They sure don't make 'em like they used to, right? Well, that's certainly the case when it comes to this poor, unloved NES that was rescued from the side of a freeway in Texas.

Spotted by Rob Ivy (AKA: The Obsolete Geek), the NES had seemingly been abandoned, and despite Ivy's helpful pinpointing of the location of the console on social media, it remained there until he decided to collect it himself and drop it off with his pal The 8-Bit Guy, who decided he might be able to salvage it.

Amazingly, he was right! While the console refused to boot at the first time of asking and the RF shield inside was bent out of shape, it was – with a bit of TLC – returned to working condition. In fact, The 8-Bit Guy even goes as far as to clean up the battered and cracked casing and fix the 'feet' on the underside, with the end result being a NES which is capable of giving many years of joy.

Just remember, kids – a NES is for life, not just for Christmas (1986).