Nintendo NES CIB Collection

Nintendo NES CIB Collection
Nintendo NES CIB Collection
Nintendo NES CIB Collection

Here’s a photo of my Nintendo NES CIB (complete in box) collection. The games I have are as follows:

1942
8 Eyes
A Nightmare on Elm Street
Adventure of Link
Adventures of Bayou Billy
Afterburner
Back to the Future
Bad Dudes
Balloon Fight
Baseball
Basewars
Batman
Black Bass
Blades of Steel
Blaster Master
Castlevania
Castlevania 2
Code name Viper
Contra
Crystalis
Darkwing Duck
Demon Sword
Destination Earthstar
Dick Tracy
Donkey Kong Classics
Double Dragon
Double Dragon 2
Double Dribble
Dr Mario
Dragon Warrior
Dragon Warrior 2
Dragon Warrior 3
Dragon’s Lair
Duck Hunt
Excitebike
Faxanadu
Final Fantasy
Flying Warriors
Friday the 13
Ghosts and Goblins
Golf
Goonies 2
Gotcha
Gradius
Gumshoe
Hogan’s Alley
Ice Hockey
Jackal
Karate Kid
Kid Icarus
Kirby’s Adventure
Kung Fu
Legendary Wings
Life Force
Loony Toon 2
Low G Man
Marble Madness
Mario Bros
Mario is Missing
Metroid
Mike Tyson’s Punch Out
Millipede
MLB
Monster Party
NES Cleaning Kit 1
NES Cleaning Kit 2
NES Open
Nightmare on Elm Street
Ninja Gaiden
Pac-Man
Pinbot
POW
Pro Wrestling
R.C. Pro-Am
Rad Racer
Rambo
Rampage
Renegade
Robo Cop
Rush’n Attack
Rygar
Silent Strike
Skate or Die
Spy Hunter
Stack-Up
Star Tropics
Strider
Super C
Super Jeopardy
Super Mario Bros
Super Mario Bros
Super Mario Bros 2
Super Mario Bros 3 Challenge Set Box
Super Mario Bros 3
Tetris Nintendo
Tetris Tengen
TMNT
TMNT 2
Ultima Quest for the Avatar
Volleyball
Wrestle Mania
WWF Wrestling Challenge
WWF Wrestlemania
Xenophobe
Yoshi’s Cookie
Zelda
Zodas Revenge

How to fix ROB the Robot

NES Deluxe Set Box Front

I recently picked up an original NES Deluxe set from a garage sale for only $40. It was a complete set and in the original box with Rob the Robot! Obviously I couldn’t pass up a deal this good.

Here’s some pics of the NES Deluxe Set Box for your viewing pleasure =)

NES Deluxe Set Box Front
NES Deluxe Set Box Front
NES Deluxe Set Box Bottom
NES Deluxe Set Box Bottom
NES Deluxe Set Box Back
NES Deluxe Set Box Back
NES Deluxe Set Box Side
NES Deluxe Set Box Side
NES Deluxe Set Box Styrofoam
NES Deluxe Set Box Styrofoam
NES Deluxe Set Box Contents
NES Deluxe Set Box Contents

Upon returning home to test it I found that everything worked perfectly except ROB wouldn’t move up or down. I was able to fix ROB so I thought I would share some knowledge on what I did to fix the problem.

How to fix ROB

It’s much easier to fix him if you turn him upside down. This is due to the fact that ROB is filled with gears and if he’s upside down the gears will not fall out when you remove the screws that hold ROB’s torso together.

NES ROB Repair - ROB Turned Upside Down
NES ROB Repair - ROB Turned Upside Down

Once the ROB’s torso screws are out the inside will look like this:

NES ROB Inside View
NES ROB Inside View

When ROB can’t move up or down it’s almost always do the the front gear/axle assembly. Back in the day Nintendo glued a part of it together and over time the glue can dry out and when that happens the gears won’t turn on the axle. Below is a picture of the gear I’m talking about:

NES ROB Inside Problems
NES ROB Inside Problems

All you need to do is remove of ROB’s as well as the gears that move the arms. Next you can remove the gear/axle assembly and put super glue on the part listed in the previous pic.

Reassembly

It’s much easier if you prop up ROB’s arms when you put him back together. You need to make sure everything lines up otherwise you will have to take it apart again because it will not work unless it’s lined up perfectly.

The outcome

NES games with Famicom converters inside

View of inside a 5 screw NES Game containing a Famicom Converter
View of the inside of a regular 5 screw NES game
View of the inside of a regular 5 screw NES game
View of inside a 5 screw NES Game containing a Famicom Converter
View of inside a 5 screw NES Game containing a Famicom Converter

Some of the early released NES games from 1985 have a hidden treasure inside: Famicom to NES converters/adapters.

These converters will allow you play Japanese Famicom games on your NES Top Loader or NES Toaster.

All the early NES games are of the 5 screw case design so it’s easy to open them with a standard flat blade screw driver. This is a great reason to check your games to see if you have a surprise inside. If the NES game has a converter inside it’s going to weigh more than a regular NES game so you may be able to tell without even having to open it.

I’ve checked several of my games and was lucky to find out that my copies of Gyromite and Pinball both contain Famicom to NES converters.

The games you are most likely to find the Famicom converters in are in no:
(Note: this is from my own personal experience so use at your own discretion)

  • Stack Up (All should have it)
  • Gyromite (Some will have it)
  • Pinball (Some will have it)
  • Kung Fu (Some will have it)
  • Excitebike (Some will have it)
  • Wrecking Crew (Some will have it)
  • Golf (Some will have it)
  • Duck Hunt (Some will have it)

Super Mario Bros

Super Mario Bros Warp Zone 2

Super Mario Bros (SMB) was released in 1985 by Nintendo for the NES. It’s easily one of the most recognizable video games ever and the most popular game ever produced for the NES. SMB was the best selling video game for more than 20 years selling over 40 million copies. Super Mario Bros popularity is what led to Mario being a household name and on products from food to underwear. It also resurrected the video game industry after the great video game crash of 1983.

SMB was the sequel to the arcade classic Mario Brothers. The gameplay is similar to Mario Brothers but there are differences ie: in SMB you can jump on a turtle to kill it, in Mario Bros you had to jump to hit the turtle from underneath and then run up to it and kick it.
The story goes that the evil Bowser had kidnapped Princess Toadstool. You can play as either Mario or Luigi on your quest to find out what castle Bowser has Princess Toadstool hidden in. There are 8 worlds in the game. Each world consists of 3 levels and 1 castle level. To complete a world you must defeat all 4 levels.

SMB was the first time you could get a giant mushroom, a fireflower to throw fireballs or the famous invincibility star. These became Nintendo staples would be forever understood by gamers and appear in countless Nintendo games to this day.

SMB was available in several different cartridges for the NES. You could get SMB by itself, in a combo cart with Duck Hunt, and with Duck Hunt and World Class Track Meet in another combo cart. There are also 5 screw cart and 3 screw cart variations available.

There were some famous glitches in SMB. The infamous minus world glitch is one that comes to mind. Some of the other glitches involved mushrooms falling through the screen and infinite 1ups that can lock up the game.

SMB is one of the cheapest to purchase NES games so there’s no excuse if you don’t own a copy. It’s a video game masterpiece that will always be remembered as one of the greatest games ever.

Super Mario Bros Title Screen
Super Mario Bros Title Screen
Super Mario Bros Level Start
Super Mario Bros Level Start
Super Mario Bros Gameplay
Super Mario Bros Gameplay
Super Mario Bros Gameplay 2
Super Mario Bros Gameplay 2
Super Mario Bros Gameplay 3
Super Mario Bros Gameplay 3
Super Mario Bros Gameplay 4
Super Mario Bros Gameplay 4
Super Mario Bros Gameplay 5
Super Mario Bros Gameplay 5
Super Mario Bros Flag Pole
Super Mario Bros Flag Pole
Super Mario Bros 1up
Super Mario Bros 1up
Super Mario Bros Warp Zone
Super Mario Bros Warp Zone
Super Mario Bros Warp Zone 2
Super Mario Bros Warp Zone 2

Nintendo NES 1 VS NES 2 – Differences in the Toaster VS the Top Loader

Nintendo NES Control Deck Box

This article will include information on both the original NES, sometimes referred to as the “Toaster NES” and the NES 2 usually referred to as the “Top Loader”.

Nintendo NES Control Deck Box
Nintendo NES Control Deck Box
Nintendo NES Action Set in Box
Nintendo NES Action Set in Box

The toaster came out in 1985 in the US. It was test marketed around the U.S. in New York and California.

Nintendo NES Top Loader Box
Nintendo NES Top Loader Box
Nintendo NES Top Loader and Controllers
Nintendo NES Top Loader and Controllers
Nintendo NES Top Loader in open box
Nintendo NES Top Loader in open box

The Top loader came out in 1993. It does have several differences from the original NES:

  • Only RF output
  • No Power LED
  • New “Dog Bone” style controllers

The Top Loader is more rare but the funny thing is the Toaster gives a better video signal due to it having composite out (instead of RF Out only like the Top Loader has). You can mod the Top Loader to have composite out like the Toaster so that’s something to think about.