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Category: Retro

Legend of Zelda in Microsoft Excel: Excelda

Legend of Zelda in Microsoft Excel: Excelda
Microsoft Office 2000 had a racing game Easter egg that can be unlocked through Excel. But Excelda is no secret. It’s a port of The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening made with Visual Basic and Microsoft…
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Steam-powered Tank: Steam Fortress

Steam-powered Tank: Steam Fortress
A few years ago we featured I-Wei Huang aka Crab-Fu’s remote-controlled steam-powered tank. Instructables member Ian aka steamhobby is a big fan of Crab-Fu and also makes steam-powered toys in his spare time. His recent project…
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Friday the 13th NES Jason Mask: Memento Horrid

Friday the 13th NES Jason Mask: Memento Horrid
We now know Atlus as one of the last bastions of JRPGs, but it also made one of the worst games of all time: Friday the 13th for NES. Seriously, the only good thing I can…
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Custom Super Mario World SNES: Yoshi Approved

Custom Super Mario World SNES: Yoshi Approved
This beautiful custom SNES was created by ozcan and it really makes me wish that Nintendo had offered something like it way back in the day.…
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Raspberry Pi Macintosh Emulator: Little Mac

Raspberry Pi Macintosh Emulator: Little Mac
Electronics shop Adafruit showed us how to turn the Raspberry Pi into a Game Boy emulator, complete with a Game Boy-like case. Now they’re using the affordable computer to make a device that looks and works…
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LEGO Retro Arcade Machine: Stud Operated

LEGO Retro Arcade Machine: Stud Operated
We’ve seen tiny arcade cabinets as well as a life-sized and fully functional LEGO arcade machine. But while msx80‘s idea isn’t new, he makes up for it by packing a lot of details in a small…
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RPG Creator for iOS: RPG Dev Story

RPG Creator for iOS: RPG Dev Story
Kairosoft’s strategy sim Game Dev Story is one of my favorite iOS games. But if you really want to make a video game on the go, check out the iOS app RPG Creator. That is, if…
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Pressure Gauge Modded to Measure Internet Usage: Steamtest

Pressure Gauge Modded to Measure Internet Usage: Steamtest
Network operations supervisor Ed Konowal spends a lot of time looking at graphs and other data on his monitors. To switch things up, Ed wanted to connect his job with something tangible, so he made a…
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Tom Hanks Creates Hanx Writer, a Typewriter Simulator App

Tom Hanks Creates Hanx Writer, a Typewriter Simulator App
Everyone knows Tom Hanks. He is one of the most prolific and talented actors of our time. You’ve seen him in dozens of movies and TV shows. He is one of those guys that is instantly…
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Tank Gunner Stick Turned into PC Joystick: Battlestation

Tank Gunner Stick Turned into PC Joystick: Battlestation
So you think your Steel Battalion controller is the bees’ knees? Redditor MrTheOx would like to have a word with you. Preferably while playing a tank-based game. He repurposed a surplus gunner’s turret yoke from an…
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Raspberry Pi Gamer Retro Console: Because Non-techies Get Nostalgic Too

Raspberry Pi Gamer Retro Console: Because Non-techies Get Nostalgic Too
We’ve featured many retro gaming devices based on the Raspberry Pi, but most of them are not for sale and can only be done by experienced makers. If you’d like your own Raspberry Pi-powered retro console,…
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Oil Drum Arcade Machine Gets 1.1 Games per Gallon

Oil Drum Arcade Machine Gets 1.1 Games per Gallon
We’ve seen arcade machines encased in a coffee table, a briefcase and an old barrel. Redditor Uhohthommo’s uncle went for the industrial look and stored his arcade machine’s hardware inside a 200L (approx. 53gal) oil drum.…
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DIY Dragon Ball Scouter: *Scouting Intensifies*

DIY Dragon Ball Scouter: *Scouting Intensifies*
Bandai already sells Dragon Ball scouter replicas, but YouTuber Kier Simmons’ take on the iconic accessory has a much higher power level. It’s still unfinished, but it already looks badass. Kier hasn’t gone into detail about…
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Donkey Kong Fan-made Board Game: Barrels & Ladders

Donkey Kong Fan-made Board Game: Barrels & Ladders
The Legend of Zelda is getting an officially licensed Monopoly cross over. But if you’d rather play a board game with Donkey Kong and Jumpman, check out Hernando Melo’s reskin of Chutes and Ladders featuring the…
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The Space Invaders Toilet Paper Roll Holder: Pew-Pew, Poo-Poo

The Space Invaders Toilet Paper Roll Holder: Pew-Pew, Poo-Poo
Admit it. Sometimes, even when you’re in the bathroom, you’re thinking about how to get to the next level in a video game. And if that game happens to be Space Invaders, they can now join…
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PlayStation Optimus Prime & Mega Drive Megatron: Consoles in Disguise

PlayStation Optimus Prime & Mega Drive Megatron: Consoles in Disguise
Thanks to the Transformers’ 30th anniversary, we’ve seen Optimus Prime and Megatron turned into glam rockers and bears. Now they’re also video game consoles. Takara Tomy will be releasing limited edition action figures of Optimus Prime…
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