not used as vending machines, but the store clerk did all the job of operating it and providing a manual and such. But could you see it when they were writing? Since it had a cool video and cool music supposedly ran by a Famicom (and I guess FDS to get those peculiar sounds) I guess it must have seen by the customers.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KKN3uWZ5lrQ
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: nensondubois on July 22, 2018, 07:11:59 pm
Quote from: P on July 22, 2018, 03:44:10 pm

One other thing I wonder is if the disk writer and fax kiosks was seen by the customer normally? As I understand it they where not used as vending machines, but the store clerk did all the job of operating it and providing a manual and such. But could you see it when they were writing? Since it had a cool video and cool music supposedly ran by a Famicom (and I guess FDS to get those peculiar sounds) I guess it must have seen by the customers.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KKN3uWZ5lrQ


That is a very unfortunate company policy. I have doubts Nintendo destroyed them and possibly just stored them in a warehouse. If the Disk Writer Kiosk is actually a modified Famicom then I'm curious why the Disk Writer BIOS hasn't been dumped. I know there are two different NSF covers and the Nintendo sound museum CD Disk Writer so I assume someone has access to a Disk Writer kiosk other than Nintendo. It is well-known that they have one in storage, possibly more than one for reasons more than preservation like giving companies access to recordings and documentary lisencing.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: Retrospectives on July 24, 2018, 04:42:26 am
Sure, no problem  :D

Yes, it might had been possible. I have no idea and just speculating haha. Is possible that people just thought that blue disk had higher value since they were retail rather than re-write, but at same time, they are kind of rare in overwritten form, so there must be some type of explanation, but which one is really hard to say.

I think so too. Not to talk about the novelty factor would be very high for a collector, so somewhere around the price as the early proto I would assume. Really hard estimate a market value of something so rare and not showing up more than once in maybe like every two-five years (or more) but the demand could be calculated as high, based on fact people like collecting everything, and the demand is very high for early Nintendo things so yeah, pricey we can totally assume  :-[

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.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: L___E___T on July 24, 2018, 06:22:19 am
 



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.  :(
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: P on July 24, 2018, 11:23:05 pm
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.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: nensondubois on August 11, 2018, 05:22:12 pm
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.
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DkW6B5JU4AEQTE1.jpg)
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: nensondubois on August 16, 2018, 09:30:38 pm
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!
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DkwzD9mUcAMy_0n.jpg)
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DkwzFFtU8AAQ2EY.jpg)
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DkwzGNbUUAALFSX.jpg)
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: iStreet on September 25, 2018, 12:44:32 pm
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://i.imgur.com/TSP5ypX.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/n74t0Ub.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/TFvbRrH.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/aLqLYJb.jpg)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aiRCWoM_ozo
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: nensondubois on September 28, 2018, 02:05:30 pm
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:
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: Ghegs on January 22, 2020, 08:59:42 am
Still picking up the occasional NES-exclusive. I got NES Tetris sometime last year, and I got Smash TV earlier this week.

(http://img.rolling-start.com/upload/gallery/smashtv01.jpg)

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...
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: UglyJoe on January 22, 2020, 12:04:37 pm
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).

(https://i.imgur.com/otrqI0hh.png)
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: Ghegs on January 22, 2020, 08:33:22 pm
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.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: adori_12 on May 18, 2020, 09:02:49 pm
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.
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: nensondubois on September 01, 2020, 12:44:11 pm
NES Retrovision!

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EgNiEAGXYAEnqKF?format=jpg&name=medium)

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
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: L___E___T on September 01, 2020, 03:43:14 pm

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!
Title: Re: Finds (NES)
Post by: nensondubois on September 01, 2020, 05:07:40 pm
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.