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:

8 Eyes
A Nightmare on Elm Street
Adventure of Link
Adventures of Bayou Billy
Back to the Future
Bad Dudes
Balloon Fight
Black Bass
Blades of Steel
Blaster Master
Castlevania 2
Code name Viper
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
Final Fantasy
Flying Warriors
Friday the 13
Ghosts and Goblins
Goonies 2
Hogan’s Alley
Ice Hockey
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
Mike Tyson’s Punch Out
Monster Party
NES Cleaning Kit 1
NES Cleaning Kit 2
NES Open
Nightmare on Elm Street
Ninja Gaiden
Pro Wrestling
R.C. Pro-Am
Rad Racer
Robo Cop
Rush’n Attack
Silent Strike
Skate or Die
Spy Hunter
Star Tropics
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
Ultima Quest for the Avatar
Wrestle Mania
WWF Wrestling Challenge
WWF Wrestlemania
Yoshi’s Cookie
Zodas Revenge

Super Mario World

Super Mario World Title Screen

Released in 1991 by Nintendo Super Mario World was a pack in game for the SNES. It’s the fourth game in the Super Mario Brothers series and one of the best Mario games ever.

The gameplay is similar to the other Super Mario games (most closely to Super Mario Bros 3 for the NES) which is a good thing. You have the same type of world map as in Super Mario Bros 3 where you can play as just Mario or with a friend as Luigi.

Super Mario World has a total of 96 levels. There are seven different worlds with a Koopa boss in a castle to be defeated. The seven worlds are Yoshi’s Island, Donut Plains, Vanilla Dome, Sky Land, Forest of Illusion, Chocolate Island and the Valley of Bowser. The Koopa bosses you will be facing are in order Iggy Koopa, Martin Koopa Jr., Lenny Koopa, Ludvig Von Koopa, Roy Koopa, Wendy Koopa and Larry Koopa. There’s also a bonus world called Star Road that is unlockable by taking hidden exits in certain levels using keys.

The last boss in the game was of course the evil Bowser. He’s kidnapped Princess Toadstool again and it’s Mario and Luigi’s quest to save her. Now the story wasn’t exactly original but nobody cared about that because the gameplay, graphics, sound, and control were top notch for it’s time.

Super Mario World is an important classic game. It was the first time in the world gamers got introduced to a cute green dinosaur named Yoshi. Yoshi was super popular and has been a character Nintendo has used in many games since Super Mario World. Super Mario World appeals to gamers of all ages. It’s not a long game but it’s a very enjoyable one to play.

Super Mario World was also used by Nintendo to show that the SNES was superior to the Sega Genesis. Sega got the head start into the 16bit gaming console wars and Super Mario World was Nintendo’s weapon to battle Sonic the Hedgehog. Super Mario World was used to show off what Nintendo’s new hardware was capable of doing.

Road Rash

Road Rash Gameplay

Road Rash for the Sega Genesis

Road Rash was released in 1991 by Electronic Arts (EA) for the Sega Genesis. It’s a classic motorcycle racing / fighting game. The goal is to finish each race in the top position by any means necessary. You can attack your opponents with your bare fists or with weapons.

There are eight different bikes you can choose from. You start out with a bike and by winning races you earn money that you can use to purchase other bikes. Once you can get a fast bike it’s a lot more fun to race.

You can attack other racers by driving them off the road or into oncoming traffic. If beating racers down with your fists isn’t enough you can use chains or big clubs.

The gameplay has you racing on the following California roads:

Sierra Nevada
Pacific Coast
Redwood Forest
Palm Desert
Grass Valley

Road Rash is a must have if you like racing or fighting games. It’s a very inexpensive and fun game to add to your collection.

Road Rash Title Screen
Road Rash Title Screen
Road Rash Gameplay
Road Rash Gameplay
Road Rash Intro
Road Rash Intro
Road Rash Level Select
Road Rash Level Select
Road Rash Race Over
Road Rash Race Over


Battletoads Gameplay


Battletoads was released by Tradewest in 1991 for the NES. It’s is a beat em up platformer game.

The story goes that an evil woman named “the Dark Queen” is trying to take control of the universe. She kidnapped one of your toad buddies (Pimple) so you need to save him. You can play as either of the other toads: Rash or Zitz. As the story unfolds you learn more about the Dark Queen’s evil plans and how you can stop her.

This game has very good graphics for it’s time. Since it was released in 1991 a lot of gamers had moved on to other systems like the Sega Genesis or Turbografx 16. The gameplay is fun and very challenging. It’s really the best playing in two player simultaneous mode with a friend. It’s much more fun to play the game through in co-op except the only bad thing is that your friend can hit you so you need to be careful not to kill each other.

To me, this game is fondly remembered as one of the hardest games to complete for the NES or any system for that matter. It also has some of the best ever in game pause music. If you don’t believe me try it out!

Battletoads Title Screen
Battletoads Title Screen
Battletoads Intro
Battletoads Intro
Battletoads Gameplay
Battletoads Gameplay
Battletoads Gamplay 2
Battletoads Gamplay 2
Battletoads Boss
Battletoads Boss
Battletoads Cut Scene
Battletoads Cut Scene

Sword Of Vermilion

Sword of Vermilion Sega Genesis Box

Sword of Vermilion

The Sword of Vermilion is a classic Sega Genesis role playing game (RPG) that was released in 1990.

You play as Erik the prince of Excalabria. Your father, King Erik IV was killed by the evil wizard Tsarkon. Due to this, Prince Erik was raised by Blade, one of King Erik’s best warriors. You have been raised to defeat Tsarkon, thereby saving the kingdom and avenge your father’s death.

The gameplay of Sword of Vermilion is that of an action RPG. It doesn’t have a menu based fighting style which makes the gameplay more fast paced. You get to control Erik during the battles hacking and slashing and casting magic spells.

The graphics look nice and show a lot of detail for an early 16bit title. The end bosses are especially well drawn and some of them take up almost the whole screen. The sound effects and music are well done. The definitely sound like it’s a Sega Genesis title but that in my opinion is a good thing.

It’s a fairly long game. You are required to level up your Erik in order to defeat stronger enemies in the various areas. Being and RPG from 1990 there are random battle encounters that some RPG fan hate. To me it’s the only way I know from growing up on games like this so I don’t find that to be a bad thing.

When this game was released it was fairly expensive (I paid around $80 for it new). Today you can pick it up for less than $10 complete in the box which is well worth it in my opinion. It’s a fun game that is challenging and the story is well done.

Sonic The Hedgehog

Sonic the Hedgehog Sega Genesis Box

Sonic the Hedgehog was released in 1991 by Sega for the Sega Genesis. Sonic the Hedgehog become know as one of the best platfomer games ever. It was definitely Sega’s biggest hit for the Genesis and the character Sonic has spawned countless sequels and spin offs. It sold more than 4 million copies for the Genesis.

The story goes that Sonic is trying to save his friends and the world from the evil Dr. Robotnik. The evil doctor is trying to collect chaos emeralds. Whomever has possession of all of the chaos emeralds could easily take over the world. Dr. Robotnik is transforming animals into monsters so Sonic needs to save all the animals and defeat Dr. Robotnik.

The gameplay is easy to pick up and fun to play. It’s a game that people of all ages enjoyed playing. Each stage is filled with rings that can be collected and used as Sonic’s energy. If you get damaged by an enemy and have rings Sonic will lose the rings but they can be recollected if you’re fast enough. If you don’t have any rings and you get damaged from an enemy you will lose a life. If you pass act one or two with more than fifty rings you have the chance to jump into a giant ring at the end of the stage for a bonus level.

Sonic can roll up into a ball and go through loops and jumps with great speed. The speed of the gameplay is what led to Sega calling it “Blast processing”.

Sonic the Hedgehog gave Sega a game that was quality enough to compete with Nintendo’s immensely popular Mario. It wasn’t uncommon to see Sega and Nintendo comparing Super Mario World and Sonic the Hedgehog.

As far as collecting goes if you don’t have Sonic the Hedgehog it’s very inexpensive to buy on eBay. You can find the loose cartridge for around $5.00.

Sonic the Hedgehog Gameplay
Sonic the Hedgehog Gameplay
Sonic the Hedgehog Gameplay 2
Sonic the Hedgehog Gameplay 2