[vcf-midatlantic] Masayuki Uemura, Creator Of The Famicom/NES And SNES, Has Passed Away

Christian Liendo cliendo at gmail.com
Thu Dec 9 18:34:50 UTC 2021

I agree, I think the NES is part of computer history

I think gaming is part of computer history for one.

The Famicom could be expanded to use basic

The Famicom uses the Ricoh 2A03 which is a MOS 6502 made by Ricoh

Many NES owners moved to home computers

I myself didn't own a NES, I have a Famicom know, but that was bought in
2004. But for many the NES was a stepping stone to computers

On Thu, Dec 9, 2021 at 12:35 PM Ethan O'Toole <telmnstr at 757.org> wrote:

> Bummer. Kudos to Nintendo and the systems Uemura created. The great video
> game crash was due to the substandard product being shipped over here in
> the states. The NES blew everything out of the water in the USA and
> brought games back with high quality product. I will never forget
> rebooting the NES over and over listening to the Gyromite opening theme.
> It had drum noises and everything. Compared to the ColecoVision. Atari
> 5200 (Atari 8bit), Atari 8bit computers and even Tandy 3-voice it was just
> so good. And Mario Bros cart seemed to pack so much data in there, it
> wasn't just two screens like Smurf Rescue in Gargamels Castle on ColecoV.
> Then the hidden warp zones! When I discovered some of those I was blown
> away, I thought I found a sloppy bug in the software but the developers
> did it on purpose and left a prize for me for discovering it! Duck Hunt
> looked so good, and was funny.
> Fast forward to today and The Switch is what, 5 years old and retails for
> like a $1 less than it did at launch. Not the most technically capable
> system on the market but it sells
> To this day, I would say Nintendo and some of it's characters are the most
> loved of any of the game systems. I believe I read that worldwide that
> Mario is now more known than Mickey Mouse.
> And their systems have just always been cool.
> >
> https://www.nintendolife.com/news/2021/12/masayuki-uemura-creator-of-the-nes-and-snes-has-passed-away
> >

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