Does the NES Have a Secret Master System Port? | Nostalgia Nerd

31 jul 2020
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Go to to sign up for free. And also, the first 200 people will get 20% off their annual premium membership. Ahhh, yes, the NES, a think of blocky curiosity. On the bottom of the NES is a rectangular insert, and behind that lies, well, an expansion slot. This video explores the NES expansion slot as well as some of the rumours surrounding it.
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  • Gentle reminder: Japanese pronunciation is not my forte. It's not even my moat.

    Nostalgia NerdNostalgia Nerd9 månader sedan
    • 69

      ShrekHas Covid19ShrekHas Covid19Månad sedan
    • Ok i speak Japanese fluently, so lemme tell you a secret. If you wanna get like 80% of the way to correct Japanese pronunciation instantly, you only need to do one thing. Pause (syllable break) after every vowel (y is not a vowel, don't pause there).

      Sam PearmanSam PearmanMånad sedan
    • @Xiao's Channel bu hgv rn ung

      Sour SorolaSour SorolaMånad sedan
    • @Arthur Rutledge funny sex number

      Brett CBrett C4 månader sedan
    • 69

      Arthur RutledgeArthur Rutledge4 månader sedan
  • What the heck is that "NES Version" for? Nintendo Entertainment System Nintendo Entertainment System Version? American systems don't have that on it.

    CowclopsCowclopsDag sedan
  • I used to hide my weed in there. My Mom never found it. Thanks, secret NES port!

    Dr. AwkwardDr. Awkward2 dagar sedan
  • Wow just break a NES haha

    M4 MediaM4 Media5 dagar sedan
  • SES

    NextPixel_YTNextPixel_YT6 dagar sedan
  • I’m surprised to hear of kids mistreating their NES (Short circuiting it, etc) ... Every kid I knew in the 80s treated their NES like the holy grail, knowing how they might never get another one if they broke it. I didn’t even let anyone else plug in controllers or games on mine.

    TruthBy DesignTruthBy Design6 dagar sedan
  • How can a company just say "no we wont license it" and stop you from making hardware specific tools? US LAW IS GARBO

    yo miloyo milo8 dagar sedan
  • See what they really could do instead of wasting all that time they could put a Nintendo 64 patch in a super Nintendo patch in and then reawaken Nintendo and have a billion jobs to awakened systems that don't get the credit anymore that way these new systems can fall down cuz in the old days you didn't need all the internet and Wi-Fi and cable people getting rich someone just had to create a chip that can access super Nintendo or Nintendo 64 in the back of it be like a reincarnation of a retro games system

    Anthony LewisAnthony Lewis8 dagar sedan
  • Ugh

    Eliazar De La CruzEliazar De La Cruz8 dagar sedan
  • The music in the background at 2:57 and 4:44 sounds just like Gethsemane :) -

    Luke SLuke S10 dagar sedan
  • Tragic, really

    disparateclamdisparateclam12 dagar sedan
  • The N64 had the same thing. The 64DD was the only expansion I know of and it was never truly utilized

    Big BonedeBig Bonede12 dagar sedan
  • its where the roaches like to hide🤷‍♀️

    $H0-TyMe$H0-TyMe14 dagar sedan
  • you damaged a fresh nintendo

    sket123 flamezsket123 flamez16 dagar sedan
  • Animatronic tentacles for the gamecube's ports. Yes. Teach it to walk.

    returnofbeauxreturnofbeaux17 dagar sedan
  • Pretty much ahead of their time

    Mike MarksMike Marks17 dagar sedan
  • At 4:00 is the resolution supposed to go back to the 1800’s

    Gabe AllredGabe Allred20 dagar sedan
  • "Shash" 😂

    Lil MikeLil Mike20 dagar sedan
  • Definitely prefer the nes and SNES we got in Europe vs the famicom and superfamicom design.

    John VaseyJohn Vasey21 dag sedan
  • Cool, just like avgn! Avgn rocks!

    Chris BrooksChris Brooks21 dag sedan
  • everyone knows it's a place to stash your weed.

    DickBurnsDickBurns21 dag sedan
  • For me it was just the perfect place to hide my stash

    Garg710Garg71022 dagar sedan
  • This port has so much potential. There are million things that the modding community could do with it, and I'm sure a few have been done, but if it was anything particularly impressive, I feel like I would've heard about it. The tweeting from a NES is cool, but I have to imagine there are so many better things that can be done.

    General NicklesGeneral Nickles26 dagar sedan
  • I don’t remember the power port on the NES being blue. Mandela Effect.

    CollinCollin27 dagar sedan
    • american nes and some european nes have black power port

      GameCube PlayerGameCube Player18 dagar sedan
    • some european nes have blue power port

      GameCube PlayerGameCube Player22 dagar sedan
  • Wait wait wait-- why in the hell does yours say ‘NES Version’? I had to check other images to make sure it wasn’t a Mandela Effect hahahaha

    CollinCollin27 dagar sedan
    • it's the british version

      GameCube PlayerGameCube Player22 dagar sedan
  • In Europe there were nes copycats that sold cheaper than the original

    Alex RusuAlex Rusu27 dagar sedan
  • "gambling being conducted on a device targeted at children" meanwhile in 2021, you cant get away from it

    Jibo Da GreyJibo Da Grey27 dagar sedan
  • Ayyyyyyyyyyyyy. Minnesota shoutout.

    KingOfGamesKingOfGames28 dagar sedan
  • I don't think any new system is as strong as nintendo was. When a nintendo doesn't work, just kick it down the stairs, blow in it and then just barely put the game in and force it down. Presto!!! Lets see an xbox or ps do that.

    AL BUNDYAL BUNDY28 dagar sedan
  • I've never seen "NES version" on a NES console before either. isn't that a bit redundant to put that on there?

    Father AxeKeeperFather AxeKeeper29 dagar sedan
  • The NES design was way ahead of its time. Not too far from an Xbox One or a PS4. Obviously it's capabilities were of its time, but it wouldn't look absurd in a modern TV cabinet.

    Big Man DanBig Man Dan29 dagar sedan
  • the background music is atrocious in this video

    DiogofrnDiogofrnMånad sedan
  • 7:05 the best part of this sequence is The Neverending Story score.

    Michael WoodworthMichael WoodworthMånad sedan
  • A lot of electronics will usually have some sort of JTAG, txrx, program or debug port hidden. There are people who play with it as a hobby, it's called "hardware hacking". xDDDD

    danieldanielMånad sedan
  • It's for hiding your weed ty Nintendo

    Pegwidge FakelastnamePegwidge FakelastnameMånad sedan
  • Lol the power blink of death (Or no cart)

    Dakota ThackerDakota ThackerMånad sedan
  • I'd like to see if any of the old expansions survive

    Nerdy AviatorNerdy AviatorMånad sedan
  • you can add a db9 port for famicom peripherals with those pins

    ShinDig ListenerShinDig ListenerMånad sedan
  • You mean UK instead of Europe, it was very popular around here and in the other countries, maybe not on the Island.

    Meneer HalfwerkMeneer HalfwerkMånad sedan
  • In 1998 i called nintendo and asked them about this . They said it was only a slot in case of future development and nothing was actually made for it .

    ChronoQCChronoQCMånad sedan
  • The port under the NES is used for nothing and nothing was ever developed for the expansion port. There ye go, that was quicker than 12.5 minutes.

    Owen FitzgeraldOwen FitzgeraldMånad sedan
  • Gambling, on my system, in this day and age?!?. More likely than you think.

    BlaszyBlaszyMånad sedan
  • Wait so you’re saying there was a cigarette charger in there LEGAL

    Gamer JamesGamer JamesMånad sedan
  • 30 years too late dude. Youre reaching!!!!!!

    MonStang50MonStang50Månad sedan
  • 6:24 that is not at all what Michigan looks like......

    J LangJ LangMånad sedan
  • This title would've been so much better if you'd started the video off asking it as a question then answering: "No, of course not. Especially in a world where lawsuits are a thing. In fact it would be so ridiculous and baffling that if the NES did have a Master System port, the title would've been an exclamation rather than a question. However what it *actually has* is far more interesting."

    Roboto MrRoboto MrMånad sedan
  • Minors gambling with a game system....a precursor to the evil that is lootboxes?

    DeadCat ThinksDeadCat ThinksMånad sedan
  • I've never seen one with the plastic tab that required being broken.

    Guy BroylesGuy BroylesMånad sedan
  • You are just a CLOWN clickbait dude thinking about a Secret Master System Port on a Nintendo consoled !!! are you serious or are you are out of your mind !!!??????

    Developer SmithDeveloper SmithMånad sedan
  • Wow holy sht!! I finally got a the answer 32 years later to wtf was that port was for!!!! I always always was thinking and thinking on it since I got the system in 1991 and then found that magical port that never went to anything a internet modem wow in 1991 amazing sht who would ever think on that when i never heard of internet or the word modem it wasn't a thing yet in those years yet and nintendo created the path way a "Modem" WOW . Im a computer guy since 1993 and this is mind popping for me sadly the world back then wasn't ready for the internet what came much later as to what we have now but could of been to do work stuff on a gaming machine made for kids costing 100 to 200$ instead of computer system costing couple of thousands more Thank you buddy!!

    NLKNLKMånad sedan
  • We already know. You're about 20 years late.

    crystal osbornecrystal osborneMånad sedan
  • Innovative as the Famicom in Japan in 1983. Obsolete and irrelevant by the time it was released in America and Europe.

    モレナウエルモレナウエルMånad sedan
  • i remember i had to cut the cover in my first NES on a second NES it had a snap cap

    CarimboHankyCarimboHankyMånad sedan
  • Sometimes you learn something new 35 years late

    00000303310000030331Månad sedan
  • Ironically, now, you can get the Texas lottery app...I didn't even have to upload an ID, I'm legal age, but they never confirmed it. I can buy tickets till I vomit and never have to be of age. Just answer one question that asks me my age...

    Corey AmeyCorey AmeyMånad sedan
  • Probably it was a port for a proposed NES Disk System?

    American Classic SonicAmerican Classic SonicMånad sedan
  • 0 min 30 s. That's weird. It is printed NES version on the plastic front. Mine doesn't have that.

    louis tournaslouis tournasMånad sedan
  • I dunno, now that you're showing that they've always put these expansion slots on their systems, it kinda feels like it was only ever a gimmick to lure people into a sense of product longevity and security in their purchase. Look, nothing substantial has ever come from these expansion ports. feels like it was, AT BEST, only ever R&D potential for them in-house.

    Blue FinchBlue FinchMånad sedan
  • "[Music plods on like a feverish camel]" wat?

    SeadgSeadgMånad sedan
  • The Game Cube had a modem that connected to the bottom, worked on games such as the GC release of Phantasy Star Online. Just an FYI.

    Silent SongSilent SongMånad sedan
  • They were probably gonna do something with it like they did with the Famicom and the Disk System addon.

    Bambe EpikBambe EpikMånad sedan
  • The port is for sponsors but it's actually for non-sponsored content

    CSTCSTMånad sedan
  • 2:30 I got click baited, fuck

    Mamma JammaMamma JammaMånad sedan
  • That would have been sick having cross platform play with nes and sega

    Dylan WicklundDylan WicklundMånad sedan
  • Every time I see someone talk about the bottom of the NES I hear Xfiles music in my head.

    GWSGWSMånad sedan
  • 6:26 - What happened to Michigan?

    Sgv_SthSgv_SthMånad sedan
  • Remember I took mine off . It never worked again even after I put it back on

    Robert RodriguezRobert RodriguezMånad sedan
  • its for hiding weed.

    lards nygaardlards nygaardMånad sedan
  • Lol

    Tracy MannersTracy MannersMånad sedan
  • I'll tell you, is an expansion port meant to be used for the american version of Disk System that never came to USA, clear?

    DionDionMånad sedan
  • Was it really less popular in Europe? I wonder how insane it must've been in the US then.

    Tom WimmenhoveTom WimmenhoveMånad sedan
  • you lost me at sinful controller lol now you're just looking for words

    ryan noonryan noonMånad sedan
  • that map of America is terrible

    Nicholas CopseyNicholas CopseyMånad sedan
  • Ah man I was that 30%. I remember in the 1st grade a Nintendo representative came to my school in California which was basically just a cultural Q&A. My question: How do you say Nintendo in Japanese. Haha the ignorance of youth. Still have my console but it's heavily modded these days and Ferrari Red.

    BullFree GamingBullFree GamingMånad sedan
  • "Emu" is pronounced "M U" as in Emulator. I'm always surprised how many so called experts and enthusiasts get this so wrong,...

    Lamron333Lamron3332 månader sedan
  • If you just push in the cartridge just enough to clear the slot that flashing light problem goes away. I just figured that out last week

    Rob LucasRob Lucas2 månader sedan
  • ugh that background music..

    Klax0nKlax0n2 månader sedan
  • Don't need watch the video .. the answer is obviously no

    EVO-McPOTEVO-McPOT2 månader sedan
  • Does this even matter?

    Game TossGame Toss2 månader sedan
  • Dude you voided the warranty!

    DeathKultLabsDeathKultLabs2 månader sedan
  • It’s the expansion, we had one hooked up to an exercise bike so you could stay home and bike down the road at the same time. Genius

    RasRas2 månader sedan
  • Man I wish I could go back and relive my childhood

    Life & Time of Tiger24Life & Time of Tiger242 månader sedan
  • Christ almighty. Does every flipping video on YT have to be a mega production crammed full of everything but what the title pertains to!? 👎

    Yeah RightYeah Right2 månader sedan
  • it was all super advance in code, all teh world east meats west Datson Nissan New Sun, Matrix, SAturn Venus and V for Vandetta, War and Men From MArs..Machismo Nismo MachuPichu and Pikachu to Take a Peek at you. It's about the Lord and Kingdom

    BRAd From The Valley Bradley TurnhamBRAd From The Valley Bradley Turnham2 månader sedan
  • Wow back when our government actually cared about publishers pushing vice (gambling) onto children. Can you imagine EA trying to pull the type of trash they do now in 1991? It's a shame we no longer believe in protecting children from predatory companies with "surprise mechanics." It appears both the US of A and jolly old England just don't care about much of anything anymore. Unless of course it's for more nanny state control and if they can wet their beak all the better.

    Sinn0100Sinn01002 månader sedan
  • I haven’t seen a Visionaires toy in ages 🤣🤣

    Sean RyanSean Ryan2 månader sedan
  • mystery solved..

    Media PoolMedia Pool2 månader sedan
  • What's the music at 7:24? Reminds of Neverending Story.

    Jimmy157Jimmy1572 månader sedan
  • Illuminati

    Travis kTravis k2 månader sedan
  • It's a really good dust and dirt collector I always had to clean that part out to get the cartridge working again.

    Mckever LewisMckever Lewis2 månader sedan
  • Thought I seen something somewhere that the expansion port was for an external CD-ROM chassis?

    Michael LawsonMichael Lawson2 månader sedan
  • Hello world.........u forgot one aspect .....high voltage analogy singal careful .....fcc.......cheers to all........

    matt harveymatt harvey2 månader sedan
  • Ok..what’s the answer? Lol took way too long

    JoeyFbankJoeyFbank2 månader sedan
  • Love that you mentioned the product Chykn offered, it is amazing. You can connect a 4-player Famicom adapter and play Nekketsu Fighting Legend on your toaster NES. Proto-Smash Bros!

    Kelly HeadKelly Head2 månader sedan
  • President of nintendo owa kowa lemme get a owa owa

    Eddie DemayoEddie Demayo2 månader sedan
  • This video has about 11 minutes of information NOT related to the title of the video. Click bait at its finest😒

    JFDM MckibbenJFDM Mckibben2 månader sedan
  • Jeez, you people in the comments just spouting "it's an expansion slot, you're welcome" need to get over yourselves. He takes the time to give the background and story around it. Informative video. You don't have to be pretentious about it. *smh*

    DarthMohammedDarthMohammed2 månader sedan
  • Is that,. Neverending Story music LOL llololol

    VR & AR dev.StudioVR & AR dev.Studio2 månader sedan
  • The worlds first Universal Systems Bay? Ha!

    VR & AR dev.StudioVR & AR dev.Studio2 månader sedan
  • I always wondered about this

    Bolo that mutha fukinBolo that mutha fukin2 månader sedan