The glory days of Nintendo consoles will forever be tied to endlessly blowing in plastic game cartridges. With its upcoming convertible system, Nintendo will try to recapture that magic, a source told The Wall Street Journal.
The popular myth has been debunked: you can’t blow on cartridges to make them work. Actually, blowing on the cartridge might damage it. Sorry, folks. It’s true.
Inspired by a three-year-old Kotaku article, Canadian blogger Rinry subjected eight NES carts to varying forms of torture to see just how durable the goods were. Seven of them were still fully playable.