In honor of the recent retro revival GAF has experienced, I decided that we also should have a place to discuss anything related to collecting or just playing NES / Famicom games. The system, at least in North America, played a big part in reviving the video game industry, and as such, alot of the games still hold up today. Whether its nostalgic feelings you're seeking, a place to post collection shots, pick ups, deals, or simply discuss a game you recently discovered, this is the place for 8-bit Nintendo goodness.
Japan - July 15, 1983
North America - October 18, 1985
Europe - September 1, 1986
The cover project - Great place to find official and custom box art to use for Universal Game Cases (which need to be modded for NES carts but not for Famicom).
Hardcore Gaming 101 - Helpful if you want to read up on well known, obscure, or new series that you may have never heard of.
Racketboy - Site with some nice lists and a good resource for replacement parts (usually third party, but the 72 pins work great).
Chrontendo - This is the definitive web video series about the Famicom/NES. A chronological playthrough of every single Famicom/NES game, starting with Donkey Kong in '83.
Nintendoage.com A great forum for fans of all things Nintendo. Participate in contests or check out their for sale/for trade section.
Retro GAF Unite!
- Sega Genesis/Mega Drive Appreciation Thread of HIGH DEFINITION GRAPHICS™
- SNES Game Collecting
- The Sega master system appreciation thread of SegaScope 3D!
- Sega Saturn Appreciation and Emulation Thread
- GB/GBC/GBA Collecting Thread
- Sega CD/Mega CD Appreciation Thread of Welcome to the Next Level
- OG Xbox Appreciation and Lack of Emulation Thread of the big black box of doom
- Sega Dreamcast - Appreciation and Emulation Thread
- PS1 Appreciation/Collectors Thread of Ugly-Ass Polygons
- The Nintendo GameCube Appreciation and Collecting Thread.
- PS2 Appreciation & Celebration Thread, long live the King!
- PC Engine/TG Appreciation and Collecting Thread, Because who needs a 2nd controller?
- The MSX Nostalgia thread – A return to the cradle of Solid Snake
- The Nintendo 64 Appreciation/Collecting/Emulation Thread.
- Nintendo Virtual Boy Appreciation Thread, brought to you by the color Red!
- HEY! C'MON C'MON: It's the Giga Powered Neo Geo Appreciation Thread
- Neo Geo Pocket Color Appreciation Thread: Way Ahead of the Game (Boy)
- The PSP Appreciation and Collecting Thread
- The Waggle-Free Nintendo Wii Appreciation/Collectors Thread
- Sega Game Gear Appreciation Thread: Separating The Men From The Boys
- The Vintage PC Collectors Thread of GLORIOUS PC Gaming. 1980s to 2005 PRE STEAM.
- Back in my Play: A Podcast for Nostalgic Gamers (New Episodes Every Sunday)
- Scanline screenshot thread. Because 240p is all the p's I need.
Clues that you can use
Thrift stores, garage sales, flea markets, and swap meets are your friends. Those are your best chances for finding games at below retail.
Also make friends who are also into retro game collecting, either locally or online, and trade with them.
Go to retro gaming conventions. Most of the retailers there are also collectors and are more likely to give you a good deal.
Craigslist and Kijiji are hit or miss, but some good deals can still be found there.
Sell or trade your doubles. This helps out fellow collectors by getting them the games they need and can help recoup the cost of collecting and/or get you the money for that more expensive game.
The most important tip - be patient. Game collecting can be an expensive hobby or not depending on how you do it. Yes, you could just go crazy on Ebay since 99% of all games are readily available and just buy everything at Buy It Now prices. Unless you have a ton of disposable income and you need every game right now, be patient and wait for deals where you can get the right game at the right price. The collectors out there who have full or nearly full sets of games for any system took years to build their collection, so why should you be any different.
And for those who prefer watching videos to reading text, here are some videos about collecting:
Hey! It's August! Zanac is finished, did you enjoy your time with it?
Well, keep going if you wish, but we're moving on to the odd Wonder Boy port
Adventure Island by Hudson Soft!
Let's get dat Wikipedia description up and moving:
Master Higgins (the player character) loses a life whenever he touches an enemy, an enemy's attack or a fire roast, or when he falls into a pitfall or a body of water. Moreover, the player also has a health gauge that starts out with 11 points, which gradually depletes over time or whenever Higgins trips on a rock in his path. When Higgins' health gauge reaches zero, he will lose a life as well. If Higgins still has extra lives left, he will revive at the last checkpoint he passed through.
The game ends when all of Higgins' lives runs out. To replenish his health, Higgins can pick up numerous fruits (or a milk bottle) on his path (his maximum health reaches up to 13 points). When the player's score reaches 50,000 points, 100,000 points, and 200,000 points, Higgins will receive an extra life. Finding a bee-like fairy known as Honey Girl will grant Higgins invincibility for fifteen seconds and allow him to kill enemies with a single touch. Also hidden somewhere in each stage is a special pot, which, when collected, gives the player a bonus, effectively doubling their stage score.
Header image by D Lo, Monthly image made
by Wanyodos. Guidelines below by RavenholmDX. Selection Process by OnPoint.