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NES controllers won't work!

My NES, that I just bought had 2 controllers and 16 games, but that doesn't matter. Anyways when I want to play two player in Mario the down button won't go down to 2 players, same with Ikari Warriors. But wierdly it works on Dr. Mario. Can anyone help!!!???

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Using the select button will switch between the options.

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