Mission Statement

Our mission: To help our customers reclaim the fun and excitement of their "video game playing youth" by revitalizing their old and worn-out systems and providing an easy to use online store that carries all the NES, SNES, SEGA, N64, Gamecube, Gameboy, and DS repair parts, games and accessories they desire. We hope you find our site helpful, whatever your needs. Thanks for shopping with Retro Video Game Repair and as always happy gaming!

Marilyn D Gist, Qwner/Manager


Retro Video Game Repair is dedicated to restoring classic Nintendo Entertainment Systems to working condition. To achieve this goal, we have designed several unique services and products to help people around the world to get their NES working again. Our mail-in repair service and home repair kit for the NES have proven wildly successful with our customers, as well as our how-to-repair videos. To date, Retro-Video-Game-Repair.com has helped over 5000 customers repair and restore their NES system and games.


Beyond providing unique repair related products and services, Retro Video Game Repair guarantees to seek out desirable accessories for all of the classic Nintendo systems for our customers. We currently offer a mix of new and used accessory items that are hard to find, but necessary for a working system. The parts we seek out are of the highest possible quality, and are tested thoroughly before being sold.


Brian P. Coleman, the Founder & original President of Retro Video Game Repair fixed his first NES as a birthday present for his then girlfriend (who is now his wife - she must have liked the gift)! Dorky right? Well, her favorite game of all time is Super Mario Bros. 3, and her old NES had been out of commission for years. So, Brian did some research and tested a few used systems until he discovered the secrets to NES repair. Once he had fixed a few systems for other friends and family, he soon realized just how much people enjoyed playing their favorite NES games again. Before long, The  Nintendo Repair Shop was born in 2005.

Over the years, while still dedicated to our original mission to restore each and every Nintendo Entertainment System to full working order, we added a wide variety of repair services for other games and systems as well as an extensive selection of classic gaming systems, accessories, replacement parts, and games.

In 2014 we changed our name from The Nintendo Repair Shop to Retro Video Game Repair at retro-video-game-repair.com, and at the end of that year, Brian left the company to pursue other interests. Marilyn Gist, who had been managing day-to-day operations all along, took over in 2015. 

Retro Video Game Repair works hard each and every day to bring classic gaming back to life for you, your family and friends. Brian and Marilyn wouldn't have it any other way!