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Tag: 16 Bit

Geeky Heroes Boiled Down to Basic Blocks

Geeky Heroes Boiled Down to Basic Blocks

Artist Adam Lister creates awesome watercolor paintings of iconic pop culture figures using rudimentary block shapes. The most meta of his images has to be the watercolor of Bob Ross – though I’m having a hard…

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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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Emergency Portable SNES: Survive the Apocalypse with Super Mario World

Emergency Portable SNES: Survive the Apocalypse with Super Mario World

You have to be prepared for disasters – whether it is a hurricane, a tornado, a zombie apocalypse, whatever. The end result could be that you could be without power. Forget food and water and blankets.…

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Play This Borderlands 2 Demake While You Wait for the Real Game

Play This Borderlands 2 Demake While You Wait for the Real Game

Waiting sucks. But unfortunately we have to wait a while longer for Borderlands 2. It will arrive on September 18th in North America and September 21st internationally. The developer, Gearbox Software, knows that we need a…

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SNES Arcade Cabinet Loaded with 16-Bit Goodness, No Quarters Required

SNES Arcade Cabinet Loaded with 16-Bit Goodness, No Quarters Required

Fans of the old Super Nintendo Entertainment System will immediately recognize the cartridge in the slot below as that of the classic The Legend of Zelda. But what’s cool about this custom-built arcade cabinet is that…

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Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time 16-bit Map: A Link to the SNES

Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time 16-bit Map: A Link to the SNES

Hey listen Zelda fans! Cover your monitor, wall or body with this gorgeous 2D world map of Ocarina of Time. All non-dungeon locations are here, from Lon Lon Ranch to Gerudo Fortress.…

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Pixel Block Movie Posters Offer Bitmapped Drama

Pixel Block Movie Posters Offer Bitmapped Drama

These funny pixelated movie posters were created by Colorado graphic designer Eric Palmer. While some may call them them 8-bit art, they kind of look like they wouldn’t be out of place on an a 16-bit…

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Pablo Cialoni’s Pixel Superheroes: Heroic Bits

Pablo Cialoni’s Pixel Superheroes: Heroic Bits

This isn’t the first time that we’ve seen pixelated superheroes around here, but these ones created by Pablo Cialoni, better known by his handle Pahito, look slightly more minimal than the others that I’ve come across,…

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PlayMore Handheld: Another Portable Emulates Retro Consoles

PlayMore Handheld: Another Portable Emulates Retro Consoles

There have been numerous handhelds out there which can play games from the old 8-bit and 16-bit era consoles. Personally, I have the Dingoo A-320, which handles the job nicely. But there’s a new player in…

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Mario, Link and Samus Model Kits: Nintendo, Assemble!

Mario, Link and Samus Model Kits: Nintendo, Assemble!

Nintendo should partner with Namco Bandai and Flickr user/designer/future toy magnate Ty Lettau and make these model kits a reality. They could name it Ninpla. I only want 1% share of all your earnings in exchange…

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Nano Sonic: The Hedgehog Gets Tiny (and Other Genesis Games, Too)

Nano Sonic: The Hedgehog Gets Tiny (and Other Genesis Games, Too)

I’ve run across plenty of those little plug-and-play retro gaming systems before, but this one wins the prize for being the smallest one I’ve seen yet. This pint-sized system is a fully self-contained SEGA Genesis emulator,…

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Goldfish Music Video Loves Retro Games

Goldfish Music Video Loves Retro Games

The new music video for the band Goldfish perfectly captures the spirit of classic 8-bit and 16-bit console and arcade games in a tidy little package. The music video for We Come Together makes reference to…

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Neo Geo Gets Wood

Neo Geo Gets Wood

The first major purchase I made after college was a Neo Geo game console. The thing was about $500 when I bought it and I thought it was the best graphics that would ever be. Today…

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Angry Birds Go Retro

Angry Birds Go Retro

Can you believe that 12 months ago, if you had said the words “Angry Birds”, most people would have thought you were talking about an Alfred Hitchcock movie. Now, it’s the mobile gaming juggernaut of 2010.…

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Atgames Sonic the Hedgehog Motion-Controlled Mini Sega Genesis Console, Say What?

Atgames Sonic the Hedgehog Motion-Controlled Mini Sega Genesis Console, Say What?

This compact game console is a real freak of nature. Not only is it shaped like Sonic the Hedgehog’s spiky blue head, it plays some classic 16-bit SEGA Genesis games and comes with Wii-like motion controllers.…

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There Will be Blood: the Video Game

There Will be Blood: the Video Game

What would happen if Paul Thomas Anderson’s dark and disturbing There Will Be Blood were made into a 16-bit video game? Uh… this.…

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