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Earthbound Hobonichi Techo cover ⊟
Looks like 2015 is the year you give up your naked Hobonichi Techo lifestyle, and dress up your journal in Mother 2 style. This rad Onett cover is one of the special designs being released alongside the 2015 edition of the inspiring day planner/diary/sketchbook/all-purpose life companion.
It comes with a Mr. Saturn pencil board! P hot look with a matching haramaki.
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Earthbound Hobonichi Techo cover ⊟

Looks like 2015 is the year you give up your naked Hobonichi Techo lifestyle, and dress up your journal in Mother 2 style. This rad Onett cover is one of the special designs being released alongside the 2015 edition of the inspiring day planner/diary/sketchbook/all-purpose life companion.

It comes with a Mr. Saturn pencil board! P hot look with a matching haramaki.

Thanks to everyone who sent this in!

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Coleco Mini Arcade being remade ⊟

Coleco Holdings, the company that currently has the rights to ColecoVision games and is using them to produce a ColecoVision Flashback console (which I will write a lot about, guys, seriously; send me one), has plans to follow up that release with new versions of the excellent Coleco Mini Arcade games.

In case you weren’t alive when these came out – and I’ve seen our demographics – these were little LCD versions of popular arcade games like Pac-Man, Donkey Kong, and Galaxian, with bright colored screens and loud bleepy noises, presented on tiny replicas of the arcade machines. I’ve had Pac-Man and Galaxian since I was little, and I love them! Images via Handheld Museum, news via @gamespite.

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A hundred Sega icons for your Twitter ⊟

In honor of reaching 100,000 followers on Twitter, Sega posted a really cool set of Twitter avatars representing the company’s whole history – from vintage HQ to SG-1000 to Sonic to the Tera Drive to Yakuza.

I, of course, downloaded the whole set to keep forever. Then, after changing my Twitter avatar to the vaguely repulsive Love & Berry, I zipped up the whole set so nobody else would have to click through all 100 to get them. You can get the file here on our Patreon page (where you can also sign up for Club Tiny if you happen to feel like supporting us!)

Enjoy your new online identity as that Sega urinal game!

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Weirdest infinite Mario 1UP trick ever ⊟

Performed in level 5-2 of Super Mario Bros. 2 (Lost Levels). It involves passing through a couple of walls and disappearing into a pipe somehow? I’d love to try to replicate this.

Oh, do you want more weird 1UP videos in Super Mario Bros. 2? Because Games Haya has a playlist of nothing but that. Via Famicom no Neta.

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Naka had a reputation for being a difficult interview when he was still at Sega, but I had never seen him as aloof during my time with him—he had always been eager and willing to answer my questions.

He was a creative type. He loved programming, relishing the ability to create entire worlds and realities from scratch through the simple act of entering words and commands into a computer. I respected him greatly, and I think he could see that I understood his underlying passion.

I was escorted by a spokesperson to Yuji Naka’s office several floors up. When we walked in, he smiled.

'Ah, it’s you.'

Y’all have to read this piece in the Atlantic: “A Quest for the Secret Origins of Lost Video-Game Levels" by Heidi Kemps. It’s about meeting Yuji Naka (repeatedly), about software piracy, and about her own history of fandom, and it’s the best thing I’ve read in ages.

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I don’t want to say too much more about the contents of the story. Just do me a personal favor and go read it.

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SNES and Super Famicom GBAs ⊟

Rose Colored Gaming is putting these beautiful backlit handhelds together, for release early this month. Our TinyCast pals Christian and Fran speak very highly of their custom GBA!

I definitely wouldn’t mind having one of these to play the Super Mario Advance games on! Via Kotaku.

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Here’s Gackt playing Mega Man 2 ⊟

It’s like Game Center CX, if Shinya Arino was also a pop star and possible vampire. And sat in full view of his sports car rather than a tiny featureless office. Via Inside-Games.

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Classy Famicom-style iPhone cover ⊟

The iRetro-FC iPhone 5/5s cover is based on an April Fool’s Day joke from this year, which purported to be a kit for playing Famicom carts on your phone.

But despite the reduced functionality, the actual item looks really nice! It’s a tempered glass phone cover with a pixelated Apple logo, Famicom red and gold color scheme and some authentic-looking extras.

Not sure how to get one of these outside of Japan, but SpecDirect is taking pre-orders for 4,000 yen ($40). Via Miki800.

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Retro Waterproof Case for PS Vita ⊟

Hey, this makes your Vita look like a Game Boy! It also makes it… waterproof…

It’s $13.99 from Play-Asia, if you want to play some Spelunky in a nice bath and oh man I was joking but actually that sounds really great.

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Adorable Twinbee plush toys ⊟
Wow, first Valkyrie and now Twinbee – I love this trend of toy companies dredging up old arcade game characters for no apparent reason!
NCSX will ship these cute toys of Konami’s Twinbee and Winbee this October for $8.90 each. I’m not sure they’re tied to any game releases. I kind of doubt it, since Twinbee isn’t Metal Gear or soccer…
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Adorable Twinbee plush toys ⊟

Wow, first Valkyrie and now Twinbee – I love this trend of toy companies dredging up old arcade game characters for no apparent reason!

NCSX will ship these cute toys of Konami’s Twinbee and Winbee this October for $8.90 each. I’m not sure they’re tied to any game releases. I kind of doubt it, since Twinbee isn’t Metal Gear or soccer…

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Whoa, a new infinite 1-up trick for Super Mario Bros. ⊟

It’s E3 week, so expect lots of news from the bleeding edge of video game technology, like this amazing 1-up trick in Super Mario Bros., by S Haya (via Famicom no Neta). I can’t imagine the combination of virtuoso-level playing, tool-assisted replaying, and ingenuity that led someone to finally hit upon this method. Skip to 2:40 to see it in action!

Here’s how it works: start a two-player game in “hard mode,” die as Mario in 1-2, get to 5-2 as Luigi, die to a Hammer Bro while climbing a hidden vine, drop back into 1-2 as Mario, climb the bugged vine, and smack Buzzy Beetles a million times for easy 1-ups. Famicom no Neta’s Google-translated post calls this technique “violent buttocks.”

The best part is that if you have the skill to pull this thing off, you definitely don’t need any extra lives.

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Famicom, Super Famicom, and PC Engine in a single console ⊟
Retron 5 is pretty cool and all, but it lacks a screen of its own. And it can’t play PC Engine games. And it’s not a weird tower thing, like this contraption spotted on Yahoo! Auctions by Famicom no Neta.
I adore this thing, but probably not enough for a starting bid of 25,000 yen ($246).
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Famicom, Super Famicom, and PC Engine in a single console ⊟

Retron 5 is pretty cool and all, but it lacks a screen of its own. And it can’t play PC Engine games. And it’s not a weird tower thing, like this contraption spotted on Yahoo! Auctions by Famicom no Neta.

I adore this thing, but probably not enough for a starting bid of 25,000 yen ($246).

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