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Video game console - Nintendo Entertainment System (NES)

   The Nintendo Entertainment System (commonly abbreviated as NES) is an 8-bit home video game console that was developed and manufactured by Nintendo. The best-selling gaming console of its time, the NES helped revitalize the US video game industry following the video game crash of 1983. With the NES, Nintendo introduced a now-standard business model of licensing third-party developers, authorizing them to produce and distribute titles for Nintendo's platform. It was initially released in Japan as the Family Computer (also known by the portmanteau abbreviation Famicom) on July 15, 1983, and was later released in North America during 1985, in Europe during 1986, and Australia in 1987.
    Following a series of arcade game successes in the early 1980s, Nintendo made plans to create a cartridge-based console called the Famicom, which is short for Family Computer. Masayuki Uemura designed the system. Original plans called for an advanced 16-bit system which would function as a full-fledged computer with a keyboard and floppy disk drive, but Nintendo president Hiroshi Yamauchi rejected this and instead decided to go for a cheaper, more conventional cartridge-based game console as he felt that features such as keyboards and disks were intimidating to non-technophiles. A test model was constructed in October 1982 to verify the functionality of the hardware, after which work began on programming tools. Because 65xx CPUs had not been manufactured or sold in Japan up to that time, no cross-development software was available and it had to be produced from scratch. Early Famicom games were written on a system that ran on an NEC PC-8001 computer and LEDs on a grid were used with a digitizer to design graphics as no software design tools for this purpose existed at that time.
    The console was released on July 15, 1983 as the Family Computer (or Famicom for short) for ¥14,800 alongside three ports of Nintendo's successful arcade games Donkey Kong, Donkey Kong Jr. and Popeye. The Famicom was slow to gather momentum; a bad chip set caused the initial release of the system to crash. Following a product recall and a reissue with a new motherboard, the Famicom’s popularity soared, becoming the best-selling game console in Japan by the end of 1984.
    Encouraged by this success, Nintendo turned its attention to the North American market, entering into negotiations with Atari to release the Famicom under Atari’s name as the Nintendo Advanced Video Gaming System. The deal was set to be finalized and signed at the Summer Consumer Electronics Show in June 1983. However, Atari discovered at that show that its competitor Coleco was illegally demonstrating its Coleco Adam computer with Nintendo's Donkey Kong game. This violation of Atari's exclusive license with Nintendo to publish the game for its own computer systems delayed the implementation of Nintendo's game console marketing contract with Atari. Atari's CEO Ray Kassar was fired the next month, so the deal went nowhere, and Nintendo decided to market its system on its own.
    Subsequent plans to market a Famicom console in North America featuring a keyboard, cassette data recorder, wireless joystick controller and a special BASIC cartridge under the name 'Nintendo Advanced Video System' likewise never materialized. By the beginning of 1985, the Famicom had sold more than 2.5 million units in Japan and Nintendo soon announced plans to release it in North America as the Advanced Video Entertainment System (AVS) that same year. The American video game press was skeptical that the console could have any success in the region, with the March 1985 issue of Electronic Games magazine stating that 'the videogame market in America has virtually disappeared' and that 'this could be a miscalculation on Nintendo's part.'
    At June 1985's Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Nintendo unveiled the American version of its Famicom, with a new case redesigned by Lance Barr and featuring a 'zero insertion force' cartridge slot. This is the system which would eventually be officially deployed as the Nintendo Entertainment System, or the colloquial 'NES'. Nintendo seeded these first systems to limited American test markets starting in New York City on October 18, 1985, and following up with a full-fledged North American release in February of the following year. The nationwide release was in September 1986. Nintendo released 17 launch titles: 10-Yard Fight, Baseball, Clu Clu Land, Duck Hunt, Excitebike, Golf, Gyromite, Hogan’s Alley, Ice Climber, Kung Fu, Pinball, Soccer, Stack-Up, Tennis, Wild Gunman, Wrecking Crew, and Super Mario Bros. Some varieties of these launch games contained Famicom chips with an adapter inside the cartridge so they would play on North American consoles, which is why the title screen of Gyromite has the Famicom title 'Robot Gyro' and the title screen of Stack-Up has the Famicom title 'Robot Block'.
    By 1988, industry observers stated that the NES's popularity had grown so quickly that the market for Nintendo cartridges was larger than that for all home computer software. Compute! reported in 1989 that Nintendo had sold seven million NES systems in 1988, almost as many as the number of Commodore 64s sold in its first five years. 'Computer game makers [are] scared stiff', the magazine said, stating that Nintendo's popularity caused most competitors to have poor sales during the previous Christmas and resulted in serious financial problems for some.
    The NES was released after the 'video game crash' of the early 1980s, when many retailers and adults regarded electronic games as a passing fad, so many believed at first that the NES would soon fade. Before the NES/Famicom, Nintendo was known as a moderately successful Japanese toy and playing card manufacturer, but the popularity of the NES/Famicom helped the company grow into an internationally recognized name almost synonymous with video games and set the stage for Japanese dominance of the video game industry. With the NES, Nintendo also changed the relationship between console manufacturers and third-party software developers by restricting developers from publishing and distributing software without licensed approval. This led to higher quality software titles, which helped change the attitude of a public that had grown weary from poorly produced titles for earlier game systems.
    On August 14, 1995, Nintendo discontinued the Nintendo Entertainment System in both North America and Europe.The Famicom was originally discontinued in September 2003. Nintendo offered repair service for the Famicom in Japan until 2007.

Alphabetical list of the games for NES hosted at RetroGames.cz:

Name Released Number of hits User rating
10-Yard Fight 1985 46092x 67%
11 in 1 Ball Series 1993 13716x 52%
115 in 1 1992 53815x 66%
12 in 1 1994 3208x 79%
1942 1984 123579x 71%
1943 1987 83924x 70%
20 in 1 1991 16434x 66%
22 + 1 in 1 1991 19325x 63%
31 in 1 1991 24119x 73%
42 in 1 1991 27948x 56%
45 in 1 1998 3489x 68%
58 in 1 1993 8277x 49%
64 in 1 1991 109337x 67%
76 in 1 1990 3286x 83%
8 Eyes 1988 53211x 56%
Action 52 1991 3994x 53%
Addams Family, The 1991 32204x 70%
Adventure Island 1986 217431x 71%
Adventure Island II 1991 72687x 71%
Adventure Island III 1992 80050x 74%
Adventures of Bayou Billy 1988 14348x 56%
Adventures of Lolo 1987 80048x 65%
Adventures of Lolo 2 1990 33105x 66%
Adventures of Lolo 3 1991 34052x 71%
Airwolf 1988 23437x 63%
Alien 3 1992 17162x 65%
All Night Nippon SMB 1986 0x 69%
Alpha Mission 1985 2576x 75%
Altered Beast 1988 15121x 57%
Antarctic Adventure 1983 46322x 71%
Archon 1983 30482x 70%
Argus 1986 14559x 65%
Arkanoid 1986 127737x 70%
Arkanoid II 1987 27210x 68%
Astyanax 1989 1293x 73%
Athena 1986 7300x 66%
B-Wings 1984 40793x 64%
Back to the Future 1989 28472x 49%
Bad Dudes 1988 31157x 64%
Badminton 1988 11114x 64%
Ballblazer 1985 4858x 52%
Balloon Fight 1984 96302x 74%
Banana 1986 1097x 48%
Bard’s Tale 1 1985 956x 40%
Baseball 1983 134530x 71%
Baseball Stars 1989 59383x 71%
Batman 1989 74177x 78%
Batman Returns 1992 5790x 47%
Battle Chess 1988 35707x 64%
Battle City 1985 969651x 74%
Battleship 1993 32889x 71%
Battletoads 1991 83313x 74%
Battletoads & Double Dragon 1993 34728x 76%
Beauty and the Beast 1994 2288x 50%
Binary Land 1985 34024x 69%
Bionic Commando 1987 24039x 78%
Bird Week 1986 4387x 38%
Blades of Steel 1988 75084x 80%
Blaster Master 1988 26031x 69%
Block Force 1990 2221x 63%
Bokosuka Wars 1983 15994x 50%
Bomberman 1985 1582082x 65%
Bomberman II 1991 187148x 73%
Boulder Dash 1984 65188x 64%
Bubble Bath Babes 1991 53477x 55%
Bubble Bobble 1986 181960x 69%
Bugs Bunny 1989 50553x 72%
Bump ’N’ Jump 1982 68155x 63%
BurgerTime 1982 87543x 75%
Caesars Palace 1992 11655x 49%
California Games 1987 18162x 59%
Captain Comic 1988 5379x 59%
Captain Skyhawk 1989 6842x 71%
Casino Kid 1989 2018x 72%
Castelian 1987 15762x 61%
Castlequest 1985 14889x 76%
Castlevania 1986 160236x 80%
Castlevania II 1987 55123x 72%
Castlevania III 1989 49358x 82%
Chack’n Pop 1983 19062x 58%
Challenger 1985 15006x 72%
Championship Bowling 1989 21549x 72%
Championship Karate 1992 7976x 55%
Championship Lode Runner 1984 56561x 78%
Chase H.Q. 1988 41676x 63%
Chessmaster 1989 18618x 73%
Chiller 1986 16929x 50%
Chip ’N Dale 1990 100905x 75%
Chip ’N Dale 2 1993 52892x 76%
Choplifter 1982 16943x 65%
Chubby Cherub 1985 7610x 62%
Circus Charlie 1984 288141x 71%
City Connection 1985 32863x 70%
Cliffhanger 1993 11993x 68%
Clu Clu Land 1984 25644x 73%
Commando 1985 33285x 59%
Contra 1987 1227129x 72%
Contra Force 1992 85917x 73%
Crazy Climber 1980 11536x 53%
Crystalis 1990 32670x 67%
Darkwing Duck 1992 30114x 76%
Defender II 1981 25152x 81%
Devil World 1984 18470x 64%
Die Hard 1991 18469x 75%
Dig Dug 1982 590967x 75%
Dig Dug II 1985 43406x 79%
Dirty Harry 1990 4470x 71%
Disney's DuckTales 1989 84793x 68%
Disney's DuckTales 2 1993 9648x 72%
Disney’s Aladdin 1993 83742x 72%
Dizzy: Prince of the Yolkfolk 1991 1599x 50%
Donkey Kong 1981 0x 67%
Donkey Kong 3 1983 0x 72%
Donkey Kong Jr. 1982 0x 68%
Donkey Kong Jr. Math 1985 0x 68%
Door Door 1985 18067x 66%
Double Dragon 1987 148756x 63%
Double Dragon II 1990 95162x 72%
Double Dragon III 1990 53691x 72%
Double Dribble 1987 62122x 70%
Dough Boy 1984 9636x 53%
Dr. Mario 1990 0x 71%
Dracula 1993 18254x 66%
Dragon Ball 1986 10420x 74%
Dragon Spirit 1987 17080x 78%
Dragon Warrior 1986 64487x 81%
Dragon Warrior II 1987 18373x 76%
Dragon Warrior III 1988 12388x 81%
Dragon’s Lair 1989 28005x 61%
Duck Hunt 1984 111170x 80%
Egypt 1991 5298x 46%
Elevator Action 1983 58093x 71%
Eliminator Boat Duel 1991 10296x 71%
Elite 1984 10403x 78%
Esper Dream 1987 6330x 71%
Excitebike 1984 202059x 76%
Exerion 1983 21907x 65%
F-1 Race 1984 0x 54%
F-15 Strike Eagle 1985 24480x 73%
Fantastic Dizzy 1993 22581x 72%
Fantasy Zone 1986 3340x 74%
Faxanadu 1987 19930x 74%
Felix the Cat 1992 120446x 72%
Fester’s Quest 1989 12615x 63%
Field Combat 1985 21418x 82%
Final Fantasy 1987 89393x 80%
Final Fantasy II 1988 43227x 80%
Final Fantasy III 1990 32064x 82%
Final Lap 1987 15139x 61%
Flappy 1983 20763x 77%
Flipull 1989 5358x 63%
Formation Z 1984 16738x 71%
Formula One: Built to Win 1990 3993x 72%
Friday the 13th 1989 53476x 66%
Front Line 1982 32615x 72%
Galaga 1981 527000x 75%
Galaxian 1979 170734x 69%
Ganbare Goemon! 1986 4879x 70%
Gargoyle's Quest II 1992 9089x 59%
Gauntlet 1985 19738x 71%
Gauntlet II 1986 14943x 70%
Geimos 1985 10858x 50%
Ghostbusters 1984 23319x 57%
Ghosts ’N Goblins 1985 83581x 69%
Goal! 1988 32461x 76%
Gold Medal Challenge 1992 24455x 76%
Golf 1984 41267x 79%
Gomoku Narabe Renju 1983 14718x 71%
Gotcha! The Sport! 1987 1162x 70%
Gradius 1985 59835x 76%
Gradius II 1988 13883x 71%
Gremlins 2 1990 5258x 58%
Guerrilla War 1987 25278x 81%
Gun.Smoke 1987 41260x 75%
Gyromite 1985 21579x 69%
Gyruss 1983 27948x 72%
Hello Kitty World 1992 6883x 66%
Hogan's Alley 1984 10205x 61%
Hokuto no Ken 1986 4278x 65%
Home Alone 1991 23503x 73%
Honey Peach 1990 22169x 43%
Hot Slots 1991 31287x 39%
Hudson Hawk 1991 14301x 66%
Hyper Sports 1984 2322x 70%
Ice Climber 1985 161126x 71%
Ice Hockey 1988 49932x 70%
Igo 1987 12066x 56%
Ikari Warriors 1986 31296x 62%
Ikki 1985 15283x 66%
Indiana Jones 1987 15922x 61%
Indiana Jones and ... 1989 18646x 60%
Indy Heat 1991 26799x 75%
Ironman 1989 17016x 59%
Jackal 1986 58113x 77%
Jackie Chan 1990 9261x 72%
Jaws 1987 33510x 69%
Jeopardy! 1988 16536x 59%
Jeopardy! Junior Edition 1989 11972x 63%
Joe & Mac 1991 1064x 30%
Journey to Silius 1990 14961x 69%
Joust 1982 49631x 77%
Jurassic Park 1993 29902x 80%
Kabuki 1990 12082x 65%
Karate Champ 1984 39396x 60%
Karateka 1984 52407x 66%
Kick Master 1992 4808x 81%
Kickle Cubicle 1988 8265x 70%
Kid Icarus 1986 52433x 80%
Kid Niki 1986 1653x 78%
King Kong 2 1986 2097x 52%
Kings of the Beach 1988 23881x 81%
King’s Quest V 1990 21346x 74%
Kirby’s Adventure 1993 117831x 78%
Knight Move 1990 8367x 73%
Knight Rider 1988 16272x 49%
Knightmare II 1987 9681x 79%
Krion Conquest 1990 15358x 72%
Kung Fu 2 1991 23950x 74%
Kung-Fu Master 1984 131791x 75%
Last Ninja 2 1988 534x 50%
Legend of Kage, The 1986 73368x 77%
Lemmings 1991 32106x 59%
Life Force 1986 29935x 80%
Lion King, The 1994 21947x 76%
Little Nemo 1990 28248x 75%
Little Samson 1992 1906x 72%
Lode Runner 1983 273200x 75%
Lunar Ball 1985 45674x 69%
M.U.L.E. 1983 8110x 66%
M.U.S.C.L.E. 1985 32711x 71%
Mach Rider 1985 29372x 76%
Macross 1985 19932x 74%
MagMax 1985 2655x 63%
Magic Jewelry 1990 171828x 76%
Magic of Scheherazade 1987 16045x 61%
Mahjong 1983 15244x 52%
Maniac Mansion 1987 28331x 81%
Mappy 1983 322913x 79%
Mappy Kids 1989 7320x 71%
Mappy Land 1986 29352x 80%
Marble Madness 1984 28475x 77%
Mario & Yoshi 1991 32174x 73%
Mario Bros. 1983 0x 70%
Mario is Missing! 1992 23452x 66%
Maxi-15 Pack 1992 7596x 59%
Mega Man 1987 185732x 73%
Mega Man 2 1988 146909x 80%
Mega Man 3 1990 79716x 82%
Mega Man 4 1991 55436x 80%
Mega Man 5 1992 52315x 79%
Mega Man 6 1993 51294x 78%
Metal Gear 1987 46615x 71%
Metroid 1986 0x 75%
Mickey Mousecapade 1987 26635x 68%
Micro Machines 1991 42204x 71%
Might and Magic: Book I 1986 17603x 73%
Mighty Bomb Jack 1986 2870x 60%
Mighty Final Fight 1993 43053x 80%
Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!! 1987 678406x 83%
Millipede 1982 20880x 74%
Milon's Secret Castle 1986 2122x 51%
Mission: Impossible 1990 18992x 68%
Monopoly 1987 64553x 78%
Monster Party 1989 10658x 76%
Monster in My Pocket 1992 28901x 83%
Ms. Pac-Man 1982 66625x 71%
NARC 1988 18157x 58%
New Zealand Story 1989 23268x 68%
Nightmare on Elm Street 1989 35271x 65%
Nightshade 1992 5321x 49%
Ninja Gaiden 1988 96126x 79%
Ninja Gaiden II 1990 30660x 82%
Ninja Gaiden III 1991 35181x 81%
Ninja Jajamaru-kun 1985 3223x 79%
Ninja Kid 1986 4228x 85%
Ninja-Kun 1984 19277x 70%
North & South 1989 30606x 68%
Nuts & Milk 1984 56852x 74%
Operation Wolf 1987 16563x 59%
Othello 1988 21263x 70%
P.O.W.: Prisoners of War 1988 25146x 61%
Pac-Land 1985 66974x 63%
Pac-Man 1980 0x 71%
Pac-Mania 1988 34941x 74%
Pachicom 1985 2406x 54%
Palamedes 1990 16513x 61%
Paperboy 1984 87782x 71%
Paperboy 2 1991 12181x 59%
Peek-A-Boo Poker 1990 24147x 68%
Penguin Wars 1985 17369x 78%
Pinball 1984 43725x 71%
Pipe Mania 1988 19324x 73%
Pirates! 1984 18136x 72%
Pooyan 1982 48308x 77%
Popeye 1982 120260x 70%
Predator 1987 16695x 54%
Prince of Persia 1989 33525x 69%
Pro Wrestling 1986 34007x 60%
Q*bert 1982 63102x 61%
Qix 1981 20427x 60%
R.B.I. Baseball 1988 82503x 80%
R.C. Pro-Am 1988 34327x 77%
Rad Racer 1987 46198x 68%
Raid on Bungeling Bay 1984 14887x 54%
Rainbow Islands 1987 17027x 69%
Rambo 1988 17020x 47%
Rampage 1986 44669x 75%
Renegade 1986 22727x 68%
River City Ransom 1989 32269x 80%
Road Fighter 1984 224552x 69%
Road Runner 1985 28411x 66%
Robin Hood 1991 17722x 73%
RoboCop 1988 34873x 70%
RoboCop 2 1991 18467x 66%
RoboCop 3 1992 11419x 66%
RoboCop vs Terminator 1993 8483x 56%
RoboWarrior 1987 16174x 64%
Rockin’ Kats 1991 13727x 73%
Route-16 Turbo 1985 8921x 61%
Rush’n Attack 1986 41263x 73%
Rygar 1986 29585x 61%
SMB: Lost Levels 1986 0x 70%
Sasa 1984 8964x 65%
Section-Z 1985 13276x 63%
Shadow of the Ninja 1990 24968x 72%
Shadowgate 1987 21913x 76%
Shanghai 1986 12815x 53%
Side Pocket 1987 23161x 68%
SilkWorm 1988 3741x 62%
Simpsons: Bart vs. ... 1991 45978x 66%
Simpsons: Bart vs. World 1991 23560x 53%
Simpsons: Bartman ... 1992 15624x 63%
Skate or Die 1988 28324x 69%
Ski or Die 1990 23633x 67%
Sky Destroyer 1985 37919x 85%
Sky Kid 1985 15644x 84%
Slalom 1987 13714x 63%
Snake Rattle N Roll 1990 14334x 72%
Snake's Revenge 1990 7509x 66%
Snow Brothers 1990 101343x 68%
Soccer 1985 46371x 70%
Solitaire 1992 6694x 63%
Solomon’s Key 1986 42679x 79%
Solomon’s Key 2 1992 16487x 77%
Sonic the Hedgehog 1991 45264x 60%
Space Invaders 1978 45334x 62%
Spelunker 1983 32092x 69%
Spider-Man: Return of ... 1992 39077x 71%
Splatterhouse 1989 14062x 60%
Spy Hunter 1983 36950x 74%
Spy vs Spy 1984 40947x 72%
Sqoon 1986 1060x 75%
Star Force 1984 48869x 77%
Star Luster 1985 12691x 71%
Star Soldier 1986 15122x 77%
Star Trek: 25th Anniversary 1991 1102x 70%
Star Wars 1987 19435x 66%
Star Wars 1991 27004x 75%
StarTropics 1990 16687x 70%
Stinger 1987 13547x 60%
Strider 1989 13660x 69%
Super Arabian 1983 26289x 71%
Super Big 7 in 1 1993 641x 53%
Super C 1990 154723x 77%
Super Lode Runner 1987 5707x 54%
Super Mario Bros. 1985 0x 70%
Super Mario Bros. 2 1988 0x 66%
Super Mario Bros. 3 1988 0x 70%
Super Mario Bros. Sp. 1986 0x 67%
Super Pitfall 1987 28173x 58%
Super Robin Hood 1986 27051x 73%
Super Sprint 1986 28649x 68%
Super Turrican 1992 1141x 64%
Superman 1987 10723x 62%
Sweet Home 1989 23398x 65%
Sword Master 1992 12797x 65%
TMNT II: The Arcade Game 1990 67057x 71%
TMNT III: The Manhattan ... 1991 65828x 74%
TMNT: Tournament ... 1993 69036x 76%
Tag Team Wrestling 1983 5598x 57%
Tank 1990 1990 15382x 76%
Tecmo Bowl 1987 87885x 79%
Tecmo NBA Basketball 1992 7053x 81%
Tecmo Super Bowl 1991 76066x 82%
Tecmo World Wrestling 1990 2259x 73%
Teenage Mutant Ninja ... 1989 112060x 68%
Tennis 1983 100369x 75%
Terminator 2 1991 26483x 69%
Tetris 1989 991891x 81%
Tetris 1988 77205x 79%
Tetris 1986 58027x 66%
Tetris 2 1993 16801x 58%
Tetris Zero 2012 2524x 71%
The Battle of Olympus 1988 19842x 63%
The Black Onyx 1984 9015x 59%
The Flintstones 1991 43453x 68%
The Goonies 1986 45318x 70%
The Goonies II 1987 9985x 49%
The Jungle Book 1994 27165x 69%
The Karate Kid 1987 32499x 71%
The Legend of Zelda 1986 0x 78%
The Lone Ranger 1991 1737x 63%
The Terminator 1992 23061x 71%
The Tower of Druaga 1984 22941x 79%
The Transformers 1986 5604x 66%
Thexder 1985 5693x 66%
Tiny Toon Adventures 1991 100423x 70%
Toobin’ 1988 11938x 73%
Top Gun 1987 25787x 79%
Total Recall 1990 10566x 64%
Track & Field 1984 130666x 67%
TwinBee 1985 57367x 72%
Urban Champion 1984 37093x 72%
Valkyrie no Bōken 1986 2816x 85%
Vindicators 1988 16012x 60%
Volguard II 1985 9888x 64%
Volleyball 1986 27691x 71%
Vs. Excitebike 1988 18426x 76%
Wacky Races 1992 20508x 64%
Wario’s Woods 1994 0x 71%
Warpman 1985 18508x 64%
Wheel of Fortune 1988 16010x 69%
Wild Ball 1988 43570x 51%
Wild Gunman 1984 16526x 70%
Willow 1989 20425x 69%
Winter Games 1985 16792x 51%
Wizardry 1981 20124x 69%
Wizards & Warriors 1987 25361x 79%
Wrecking Crew 1985 49554x 71%
Xenophobe 1988 16122x 63%
Xevious 1982 50904x 79%
Yie Ar Kung-Fu 1985 85991x 70%
Yo! Noid 1990 28349x 70%
Young Indiana Jones ... 1992 6462x 66%
Zelda II 1987 0x 72%
Zippy Race 1985 41590x 67%
Zoda’s Revenge 1994 6890x 62%

Text of this article is almost verbatim copy from www.wikipedia.org.


Nintendo Entertainment System (left) and
Nintendo Family Computer (right)
 

Technical data:
Manufacturer: Nintendo
Generation: Third (8-bit era)
Retail availability: July 1983 (Japan)
October 1985 (USA)
September 1986 (Europe)
January 1987 (Australia)
Discontinued: August 1995 (USA)
September 2003 (Japan)
Units sold: 62 million (As of 2010)
Media: ROM cartridge
Processor (CPU): Ricoh 2A03 8-bit
(MOS Technology 6502 core)
Screen resolution: 256 x 240
Colors: 48 (max 25 simultaneously)
Controller input: gamepad (cross + 2 buttons)
zapper (light gun)
power glove, ...
Manual: Nintendo_NES.pdf
Best-selling game: Super Mario Bros. (40 million)
Predecessor: Color TV Game (1977)
Successor: Super Nintendo Entertainment System (1990)


The most common NES game controller. It utilized the cross-shaped joypad, two round buttons
labeled 'A' and 'B', a 'START' button
and a 'SELECT' button.


The NES Zapper, a light gun accessory.


ROM cartridge for the NES console
with the game The Legend of Zelda.

 

Most popular NES games:

NES: Super Mario Bros. Super Mario Bros.

NES: Super Mario Bros. 2 Super Mario Bros. 2

NES: Super Mario Bros. 3 Super Mario Bros. 3

NES: Bomberman Bomberman

NES: Battle City Battle City

NES: Contra Contra

NES: Dig Dug Dig Dug

NES: Mappy Mappy

NES: Lode Runner Lode Runner

NES: Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!! Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!!

NES: Galaga Galaga

NES: Donkey Kong Donkey Kong

NES: The Legend of Zelda The Legend of Zelda

NES: Circus Charlie Circus Charlie

NES: Mario Bros. Mario Bros.

NES: Road Fighter Road Fighter

NES: Excitebike Excitebike

NES: Arkanoid Arkanoid

NES: Kung-Fu Master Kung-Fu Master

NES: Hudson's Adventure Island Hudson's Adventure Island


 

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