You really don’t hear much about Donkey Kong Junior these days. If you ever wonder what happened to the little pixelated monkey in diapers, look no further. He’s got a new job keeping watch over naked people as they hose off.
Have you ever loaded up a retro arcade game with MAME, only to be greeted with an error message about those bad ROMs you downloaded 2 years ago? Well one enterprising developer decided to take that idea and actually turn it into a game.
Remember when controllers had corners and not curves? When speakers were bigger than a house? When storage was limited but personal? and rectangular? Remember when synths… Nevermind. Synthesizers still look the same. Oh wait. Remember when synths had no USB connection?
Here’s a piece of art any retro game fanatic would be proud to hang on their wall. It’s a handmade Pac-Man mixed media piece, using teeny ceramic tiles in place of pixels.
Perhaps inspired by the oh-so-awesome Ms.
Got mad paper, scissor and tape skills? How about a fondness for old school video games and computers? Then have I got a fun afternoon project for you.
Graphic designer Marshall Alexander’s cutout characters includes a veritable menagerie fantastical creatures and critters all made from boxy paper cutouts, but his latest series, Foldskool Heroes 3, has got to be my favorite.
Not to be outdone by her dot-gobbling boyfriend, Ms. Pac-Man has made her way into a custom-built handheld.
Influenced heavily by Sam Thornley’s Pac-Man Mini, modder ela built this portable Ms. Pac-Man Mini video game system using the guts of one of those Jakks Ms.
Remember the old Sinclair ZX81 computer? You know, the tiny, little 8-bit machine with a huge following, and a horrible flat keyboard?
Thanks to miracle of modern miniaturization, you can now fit a fully-functional Windows or Linux PC inside of one of these.
I’ve got this boring black bag that my laptop came with, and now I think I’ve finally found a replacement. Maybe I’m stuck in the 80s, but I still think that Pac-Man and his ghostly pals are in fashion.
When I first spotted this dot-matrix numbers on this clock I thought it was a modern-day blue LED display. But lurking beneath the surface of this timepiece is something far more interesting.
What we actually have here is a very rare Russian relic from the early 1980s.
Other than maybe one of those giant glitzy wresting belts, I can’t think of a more rockin’ thing to wear around your waist than one of these nifty retro video game belt buckles.
Handmade by artist Natalie Hutcheson (aka “HutchMe”), these metal buckles don imagery of famous icons of classic arcade games.
I have a dream. And that dream is that one day a single portable gaming console can play all of my favorite arcade classics (on a decent sized screen). Thanks to a modder going by the name “Bacteria”, that day is today.
I can’t think of any better way to connect my mix tape USB flash drive to my computer than to plug it into this retro cassette tape USB hub.
The 4-port USB 2.0 hub may look exactly like an old school cassette tape, but I can pretty much assure you that you’ll wreck your tape player if you attempt to pop this thing in and listen to it.
When it comes to retro game consoles, it seems like Nintendo and Atari get all of the attention. How about some love for the classic ColecoVision, the first console to bring arcade-quality graphics into your living room?
1980s power-ballad mavens Journey and technology have a long-standing relationship. Back in 1983, they entered the geek psyche with the classic Journey arcade machine. Now they’re back in the electronics biz with their own MP3 player.