1UPcard Reviews

 The Gaming Historian:

 

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Thank you for the quick shipping and great product. These arrived right in time, my order of 40 Famicom carts arrived from Japan today, and these cards cut my cart cleaning time exponentially. Work as good as everyone says. Goodbye cotton swabs, hello more gaming. Cheers! -Nikita

 

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"The cards and console cleaners are awesome! No more lines on the screen when playing my old games! Thank you for thinking about our classic systems! Keep up the great work." -Jonathan

 

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"I have a personal NES collection of over 100 carts. All of them were stored in a garage for several years before I decided to bring them back to life. 
Previously, I had purchased a NES screwdriver, and used several Q-tips and metal polish to remove all of the old rust/crust from the contacts. I literally just opened the package that arrived from you guys and put one to the test.
I took several games that were not working, and used the same 1-Up Card and the same dab of alcohol to clean and test 5 games, including 1 Tengen cart and 1 Quattro Adventure cart. 
Holy $#!%! I am blown away. What would have taken me 5-10 minutes per cart now only took 30 seconds. This is an amazing find. Please, please keep up the good work guys! Thank you!" -Andrew

 

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"A++ there are well made and very convenient seen them often on you tube with high regard from knowable people in my eye so i picked up a set of myself and must say they are the easiest and simplest way i have found to clean old retro games with out then need to open them up if they don't need internal repair will get more when these wear out if they ever do." -Chuck

 Metal Jesus:

 

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"Five Stars. My cartridges didn't work before this product. Now i'm playing Donkey Kong. Thanks." -Aaron

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"I got my cleaning cards a few days ago and used one to clean up a famicom cartridge i got off ebay...OMG thank you for making a cartridge cleaner that actually works" -Daniel

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Well, I wasn't sure if this would work for me. I rescued this old Nintendo after it had been stuffed in a dusty closet for at least 15 years. Mind you, this closet is in the deep south (coast of Alabama) where humidity is rampant. To top it all off, it was mostly used by my three brothers, so, not only was it never cleaned (aside from blowing into the cartridges), but it was not handled gently in any sense of the word.

I got it set up last week and found nothing but a blinking red light and blue screen to greet me. Nothing I did could remedy it, so I was certain I would need to replace the 72 pin connector. I found your kit by accident while searching, and I honestly thought there was very little chance it could work.

Well, it took many tries with both your console card and your cartridge cleaner, but it is now working pretty well. There is still some adjusting that I have to do here and there, but my children are really enjoying the classic games. I really appreciate your fast shipping and the rather simple solution to reviving this game console! -Anne Marie

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This product was great! I was able to clean 60 NES games with one card and some of the ones that wouldn't work before work now. This cleans much more thoroughly than a q tip! -Whitney

 John Riggs' "Open Cart Surgery":

 

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"I was satisfied with the purchase and the shipping, the product works as described and also I used the credit card cleaners for my N64 game carts and these will works for other consoles that takes carts in fact you could polish up the contacts in some of the cartridge slots." -William

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"So easy! Great product and simple to use. Works Great!" -Derrick

 

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"I received my order a few days ago and had a chance to use a 1UP card today and was already able to revive an NES game that had been giving me problems. An ingenious product it is. Sure beats using q-tips. I will definitely recommend this to friends and coworkers who collect vintage games and need to give them a tune up." -David

 

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"Very simple, didn't think this would be the fix for my old non-working games....But they all work now!" -Miguel

Retrogaming blogger reviews

Online reviews can be found by these awesome retrogaming blogging folks. Be sure to subscribe to their blogs and YouTube channels!


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"Awesome product not only can you clean all your NES & SNES games but it works on other game cartridges like Sega Genesis & Master System." -Frank H.

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I purchased a 1Up Card Nintendo 64 cleaning kit after finding my old N64 in my parent's basement. I hadn't played it in years and was bummed when some of my old favorites struggled or flat out neglected to start. I looked into cleaning methods, found this product and figured I'd give it a go. What a great decision that turned out to be.

I purchased the N64 console cleaner and a few 1Up Cards to polish off the connections in the console and in the cartridges that weren't working. After one quick cleaning session everything that hadn't worked was starting up faster than ever. Games that I remember giving me a hard time in 1998 were launching without a hitch.

I definitely recommend this product to anyone who wants to breathe new life into their N64. Gone are the days where blowing into your cartridges is considered good practice. 1Up card saved my console and games, so I'd highly recommend this product to anyone looking to preserve their classic hardware and software. They've made a customer for life out of me. -Massimo

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"Great product for keeping your retro systems working. Makes me feel nice knowing that this is specially designed for the task." -Ben B.

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"No More Cotton Swabs! Most of my NES games were pretty clean, but with just a little isopropyl alcohol on the wet end and buffing with the dry end, these pins were gleaming, it's pretty incredible. The games that I had that I thought were dead started up right away (I'm using the NES AVS from retrousb btw). No more cotton swabs for me, that's for sure." -Jim

 More Metal Jesus:

 

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"This product literally saved three seemingly-non-working SNES games from the scrap heap. It takes a total of ten seconds to clean and dry each game and, most importantly, it works!!!" -Chaz

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"I received my 1UP card today.  I must say I am VERY impressed! What a great product! As a retro gamer one of the most difficult things to judge is whether a newly purchased game is clean enough to go into my console. Your product is perfect for cleaning any game cart (except Gameboy). As someone who constantly opens carts to repair them this is a nice alternative. It is perfect for buffing up the contacts of clean games that I haven't played in a while. I will definitely be recommending this to all of my retro gaming friends!" -John

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I've collected cartridge video games for a while now and this is 1,000 times a better way to clean them. -Weston

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"Hey guys! So to all you retro games out there trying to revive your old cartridges, this is a great place to start!"

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"The design is super straight forward, and makes it easy to understand how to clean the connectors without damaging them. The sizing is great, and the whole thing also it looks cool too! I totally recommend this product!" -Derrick

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"Must have for anyone with NES, SNES, N64. Has my games working like new." -Garry

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I purchased the N64 console cleaner and a few 1Up Cards to polish off the connections in that console and its games, and was thrilled when my N64 games starting up faster than ever before. Games that I remember giving me a hard time in 1998 were launching without a hitch.

After having such a positive experience with the N64 kit, I purchased 1UP Card's Genesis kit to breathe new life into that system. I'm happy to report that the Genesis kit also helped my Sega console start games up faster than ever and without a hitch. It's a safe way to clean your console connections without opening up your system, and 1Up cards cartridge cleaners will make you forget that ever thought blowing into a cartridge was a good idea.

I'd highly recommend this product to anyone looking to preserve their classic hardware and software. -Max

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"It worked well for N64 games. You can either use it to clean the contacts while the came is intact or you can take the case off the game and use the product to provide a better clean of the game contacts. It would be nice to have an item to clean the consol contacts as well. But this item is very good and exceeded my expectations It is way better than qtips." -Andrew

 RoXolid Productions:

 

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"Does a real nice job and gets all the dust, dirt, and grime off of old games. This product works very well and after cleaning my Super Mario Bros. game. I not only saw brighter picture, but the sound became much clearer. I just wish I could find this at stores. A game store wanted me to pay 20+ dollars just for them to clean 2 games." –Hunter

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"They pulled a ton of junk out of the slot on my old brick game boy and my SNES." -Henry

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"Excellent product. I've used it to clean Neo Geo MVS cartridges and Genesis cartridges. Should work great on NES and SNES carts also. Contact pins are clean as new." -Tyson

Beau Chevassus:

 

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"Good product that's easy to use. Used it on an old used Nintendo game that I couldn't get to work at all. After applying the game worked flawlessly." -Tabitha

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"Cleans a lot better than q tips highly recommend it." -Erik

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"Product works great and is easy to use." -Sean

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"I dusted out my nes and nes games out of my closet and used this 1up cleaning kit. Everything works like it used too." -Edward

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"I purchased this because I recently set up my retro station. I noticed some of the contacts on the game cartridges were dirty after a few years of sitting in a closet, so I purchased this 1-up card to clean them up. It's insanely easy to use. It comes with a solution of 99% alcohol that you drip onto the 'wet side' of the card and the thickness of the pad ensures that it is always pressed firmly to the contacts. Once you scrub the contacts, you just flip it around and dry them off with the other side of the card. It takes all of 30 seconds. Rinse and repeat for each game and you have yourself a perfectly clean game. Your alternative is using a q-tip and that's no fun." -Derek

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"Works well on my nes games :)" -Kamen

Pete from 8-Bit Central: 

 

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"Used a q-tip for years and always had to pick the fuzz off of the contacts, this fixes that issue. Card cleans well and leaves nothing behind, works exactly as advertised!" -Adam

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"I received my Game Cleaning Kit recently and I love it. The picture size is a little confusing, but it's size makes it easy to clean the game cartridges. I have already cleaned a few Nintendo 64 and NES game cartridges, and now they work great. The wet and dry sides makes it really convenient for me to clean the game cartridges then dry them. Love the nostalgia of being able to play my old games again." -Ry

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 "SUPER FAST SHIPPING! GREAT RETRO GAME CLEANER! THANKS! Every retro game owner should have this. THANKS :-D" -Ryan

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"Works great. A must have especially if you replace your NES 72 pin connector." -Chris

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"Great item!! best product i have used for cleaning my games!!!!" -Jason

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"Cleaning video games is a breeze with this kit. No need to repeat the process to ensure the pins have been cleaned." -TiredOfCodes

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"Glad someone out there is making new cleaning kits. Now if only everyone knew that the old 72 pin connectors are superior to aftermarket pins... and that the so-called "Blinking Red Light of Death" should really be called "The Blinking Read Light of Give Me A Quick Cleaning." There is just no need for aftermarket pins if you know how to clean and maintain your console. And the new pins are terrible anyway, you practically have to take the games out with pliers with those pins installed."

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"You guys are awesome! I found you through Google search when I bought the 1up card and it worked miracles. Sending everyone I know your way. Thanks!" -Justice

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"I bought millipede off of someone and the game would not work. It was very grainy and had lots of pixels missing. I was sad because I really wanted to play the game. I bought this stuff and it immediately worked. I am so happy. This stuff saved my game! Totally recommend it!" -James

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"Works perfect for snes games." -Dominic

Niko the Wiiguy

 

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"These things are just stupid good. Can't praise them enough. Rarely a game they can't fix." - Samson

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"Easier than q-tips. I used these to clean up my Atari games and they all work perfectly now. Easily fits all my cartridges." -Audra 

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"Works great for cleaning old Nintendo and Super Nintendo cartridges. I've also used it to clean Master System, Genesis, N64, and Game Boy cartridges, and the Game Boy cartridges are the only ones that really have any issue with fitting, but that's not really a fault of the 1 Up Card, as the cartridges are so tiny in the first place. You could always use cotton swabs instead, but this is an elegant way to clean your old games." -Brian A

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"Product as described, works well / great in saving time cleaning NES, SNES, and N64 carts. Don't waste time with Q-tips that leave fuzz behind, this product is the ONLY way to go if you're not going to take the time to take the cart apart and hand polish with brass polish. Thanks!"

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After I clean my system with this I like to clean the 1 Up Card with a q-tip and a bit of water. It takes all the crud off of the card so you aren't putting it back in the system when cleaning it again." - Dev

 
A detailed and helpful review from a satisfied 1UPcard customer:
1) How did you come across the 1UPcard?
"I think I'm remembering correctly: I first learned of the 1UPcard through Instagram. They posted an image with a very positive caption about cleaning hundreds of video games with the card. I'd just picked up 300 NES cartridges from my childhood home and every time I'd clean any of them I would start to feel guilty about how many cotton swabs I was burning through, so I decided this could be a good alternative.

2) Did you get what you were expecting?

Absolutely! I had been using cotton swabs and contact cleaner to clean my old games before. Compared to that, the 1UPcard was equally effective while being a lot easier to use, with less waste and without needing to use chemicals with worryingly long warning labels.

Overall, I'm extremely happy with the 1UPcard! I will definitely be picking up more as I work my way through my old games, and have already recommended it to friends who have rediscovered old systems and tried to start restoring them.

Thank you so much!
-Bruce V.