Nintendo Entertainment System (my 'new' toy)

Discussion in 'Games' started by Trinity, Apr 4, 2016.

  1. Trinity

    Trinity Little Kiki Staff Member

    I love old video games and have been wanting one of these for quite a while now. So here it is, My 'new' NES!:dance: 002.JPG 005.JPG 009.JPG
     
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  2. Chai

    Chai Administrator Staff Member

    Wow! Where did you get it???
     
  3. Trinity

    Trinity Little Kiki Staff Member

    Amazon.com:haha: It wasn't very cheap though... Paid $130.
     
    Last edited: Feb 3, 2017
  4. Chai

    Chai Administrator Staff Member

    Wow... That's not cheap...

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  5. The_YongGrand

    The_YongGrand Just Started

    Congrats! Tall 72-pin grey carts, and Super Mario Bros! :Thumb:

    We get the Famiclone ones like "Micro Genius" and shorter 60-pin carts. Whatever inside those Famiclone consoles are clone hardware (UMC instead of Nintendo's Ricoh). Even as of now, I can get a cheap Famiclone (with a Nintendo-on-a-Chip) set at $8 in Aeon-Big (formerly Carrefour). They are included with a 1,000,000-in-one cart which loops back every 5 selection menus! :faint:
     
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  6. Trinity

    Trinity Little Kiki Staff Member

    Yeah, I thought about buying a clone NES, But the more I researched them I discovered that I wanted the original hardware. Nintendo's Ricoh (6502) and the Nintendo PPU for it's wonderful color pallet.:)
     
  7. The_YongGrand

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    I heard clone NES in USA and Japan don't exist at all - it only exist in China and Taiwan back then. Plus, there is a protection chip in the NES cart, so many unlicensed games cannot be played on it (though there are some exceptions like piggybacking another licensed cart and defeating the protection chip).

    The Ricoh 2A03 processor and Ricoh RP2C02 ones are available exclusively for the NES/Famicom in the USA/Japan. The clones are UMC 6527P and UMC 6538. They are reverse engineered from the Ricoh's models and they have a slight difference in terms of sound and graphic quality. I have the clone PPU chips which I bought from Taobao and I managed to drive it through a microcontroller. :)

    This 8-bit platform has been also famous in homebrew scenes in the recent decades due to the easier reach of parts like EEPROM programmer and PCB manufacturing. On times I've seen a lot of stuff like Everdrive which you can load all the games into an SD-Card and put into the cart and play them, and people wiring carts to put their games inside. :thumb:
     
  8. Trinity

    Trinity Little Kiki Staff Member

    Games I have so far,:)

    Pac-Man
    Ms' Pac-Man
    Galaga Demons of Death (my favorite for now)
    Mega Man 2 (one is crazy expensive for some reason)
    Super Mario Bro's/Duck hunt

    And Donkey Kong is still... on the way...:snooty:
     
  9. The_YongGrand

    The_YongGrand Just Started

    I love the first Galaga! I still have them on the all-in-one cart! :)
     
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  11. Chai

    Chai Administrator Staff Member

    I play them on emulators... :haha:
     
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    Trinity Little Kiki Staff Member

  13. The_YongGrand

    The_YongGrand Just Started

    Heard of those Retro-duo system, but for purists, many insist of buying an actual NES/Famicom as they offer a genuine experience (and compatibility on certain games too). :)

    I ported an NES emulator on a STM32F3 microcontroller to a powerful STM32F4 (higher clock speed) before - it could run the Super Mario Bros., but the sound module is absent, and I don't have much of the time to reprogram the sound emulation. Hopefully someone else can write this better than me. :)
     
  14. Trinity

    Trinity Little Kiki Staff Member

    Did I ever post this video I bet you would get a kick out of it YG.

     
  15. The_YongGrand

    The_YongGrand Just Started

    It's a good watch, Trin! I watched this some years back! Very, very inspiring! :) :thumb:

    In other story, I assume you only collect original NES games, in a box? They can get very, very expensive!

    If I'm not mistaken, Zelda for the NES got a little battery for the save games too. If you have, you need it change it every few years or else it'll leak out and break the cart really fast! :)

    Also, are you intending to get games like "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" too?
     
  16. Trinity

    Trinity Little Kiki Staff Member


    What's your hi-score?
     
  17. Trinity

    Trinity Little Kiki Staff Member

    I'm up to 66150.:dance:

    Edit, Now up to 92100!!!:dance::dance::dance:
     
    Last edited: Apr 11, 2016
  18. Trinity

    Trinity Little Kiki Staff Member

    Does anyone still have their Family Computer over there?
     
  19. Trinity

    Trinity Little Kiki Staff Member

    Galaga NES Hi-Score 108930!!!:dance:
     
  20. Trinity

    Trinity Little Kiki Staff Member

    Quarth NES!!! What a great game!
     

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