Contra Nintendo NES Complete in Box

Contra NES Complete in Box - Front
Contra NES Complete in Box - Front
Contra NES Complete in Box – Front
Contra NES Complete in Box - Back
Contra NES Complete in Box – Back

Contra was released for the NES in 1988 by Konami. Contra is one of the best side scrolling shooter games for the NES. It’s a classic side scrolling shooter. Contra is a port of the Konmai arcade game of the same name. The goal is to kill all aliens that get in your way.

The gameplay is what really makes Contra one of the best games for the NES. It’s great as a one player game but with two people it’s so much more fun. It’s super fun playing Contra with a second player unless your friend takes all the gun power ups! Remember sharing is caring.

Contra also had the infamous Konami code for 30 lives: Up Up Down Down Left Right Left Right B A Start. Who can forget that?

Since it’s one of my favorite NES games of all time I own a complete in box (CIB) Contra that is a treasured part of my game collection.

Pics of my copy of Konami’s classic Castlevania complete in box (CIB) for the Nintendo NES.

The Legend of Zelda for NES Complete in Box

The Legend of Zelda Box for the Nintendo NES
The Legend of Zelda Box for the Nintendo NES
The Legend of Zelda Box for the Nintendo NES
Box Side View for the Nintendo NES
Box Side View for the Nintendo NES
Instruction Booklet for the Nintendo NES
Instruction Booklet
Zelda Instruction Booklet Rear for the Nintendo NES
Instruction Booklet Rear for the Nintendo NES
Map for Nintendo NES
Map for The Legend of Zelda for the Nintendo NES
Zelda ROB the Robot Nintendo Poster
ROB the Robot Nintendo Poster
The Legend of Zelda Cart for the Nintendo NES
Cartridge for the Nintendo NES

One of the best NES games ever. No collection is complete without it!

Super C for NES Complete in Box

Super C Complete in box (CIB) for the Nintendo NES.
Super C Complete in box (CIB) for the Nintendo NES.
Super C Complete in box (CIB) for the Nintendo NES.
Super C Complete in box (CIB) for the Nintendo NES - Back view
Super C Complete in box (CIB) for the Nintendo NES - Back view

One of my favorite games and the follow-up sequel to Contra, Super C is a great two player game. If you’re a fan of Contra you’ll love the gameplay of Super C.

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