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Category: Retro

Super Mario Bros. Theme on a Classic Chinese Instrument: Shengtune

Super Mario Bros. Theme on a Classic Chinese Instrument: Shengtune
The Super Mario Bros. theme is nearly 30 years old. It’s quite old, but not as ancient as the sheng, a Chinese instrument that’s mentioned in texts from 11th to 12th century B.C., which means it…
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The Legend of Zelda for Oculus Rift: ZeldaVR

The Legend of Zelda for Oculus Rift: ZeldaVR
Now’s your chance to see The Legend of Zelda through the eyes of Link. Modder Ubiquitron is working on ZeldaVR, a port of the legendary NES game for the Oculus Rift. Can you gather the fragments…
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NES Pro Wrestling Prints: A Portrait is You!

NES Pro Wrestling Prints: A Portrait is You!
Retro video game artist James Bit is now selling a series of prints featuring the characters of Pro Wrestling, the classic NES game and source of the infamous “A Winner is You!” meme.…
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GBA4iOS 2.0 Lets You Play Game Boy Advance Games on iOS, No Jailbreak Required

GBA4iOS 2.0 Lets You Play Game Boy Advance Games on iOS, No Jailbreak Required
A couple of days ago we saw how you can play NES games on a stock iOS device. It turns out you don’t need to jailbreak your iOS device to play Game Boy Advance games on…
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Classic Arcade Wristwatch: Game and Watch, Literally.

Classic Arcade Wristwatch: Game and Watch, Literally.
Looking for a new watch? Love video games? Then you’ll love the Classic Arcade watch. Granted, it’s bulky, but the fact that it looks like you’ve got a miniature arcade strapped onto your wrist more than…
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Mini LEGO Nintendo Entertainment System Kit: NES Pocket

Mini LEGO Nintendo Entertainment System Kit: NES Pocket
After releasing LEGO miniature kits for the Atari 2600 and the Commodore 64, Chris “Powerpig” Mcveigh takes on the king of 8-bit consoles. His mini NES is made of 220 LEGO pieces, including two controllers and…
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WebNES Runs NES Games on Mobile Device Browsers: Free from Jailbreak

WebNES Runs NES Games on Mobile Device Browsers: Free from Jailbreak
You can easily find NES emulators for Android devices, but you’d have to jailbreak an iOS device if you want to install a similar program on it. Until now. WebNES is a web-based emulator that runs…
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NES in a VHS Tape: VideoTendo 2000

NES in a VHS Tape: VideoTendo 2000
Both the original NES console and VHS tapes were popular back in the 1980s, so it actually doesn’t seem that unusual to see the two in the same picture together. Though I can honestly say I’ve…
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Steve Jobs Time Capsule Episode of Diggers to Air February 25

Steve Jobs Time Capsule Episode of Diggers to Air February 25
You might recall back in September of last year when we mentioned that a time capsule buried in Aspen, Colorado back in 1983 had been discovered. The time capsule was originally supposed to be unearthed in…
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Star Wars 30-foot Cross Stitch: The Coruscant Tapestry

Star Wars 30-foot Cross Stitch: The Coruscant Tapestry
Last year we saw a 24-foot long print that depicts the history of Doctor Who, which was inspired by the mysterious Bayeux Tapestry. The talented pop artist Aled Lewis was also inspired by the relic to…
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PIXEL V2 Pixel Art LED Frame: More Features, More Accesories, Same Great Resolution

PIXEL V2 Pixel Art LED Frame: More Features, More Accesories, Same Great Resolution
I was going to talk about a pixel art LED display that’s currently raising funds on Kickstarter when I remembered that I already saw something much better: Al Linke’s PIXEL. It turns out he’s also raising…
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Geeky Willow Plates: Calamityware

Geeky Willow Plates: Calamityware
If you missed out on Olly Moss’ limited edition 8-bit willow plates, Don Moyer’s Calamityware might be the next best thing. Don creates humorous dinner plates by using the ancient willow pattern to depict modern subjects.…
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Arcade Machine Accepts Bitcoins: Bitcoin-op

Arcade Machine Accepts Bitcoins: Bitcoin-op
A growing number of establishments are accepting Bitcoin as payment. Now you can even use it to play arcade games. British company Liberty Games combined the cutting edge currency with the aging gaming platform to make…
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DIY LEGO Star Wars Pinball Machine: Revenge of the Tilt

DIY LEGO Star Wars Pinball Machine: Revenge of the Tilt
Jimmy aka 6kyubi6 made a working Star Wars-themed pinball machine using LEGO. Aside from its moving parts and different colored lights, the machine also has various minifigs and figures of Star Wars characters, including Luke, Darth…
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Yes, This Is an HDTV

Yes, This Is an HDTV
If there’s one thing that today’s flat-screen TVs have led to is a lack of the sort of unique designs that CRTs used to offer. I suppose this is a good thing, as HDTVs are designed…
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Vectorscope Clock Mod: from Chroma to Chronon

Vectorscope Clock Mod: from Chroma to Chronon
Oscilloclock shop owner Aaron’s latest offering is based on a vectorscope, a special kind of oscilloscope used to analyze the quality of television or video signals. Like its brethren, the digital age has reduced the need…
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