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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
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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 Sections

  • Accessories
  • Classic Games
  • Emulators
  • Emul. Operation Tips
  • Front Ends
  • NES Home
  • NES Links
  • NES Technical Info
  • ROM Incompatibility
  • Translations
  • Utilites
  • Walkthroughs & Faqs
  • And Finally...

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    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 headache).

    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 in here!

    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 tricks.

    And Finally... - Have something funny about the NES you wish to share? Let us know!

    Quick Specs List:
  • Released: 1983
  • Main Processor: 6502(3) Runs at 1.7897725Mhz
  • Co-processor: none
  • Data Path width: 8-bits
  • Color Palette: 256
  • On screen: 16
  • Sprites: 64 (8x8 or 8x16)
  • Sound: FM
  • 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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