NES Emulation Sections
About the unit:
The most popular game system ever! The NES came out in Japan in 1983(4), (around the same time that the Colecovision, Atari 5200,and Vectrex came out.) but the NES did not come to the USA until 1986. It used
raster (sprite) based graphics, like most other systems, except the Vectrex that used vector based graphics. The NES also had a higher output resolution abolishing the blocky graphics of systems like the Atari 2600. It had a (now modest) 32 color palatte, (4 per sprite at a time). This game system was the first system to bring arcade games to the masses.
Its popularity (unlike that of the Apple II's) lasted over 10 years! This spured development of a redesigned version of the NES with a newer NES. It had a sleek design with an SNESish look and included a more comfortable controller, thanks to it's a rounded edges. The NES's popularity pretty much died in the mid 1990's, thanks to the arrival of 32-bit game systems, like the Sega Saturn, but its imprint on the gaming community will not vanish anytime soon.
NES Movie Archive Maintainer
Accessories - Toys for your toys: a listing of add-ons available for the unit.|
Classic Games - The best and most popular games for the NES.
Emulators - A section that reviews each emulator and discusses the pros and cons of each
emulator from A to Z.
Emulator Operation Tips - Having trouble running the latest and greatest emulator? Read this
document of tips and advice. It contains answers to the questions I get asked the most. (It could even save you some
NES Links - NES game, console, or emulation sites. You can find it here!!
NES Technical Information - Are you an emulator
author looking for technical related information concerning this unit? Look no further!
(This section is under construction)
Rom Incompatiblity Chart - What ROMs work and don't work under today's best emulators? The list is
Translations - Ever wanted to play an foreign
game but was turned down because it was in another language? Well, bring your interests back! In here, you will find a
listing of known foreign NES ROMs translated to English.
Utilities - Programs to help you with your emulators.
Walkthroughs & FAQs -
The NES has it's share of hard games. Don't get caught in the gaming wild without these tips and
And Finally... - Have something funny about the NES you wish to share? Let us
Quick Specs List:
6502(3) Runs at 1.7897725Mhz
Data Path width: 8-bits
Color Palette: 256
On screen: 16
Sprites: 64 (8x8 or 8x16)
Number of Sound Channels: 5 (4 analog, 1 digital)
Video Ram: 16 Kbits
SPR-RAM: 256 Bytes
Rom addressing: 8k
Cart Size: 64k - 4 Megabit
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