While I’ve seen tons of NES casemods over the years, I have to say that it’s sometimes best to keep things simple and elegant, like with this Legend of Zelda tribute NES done up by Ryan Fitzpatrick (aka “Platinumfungi,”) along with the help of pro console painter Jayrod2.
Emulators are everywhere these days, as are USB adapters for console controllers. But the guys at Gadget Gangster have come up with Funtendo, a DIY box that combine both Nintendo emulators and controller adapters for convenient retro gaming.
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 town which looks like it could be good, and it’s also cheap.
Experienced shoppers buy their holiday gifts early, so if you’re looking for a unique and memorable gift for an old school gamer, you better get one of Retrozone’s Xmas cartridges. These are original cartridges for the NES and SNES (or Famicom and Super Famicom, if you want to be OG) with Christmas-themed games.
How’d you like a brand new game for the old 8-bit Nintendo Entertainment System? Not convinced? What if I told you it involved an epic battle between goats and Nazis? Ah, I thought that might sell you on it.
One reason why handheld video game consoles were (and are) so popular is because they’re extremely portable. Most of them can be folded up or kept in cases and then stowed away in a purse or backpack, ready to be taken out for another round of gaming when the opportunity arises.
This Nintendo NES bed is pretty awesome. In this case NES might stand for Nintendo Entertainment Sleep or Not Ever Sleeping, because it’s so cool. Sadly the reset button doesn’t make the bed for you and the power button doesn’t make the bed shake.
How would a Nyan Cat game be played? An on-rails shooter where the only command is to press a button to shoot rainbows out of Nyan Cat’s butt? Or perhaps a side-scrolling racing game where you press a button to propel Nyan Cat by shooting rainbows out of its butt?
This has got to be one of the coolest customizations of a Kidrobot Munny figure ever. Not only does this thing have an awesome steampunk look about it, it’s actually a functional Nintendo 8-bit console too.
I’ve never been particularly adept at cutting precise forms with an X-Acto knife, and then if I do anything with glue, it ends up everywhere it’s not supposed to. So when I see work like this, I can really appreciate the amount of artistic talent and technique it takes to construct something as incredible as these papercraft retro gadgets.
Artist Campbell Whyte has an ongoing series of watercolor paintings that he calls 8 Bit Dreams. Everyday he makes one painting based on one of the 799 games that came out for the NES, from classics like Super Mario Bros.,
We’ve seen tons of LEGO versions of video game characters, but this is the first time I’ve seen ones that are this accurate. You see it’s not just the shapes and details that Flickr member Meufer perfectly converted from pixels to blocks, she also got the colors right.
For those of you who don’t recall, the NES Advantage was the big arcade joystick for the classic 8-bit Nintendo Entertainment System. For those of us who grew up in the arcades, these things were so much better than those silly little gamepads.