How Tough are NES Games?

This doesn't relate to Mega Man directly, per se, but given that the Blue Bomber has had six releases in the Classic series released on the original 8-bit Nintendo Entertainment System, that seemed like a good enough reason to look at the latest video by Rinry of the blog Rinry Game Game as she puts a number of NES game cartridges (all Super Mario Bros./Duck Hunt double-game carts) through a series of tests to see just how tough they really are:

All in all, these games are surprisingly durable. Of course, this can only be a good thing for those who are seeking to fill in the gaps their collections possess with some of the oldest titles in the series.

It's too bad newer games aren't more durable, and that grabbing a copy of Mega Man 8 for the SEGA Saturn needs to be accompanied by extra scrutiny. On the other hand, with the growing prominence of things such as Flash memory, perhaps a return to a more durable standard isn't so far off.