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Nintendo Entertainment System / NES Console Information

Nintendo Entertainment System

The Nintendo Entertainment system (NES) was hugely popular, its sucess must be largley due to the huge number of quality games that were released on the system. The first games in the Zelda series were released along with classic arcade conversions such as Gauntlet and double dragon. Not to mention the ever popular Mario 1, 2 and 3.



Japan 1983

Released in several different designs this is one of the newer ones. Also released as a top loader version in Japan and some counties such as Australia. There are also a lot of pirate versions around.


USA 1986

Uses larger carts than the Japanese version. Suffers badly from dust and a design fault which means its difficult to get older systems to work.



Pirate version 1984 - Present

There are loads of pirate versions of the NES about this is just 1 of them. Pirate systems are still being made with versions such as the Mega Joy which has games built in.

Famicom Disk 1986

Famicom Disk System :The system was a disk drive for the Famicom attached through the cartridge port. Sold over 4 million in japan but never released in Europe due to the easy with which software was pirated.

SPECS CPU 6508 (using a custom Motorola 6502 class), 1.79 Mhz MEMORY Maim RAM: 2 KB
Video RAM: 2 KB
GRAPHICS Display: 256x240
Colors: 52
Colors on Screen: 16
Max Sprites: 64
Max Sprites / Line: 8
Sprite Size: 8x8 or 8x16
Picture Scroll Horizontal / Vertical



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