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Re: Ye Olde Nintendo
« Reply #180 on: September 15, 2006, 04:19 PM »
Mmm..nope. I have a 42" Sony Grand Wega LCD HDTV with the works. I got the RF switch for when I go to my girlfriends parents place. They're the one's with the old TV's. Besides, if I ever sell it, I'd like to have it complete. I've got a light gun around somewhere, too. I tried it out on my friends 42" HP plasma, and it looks "ok". Of course, his set wasn't calibrated professionally like mine, but I still expect a lot of pixelation.

The worst part is, from what I've gathered, you can't play Duck Hunt on an HDTV.
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« Reply #181 on: September 15, 2006, 04:46 PM »
Dude..I got tell you.  There's something a little weird about a 27 year old man showing up at his girlfriend's parent's home with his NES ready to roll.

Do you show up on their doorstep carring this?

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Re: Ye Olde Nintendo
« Reply #182 on: September 15, 2006, 04:52 PM »
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Re: Ye Olde Nintendo
« Reply #183 on: September 15, 2006, 10:03 PM »
Her parents are hip, and it's about the only video game exposure I'm sure they've ever had, lol. She and I do a lot of housesitting, as well, and I like keeping my options open. Alison's no novice, but she's not too keen on new age gaming as it is. Gotta keep it simple, and know your roots.  ;D
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Re: Ye Olde Nintendo
« Reply #184 on: September 16, 2006, 12:08 AM »
The picture kept, will remind me...

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Re: Ye Olde Nintendo
« Reply #185 on: September 16, 2006, 04:07 AM »
What the **** is with all the interrogation......?

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Re: Ye Olde Nintendo
« Reply #186 on: September 17, 2006, 10:02 PM »
I've been buying some NES stuff lately...man, it's so fun to play the real thing over playing emulators.  I found a system at a flea market around a month ago along with an Atari 2600 and some games for $30.  Since then I've found a lot of good games at garage sales and flea markets.  Right now I'm playing Zelda start to finish...it's amazing how many of the hidden secrets I have retained after all these years.  :)  Then again it's amazing how many I've forgotten...

I also found a SNES complete with the box for $20 last weekend.  I've only picked up a couple of games for my daughter (she loves the old games as much as I do), but I'm itching to pick up Zelda and Metroid for that system.  Super Metroid remains an all-time favorite of mine.

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Re: Ye Olde Nintendo
« Reply #187 on: September 25, 2006, 12:51 PM »
I had another great day at a flea market yesterday.  I scored:

A complete N64
Mario Kart for the N64
Donkey Kong Country 2, Super Mario World, Yoshi's Island, Mario Kart and Mario All Stars for the SNES
Dr. Mario, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Life Force, Ghosts & Goblins, Ghostbusters, Goonies II, Blades of Steel, Commando, Faxanadu, R.C. Pro Am for the NES

$45 for all of it.  I could have picked up a slew of $1-2 games for the NES but elected to hold off.  I do regret not picking up NES Metroid for $5 though.  Dummy. 

Here's a quick pic of my little setup.  Not bad for a month's work and for less than $100 on all the systems and games.  :)



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Re: Ye Olde Nintendo
« Reply #188 on: September 25, 2006, 05:05 PM »
Wow, your NES still works?

You can only guess what's wrong with mine...

What is the story with the old NES acting up anyway?


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Re: Ye Olde Nintendo
« Reply #189 on: September 25, 2006, 05:16 PM »
My original NES still works, and I even fired it up over the weekend to play some Dragon Warrior. 

I think the biggest problem the old NES's had was their connector pin.  I haven't looked in years, but replacements used to be available on eBay for five or ten bucks each, and they were supposed to have worked marvelously, from what I remember.

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Re: Ye Olde Nintendo
« Reply #190 on: September 25, 2006, 05:35 PM »
I see the bottom of your SNES is as discolored as mine.  Kinda wierd that that seems to happen to them.

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Re: Ye Olde Nintendo
« Reply #191 on: September 25, 2006, 08:55 PM »
I recently picked up a generic NES platform from a video game store in Minneapolis.  These were made this year and play NES games.  Yobo I think is the manufacture.

I couldn't believe it when I saw it! Totally stunned.  My NES has been busted for a long time.  Tetris baby!
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Re: Ye Olde Nintendo
« Reply #192 on: September 25, 2006, 10:15 PM »
I see the bottom of your SNES is as discolored as mine.  Kinda wierd that that seems to happen to them.

Yeah, I see that a lot on the SNES.  I've even controllers that are half-discolored.  Kind of odd that it wouldn't be all the way around if it's on one half.

My NES system is touchy.  What am I saying...it's a pain in the ass.  I usually have the clean the game each time I play it.  It drives my daughter crazy that she can't just pop in a game and play it without me having to give it a cleaning first.  I'd love to get the more reliable top-loader, but I'm not ready to shell out $80-100 for one.

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« Reply #193 on: September 26, 2006, 03:19 AM »
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I'd love to get the more reliable top-loader, but I'm not ready to shell out $80-100 for one.

Cheak out  the local collector shops for a Yobo top loader.  $25 is all it cost me.

http://www.yobogroup.com/
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Re: Ye Olde Nintendo
« Reply #194 on: September 26, 2006, 12:29 PM »
My original NES still works, and I even fired it up over the weekend to play some Dragon Warrior. 

I think the biggest problem the old NES's had was their connector pin.  I haven't looked in years, but replacements used to be available on eBay for five or ten bucks each, and they were supposed to have worked marvelously, from what I remember.

I picked up a few connectors a little over a year ago for around $6 a piece. They are really easy to install, all you need is a screwdriver. My only gripe with them is that they are a little tight when you put the games in. On my one, you need a pair of pliers to get the games out. But other than that, the games work GREAT!...

Anyone have a spare power adapter for a Sega Genesis? I have one but the plug is too big for the Genesis itself. If I get that fixed, i'll have a complete Genesis, Super Nintendo and (3) NES's in my collection. Now I just need an Atari 2600...