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It has many uses really. It's a nice resource for learning assembly, especially 6502 assembly; it's a good reference for creating NES games, whether those are original titles or simply romhacks; it's also a great reference for building an emulator for the platform or a level editor for the game. And of course, disassembling a game and documenting the source code is a great hacking challenge that will leave you confident that you know asm. So, all the reasons that you listed, I suppose.

I can also understand a 'just because' answer. I was just curious if there's a greater goal. I'm not a gamer but I do kind of pay attention to some aspects.

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