122 posts tagged nes
Limited edition Zelda 3DS & Earthbound labels for… NES controllers? ⊟
This is weird but neat (a common theme for our site): that gold/black design Nintendo used for its limited edition Zelda 3DS and Wii U systems can now be purchased as a skin for an NES controller. There’s also a Mother/Earthbound design — red buttons/pad presumably not included!
GamerGrafx says the peel and stick decals are “precision cut to the exact dimensions of the original NES controller” and feature “a weatherproof glodd polyester material.” The labels are $9.99 each.
Swapnote as an NES app ⊟
Before you complain that this isn’t the NES palette or that it’s not a real homebrew release or whatever contrived annoyance you’ve created to power that hate-device you call your heart, watch this. Listen to this. Oh my god, it’s perfect. Big ups to composer James Roach and artist Merrigo for creating this amazing tribute.
Top five things I’ll miss about Swapnote, now that Nintendo’s all but killed it:
- That lovely music
- Special stationary
- Messages from way talented artists and rappers (s/o to Mister Raroo)
- Organizing matches with other members in our Kid Icarus: Uprising clan, Garfield & Friends
I think we’re going to make this month Nikki November.
BUY Nintendo 2DS and 3DS/XL consoles, upcoming games
Gravity, the NES game ⊟
The Famicom version of this is pretty awesome, just for that part where you bark into the controller’s mic along with the dog in Greenland.
Credit to Mike Gambino for the GIF.
Happy 30th birthday, Famicom!
Isn’t this art from Gengenkob the best? Can you name all the character cameos?
There is a patch for Lode Runner (NES) that lets you play as Hatsune Miku
That’s it. Just wanted you to know.
The Legend of Zelda, starring Princess Zelda
Shin Zelda Densetsu is an old homebrew project, released back in 2004 by Aesirraven and Lord Steak, but the ROM hack suffered a game-breaking bug in one of its dungeons. Chris Miller has just released a patch that should finally fix the issue and allow people to complete the game now!
It’s a complete overhaul of the original Zelda game, and from what I hear it’s quite good. Miller summarizes the changes:
"In a novel twist, the player must guide Princess Zelda on a quest to rescue Link from the forces of evil. The overworld is completely revamped, with few if any recognizable landmarks or routes from the original game. It is superbly designed, and won’t bore the player. The same goes for the dungeons. Instead of numbered levels, the dungeons are identified by symbols of the zodiac."
I love that the list of classic games hacked to offer playable female protagonists is growing.
PREORDER The Legend of Zelda: LTTP2, upcoming releases
- Famicom hardware designer Masayuki Uemura explains why the Japanese console was painted red and white, in a Weekly Playboy interview translated by Kevin Gifford.
The Famicom and former Nintendo president Hiroshi Yamauchi:
BUY Famicom stuff, Real Steel
A fighting robot controlled by a Famicom controller
NBD, you know. This crazy person decided to enter his Famicom-controlled robot (with a Wiimote pass-through) into Robo-One Light. Bonus: the robot is also made partially out of Famicom controllers, it appears. Bonus bonus: so cute.
BUY Famicom stuff, Real Steel
Famicom NES mod by Javier Riquelme
BUY Famicom stuff
The Legend of Voxel Zelda by Timo Vihola
I’d be alright if Nintendo and Arika put out a couple of 3D Classics releases (or complete remakes, which graphical overhauls like this would require) for The Legend of Zelda that looked like this.
Sadly there’s no chiptune version I can find for this song from the Drive soundtrack. But there is this amazing, amazing arrangement of Kavinsky’s “Nightcall”, produced in an alternate dimension where an NES game based on the film actually existed, a parallel reality without the heartbreaks of this flawed world — where your pets lived forever, your parents found a way to make it work, and she’s still there.
Mega Man 3 Remade by RushJet1
This remix album takes the music of Mega Man 3 and reimagines it as it would sound on an NES cart equipped with the VRC6 chip – the extra chip in Castlevania 3.
It sounds noticeably different! And awesome! I am now dreaming of a trend of just-barely-more-advanced remakes of all my favorite games.