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 Nerd8 maanden geleden
    • 69

      ShrekHas Covid19ShrekHas Covid195 dagen geleden
    • 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 Pearman16 dagen geleden
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      Sour SorolaSour Sorola22 dagen geleden
    • @Arthur Rutledge funny sex number

      Brett CBrett C3 maanden geleden
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      Arthur RutledgeArthur Rutledge3 maanden geleden
  • 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 NicklesDag geleden
  • I donโ€™t remember the power port on the NES being blue. Mandela Effect.

    CollinCollinDag geleden
  • Wait wait wait-- why in the hell does yours say โ€˜NES Versionโ€™? I had to check other images to make sure it wasnโ€™t a Mandela Effect hahahaha

    CollinCollinDag geleden
  • In Europe there were nes copycats that sold cheaper than the original

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

    Jibo Da GreyJibo Da Grey2 dagen geleden
  • Ayyyyyyyyyyyyy. Minnesota shoutout.

    KingOfGamesKingOfGames2 dagen geleden
  • 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 BUNDY2 dagen geleden
  • 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 AxeKeeper4 dagen geleden
  • 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 Dan4 dagen geleden
  • the background music is atrocious in this video

    DovahcookDovahcook4 dagen geleden
  • 7:05 the best part of this sequence is The Neverending Story score.

    Michael WoodworthMichael Woodworth4 dagen geleden
  • 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

    danieldaniel5 dagen geleden
  • It's for hiding your weed ty Nintendo

    Pegwidge FakelastnamePegwidge Fakelastname5 dagen geleden
  • Lol the power blink of death (Or no cart)

    Dakota ThackerDakota Thacker5 dagen geleden
  • I'd like to see if any of the old expansions survive

    Nerdy AviatorNerdy Aviator6 dagen geleden
  • Back in the day, it was a hiding spot for your stash. Still remember that half-burned joint smell when opened. Smoking blunts was not hip back then. Had to hide it

    Brian SmithBrian Smith7 dagen geleden
  • you can add a db9 port for famicom peripherals with those pins

    ShinDig ListenerShinDig Listener8 dagen geleden
  • You mean UK instead of Europe, it was very popular around here and in the other countries, maybe not on the Island.

    Meneer HalfwerkMeneer Halfwerk8 dagen geleden
  • 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 .

    ChronoQCChronoQC8 dagen geleden
  • 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 Fitzgerald9 dagen geleden
  • Gambling, on my system, in this day and age?!?. More likely than you think.

    BlaszyBlaszy9 dagen geleden
  • Wait so youโ€™re saying there was a cigarette charger in there LEGAL

    Gamer JamesGamer James9 dagen geleden
  • 30 years too late dude. Youre reaching!!!!!!

    MonStang50MonStang5012 dagen geleden
  • 6:24 that is not at all what Michigan looks like......

    J LangJ Lang12 dagen geleden
  • 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 Mr12 dagen geleden
  • Minors gambling with a game system....a precursor to the evil that is lootboxes?

    DeadCat ThinksDeadCat Thinks14 dagen geleden
  • I've never seen one with the plastic tab that required being broken.

    Guy BroylesGuy Broyles15 dagen geleden
  • 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 Smith16 dagen geleden
  • 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!!

    NLKNLK16 dagen geleden
  • We already know. You're about 20 years late.

    crystal osbornecrystal osborne16 dagen geleden
  • Innovative as the Famicom in Japan in 1983. Obsolete and irrelevant by the time it was released in America and Europe.

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  • i remember i had to cut the cover in my first NES on a second NES it had a snap cap

    CarimboHankyCarimboHanky16 dagen geleden
  • Sometimes you learn something new 35 years late

    0000030331000003033117 dagen geleden
  • 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 Amey18 dagen geleden
  • Probably it was a port for a proposed NES Disk System?

    American Classic SonicAmerican Classic Sonic19 dagen geleden
  • 0 min 30 s. That's weird. It is printed NES version on the plastic front. Mine doesn't have that.

    louis tournaslouis tournas20 dagen geleden
  • 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 Finch20 dagen geleden
  • "[Music plods on like a feverish camel]" wat?

    SeadgSeadg21 dag geleden
  • 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 Song24 dagen geleden
  • They were probably gonna do something with it like they did with the Famicom and the Disk System addon.

    Bambe EpikBambe Epik25 dagen geleden
  • The port is for sponsors but it's actually for non-sponsored content

    CSTCST27 dagen geleden
  • 2:30 I got click baited, fuck

    Mamma JammaMamma Jamma28 dagen geleden
  • That would have been sick having cross platform play with nes and sega

    Dylan WicklundDylan Wicklund28 dagen geleden
  • Every time I see someone talk about the bottom of the NES I hear Xfiles music in my head.

    GWSGWS29 dagen geleden
  • 6:26 - What happened to Michigan?

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

    Robert RodriguezRobert RodriguezMaand geleden
  • its for hiding weed.

    lards nygaardlards nygaardMaand geleden
  • Lol

    Tracy MannersTracy MannersMaand geleden
  • 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?

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

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

    ryan noonryan noonMaand geleden
  • that map of America is terrible

    Nicholas CopseyNicholas CopseyMaand geleden
  • 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 GamingMaand geleden
  • "Emu" is pronounced "M U" as in Emulator. I'm always surprised how many so called experts and enthusiasts get this so wrong,...

    Lamron333Lamron333Maand geleden
  • 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 LucasMaand geleden
  • ugh that background music..

    Klax0nKlax0nMaand geleden
  • Don't need watch the video .. the answer is obviously no

    EVO-McPOTEVO-McPOTMaand geleden
  • Does this even matter?

    Game TossGame TossMaand geleden
  • Dude you voided the warranty!

    DeathKultLabsDeathKultLabsMaand geleden
  • Itโ€™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

    RasRasMaand geleden
  • Man I wish I could go back and relive my childhood

    Life & Time of Tiger24Life & Time of Tiger24Maand geleden
  • Christ almighty. Does every flipping video on YT have to be a mega production crammed full of everything but what the title pertains to!? ๐Ÿ‘Ž

    Yeah RightYeah RightMaand geleden
  • 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 TurnhamMaand geleden
  • 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.

    Sinn0100Sinn0100Maand geleden
  • I havenโ€™t seen a Visionaires toy in ages ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ

    Sean RyanSean RyanMaand geleden
  • mystery solved..

    Media PoolMedia PoolMaand geleden
  • What's the music at 7:24? Reminds of Neverending Story.

    Jimmy157Jimmy157Maand geleden
  • Illuminati

    Travis kTravis kMaand geleden
  • 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 LewisMaand geleden
  • Thought I seen something somewhere that the expansion port was for an external CD-ROM chassis?

    Michael LawsonMichael LawsonMaand geleden
  • Hello world.........u forgot one aspect .....high voltage analogy singal careful .....fcc.......cheers to all........

    matt harveymatt harveyMaand geleden
  • Ok..whatโ€™s the answer? Lol took way too long

    JoeyFbankJoeyFbankMaand geleden
  • 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 maanden geleden
  • President of nintendo owa kowa lemme get a owa owa

    Eddie DemayoEddie Demayo2 maanden geleden
  • This video has about 11 minutes of information NOT related to the title of the video. Click bait at its finest๐Ÿ˜’

    JFDM MckibbenJFDM Mckibben2 maanden geleden
  • 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 maanden geleden
  • Is that,. Neverending Story music LOL llololol

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

    VR & AR dev.StudioVR & AR dev.Studio2 maanden geleden
  • I always wondered about this

    Bolo that mutha fukinBolo that mutha fukin2 maanden geleden
  • It was a wire management system save your time

    Mr. Bongs BurgHMr. Bongs BurgH2 maanden geleden
  • You need to boil your NES pin connector.

    Spellchanger 1Spellchanger 12 maanden geleden
  • Is that song like a Neverending story rip off? Lol

    KITdaBerserkerKITdaBerserker2 maanden geleden
  • SEGA actually done what NES/SNES could not, SEGA Genesis, 32X and SEGA CD. and with the help of an expansion cart region locked games.

    John JenkinsJohn Jenkins2 maanden geleden
  • I always thought it was for Nintendo and various others had a computer to hook it up and have a measurement of of human responses for artificial intelligence development purposes. And when your Nintendo went to the dump or was brought into a second hand video game store the data would be collected for use.

    Mister HatleyMister Hatley2 maanden geleden
  • I wonderd that to what that was for

    Bret FarrisBret Farris2 maanden geleden
  • You stole the neverending story soundtrack

    The UngoliantThe Ungoliant2 maanden geleden
  • Wait. Hold on. The peripheral port has direct cpu access?! That means this console could actually be wired up to cluster compute. Would be useless but wouod be a great display in technological prowess.

    Netkiller3714Netkiller37142 maanden geleden
  • Take the plastic case off so the cartridge will fit then see what happens.

    Netkiller3714Netkiller37142 maanden geleden
  • Actually it was originally designed for connecting to a developer dock as well as the cd addition sony waa supposed to make until nintendo fucked them over with philips then didnt even use philips design.

    Netkiller3714Netkiller37142 maanden geleden
  • And now you need a converter just to plug in an Ethernet cable.

    The Lemony BardThe Lemony Bard2 maanden geleden
  • It was popular to me as an eight year old i got it with turtles game and of coarse Mario nostalgia love it

    Stephen LamleyStephen Lamley2 maanden geleden
  • The only timeโ€™s Nintendo used an expansion port was with Super Famicon: Satellite View and Nintendo 64: 64DD

    Lazy GamingLazy Gaming2 maanden geleden
  • It's where I used to stash my weed when I was a kid! (sober now!)

    Jon LorieJon Lorie2 maanden geleden
  • "The never ending story" theme music!!!

    glovedcop69glovedcop692 maanden geleden
  • The Port is There so you don't have to use it!!!!

    MrParkerman6MrParkerman62 maanden geleden
  • Nintendo has been ahead of the game since before the game existed

    that youtube channelthat youtube channel2 maanden geleden
  • Would you be interested in purchasing the VHS Tape? I'm in contact with the guy who owns the only VHS (never been uploaded)

    HacksolotFilmsHacksolotFilms2 maanden geleden
  • There is one on the underside of the Japanese Master System that you can plug rest-of-world Master System games into.

    Neil McLeanNeil McLean2 maanden geleden
  • To those my age, remember Sega Channel? I had that idea at age 10 and how be damned if they didn't create it.

    Bryan LudwigBryan Ludwig2 maanden geleden