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Weirdness: Someone's Actually Compiled All of the NES 'Start' Screens

Posted by Thomas Whitehead

Just, because...

No matter how much games change, some things stay the same — like 'Start' screens. Nowadays they represent a "this has finally stopped loading, wake up" screen, but in the NES days the focus was arguably different — load times weren't a particular issue, so they perhaps felt more like arcade-style prompts to give that initial buzz. They could simply be text, have minor animations, and in rare cases have some poor-quality voices blurting out the title.

They can stick with you, however, so it's perhaps not surprising that someone is gunning for a nostalgia overload by compiling every NES Start screen into one single video. They're in alphabetical order and the video is a little under three hours, so a comfy chair is required.

We're taking the word of YouTuber NicksplosionFX that every NES game is included in their video. If he's missed any, let us know below, while this seems like a good opportunity to reminisce on some old 8-bit favourites.

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InfernoUprising said:

Well I bet it wouldn't be that hard to do this for the Wii U seeing as there is very little games out for it.(I have a wii u and i don't hate it, in fact i love it!!!!)



Gold_Ranger said:

Nearly finished watching it.
It's NOT all...
there are a bunch missing, and a lot are duplicated.
I saw this on IGN last night.



DarkEdi said:

It is almost 4 hours!! But they included pirate games, if you look 2:16:46 it appears Street Fighter III for NES.



schizor said:

Nerd drinkin' game. Everytime a "Start-screen" from a game you've played is shown. You DRINK!



The_Fox said:

Well, I learned something from that video: Action 52 totally stole its startup music. Somehow I'm less than surprised.



J-Manix98 said:

Whatever lonely nerdy person found the time for this...
I wanna' meet him and give him a hug.



ShadJV said:

I didn't read the whole article, went ahead and starting watching it... 5 minutes later, I curiously checked how much time was remaining. O.O heck, I'm not sitting through that. Still, kudos for anyone that patient, I have enough impatience sitting to watch 3 hour films, title screens cannot hold my interest that long.

Also, I was born in '89, my first console was a SNES at 5, my nostalgia here is very limited...



Gioku said:

So I am assuming this includes all 97 games?



123akis said:

that's a long video! i guess i can watch 10 minutes or 20 minutes of it per day



JimLad said:

Ah... the days when games just started up, and didn't make you watch a minute of production credits telling you the physics engine and the graphics engine and the video codecs...

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