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In recent months I’ve been taken over by a new found love for the original Nintendo Entertainment System. I’ve been digging through childhood boxes in storage and in my garage and came across my NES system.

I blew the dust off, gave it a nice wipe down, installed a new 72 pin connector and the thing runs like new. All my games work too. It’s like being back in the early 1980’s again.

So in my quest for Nintendo pirate treasure, I’ve also located both original NES controllers, the grey (the original) Zapper light gun and the rare Power Pad.

Everything works like it did back in 1985. Kick ass. Now that’s playing with power!

As an added bonus, I also have an Original Game Boy in almost mint condition, complete with box, Tetris, headphones and link cable. Basically how it was first released. Yeah, I’m a geek.

Over the weekend I plan on taking some pictures of my geektastic NES collection of gaming goodness and posting it for your viewing pleasure.

I’m also in the search for any original Nintendo “stuff” you might have and don’t want… it doesn’t matter what it is, just let me know as I might want it. Your trash could be treasure to me.

For those readers that are feeling in a “giving” mood, I’m accepting donations to my Nintendo addiction and more then willing to cover shipping fees and maybe a little extra for you depending on what you have.


Lucas wrote on January 18th, 2008 at 2:27 pm

I’ve still got my NES, two Zappers (one of which doesn’t work – apparently they need that lens in the barrel and a cord to be functional), my Power Pad… Those things are fun to show kids today. My nephew thought it was a controller for some really complicated version of DDR. I don’t know how well the Power Pad works though; it’s been folded up in my closet for a long long time. You got any games to play on it?

I’ve still got Tetris and the original Game Boy too – too bad my GB isn’t in such good shape. I counted once, and there’s eleven points on it where if you put too much pressure the game will restart. One of those points is the up button.

It’s been a long time since I’ve hooked my NES. I kind of doubt I still have the skills I did when I was younger; I probably couldn’t even beat Contra or Life Force without the Konami code any more. It’s a shame, but what’re you going to do? And it’s not like playing modern games will help me. Those old games were a challenge in a way that almost nothing touches these days. Still, I’d like to see anyone who grew up with one of those pansy Playstations try to beat Contra with one guy like I used to.

Sean wrote on January 18th, 2008 at 2:40 pm

Hey Luke. Sounds like your GB has taken a beating. But hey, you don’t need up for Tetris from what I remember.

The Power Pad is awesome. Nintendo was so ahead of their time back then.

I’m sure your Power Pad still works. It’s rare that they go bad unless you jumped up and down on it with brick shoes or something.

I prefer the original NES over Super Nintendo any day. Something about the old school graphics and fun game play.

If you ever want to unload your NES toaster ;) let me know. I’d be interested.