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Tag: Famicom

Famicom Trans Am: Mario and the Bandit

Famicom Trans Am: Mario and the Bandit
With all of the madness surrounding the launch of the new Nintendo Classic Edition, and its Japanese counterpart, the Famicom Mini, there’s no better time to be driving around in this car. This awesome 1987 Pontiac…

DIY Tiny Famicom Console: For Your ’80s-Themed Dollhouse

DIY Tiny Famicom Console: For Your ’80s-Themed Dollhouse
While the original Nintendo Entertainment System is pretty iconic here in the states, the Family Computer (aka “Famicom”) was where it was at in Japan back in the early 1980s. This classic gaming system is one…
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Nintendo Releasing a Famicom Mini Console… In Japan Only

Nintendo Releasing a Famicom Mini Console… In Japan Only
While the rest of the world will get the NES Mini this November, Nintendo has something special in store for retro gamers in Japan as well, a miniature version of the classic Famicom console. The Famicom…

Pico Cassette Video Game Cartridge for Smartphones: Famiphone

Pico Cassette Video Game Cartridge for Smartphones: Famiphone
Japanese company Beatrobo wants to bring back the cartridge with Pico Cassette, a video game cartridge for iOS and Android devices. Is it practical? Not unless a cartridge can hold dozens of games. But Beatrobo hopes…

Case & Watch Famicom Clock: Choptimer

Case & Watch Famicom Clock: Choptimer
Columbus Circle’s Famicom-themed clock cover plate for the New Nintendo 3DS was one of the coolest video game accessories I saw last year. Now those of us who don’t own the handheld can get in on…

A Closer Look at the $500 Analogue Nt NES Console: NESt Egg

A Closer Look at the $500 Analogue Nt NES Console: NESt Egg
Last year Analogue Interactive teased the Analogue Nt, a boutique NES and Famicom console based on original hardware, i.e. the same CPU and PPU used in the Nintendo’s legendary systems. Now that the Nt is available…

Retro Freak Multi Cartridge Console Also Rips Games: Emulator’s Wet Dream

Retro Freak Multi Cartridge Console Also Rips Games: Emulator’s Wet Dream
Game backup devices and hardware mods let you extract the data from video game cartridges into playable ROMs, but most of them require deep technical knowledge and are each compatible with only a few – if…

Gundam as Classic Consoles: Hyperdimension Gundamia

Gundam as Classic Consoles: Hyperdimension Gundamia
We’ve seen Optimus Prime and Megatron as the PlayStation and Sega Mega Drive respectively. Here are various Gundam dressed up as even older consoles: Famicom, Super Famicom, Sega Mega Drive, PC Engine aka Turbografx-16 and two…

This External Battery & MicroSD Card Reader Looks Familiar

This External Battery & MicroSD Card Reader Looks Familiar
Looking for a way to charge that NES-style Bluetooth gamepad on the go? Check out Columbus Circle’s external battery, which looks just like the Nintendo Famicom controller. Even though it can’t be used as a controller…

Pixel Cartridge Wallpaper: 1000-in-Wall

Pixel Cartridge Wallpaper: 1000-in-Wall
Coat your room in nostalgia with Masaaki Enami’s doubly retro wallpaper, which he aptly calls Pixel Cartridge. The wallpaper comes in four panels, each about 67″ wide and 95″ tall, although you can also ask for…

Famicom Pin Badge Collection: Gotta Cart ‘Em All

Famicom Pin Badge Collection: Gotta Cart ‘Em All
While looking at the Star Soldius t-shirt, I stumbled upon another homage to classic video games, and from a Japanese artist as well. It’s a collection of Famicom cartridge pin badges. Ketchuparts’ collection will consist of…

Analogue Nt Plays NES & Famicom Games: 2000-in-1

Analogue Nt Plays NES & Famicom Games: 2000-in-1
Boutique video game shop Analogue Interactive announced that it’s going to release Analogue Nt, a retro console that can play both NES and Famicom cartridges. That’s double the library. Double the dribble. Double the dragon. And…

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…

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.…

Nintendo’s First 3D Video Game System: No, It’s Not the Virtual Boy

Nintendo’s First 3D Video Game System: No, It’s Not the Virtual Boy
Nintendo’s 3DS has attracted a lot of attention mostly because of its glasses-free 3D screen, which will no doubt be a joy to use for some people but will be disappointing or worse, harmful to others.…

Protect Your iPhone By Wrapping it in a Video Game Console

Protect Your iPhone By Wrapping it in a Video Game Console
We’ve featured some cool handmade cases by rabbitrampage before, but these are definitely my favorites so far. Each handmade felt case is a tiny little replica of a famous gaming console, precisely stitched, and filled with…
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