152 posts tagged famicom
Another awesome Game Center CX film poster ⊟
Game Center CX fan translator-turned-official artist Nina Matsumoto produced this amazing poster for Game Center CX THE MOVIE 1986 Mighty Bomb Jack, featuring the coolest, most Viewtiful version of Mighty Bomb Jack I’ve ever seen. Watch the film’s first trailer here!
Game Center CX: The Movie posters ⊟
Well, these are dramatic! The movie is coming to Japanese theaters in February. It looks like there may be some sequences with a young Arino?
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Here’s Windows XP for Famicom ⊟
Oh, excuse me, I meant Super Great Famicom Cartridge Game.. Window XP (via GN). I’m sure this has the full functionality of Microsoft’s PC operating system; after all, Windows XP is pretty old.
It has Winamp!
Mighty No. 9 Famicom cart ⊟
Whoaaa… I must have missed when the Famicom was added to the list of this project’s Kickstarter stretch goals — it’s not surprising when you consider that backers pledged to get Mighty No. 9 on every platform under the sun (including the only two that really matter, 3DS and PS Vita :oP ).
Wait, this isn’t real. It’s actually another lovely mock-up by Nightmare Bruce! You can see more pics and follow him on Tumblr here.
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A perfect Famicom for our Year of Luigi 2013 ⊟
Blue case for his overalls, green controllers for his shirt, black eject button for his mustache, and brown bottom for his shoes. I love you, weegee Famicom. Big ups to Gamelabo for making this, and simplyAwful for linking it.
Quick update on #Week of Tiny — we stopped taking new entries as of yesterday, but we’re still sifting through all your responses! We’ll contact winners soon!
Summer Carnival ‘92: Recca
One of the oddest announcements this morning — super-rare Famicom shoot’em up Summer Carnival ‘92: Recca come to the North American 3DS Virtual Console soon! Released to the Famicom with a limited, Japan-only run, Recca has received much praise from shmup aficionados — HG101 called it “possibly the best shooter on the Famicom, and without question the fastest.”
Other 3DS Virtual Console announcements from today’s Nintendo Direct:
- Donkey Kong (NES) releasing August 15
- Tecmo Bowl (NES) releasing this fall
- Wario World 3 (GBC) releasing soon
- Super Mario Bros. 3 (NES) releasing soon
The pics above are courtesy of Amotix.vg.
Famicom Selecta mecha
Posting this as a nod to Famicom’s recent 30th anniversary, fun summer film Pacific Rim (notice the two mecha pilots!), and the giant robots in Attack of the Friday Monsters (oh, and hey, it’s Friday).
"The second mecha in the Skyfire Ace line, the Famicom Selecta is a high-mobility frame with an impressive chin-mounted cannon and Thunder Thighs missile launchers. however, due to its size and capabilities, it requires two pilots to properly operate it."
Just going back to Attack of the Friday Monsters, oh my God, this game is so good/charming. Like I mentioned on Twitter last night, there are a dozen things to love about it in just the first five minutes.
Happy 30th birthday, Famicom!
Isn’t this art from Gengenkob the best? Can you name all the character cameos?
This custom Twin Famicom looks sharp
Type of system that turns heads as it walks by, a glance and a smile thrown over her shoulder when she catches you gawking. Type of system you bring over to show off to your friends, only to have them talk behind your back about how she’s way out of your league and comment, “I’m not even sure what she’s doing with him/her.”
Type of system next-gen consoles hide their men/women from, knowing she could steal away their partners with minimal effort, on some ol’ Jolene shit. Like, damn, custom Twin Famicom, don’t do’em like that. Don’t break Xbone’s heart after all it’s gone through to find happiness, just because you can.
Wii U GamePad Famicom skin
Because in this day and age, everything must have a skin that looks like an old video game system. Consoles, controllers, clothes, iPhone cases — everything. Eventually we will see a Game Boy decorated with a Game Boy decal, and modded with a tiny PC to play Game Boy games.
Datel Japan will begin selling this Famicom decal at the end of July for ¥1,980, or around $20.
Meteor, our favorite video game shop in Tokyo, began hosting its annual Famicase gallery last week, displaying nearly 90 Famicom cartridges for fake games dreamt up by artists. It looks like more Western artists than usual participated this year, and judging by the messages we received, a lot of our readers heard about the show from our posts and participated! Congratulations! You might remember that we had our own piece featured by Famicase not too long ago.
I’ve picked out my favorites from 2013’s submissions for the images above. Yuko Yano’s Cat Takes The Breakfast sounds like a game idea JC and I kicked around back in the day — the goal in Yano’s imaginary game is to wake up your master to serve you breakfast. ExedStarSoldius曼蛇Xevi ForceZone 頭脳BeeType is also neat, mashing together of a dozen shmups.