A Korean site called Pop Skin appears to be selling custom console skins that include these wonderful, but unofficial, NES and SNES (in this case, Super Famicom) examples. Just look at these beauties: [click to continue…]
There have been many videos that imagine what a modern game or popular TV show / movie would be like if they were games released on the NES. However, this World of Warcraft spoof from Rkade Soup is better than most. Watch it below. [click to continue…]
The NES Classic is a wonderful little box of nostalgia, but there’s a pretty good chance that you’ll eventually get tired of the 30 pre-installed games. Well, there’s good news on that front, but it isn’t for the faint of heart. [click to continue…]
As part of a series of posts celebrating the 30th anniversary of the release of the original Legend of Zelda on the Famicom in Japan, Nintendo have offered a glimpse at a storage facility where they keep never-sold, mint-in-box consoles from days gone by. They shared snaps of Famicom units (including an unboxing), the Famicom Disk System, and even a Famicom Disk Writer – a kiosk unit that was found in video game stores in Japan where punters could bring in their own floppy disks to have games written to them. They even fired up Zelda on an old CRT.
These photos are like peering back in time. Check out the full set below. [click to continue…]
Old school gamers were excited to hear that Nintendo will be launching a Classic Mini NES this fall with 30 pre-loaded games. It’s awesome for sure, but some may find the built-in library lacking.
The good news is that one enterprising gamer named Daft Mike made his own mini-NES using a 3D printer and a Raspberry Pi—and it’s a helluva lot cooler than the official version (except for the tiny controller). Check out all of the features below. [click to continue…]
Over a period of two weeks, Imgur user tylerfulltilt hand-built this spectacular NES-themed entertainment center using some plywood, some clever paintwork, and this lowboard from Overstock which was heavily modified to look like the NES console itself.
We’re properly impressed with tylerfulltilt’s work, though I really want that TV to be bigger and lower. Check out the full gallery detailing the build process after the jump.
Thingiverse user T.J. Owens has created an excellent replica of the NES that’s small enough to fit in the palm of your hand. The case is built around a modified Raspberry Pi B+ board and features working start and reset buttons.
Inspired by the Retro Pi Project, many frustrating hours of 3D modeling and alterations went into Owen’s mini NES, but the results look practically identical to the original.
Without a size reference (banana?) in the photo it’s hard to see how small and awesome this case actually is. To give you an idea, the Raspberry Pi board is only about 3″ by 2″ and fits very snugly in the mini NES. It’s really quite an achievement, and if you have a 3D printer and soldering tool, all the files are free for download on Owen’s Thingiverse page. However, Owen notes that “this project is not for the faint of heart” as “basic electronics knowledge and additional parts are necessary for complete design.”
There’s more photos of this mini NES after the break.
Directed by filmmaker Tom Grey, Belousova’s composition takes place with a backdrop of white clouds, warp pipes, brick blocks, and bubbles to represent iconic levels from the game.
Plus, Player: Piano will be giving this NES piano to one lucky subscriber after reaching the million subscriber milestone.
Check out more photos of the piano plus the amazing piano arrangement after the break.
You might think this is just a really cool model of the Ecto-1 from Ghostbusters, but it hides a surprise. Its guts are a fully-functioning NES and you can bid on it right now on eBay.
Specifically, it’s a Hot Wheels 1/18th-scale Ecto-1 replica that houses a Retrobit NES system. The model was modified to allow for a cartridge slot, controller ports, and AV hookups. It also includes a matching Ghostbusters-themed controller.
See another picture after the break.
This incredible mod comes from pro modder Platimumfungi who has fit a Nintendo game system into a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Party Wagon toy. He’s even got controllers to match painted by Custom NES Guy. The best part is that he’s auctioning off this mod to the highest bidder on eBay!
See more pictures after the break.