- Oct 25, 2017
The Nes, or Famicom as it was known in Japan, might be the most iconic video game system of all time, not only being the premier console to be revived by Nintendos Classic line, and a favored machine for the indie retro revival we have seen the last ten years, but it also has the most high-profile collector scene, and its graphics and music have even entered into mainstream culture. This is the place to discuss the machine, its games and its history - and of course also collecting for it. We might even restart the game club eventually if there is interest. No matter your interest in this awesome machine - this is the place to share and discuss it.
Japan: July 15th 1983.
NA: October 18, 1985
Europe: From 1987
Getting the best image quality from the Nes
The Famicom originally only supported rf, which unfortunately looks terrible. The Nes on the other hand, got support for composite which is slightly better, but still not really satisfactory. To get a decent image out of original hardware, you will probably want to at least get a pretty tricky mod, for instance etims excellent nes-rgb board. Together with either a high quality crt or an upscaler like the Framemeister, you will get those awesome razor sharp pixels we all know and love. Check out My life in gaming video for a more indepth explanation.