The NES is already fairly portable if you don’t mind sticking it in a backpack and going over to a friend’s house to play some classic Super Mario Bros., but if that isn’t small enough for you, you could try this Pitendo.
If these NES trophies existed way back in the day my shelves would be lined with them. I’m not afraid to say that I kicked butt on the old 8-bit Nintendo. I mean, sure I hardly saw the outside world and didn’t know what a girl was until I was like 25, but still.
… and if you didn’t get that reference, this is probably not for you. Video game merchandise store Fangamer is raising funds on Kickstarter for You Are Now EarthBound, a collection of artworks made by and for EarthBound fans.
This NES controller ring is perfect for gamers who want to carry a piece of the classic Nintendo console with them. It has a classic brick background plus the A and B buttons each have tiny natural rubies set into them.
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 custom sizes.
You can play with your cakes and eat them too with ThinkGeek’s Classic Game Controller Silicone Mold. Each mold makes six 2.9″ controllers, a pair each of the NES, Sega Genesis and the PlayStation controllers. I bet the Xbox is blushing ’cause it’s not considered old yet.
Get ready to hand over even more money to Nintendo. That’s because Nintendo has announced a special edition 3DS XL that looks like a retro NES controller. Nintendo actually doing something right? It’s been a while.
We now know Atlus as one of the last bastions of JRPGs, but it also made one of the worst games of all time: Friday the 13th for NES. Seriously, the only good thing I can say about the game is that it led to one of Angry Video Game Nerd’s funniest episodes.
This Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Party Wagon toy gets the party rolling for our mutant turtle friends, but now that pro modder Platinumfungi has shoved a fully functional Nintendo system inside, we can really get this party started.
We’ve featured many retro gaming devices based on the Raspberry Pi, but most of them are not for sale and can only be done by experienced makers. If you’d like your own Raspberry Pi-powered retro console, check out this promising Kickstarter.
Last year we checked out a radical Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles-themed NES by console modding duo Platinumfungi and Custom NES Guy. The duo’s latest work is another NES casemod based on the heroes in a half shell, but this time it’s an homage to the franchise’s first comic book (and first appearance for that matter), which was in black and white with a dollop of red on the cover.
A company called 8Bitdo is selling a gamepad that looks just like the NES controller, except it has additional buttons and can connect to desktop computers and mobile devices via Bluetooth or USB.
The NES30 appears to be a reskin of 8Bitdo’s FC30 gamepad, which – you guessed it – looks like the Famicom controller.
Last month we saw a Game Boy Pocket’s case and buttons used to make a portable console emulator based on the Raspberry Pi. Then we saw a similar system packed in a 3D printed case. Recently a man named John Hassl showed that it’s possible to make the same system using an original Game Boy case and buttons.
Designer and illustrator Metin Seven came up with a 3D printed tribute to the 8-bit era of gaming and its legendary console, the NES. Metin simply calls it Mario’s Grave and features the pipe and ground from Super Mario Bros.
A few weeks ago we saw how you can use a Game Boy Pocket’s case and buttons to make a Raspberry Pi handheld console. If you don’t have a Game Boy Pocket but have access to a 3D printer, Adafruit has a viable alternative called PiGRRL.
The Raspberry Pi is powerful enough to run a software emulator for classic consoles. We’ve seen it used to make a custom portable gaming system, a tiny arcade machine and even a gigantic Game Boy costume.