Happy 25th, Mario!

My wife Rachel went yard sale shopping and found me a Nintendo (NES) for only $3.  After some maintenance and cleaning, it looks as good as new and works just as well.  What a great way to celebrate Mario's 25th birthday! It had a LOT of the original documentation.  In fact, it had the original warranty form included.  I wondered what the people at Nintendo would think if they received this.

Warranty booklet cover

Warranty Registration Form

As you can see, I've filled it out and I'm dropping it in the mail tomorrow.  Afraid their business reply mail permit has changed or expired so I'm putting postage on this one. 

I wonder how many Club Nintendo coins I might earn for this purchase.

If anyone has an old NES Control Deck lying around, and it doesn't read cartridges - try the instructions I used to make mine as good as new.  Well that, lots of Lysol cleaning wipes, and a Magic Eraser.

7 Comments on this post

Dude, thats really cool! And for $3! That's amazing! Great find, Rachel. I really need to get my mom to send out all of my old NES games. I have a basket full, literally.


Oct. 24, 2010 at 5:41 pm


Hey, did you ever hear anything back about the warranty registration?


Jan. 1, 2011 at 10:06 am


You'd be surprised what you can find at yard and garage sales. I have bought stuff for 5-10 bucks and turned around and sold it for 50-100 bucks! Nice find on NES!

U Draw Wii

Nov. 7, 2011 at 1:15 am


Nowadays with enough time and patience, most any game can be waded through."" HE SAID WHILE RUNNING A DARK SOULS CLIP. That had to be intentional trolling, right? Telling people who can't beat Souls games that they suck and just need to ""git gud""?EDIT: actually now that I look again it's that samurai Souls clone from Koei-Tecmo. Oh well. I haven't played it yet, but I'm guessing they copied the dificulty along with everything else, so the point still stands.

Harold Burton

Harold Burton

Aug. 7, 2021 at 4:51 pm


Link to the past 20-30 hours? Nonsense. Even on your first playthrough not knowing where anything is MIGHT take 8-10 hours if you're really taking your time. The game can be beat in 3-4 hours with all collectibles and you don't need to be some masterful speed runner to manage that. I was doing it as a kid and I'm not very good at video games.
It's an amazing game but I often see it described like it's some sort of mega epic when it's something most average people could clear in an afternoon or two.
Kelly Hubbard

Kelly Hubbard

Sep. 22, 2021 at 2:10 pm


I do agree that all these games are the best for the snes,I would however put final fantasy 3 in the top five and replace Mario Kart putting it in the #6 spot instead and moving the others down,the reason I say this is cause final fantasy 3 was the best rpg on the snes in my opinion, I liked it just a bit more than chrono trigger,now as for a link to the past I do agree 100% that it should be in the #1 spot for lots of reasons, it was amazing,its a shame most kids today haven't played one of the greatest adventure game of all time,great job this list guys,you finally put out a top 10 I agree with.

Ashley Jones

Sep. 27, 2021 at 11:52 pm


Sorry to say but Donkey Kong Country is NOT better than its sequel, Diddy's Kong Quest. Everything that was done well in the first game was done EVEN BETTER in the sequel. Also, Super Metroid is leagues ahead of some of the choices above it, such as DKC, Mario World, and ALTTP (my opinion on those last 2, it is definitely better than DKC). However I think DKC 2 is better than Super Metroid, but they are my favorite and second favorite games respectively.
Paul Brown

Paul Brown

Jan. 16, 2023 at 1:22 pm


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