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Tag: 8 Bit

8Bit Harmonica: The Tunes They Are a-Changin’

8Bit Harmonica: The Tunes They Are a-Changin’
A few years ago we featured a harmonica crammed into a NES cartridge. YouTuber basami sentaku’s harmonica not only has a Famicom cartridge case, it produces 8-bit sound with the help of a sound chip from…

Legendary 8-Bit Treasure Chest: Item Get!

Legendary 8-Bit Treasure Chest: Item Get!
If you think the life-sized treasure chest is too big or expensive, check out ThinkGeek’s tiny version. It measures just 4″ wide, 4.5″ tall and 3″ deep. But what it lacks in size it makes up…
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Portable NES Inspired by NES Controller: Game Boy Macro

Portable NES Inspired by NES Controller: Game Boy Macro
A couple of years ago we featured the HandyNES, the portable NES console by Sharon Smith aka lovablechevy. Earlier this year she got her first commission, and it was for another HandyNES. But her client had…

The Nebula of NES Games by Pop Chart Lab: Super Nintendo Galaxy 8

The Nebula of NES Games by Pop Chart Lab: Super Nintendo Galaxy 8
Chart specialists – chartists? chartologists? – Pop Chart Lab crammed all 709 officially released games for the NES in one print. The spiral chart has 8 arms, each representing a different genre – platformer, RPG, fighter…

Retro Game of Thrones Video Game: The Pixelated Kingdoms of Westeros

Retro Game of Thrones Video Game: The Pixelated Kingdoms of Westeros
Game of Thrones is a great TV show. I personally feel they leave too much out that was in the books, but it’s pretty awesome nonetheless. Anyway, it’s a great show, but we don’t have any…

10,000+ Piece LEGO Retro Gaming Mosaic is Truly Epic

10,000+ Piece LEGO Retro Gaming Mosaic is Truly Epic
Check out this incredible piece of geekery I just found over on Etsy. This LEGO mosaic is loaded with so many classic Nintendo, Sega and arcade characters, I think my head might just explode. I dare…

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…

I Wish I Could Have Ate a Bit of This 8-Bit Mario Cake

I Wish I Could Have Ate a Bit of This 8-Bit Mario Cake
I always wondered how clean it was down in those pipes where Mario would duck into. I certainly wouldn’t want to jump into some green pipe sticking out of the sidewalk. While a real sewer pipe…

Nintendo R.O.B. Robot: The Lamp

Nintendo R.O.B. Robot: The Lamp
I always thought that Pixar’s original Luxo, Jr. had a whole lot of personality for a desk lamp. But imagine if your lamp had eyes and arms? That’s what you get when you buy the Nintendo…

UK Town Turned into a Level from Zelda

UK Town Turned into a Level from Zelda
The UK town of Ipswich has an odd name, but that’s not what concerns us here. The town hosts an annual music and arts festival known as Switch Fringe, and this year there is a special…

An Animated 8-Bit Re-telling of ‘Iron Man’ in 60 Seconds

An Animated 8-Bit Re-telling of ‘Iron Man’ in 60 Seconds
Remember those 8-bit video games from yesteryear, with thier pixelized animation and primitive music and sound effects? Well, CineFix is taking inspiration from these vintage games for a new series called 8-Bit Cinema, where they’ll be…

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…

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…

8-Bit Video Game Rugs Offer Soft Pixels Beneath Your Feet

8-Bit Video Game Rugs Offer Soft Pixels Beneath Your Feet
Most geeks I know play their video games in the living room. But even if you play in your room or don’t play games at all, I think you’d agree that every living room needs a…

Famicom-Controlled Robot: Nintendo Needs to Make These, Now.

Famicom-Controlled Robot: Nintendo Needs to Make These, Now.
Back in the 1980s we had a little game system here in the States called the NES. In Japan, that system was called the Famicom. It looked mighty different, but played most of the same games.…

Donkey Kong Remade as Science Fiction & Fantasy Series

Donkey Kong Remade as Science Fiction & Fantasy Series
Whenever I get a chance, I like to dust off my arcade emulator and try to see if I can get any further at Donkey Kong than the first couple of levels. Even after all of…
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