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Category: Retro

It’s Dangerous to Go Alone! Take This Throw.

It’s Dangerous to Go Alone! Take This Throw.

It’s probably the most oft repeated seven-word phrase in the history of gaming – but the admonition by the old man in The Legend of Zelda are wise words for life in general. After all, you…

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NES-themed Arcade Cabinet: Forward Compatibility

NES-themed Arcade Cabinet: Forward Compatibility

It may not be the best arcade cabinet ever, but Redditor mystery_smelly_feet’s arcade cabinet is no slouch either; especially since he made it with his own two hands. Unless of course he has six hands, in…

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The Ultimate Arcade Game Cake

The Ultimate Arcade Game Cake

After years of thinking about it, I finally bit the bullet and ordered a custom MAME cabinet for my basement. It’s finally coming next week, so I can’t wait to try and beat these guy’s Donkey…

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3D Printed Legend of Zelda Items: Hyrule Foundry

3D Printed Legend of Zelda Items: Hyrule Foundry

A die-hard Legend of Zelda fan saw the wisdom in using the power of 3D printing to bring the game’s items to life. He also has the courage to sell the items despite the looming threat…

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Vintage Execution Arcade Machine: Hangman, Anyone?

Vintage Execution Arcade Machine: Hangman, Anyone?

I’ve seen some strange stuff over the years, but this has to take the cake as the most unusual arcade machine I’ve ever seen.…

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Steampunk Nintendo Controller Coffee Table: NESSSS

Steampunk Nintendo Controller Coffee Table: NESSSS

Here’s a coffee table that would go well with the steampunk NES. It was made by Charles Lushear of Bohemian Workbench using found items. I wouldn’t disagree if you think it’s more junkyard than steampunk, but…

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Original Star Trek Galileo Shuttlecraft Being Fully Restored

Original Star Trek Galileo Shuttlecraft Being Fully Restored

It has been over 45 years since the original Star Trek graced TV screens, but somehow this 1:1 scale Galileo shuttlecraft prop from the original Star Trek has survived, though it shows it’s age.…

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Flying R/C Enterprise NCC 1701-D: Captain, The Rechargeables Can’t Hold Her Much Longer!

Flying R/C Enterprise NCC 1701-D: Captain, The Rechargeables Can’t Hold Her Much Longer!

Watching this video of this guy making his own model of the Starship Enterprise D – then making it fly – is truly inspirational. It is a fully functional R/C model. It’s even illuminated by super…

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Crosley Spinnerette USB Converter Turntable: Hands-on Review

Crosley Spinnerette USB Converter Turntable: Hands-on Review

I’m probably dating myself, but I still have a massive collection of old vinyl records gathering dust in bins in my closet. I actually no longer have a turntable, so other than the few records I…

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Mega Man Unlimited Fan Game: Hold on to Your Heart Tank

Mega Man Unlimited Fan Game: Hold on to Your Heart Tank

It’s been quite a while since Capcom released an official Mega Man game; even its 25th anniversary gift to fans Street Fighter x Mega Man was mostly made by a fan. So forget about doing something…

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Q*Bert Playable Diorama: What the !@$%!^?

Q*Bert Playable Diorama: What the !@$%!^?

As iconic as Q*Bert was back in the 1980s, it was also one of the most difficult and frustrating arcade games I ever played. I never was able to master it, though I’ve done a little…

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Belt Buckle Retro Gaming System Will Make Geeks Kneel Before You

Belt Buckle Retro Gaming System Will Make Geeks Kneel Before You

Instructables member cunning_fellow made brass belt buckle with a crude handheld gaming device built-in. He calls it the Asteroid Belt, probably because the first game he’s making for it is an Asteroids ripoff.…

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Halo Game for the Atari 2600 Released in Cartridge Form: Combat Devolved

Halo Game for the Atari 2600 Released in Cartridge Form: Combat Devolved

Back in 2010, Ed Fries – former Vice-President of Game Publishing in Microsoft and one of the co-creators of the Xbox – created a “demake” of Halo for the Atari 2600 called Halo 2600 (Fries also…

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Virtual Boy Virtualized in Oculus Rift via Emulator

Virtual Boy Virtualized in Oculus Rift via Emulator

The Oculus Rift isn’t even out yet, but there’s already an emulator made for it. Or perhaps it’s precisely because the virtual reality headset isn’t out yet that this emulator came about. The program’s name is…

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If NES Games Were Made Today: At Least They Would Have Better Graphics?

If NES Games Were Made Today: At Least They Would Have Better Graphics?

You know you’re getting old when you start thinking how something was better back in the day. Programmer Hugues Johnson was in placed that mood recently when he wrote about the history of the Legend of…

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Drew Wise Pixel Art Sweaters: Old Games, New Threads

Drew Wise Pixel Art Sweaters: Old Games, New Threads

People are going crazy for sweaters covered in prints. Some of them look really nice, but some of them are just best left as Photoshopped concepts. Pixel artist Drew Wise made several videogame designs so grown…

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