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Category: Retro

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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Handheld & Computer Wars Veteran Pins: Blood, Sweat & Pixels

Handheld & Computer Wars Veteran Pins: Blood, Sweat & Pixels
We’ve featured Supermandolini’s Console Wars Veteran Pins. But of course battles are fought on other platforms as well, which is why the studio also made Computer Wars Veteran Pins, for the master race’s grizzled combatants. Meanwhile,…
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Legend of Zelda Wooden Hyrule Map: Dekur

Legend of Zelda Wooden Hyrule Map: Dekur
Unlike the Lost Woods, this piece of wood will help you find your way around Hyrule. Made by Neutral Ground with the help of graphic designer Alex Griendling, Woodlands: Hyrule has the land of The Legend…
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Custom Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 30th Anniversary NES: Turtles in Time

Custom Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 30th Anniversary NES: Turtles in Time
Last year we checked out a radical Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles-themed NES by console modding duo Platinumfungi and Custom NES Guy. The duo’s latest work is another NES casemod based on the heroes in a half…
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Travel Boy Game Boy Backpack: The Green Screen of Life

Travel Boy Game Boy Backpack: The Green Screen of Life
If you want to carry all of your old school video games with you, this Game Boy inspired backpack is what you need. It’s called Travel Boy because of legal reasons, but this backpack is all…
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Classic 1980 Apple II Training Video Surfaces

Classic 1980 Apple II Training Video Surfaces
What’s difference between RAM and ROM? How does a floppy disk drive work? Can I run an Integer program on my 48K system? What’s the best way to perm your hair? These and many other questions…
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NES30 Bluetooth Gamepad: U, U, D, D, L, R, L, R, B, A… X, Y?

NES30 Bluetooth Gamepad: U, U, D, D, L, R, L, R, B, A… X, Y?
A company called 8Bitdo is selling a gamepad that looks just like the NES controller, except it has additional buttons and can connect to desktop computers and mobile devices via Bluetooth or USB. The NES30 appears…
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Raspberry Pi Console Emulator in a Game Boy Case: Super Pi Boy

Raspberry Pi Console Emulator in a Game Boy Case: Super Pi Boy
Last month we saw a Game Boy Pocket’s case and buttons used to make a portable console emulator based on the Raspberry Pi. Then we saw a similar system packed in a 3D printed case. Recently…
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Pinball Machine Desk: Insert Coin to Work

Pinball Machine Desk: Insert Coin to Work
I love old pinball machines. I love to play them and I wouldn’t mind having one for a desk. That’s what Tim Sway, an artist in Wallingford, Connecticut, has done here. He has turned an old…
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