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Category: Retro

Konami Code Tattoo: I Guess He Has 30 Arms Now

Konami Code Tattoo: I Guess He Has 30 Arms Now
Fashionably Geek reader Kevin Pacheco had Konami’s transcendent cheat code tattooed on his arm. Apparently the images of the buttons and directional pads are the same size as the ones on the NES controller.…
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Empire Steampunk Speakers: For Dapper Audiophiles Only

Empire Steampunk Speakers: For Dapper Audiophiles Only
There’s something that continues to intrigue me about Steampunk style. I think it’s the idea that technology could be driven by steam power instead of electricity. And while these speakers aren’t actually driven by steam, they’re…
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Retro Blade Runner Game: Wake up… Time to Play!

Retro Blade Runner Game: Wake up… Time to Play!
We should have had a Blade Runner game back in the old NES days, but sadly it never showed up. Well, fans of old-school video games and fans of Blade Runner will love this video created…
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3D Printed Final Fantasy VII Characters: Materia-lized

3D Printed Final Fantasy VII Characters: Materia-lized
Final Fantasy VII was the first game in the FF series to have 3D graphics. Those graphics probably look laughable now, but the squished low polygon rendering of the characters make for really adorable figurines. Look!…
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You’re Doing It Wrong: LG Unveils Retro TV with Channel and Volume Knobs

You’re Doing It Wrong: LG Unveils Retro TV with Channel and Volume Knobs
We live in a marvelous age. It’s so nice not to not have to get up off your butt to change the channel or turn the sound up. Who wants exercise? Besides, as a species, our…
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Mario Match Canvas Prints: Are Minigames Mini Art?

Mario Match Canvas Prints: Are Minigames Mini Art?
Retro game art specialist James Bit made this set of canvas prints that will be familiar to anyone who’s played Super Mario Bros. 3. It’s the spade panel minigame! These prints won’t net you extra lives…
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Cart Life: The Lemonade Stand Sim for the 21st Century

Cart Life: The Lemonade Stand Sim for the 21st Century
I love indie games. There’s just a sort of a creative freedom, ingenuity and singular artistic vision in many of these games that makes them often more fun than the big blockbusters. One unusual little indie…
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Pac Man Ice Cube Tray: Inky, Blinky, Pinky and Icy

Pac Man Ice Cube Tray: Inky, Blinky, Pinky and Icy
For some reason, I always envisioned that the maze in Pac-Man was a cold place. Something about the speed with which the ghosts are scurrying about made me think that the place was like an ice…
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Custom NES Sega Genesis Controller Perfect for Playing Super Sonic Brothers

Custom NES Sega Genesis Controller Perfect for Playing Super Sonic Brothers
Is this custom Sega Genesis controller with a sweet NES design awesome or sacrilege? I can’t decide. In my mind, the NES was so much more awesome than the Genesis. I do love them both though.…
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Pac-Man Yahtzee… It’s Driving Me Crazy

Pac-Man Yahtzee… It’s Driving Me Crazy
Pac-Man and Yahtzee are two of my favorite childhood memories. Both games provided endless hours of fun (and frustration) so what could be better than a game that combines the two?…
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Atari 2600 + Wall-E = Atar-E

Atari 2600 + Wall-E = Atar-E
Technabob contributing author Conner Flynn has a hidden talent – and I’m not talking about walking and chewing gum at the same time. The man knows his way around an Atari 2600 like it’s nobody’s business.…
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Custom Contra Action Figures: I’d Give 30 Lives for These

Custom Contra Action Figures: I’d Give 30 Lives for These
If you’re one of the thousands of kids who grew up playing Bill and Lance’s excellent adventure aka Contra, join me in ogling these custom action figures by John Harmon aka Mint Condition Customs. They even…
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PaperDude VR Needs More Bees

PaperDude VR Needs More Bees
The original Paperboy was ahead of its time. While other arcade games in the 80s featured spaceships or medieval warriors, Paperboy only had, well, a paperboy. So it’s fitting that this homage to the game uses…
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Lomography Petzval Lens: Retro-Fantastic Goodness for Your Modern DSLR

Lomography Petzval Lens: Retro-Fantastic Goodness for Your Modern DSLR
Photography has come a long way since its beginnings, but there are still some amazing things to be discovered by looking at how things worked back then. Inspired by the early days of photography, this lens…
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Plants vs. Zombies Ported to Sega Genesis: Altered Plant

Plants vs. Zombies Ported to Sega Genesis: Altered Plant
PopCap’s tower defense game Plants vs. Zombies is available on pretty much every modern gaming device, from PCs to smartphones. And it’s also on at least one classic console: the Sega Genesis aka the Mega Drive.…
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Play the Digital Watch Game Online

Play the Digital Watch Game Online
Before the advent of modern handheld gaming, some of us had to find ways to entertain ourselves on the train ride to work. One popular pastime was to see how quickly you could stop the timer…
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