Dear 100 Hour Board,
Here is a little known, but full-proof method for getting NES games to work -- Insert the game and push it down into position, turn on the power, if the game does not work hold the reset button and gently slide the game left to right without popping it back up, release the reset button. Your game will be on the welcome screen.
Better yet, download the classics with an emulator and play them on your PC. This is legal if you own the original game cartridge.
- Uncle Mario