Oh and yes, absolutely clean everything. Both all your carts and your system(s). NES in particular doesn't like dust.
The thrift stores have been really barren lately; the only game-related item I picked up is an old GORF cabinet which is really beat up condition:
For 10 bux, I couldn't pass it up (though some might think I overpaid ). I'd kind of like to get a GORF boardset for it, but I'm toying with the idea of dropping a PC in and using it to play vector games...we'll see. I've got two other cabinets which need to be wrapped up before I do anything with this one.
My console collection:
Sega: Game Gear, Master System, Genesis, CD, 32x, Saturn, Dreamcast
Nintendo: GB, GBP, GBC, GBA, GBA SP, GBM, DS, 3DS, NES, SNES, 64, Gamecube w/ GB Player, Wii
Atari: Lynx, TeleGames Super Pong, 2600, 5200, 7800, Jaguar
Sony: PSP, Vita, PS1, PS2, PS3
Others: Astrocade, NGP, NGPC, WonderSwan Color, Intellivision, ColecoVision, TurboGrafx 16, 3DO Fz-1, xBox, xBox 360
Crossed Swords for the AES
Jaleco Retro Game Music Collection
game soundtracks in this collection: Argus, Valtric, P-47, PLUS ALPHA, E.D.F., Chimera Beast, P-47 ACES, Wangan Sensou
Annie Hall and Stir Crazy
The New Zealand Story and Rainbow Island *Extra* for the Mega Drive
NES front loaders are easy to make reliable for years to come. Take the console apart and run 400 grit or finer sandpaper between the pins about 5-10 times. Then, use an old toothbrush dipped in 91% isopropyl alcohol to finish cleaning the console pins. Make sure to get the toothbrush bristles well into the cartridge slot in the 72 pin connector when using this technique. Voila, no new 72 pin connector is needed. Also, as has been suggested, clipping pin #4 on the 10NES lockout chip is excellent for making the console region free and eliminating blinking screens. Use the same 400 grit sandpaper and 91% isopropyl alcohol technique on all your game carts about once every couple years, and the games will play right away every time they are inserted.
I have used this method on each of my NES front loader consoles and they all play like the day they were new.
It is finished!
Arrived in the mail today:
EA's Black for PS2 ordered from Half.com
Centurions: The Original Miniseries DVD ordered from Warner Archive
Just placed an order for Pac-Man: The Complete First Season DVD set at Warner Archive. So far, they've done Dragon's Lair: The Complete Series and now Pac-Man. The Saturday Supercade toons can't be too far off.
Those bubbles... they need bobbled...
Be Attitude For Gains!
Sega-16 Beat 'em All Genesis 2013 Progress
Previous video was yesterday package day, This is one of today. Introducing, Super Nova.
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