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Category: Retro

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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Reel-to-Reel Tape Deck Calculator Does Not Compute

Reel-to-Reel Tape Deck Calculator Does Not Compute
Boy, I haven’t seen a reel-to-reel tape deck in years. After 8-tracks, cassettes, CDs, MiniDiscs and MP3s, we’re at least five generations past the everyday use of these things. And dekstop calculators? I haven’t used one…
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Princess Rescue for the Atari 2600: Sorry Mario, But Our Princess is in Another Console

Princess Rescue for the Atari 2600: Sorry Mario, But Our Princess is in Another Console
Demakes are one of the ways that creative gamers to express their nostalgia for the games they grew up with. Though I must say, I never expected I’d see a demake of the already ancient Super…
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MaCool Drink Cooler: Sad Mac? Well There’s Your Problem

MaCool Drink Cooler: Sad Mac? Well There’s Your Problem
There are hacks out there which transform the original Macintosh into an aquarium, or the original iMac into a pet bed. But those require that you have an actual computer shell you’re willing to part ways…
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Elizabeth Sherry’s Classical Videogame Art: Geek Mythology

Elizabeth Sherry’s Classical Videogame Art: Geek Mythology
Illustrator Elizabeth Sherry likes to make classical-style art based on videogame characters. No, not 8-bit. She went way more old school than that. Her digital paintings even have cracks and creases on them to make them…
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All You Can Arcade is Like GameFly for Arcade Machines

All You Can Arcade is Like GameFly for Arcade Machines
If you love the idea of playing classic arcade games, but don’t want to be tied down to just a single machine, you could always build a MAME cabinet. But that doesn’t give you the exact…
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Joystick Shift Lever: Now Change the Steering Wheel to a Keyboard

Joystick Shift Lever: Now Change the Steering Wheel to a Keyboard
Geek Greek was “looking for a fun mod” for his car. He turned to his love for flight simulators and ditched his car’s boring gear stick and replaced it with an old PC joystick. Now all…
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James Bond’s Lotus Esprit Submarine Car to Be Auctioned off: More Than Meets the Spy

James Bond’s Lotus Esprit Submarine Car to Be Auctioned off: More Than Meets the Spy
The tenth James Bond film The Spy Who Loved Me will forever stand out as the movie that had the submarine car in it. Now you can own part of pop culture history: RM Auctions will…
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MiG-23 Arcade Cabinet Perfect for Playing Flying Games

MiG-23 Arcade Cabinet Perfect for Playing Flying Games
I just recently had a custom arcade cabinet built for my basement. And while it’s totally awesome, mine has a classic arcade style to it. Had I known that having one built to look like an…
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Oscilloscope Turned into an Awesome Clock

Oscilloscope Turned into an Awesome Clock
Vintage oscilloscopes are amazing devices. It turns out that they make great clocks too. It was around 1960, when Aaron’s grandfather purchased an Heathkit OR-1 oscilloscope, which he passed down in his family in excellent condition.…
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Rampage Neck Ties: Crush, Crumble and Choke

Rampage Neck Ties: Crush, Crumble and Choke
Remember Rampage? Good times. If you have never played the game, go find yourself an old arcade machine and start pumping quarters into it right now. (Or install MAME.) If you don’t do this, you deserve…
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Atari World Combines 8-Bit and Real Life

Atari World Combines 8-Bit and Real Life
When I was growing up, the Atari 2600 was a staple in family rooms everywhere. But despite the countless hours of entertainment these gaming systems provided, there’s no question they had primitive graphics. Imagine though if…
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