The Nintendo Entertainment System (known as the Family Computer, or Famicon in most of Asia) was Nintendo's entrance to the home console market. It was released in 1983 in Japan, and 1984 in the rest of the world.

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Problem playing NES games on an Emulator

I have a setup to play NES games according to this link. I ordered two of these controllers. I am not able to play the games smoothly. Problem: when playing Contra I press the down button on D-pad ...
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NES power light blinking and no video? [duplicate]

I got a used NES for my birthday last month. I had to take it to repair store because it wouldnt turn on, turns out i just needed a new power cord. At the store when they tested it with the new cord ...
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How do I access the “config” menu in FCEUX?

I am using FCEUX 2.2.2 on Kubuntu 14.10. This help page alleges the existence of a "Config menu", with various useful options in it. I can't find this Config menu anywhere though. This is what the ...
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Who is the artist behind the US box art for the first Mega Man?

I've tried looking around but I have failed miserably to find it myself. Who is the artist behind the box art for the US release of the first Mega Man? Box art taken from Megaman wikia.
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Can I use 2 usb NES contollers at the same time?

Is it possible to use 2 NES controllers with the USB adapters on my windows computers? If so, how? Thanks.
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NES has trouble reading games due to minor damage

I just replaced my NES 72-Pin connector and cleaned my game cartridge and my game seems to not go in all the way. I plug it in, and the screen is green or some other color. When I put my finger on the ...
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Why doesn't Duck Hunt work on plasma or LCD screens?

I'm told that the original Duck Hunt (NES) works fine on all CRT screens, but fails to register successful hits on a plasma or LCD screen. Why is this? Is there a fix for it?
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Was there anything different past beating The Legend of Zelda twice?

In the original Zelda things were wildly different on your second playthough. I always wanted to but never managed to keep a NES/Zelda cartridge/battery long enough to go far enough past a 2nd ...
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I cannot get ANY game to work on an old NES: potential Lock Out Chip Issue?

I recently got an old NES, the problem is I have yet to get a game to work. I know the games I have do work they've been tested in a friends NES. I've taken it apart, cleaned the contacts on the ...
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Why is it needed to hold reset when powering off the NES?

Why are these directions required? Do some games actually run instructions that would be interrupted if the player just hits the power button? Note I'm not looking for speculation, but rather a ...
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In Super Mario Bros which button is used to run and to jump?

In Super Mario Bros which button is used to run and to jump? I'm asking this question because I heard that most of games use the button A to jump. If my memory is good it is the button B that is used ...
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Which was the true release date of the original Final Fantasy game?

I personally own a legit copy of the first FF game (the NES one, but in english) and i know thanks to some websites, including Wikipedia, that the game was released on 1987. Yet on the back of the ...
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How many levels in Wario's Woods

In the version of Wario's woods for the NES, how many rounds are there in round mode until you beat the game?
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Playing games on older consoles with newer TVs with S-Video or better quality?

I am moving into an apartment with a den, which will make a great man cave. My big screen has an s-video input, but I won't be using that in the den. I will be using my pc monitor which does not have ...
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Is there a solution for the NES that will allow me to keep the zapper plugged in and usable while other 2 controllers are plugged in?

I have an NES system embedded into a full standup arcade cabinet. Is there any solution that will allow me to keep the zapper gun plugged into the NES and usable while the other 2 controllers are also ...
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Are all 3DS NES Virtual Console game multi-player capable?

If I buy a Virtual Console game on the 3DS for the NES, and if that game is 2 player or more will it work? I am not sure if there are any 4 player NES games on the NES... will single copy play work on ...
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Is it possible to use the second controller to control the ducks in duckhunt?

Looking for a definitive answer, this is a bit of a gentleman's bet at the heart of it, but I would love an authoritative answer. Is it possible to use the second controller to control the ducks in ...
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How can I get the second Ice Beam in Norfair after getting the first Ice Beam from Brinstar and the Wave Beam from Norfair? (Metroid NES)

So, when the Justin Bailey code is used, you start out with a very cool Ice Beam/Wave Beam combination weapon. I wanted to accomplish this during a normal campaign, so I collected the first Ice Beam ...
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How does the Nintendo NES Four Score work?

How can it multiplex four controllers onto two controller ports? Would it be possible to extend it further with three devices?
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What can I do if I damage my 10NES chip to restore my NES system?

I recently bought an NES (which I was told was fully functional) hoping to have some fun playing some games. However after getting a cartridge (Mario bros & Duck hunt combo cartridge) the system ...
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My Nintendo has a blinking light and no video; is it fixable?

Every game I try in my Nintendo Entertainment System just flashes the red power LED on and off and never sends a signal to the TV. I've tried inserting several different games. I've tried inserting ...
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How to find path for the mazes in Metal Gear (NES)?

I just played through Metal Gear (NES) again for the first time in ~23 years. A good game. What I don't understand though, is that it seems as though we HAVE to go through the mazes in the game in ...
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NES screen blinking without a game

I just found my Uncle's NES in my Grandma's basement and he said I could have it. When I took it home, plugged it in, and turned on the red light blinked (I understand this is normal), but also the TV ...
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Disabling 10NES Chip

I've got a pair of classic NES consoles; one in near-pristine condition and the other that shows a bit more exterior wear, but still functions just fine. Since I still enjoy throwing games on the ...
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Will the NES Zapper light gun work on a CRT HDTV?

The NES zapper doesn't work on LCD TVs, but my friend has a Samsung CRT HDTV and was wondering if it would work on that type of TV. Does anyone know?
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Save States for older game consoles?

Is it at all possible to save a state in a game for older consoles? I'm talking about old school game consoles like NES, SNES and Sega MegaDrive. I know it's not built in, so maybe somebody knows of ...
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What is wrong with my Nintendo Entertainment System?

I'm having issues getting my Nintendo Entertainment System working. When the cartridge is inserted just right, the screen shows up, but the pointer just alternates between choices on the screen, ...
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Is there really an endless water world in Super Mario Bros.?

I vaguely remember as a kid being able to squeeze between the pipe and the bricks at the end of a water world that would take you to another water world that never ended. Does anyone recall this or ...
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Is there a reason why NES is called 8 bit? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What does 8-bit / 16-bit actually refer to? Why is NES is called an 8 bit console? Theres also a SNES which is called 16 bit console. What are these bits?
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How does the NES Zapper work? [duplicate]

You may have played NES Console games when you were younger -- I know I did. I remember playing Duck Hunt, for one: Duck Hunt came with a peripheral called the NES Zapper: How does it work? How ...
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Should the red light on my NES flash when no cartridge is inserted?

Should the red light flash with no games inserted? I haven't got any games to test properly. Thanks guys!
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Using Metal-Man Weapon

How do you use Metal-Man's Weapon in Mega Man 2? I've beaten the boss, but have no idea how to "equip" it. It also doesn't show up when I press start. However when I beat Wood-Man I was able to use ...
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What are the locations of the Warp Zones in Super Mario Bros. 2?

In which levels are the Warp Zones located in Super Mario Bros. 2 (not The Lost Levels) and how do you get to them?
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What back up options exist for NES cartridges?

My beloved NES cartridges are getting pretty old, and recently some of them have been functioning sporadically. Do you know of other backup alternatives other than RetroZone's PowerPak? It's pretty ...
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What is the average battery life of an NES cartridge?

How many years does an NES cartridge battery last?
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How can I replace the NES cartridge battery?

How does one replace the NES cartridge battery?
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How can I get an NES controller to work on my PC as a Joystick?

I want to be able to use an actual NES (or, SNES) controller to control an emulator on my PC. Is this possible? If so, how can I do this on a budget?
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Does Yoshi B-type have an ending?

Does the NES version of Yoshi (a.k.a. Yoshi's Egg, Mario & Yoshi) have an ending when playing the B-type game, or does the game just keep getting faster? If there is not an ending, how many ...
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What are the locations of the Warp Zones in Super Mario Bros. The Lost Levels?

In which levels are the Warp Zones located in Super Mario Bros. The Lost Levels (The original SMB2 and not that Doki Doki Panic clone.) and how do you get to them?
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Is there any point to equipping a bracelet that doesn't match your sword?

For Crystalis on the NES, is there a point to equipping a bracelet that doesn't match the sword you are holding?
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Red Mushroom House in World 4

Super Mario Bros 3, World 4 has a Red Mushroom House with a rock blocking its path. The Hammer Bros have never left me with an actual hammer, and I never seem to have one when I get to World 4. Is ...
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How do I 'upload' executables to a Nintendo DS?

My girlfriend really likes old school NES games, and she has a DS. I figured the best way to get her games would be to install a NES emulator like NESDS on her DS. Having no experience with this, I ...
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How can I identify a Mario Bros character (Big gray stone that falls)

I was looking for images of this and can't find because I'm lacking a term. I would like to know the name (or how would you would call) a character from (that I know of) from the old Mario's (NES and ...