2012 brings new things to discover as well as uncertainty about the future. It also brings more of that 2012 doomsday BS that has been running rampant the past few years, despite common sense and scientists actually proving that the predicted Mayan doomsday will not happen! But that still doesn't stop idiots like Discovery Channel, History Channel, Patrick Geryl and other morons from continuing to shove their doomsday shows and books down our throats!

Since the world will end in 356 days from now (we are in a leap year, so we have the 29th of February), I've decided to have my own fun with this "phenomenon". Don't worry, I'm not going to talk about how the earth will suddenly reverse its magnetic fields or anything like that. I lack the intelligence to make sense of that stuff.

The reason for this title if I'm not going to talk about 2012? A certain 80's song that critics think is probably the worst song in history.
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23 years and many replacement parts later... it still works!

Posted December 16th, 2011 at 12:54 AM by Mario The World Champion

If any of you ever felt like playing some of the games you grew up with our were popular when you were very young, well it happened to me recently.

A few years ago, I showed everybody on my blog a picture of what my old Nintendo Entertainment System looked like after nearly 20 years of use and abuse. I lost the door many years ago, there was a major crack down the top of it and my friend replaced the 72-pin connector well before that picture was taken. Since that time, I bought a new top shell for my NES and that had a door still attached to it. Plus I replaced the heat shield because the original one was bent due to the abuse I gave my system.

After that, I kind of pushed it to the side while I focused on playing my Xbox 360, PSP and DS Lite. However, I had a hankering to play the old NES Mega Man games. I decided to hook up my red-headed stepchild NES and relive childhood memories of playing with that gray box that ruled the world in the late 80's and early 90's.

Despite being placed in a little nook with my SNES (I had my SNES since 1992 and it also still works except the reset button doesn't work anymore.), the system started right up after I changed a few things in it. Mainly replacing the circuit board with the newer 72-pin connector with another board that has an older 72-pin connector. For some reason, when I had the newer 72-pin connector in my NES, it had a hard time trying to start. Now when I installed the circuit board with the older 72-pin connector, the system works just fine.

Now that I got my old NES working, I actually played Mega Man III and beat it in one sitting. And if anyone is wondering, I do own all 6 NES Mega Man games. That is a story for another day.

What I want to do is get a lot of dust sleeves because I have a lot of NES games without dust sleeves. Out of the 66 NES games I have, only about 17-18 have dust sleeves. I'm sure some of you people have seen them. They are those black plastic things that you slip a game in and it protects it from dust.

Now that I got my NES working, maybe... MAYBE I can finally beat Section Z! The one NES game from my childhood that I have NEVER BEEN able to beat!
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