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Created: 12/16/11

A classic focus on gameplay offering a fossil record of the gaming industry

Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.

The Nintendo Entertainment System (NES), the best-selling video game system of all time, has countless gems for fans of classic video games. Thanks to the comic reviews of the Angry Video Game Nerd, the NES system has seen something of a revival in recent years. While he focuses on the most heinous and unplayed of Nintendo games, nearly every prevalent Nintendo character can trace his, her, or its origins to this console. Link. Mario. Samus. Ice Climbers. Solid Snake. Kirby. Donkey Kong. All either originated in a NES cartridge or were popularized in a NES game. Owing to the relative simplicity of the graphics and controller, programmers focused on engrossing and imaginative gameplay. Younger gamers may scoff at the crude graphics and two, count 'em, TWO buttons on the controller, but given a chance, most NES games still hold up to modern scrutiny. Many go a step beyond this: they're actually fun to play. If you never played the NES and enjoy contemporary Nintendo games, you owe it to yourself to try one out.

The NES system is known to be finnicky and error-prone, a consequence owing primarily to the slot used to insert its cartridge-based games. This slot and its so-called 72-pin connector--literally 72 metal pins that connect to the pins in the cartridge games--is the most often damaged item in the entire componentry. If your NES system flashes a blinking red light when plugged in, odds are very high that you simply need to open your NES and replace the 72-pin connector with a new one. This is a relatively easy fix as you'll only need a screwdriver and 10 minutes. These 72-pin connectors are always available on eBay.

The controller on the NES began the long tradition of detachable plug-and-play accessories in home consoles. Consisting of two buttons and a digital movement pad, the NES controller is the epitome of simplicity. Yet even these two buttons allowed for relatively sophisticated gameplay.

The NES game library is very large, so collectors will have a hobby for years. Nearly every game is a classic. Try one out and marvel how far we've come in such a short time. You can't truly appreciate your modern shooting and puzzle games without understanding the complexity of Contra and Zelda. Get N or get out!

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Created: 11/30/11

The Origional Nintendo is a great system and is fun to play.

Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.

The "Nintendo" is a classic console. I am really not sure why I have to tell you that. If you are a gamer the is the holy grail and creator of your gaming. If you were born in the 80's - early 90's you owned one. Everybody who's is anybody has played this system. Mario Brothers/Duck Hunt, Captain Skyhawk, Tetris, Tecmo Bowl are just some of the classics we grew up to enjoy. I bought this nintendo because it was a very good deal, looked clean (no yellowing) and no physical damage that I noticed. The only thing I do not like about it is my favorite games are becoming harder and harder to find. If you do find them it will ,most likely be on ebay and you will pay a ton for them.

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Created: 11/02/10

nintendo nes

I have been collecting Nintendo NES for about 20 years. The R.O.B. and stack ups are very nice to use for the NES system. Since I opened me store, and started sharing my items. It has been a blast to buy and sell. I sell all my over stock items and then have a chance to get the items i always wanted to get my whole life. I SEANBIGBLUE think Nintendo NES is the best old school system out there, and many people on EBAY think the same. If you are an 80's kid like I was, this is the stuff.

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Created: 08/03/12

Great console for FUN!!

Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.

The NES deluxe console is probably one the top 5 greatest consoles. when I mean that I mean it just cant be beat. My proof of this is in its game library. the system had so many great titles such as Zelda, Mario bros, metroid, tetris, and alot of great arcade classics. even today's "cutting edge technology" cant beat the awesomeness the nintendo.

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Created: 09/15/12

The classic game console that will have everyone playing for hours.

Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.

The Nintendo Entertainment System was a huge success for Nintendo, and revived video games during the video game crash of 1983. The NES was a blast to play back then, and still is. The downside about it, was the Mono stereo it had, since TVs back then were not as advanced as the Stereo TVs we have today, but the massive library of games balanced it out.

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Created: 12/24/13

The All-Time Classic Gaming Console.

Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.

The Original Nintendo Entertainment System brought the video game industry out of the ashes after the Video Game crash of 1980. With bright colors, more complex graphics(based on the time period) and a simple yet expanded control scheme, the NES gave gamers a new haven to explore dungeons, rescue princesses and travel the galaxy with its extensive library of games. The NES is a must have for any retro-gaming fan or basically just any video game fan in general. From children to grown adults, nobody can resist the appeal of the NES.

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Created: 03/05/12

Best System, best games ever

Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.

It is worth every penny to go back in time with this machine. It was part of my childhood that will always remain. Remebering the fun times with best friends & the best games ever made will always be part of my entertainment collection.
Now that I said all the soppy stuff, this was well worth the purchase. I love it & my kids love playing what I use to enjoy. Nintendo should re release this machine or at least a best collection of games to remind gamers of where it all began.

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Created: 07/04/12

CLASSIC AND LEGENDARY

Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.

This is a 10/10 entertainment system, its so easy to set up and use and never gets old. Its was a legend in its own time and will be so long as video game consoles are a source of entertainment. Any review you read about this is pointless because you should already know that its an amazing piece of machinery, for a really good condition and working system with controllers and a few games, expect to pay around $50, thats a really good.

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Created: 04/29/12

Classics are always better,

Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.

Always loved this system, I honestly wish nintendo would be smart and run a new production of this system, and make about 10,000 or so, and fix the bugs. I would buy one soon as it came out. I love the games, I love the super mario bros.

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Created: 09/07/11

Totally awesome and a great flashback to the 80's.

Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.

I absolutely love the nintendo deluxe set. So cool watching rob do his moves and he matches the nes console perfectly. If you get this set be sure to try and find a copy of stack-up which also works with rob the robot. Also super mario bros 1,2 and 3 are amazing games that never seems to get old.

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