Tag Archives: NES

Modding a Nintendo Famicom (Japanese version of the NES “Nintendo Entertainment System”)

YouTuber Kari has an original Japanese Famicom with NTSC-J RF output and she wants to connect it to a PAL TV.  Join her as she updates a  composite mod on an original Famicom “Family Computer” video game console to work with her TVs, and to have a much clearer picture.

The Nintendo Famicom, short for Family Computer, is a landmark in gaming history, released by Nintendo in Japan in 1983. It revolutionized the home entertainment landscape, introducing millions to the joys of video gaming. The Famicom’s design was sleek and compact, featuring a distinctive red and white color scheme that became iconic. Its controllers were hardwired into the console, a departure from the detachable controllers of previous systems, and featured a simple yet effective directional pad and two action buttons, setting the standard for future game controllers. The console’s architecture was built around an 8-bit CPU, with support for colorful graphics and rich sound, allowing for immersive gaming experiences that captivated players of all ages.

One of the Famicom’s most significant contributions to gaming was its vast library of games, which included classics like Super Mario Bros., The Legend of Zelda, and Metroid, among others. These games not only pushed the boundaries of what was possible in gaming at the time but also laid the foundation for many of the franchises and genres that continue to thrive today. The Famicom’s success extended beyond Japan when it was rebranded as the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) for international markets. Its influence on the gaming industry cannot be overstated, as it helped revive the video game market after the crash of 1983 and established Nintendo as a dominant force in the industry for decades to come.

I drove 1,200 miles to get this #nintendo game

The NES complete game collection hunt continues… 1,120 miles away from home, i got the honor to go hunt with @JohnRiggs and @MetalJesusRocks. can I finish the Hole collection in this trip?

The Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) revolutionized gaming when it launched in 1985, birthing an era of iconic titles that shaped the industry. Across its lifespan, a formidable library of approximately 700 licensed games was released, showcasing the diverse creativity of developers worldwide. From timeless classics like “Super Mario Bros.,” “The Legend of Zelda,” and “Metroid,” to lesser-known gems such as “Bubble Bobble” and “Kid Icarus,” the NES catalog boasted a rich tapestry of genres, captivating players with its imaginative gameplay and pixelated charm. This extensive array of titles not only laid the foundation for Nintendo’s dominance in the console market but also cemented the NES as a cultural phenomenon, leaving an indelible mark on gaming history.

I Beat Every Single 2D Mario Game…

Josie Woah completes every 2D Mario game in anticipation of Super Mario Wonder on Switch.

The first three Super Mario games—Super Mario Bros., Super Mario Bros. 2, and Super Mario Bros. 3—were pivotal in shaping the landscape of video gaming on the original NES (Nintendo Entertainment System) for several reasons. Firstly, Super Mario Bros., released in 1985, revolutionized the platformer genre by introducing tight controls, imaginative level design, and a memorable protagonist in Mario. It set the standard for side-scrolling action games, establishing many conventions still used in the genre today. Its accessible yet challenging gameplay appealed to players of all ages and skill levels, helping to popularize gaming as a mainstream form of entertainment and cementing Nintendo’s position as a dominant force in the industry.

Following the success of the original Super Mario Bros., its sequels—Super Mario Bros. 2 and Super Mario Bros. 3—further solidified Mario’s status as a cultural icon and Nintendo’s flagship franchise. Super Mario Bros. 2 introduced innovative gameplay mechanics, such as the ability to play as multiple characters with unique abilities, and showcased Nintendo’s willingness to experiment with new ideas. Meanwhile, Super Mario Bros. 3 pushed the NES hardware to its limits with its expansive world map, diverse environments, and plethora of power-ups and secrets, offering players an even deeper and more immersive gaming experience. These games not only helped drive sales of the NES console but also fostered a sense of community and shared experiences among players, laying the foundation for the enduring legacy of the Super Mario series and its impact on the gaming industry as a whole.

Building a new NES in 2022: Introducing the Super 8 Bit NES board!

Thanks to PCBway for sponsoring this video! https://www.pcbway.com/ The Super 8 Bit is a project that allows you to build a NES and Famicom console from scratch, using almost 100% new parts. Unlike the original NES and Famicom, the Super 8 Bit was designed for RGB in mind, so it can be paired with the NESRGB to deliver fantastic results! On this week’s Fix it Friday we will build one from the ground up and go through all of it’s awesome features! 

Montezuma’s Revenge is BACK! 80’s Classic Returns to the NES

John Hancock has a review copy of the new Montezuma’s Revenge kickstarter. This will bring the classic 80s platformer to the NES console for the first time! He also shows a bunch of older versions including the Atari 2600, Atari 8bit computer, C64, ZX Spectrum, Colecovision and more. Really cool video. Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/348297293/nes-montezumas-revenge

REGGIE’S BACK! – Recent GAME PICKUPS – PS4/Switch/Xbox/NES/Dreamcast/PS1

REGGIE’S BACK! w/ Recent GAME PICKUPS – Almost an HOUR of PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox, NES, Dreamcast, PS1 – WATCH >> https://youtu.be/fSdFzqLXm60

GAMES SHOWN:

Horizon Chase Turbo: Senna Sempre (PS4)

Forza Horizon 5 (Xbox Series X)

Huntdown (PS4)

Rocketron (Dreamcast)
A Hat in Time (PS4)

Plummet Challenge (NES)

Wallachia (PS4/Switch)

Marvel Guardians of the Galaxy (Xbox Series X)

Bloodstained Curse of the Moon 2 (Switch)

Dangun Feveron (PS4)

Blazing Beaks (PS4)

Dark Pictures: Little Hope & House of Ashes (Xbox Series X)

Street Fighter figures

Super Mario Bros 35th Anniversary Pins

Metroid Dread Special Edition (Switch)

Okinawa Rush (Switch)

Lady Terminator (DVD)

Intrepid Izzy (Dreamcast)

Back 4 Blood (PS4)

Chorus (PS5)

Blaster Master Zero, 2 & 3 (Switch)

A Robot Named Fight! (Switch)

Captain Commando (PS1)

Box o’ PSP games

FunStation (Famicom clone system)

Arietta of Spirits (PS4/Switch)

1942 / 1943 Replicade arcade

The King of Fighters 2002 Unlimited Match (PS4)