I’m a sucker for old video game box art. My favorite systems when it comes to art were the Atari 2600 and the Nintendo Entertainment System. Back in those days they were able to sell the hell out of a game based on the box art alone.
After the release of the NES Classic Mini, we are all wondering what console Nintendo plans to miniaturize next. Well, the folks at Kei Studio clearly want a Game Boy Classic Edition, and they don’t want to wait for it.
I lobbied all summer the year the first Nintendo Entertainment System hit the market to get one for Christmas. I remember the fancy version console with its little robot that moved stuff most of the time selling for about $250, which was a fortune back then.
This Wind Waker-style Legend of Zelda chest has some very special features, including a built-in NES console with a matching custom controller. But the real show-stopper is the Triforce that actually levitates and rotates on top.
I have very vivid memories of schlepping around the local Target store back in the ’80s and coming across the Nintendo Entertainment System display with the robot that moved the spinning thingies around to open doors in some lame ass game on the screen.
Playing With Power: Nintendo NES Classics is a new book from strategy-guide publisher Prima Games. It is coming this November, which is great because we are all getting ourselves a copy for Christmas.
This hardcover book has 320 pages of interviews from the NES era, some vintage advertising and “priceless excerpts from Nintendo Power magazine back issues.”
Last week Nintendo announced an awesome “new” piece of hardware: the NES Classic Edition (aka the NES Mini), a tiny version of the classic console with 30 games built right in. Sweet! It’s all about nostalgia, and that nostalgia will sell tons of units.
For years now we have been forced to buy knock-off NES replicas since Nintendo has never re-released the console. Well, those knockoffs are about to get dusty on store shelves, because Nintendo has announced that they’re launching its own miniature NES called the Nintendo Classic Edition (or Nintendo Classic Mini in Europe).
The original NES Zapper is one of the most iconic video game controllers of all time. At best, it was great fun, and at worst it was a source of frustration. The most damage you could do with one was maybe throw it across the room at your kid brother – until now.
Another day, another Raspberry Pi retro emulator in a Game Boy case. But Redditor wermy426’s Game Boy Zero deserves its own post because it has a couple of neat features. The main one is that he loads software on the Pi by inserting a cartridge, just as you would load a game on a normal Game Boy.
We’ve seen the Raspberry Pi 2 stuffed inside the case of the original Game Boy to make a retro handheld gaming sytem. Redditor bentika did the same but with the $5 Raspberry Pi Zero. The tiny board made the project cheaper, but no less complex.
Need to carry your old NES cartridges in style? What better way than this awesome Nintendo Entertainment System Backpack? It looks just like the console that you grew up with. All of the details are perfect and it even has dimensional texture on the outside.
Last year we checked out Andrew Reitano’s old school arcade game VEC9. It turns out that around that same time Andrew and his friend Mike Dooley were working on another arcade game as their submission to Fantastic Arcade.
Classic video games are sometimes remade with more modern graphics, but that often requires redoing the assets. Programmer Trần Vũ Trúc is working on 3DNES, a NES emulator that dynamically generates 3D graphics from NES ROMs.
This awesome custom game room sums up my childhood pretty well. I played a ton of NES game, and in my mind, this was what the room looked like. Over a period of just two weeks, imgur user tylerfulltilt hand-built this amazing NES-themed entertainment center.
8Bitdo started out by making Bluetooth controllers that imitated Nintendo’s classic gamepads. It appears to be branching out to other types of gadgets but still with the same gimmick, as you can see with its new Retro Cube Speaker.