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Hack 62. Programming Music for the Nintendo Entertainment System

The Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) was released in North America in 1985, two years after its release in Japan where it was known as the Family Computer (Famicom). It enjoyed a particularly long life, remaining in production for nearly 10 years. Over these years, hundreds of games were released for the console, and it could certainly be argued that it earned the title of king of the 8-bit generation. One of the most memorable aspects of the NES was its distinctive sound—the cute chip melodies many of us can still easily recall today.


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