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    Default spotted on ebay: Nintendo M82 Game Selectable Working Product Display

    Check this out:

    Nintendo M82 Game Selectable Working Product Display - eBay (item 110500092136 end time Mar-28-10 10:37:32 PDT)

    M82 Game Selectable Working Product Display New In Box

    This probably the only New in box m82 you will ever see
    Maybe the only one in Existens , A quite rare item these days and only growing in value

    The Nintendo M82 is a demonstration unit for the Nintendo Entertainment System to allow customers to try games in-store before purchasing them. The full title on the machine was the M82 Game Selectable Working Product Display [1]. The machine was different from the more arcade orientated PlayChoice, fundamentally because it used consumer NES carts instead of proprietary ROM chips.

    The M82 could hold up to 12 games, which were visible (on end) through small windows and were numbered 1 - 12, starting in the upper left-hand slot. Unlike the Japanese Famicom Box, a similar demo unit that demanded specially-made cartridges, the M82 accepted any standard PAL game cartridge. The games were selected by pressing a red button on the front of the unit. Up to two controllers and one Zapper could be connected and were held on small shelves on the lower front of the unit. The play time could be set by the store via a knob on the back of the unit; this could be 30 seconds, 3 minutes, 6 minutes or 128 minutes.



    The Box is overall in good condition , just a small dent, and the tape is losing is natural glue, but thats normal for 23 years i hope =)

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    Default Re: spotted on ebay: Nintendo M82 Game Selectable Working Product Display

    ALso there's this:

    Nintendo NES M8 Kiosk Store Display Unit - eBay (item 140385916349 end time Mar-02-10 17:28:31 PST)

    Up for auction is a very rare original NES Kiosk that was originally used in stores to promote the release of the (at the time) new Nintendo Entertainment System. This unit, which is referred to as a M8 is the precursor to the more well known (and more common by comparison) M82 unit. There is a switch in the back to toggle how long you want the games to be playable, those this feature is currently disabled to allow the games to play as long as you'd like. Another nice feature is that there are three controller ports so you can always have a zapper plugged in for easy use.

    There are 15 playable games on this particular M8:
    Duck Hunt
    Hogan's Alley
    Wild Gunman
    Balloon Fight
    Ice Climber
    Kung Fu
    Pinball
    Super Mario Bros
    Baseball
    Golf
    Tennis
    Excite Bike
    Mach Rider
    Wrecking Crew
    Popeye

    As far as condition goes, there is some discoloration on the front panel due to sun exposure and a one inch crack in the back left corner.

 

 

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