WARNING - Seizures

  • Some people (about 1 in 4000) may have seizures or blackouts triggered by light flashes or patterns, such as while watching TV or playing video games, even if they have never had a seizure before.
  • Anyone who has had a seizure, loss of awareness, or other symptom linked to an epileptic condition should consult a doctor before playing a video game.
  • Parents should watch when their children play video games. Stop playing and consult a doctor if you or your child have any of the following symptoms:

    Loss of awareness
    Involuntary movements
      Eye or muscle twitching
    Altered vision
  • To reduce the likelihood of a seizure when playing video games:
    1. Sit or stand as far from the screen as possible.
    2. Play video games on the smallest available television screen.
    3. Do not play if you are tired or need sleep.
    4. Play in a well-lit room.
    5. Take a 10 to 15 minute break every hour.

WARNING - Repetitive Motion Injuries and Eyestrain
Playing video games can make your muscles, joints, skin or eyes hurt after a few hours. Follow these instructions to avoid problems such as tendinitis, carpal tunnel syndrome, skin irritation or eyestrain:

  • Avoid excessive play. It is recommended that parents monitor their children for appropriate play.
  • Take a 10 to 15 minute break every hour, even if you don't think you need it.
  • If your hands, wrists, arms or eyes become tired or sore while playing, stop and rest them for several hours before playing again.
  • If you continue to have sore hands, wrists, arms or eyes during or after play, stop playing and see a doctor.

WARNING - Electric Shock
To avoid electric shock when you use this system:

  • Do not use a Nintendo system during a lightning storm. There may be a risk of electric shock from lightning.
  • Use only the AC adapter that comes with your system.
  • Do not use the AC adapter if it has damaged, split or broken cords or wires.
  • Make sure that the AC adapter cord is fully inserted into the wall outlet or extension cord.
  • Always carefully disconnect all plugs by pulling on the plug and not on the cord. Make sure the system's power switch is turned OFF before removing the AC adapter cord from an outlet.

CAUTION - Motion Sickness
Playing video games can cause motion sickness. If you or your child feel dizzy or nauseous when playing video games with this system, stop playing and rest. Do not drive or engage in other demanding activity until you feel better.

CAUTION - TV Screen Damage

Some televisions can be damaged by the display of a stationary image, because
the image may be permanently "burned" into the screen. Playing video games with stationary images or patterns, or leaving video games on hold or pause, may lead to this type of damage. When taking a break, place the game on pause and turn the TV off until you are ready to play again.

Before using your Nintendo system with any TV, especially front and rear projection, be sure to review all documentation included with your TV to find out whether video games can be played on the TV without damaging it.
If in doubt, contact the manufacturer of the TV. Neither Nintendo nor any of Nintendo's licensees will be liable for any damage to your TV.


  1. Always turn the power switch of the Control Deck off before loading or removing a Game Pak. Insert the Game Pak completely without forcing either the Game Pak or the Control Deck. Load ONLY Game Paks designed specifically for your particular system into the Control Deck.
  2. Do not use any type of AC power supply other than the one provided with your system. The AC power supply and Control Deck may become warm during use; this is normal and is no cause for concern.
  3. Do not operate the Control Deck or plug in the AC power supply if the power cord is broken, split, or damaged in any way.
  4. The Control Deck has several ventilation slots in the housing designed to maintain adequate ventilation. Do not operate the Control Deck in a location where any of the ventilation slots may become covered.
  5. For the best TV picture quality, use only the RF switch and modulator sold by Nintendo.
  6. Do not disassemble or try to repair the system components. Doing so voids your warranty.
  7. After you have finished playing, be sure to remove the Game Pak from the Control Deck.
  8. Do not store the Control Deck in a humid place, on the floor or in any location where it may collect dirt, dust, lint, etc.
  9. Do not drop, hit or otherwise abuse the system components.
  10. Do not leave the Control Deck turned on for extended periods when not in use.
  11. When disconnecting any plugs from the Control Deck or wall outlet, first turn the Control Deck off. Then carefully pull by the plug itself rather than by the cord. Do not step on, sharply pull or bend any wires or cables.
  12. Do not expose the Control Deck, Game Paks or any other system components to extreme heat or cold.
  13. Do not spill liquids on the Control Deck, Game Paks, Controller or any other system components. To clean, use a soft slightly damp cloth. Allow the component to dry completely before using again. (Use water only.)


  1. Avoid touching the connectors with your fingers. Do not blow on them or allow them to get wet or dirty. Doing so may damage the Game Pak and/or the Control Deck or Controller.
  2. Game Paks are high precision pieces of electronics. Do not store them in places that are very hot or cold. Do not hit, drop or otherwise abuse them. Do not take them apart.
  3. Do not clean with benzene, paint thinner, alcohol or any other solvent.
  4. Always check the Game Pak edge connector for foreign material before inserting into the Control Deck or Controller.
  5. Do not rapidly turn the power switch on and off, as this may cause backed-up Game Paks to lose your stored game information.

FCC Information

Under FCC rules, changes or modifications to this product not expressly approved by the manufacturer could void the user's authority to operate this product. This product has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This product generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this product does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the product off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures listed on the next page.

  • Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna
  • Move the Nintendo console away from the receiver
  • Plug the AC adapter from the console into a different outlet so the console and receiver are on different circuits
  • Consult the dealer, an experienced radio/TV technician or a NINTENDO AUTHORIZED REPAIR CENTERS for help or suggestions. The user may find the following booklet prepared by the Federal Communications Commission helpful: How to Identify and Resolve Radio-TV Interference Problems. This booklet is available from the U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C., 20402, Stock No. 004-000-00345-4.