300$, at first, sounds steep but I do remember games around that time costing something like 80$... maybe I'm remembering things wrong.
I still have my NES tucked away. Should get it out at some stage to check that it works. I might have to hook up the air compressor to blow those cartridges out, lol.
To G - A few years back I went to a exhibition back here in Aus that was called Game On. You got to walk through and play all the old consoles / games / arcade machines, etc. So much fun. I picked up the NES controller to play Street Fighter - button lag of a good second to complete moves lols.