[Editorial] Guess what’s next on I ❤ Old Games! – 07/05/17

Hello guys,

This week I promised myself to play more with my old consoles. And in fact in the little spare time I had I did it. I tried to go further with Moonwalker but I’m still stuck in the same point; I think I’m doing someting wrong because I fight the same boss for 10 minutes but nothing happens.

But then I had a problem with my NES. Suddenly it didn’t work anymore. The red light kept blinking and nothing was on screen. I tried to clean the cartridgr, to move it inside its slot in the console; I’ve even blew into the cartridge even though I know is something I’d have to avoid.

My biggest fear was he 72-pin connector: after more than 25 years of play maybe it was possible that something was damaged or bent; but before buying a new connector I’ve opened for the first time my NES and I was sweating in doing so, since I feared to break something. I’ve cleaned it the best that I could and I’ve sanded a bit the contacts and when I tried to turn it on again. WAS WORKING AGAIN!

What a sigh of relief for me…

Beside his, here’s what happened:


  • Europa Universalis IV
    Begun: November 16th, 2016
    Status: 60% completed, on hold
  • Duke Nukem – Episode three: Trapped in the Future
    Begun: January 4th, 2017
    Status: 60% completed, on hold
  • Super Mario Bros. 2 – The Lost Levels
    Begun: January 16th, 2017
    Status: 12% completed, on hold
  • Castlevania
    : January 24th, 2017
    Status: 66% completed, on hold
  • Michael Jackson’s Moonwalker
    Begun: April 25th, 2017
    Status: 33% completed


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2 Comments Add yours

  1. thedeviot says:

    Fortunately with the NES, the 72pin connector is replaceable. If you can’t do it yourself, a lot of the indie stores employ someone who can for a modest fee. I just had my C64 repaired. The memory management chips are prone to power surge failure. Fortunately mine didn’t, but there was a power issue, and I was able to find someone who could do it affordably. I paid more shipping it, than I did on the repair! But hey, a replacement C64 can be more than $150 if you’re not lucky in finding a deal thrifting or yard sale-ing. Anyway, glad your NES hasn’t worn out!

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    1. benez256 says:

      Unfortunately here in Italy the culture of retrogaming and everything surrounding it is not so popular so it would be difficult to find someone whi repaird old PC or old consoles. So in case I had some problem I’d rely on my DIY skills with the help of tutorials on youtube. And by now it worked 😀

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