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Just How Much Punishment Can a NES Cart Take?

Inspired by a three-year-old Kotaku article, Canadian blogger Rinry subjected eight NES carts to varying forms of torture to see just how durable the goods were. Seven of them were still fully playable.

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This is a long, but very watchable (and well made) video. Plus you get to hear Rinry say "out" and it's always adorable when a Canadian says that word. Ultimately, the point is that old NES cart are rough-and-tough customers because the actual ROM boards comprise so little of them. You can do a lot of damage to the plastic, and so long as it still fits in the console, you're still good to go.

How Tough are NES Games? [Rinry Game Game, thanks Corey]

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DISCUSSION

I seem to have missed the part where she says her experiment was "inspired" by an old Kotaku article.

This is a cool video, please don't try to take anything away from it by claiming some credit for the idea.