How to Clean NES & Retro Games
23 Jan, 2012
I love me some classic games. The problem is, the older they get, the trickier they are to get working. Over the years I’ve gone through many different cleaning processes, but the video above illustrates my favorite of all the cleaning methods. This method is easily the most costly, timely, and messy one, but it really does wonders for games that are otherwise on the fritz. I have performed miracles with this stuff, getting games that I’ve otherwise thought had no chance of surviving into great working condition.
If you’ve watched the video and you’re ready to jump in there, here is a handy list of everything you’ll need to get cleaning.
Most of this stuff you probably already have around the house, so the only hurdle should be the gamebit and the polish (which you can pick up at automotive stores if you don’t want to grab it online).
I have written more in-depth articles in the past about cleaning games, restoring entire consoles like the N64 and the NES respectively, but I decided to make this video after buying Kabuki Quantum Fighter at MAGFest and it needing just a bit of care in order for me to get it working perfectly. As I said before, it takes some time, but it’s well worth it.