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:: Single System Rental
Single System Rental
Starting at: $40.00
Choose either an original Atari 2600 or an original 1985 Nintendo NES for only $20 per hour (minimum 2 hours).
The Atari 2600 is a video game console released in October 1977 by Atari, Inc. It is credited with popularizing the use of microprocessor-based hardware and cartridges containing game code, instead of having non-microprocessor dedicated hardware with all games built in. The first game console to use this format was the Fairchild Channel F; however, the Atari 2600 receives credit for making the plug-in concept popular among the game-playing public.
Nintendo started out in 1889 as a playing card company and started getting into videogames in the early '80s, producing hits like Donkey Kong and Mario Bros. Their Famicom (FAMIly COMputer) videogame system had done pretty well in Japan, selling 2.5 million systems in 1984. After negotiations with Atari to sell the Famicom in the U.S. fell through, Nintendo decided to release the system in the States on their own in 1985, ignoring the weak videogame market and the recent crash.
Selling the system to American retailers wasn't easy. Most were hesitant to buy videogame systems after the crash of the entire market just a year ago, and didn't want to get burned. So Nintendo took steps to make the system seem less like a videogame system and more like a computer or a VCR. They called the U.S. version of the Famicom the Nintendo Entertainment System, and designed it to look less like a videogame console and more like something that would fit in with other home entertainment appliances. Nintendo even agreed to buy back all unsold inventory in order to get retailers to take a chance on them. The system was originally targeted for release in spring '85, but the release date was pushed back. After test-marketing in the New York City area in late fall, the system was released nationwide in February, 1986.
How this works...
1) Pick your system from the drop down menu at the bottom
2) Pick the amount of hours you want to play
3) Check the availability calendar
4) Pick the date and time
5) Click 'Add to Cart' and pay, it's that easy!
- setup and removal of complete system(s) with controllers and popular games at your location within the Austin, Round Rock, Pflugerville, Cedar Park area
- projector screen for each game system (we can use a wall or side of your house if you prefer)
- 2 small gaming seats with speakers
- technician will remain with system for any help
$20 per hour, minimum 2 hours. Only $10 more per hour if you add another console (for example, get an Atari and a Nintendo together for $30 an hour).
What we need from your location:
- access to a standard and reliable power outlet, no further than 100 feet away from the area of gameplay.
- flat reliable dry ground or floor
Play and Refund policy:
A lot of the pleasure of playing these vintage consoles comes from the fact that they are original machines and original games. Remember, these system have ages ranging from 20 to 30 years old, well beyond what the engineers intended. - If gameplay is lost due to serious illness of a controller, cartridge or death of a system, you will be refunded accordingly. However, please allow our technician a brief chance to clean (yes, we mean blow dust out of the cartridge) or fix the problem.
- We will issue refund (minus a transportation fee if technician is already on site) due to cancellation due to bad weather if your event is held outside. - You can cancel your own appointment with us and receive a full refund as long as you let us know 48 hours in advance. If we don't spend any money, you don't spend any money.
- All payments and refunds will be through Paypal.
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This product was added to our catalog on Thursday 12 January, 2012.
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