31 posts tagged retro
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.
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The lost Virtual Boy version of Faceball. PlanetVB users have reportedly found and purchased a prototype of this game, and will release it as a reproduction cartridge in February for $100, as well as a free ROM.
This is basically the best idea for a Virtual Boy game. I really liked Faceball when I played it on SNES…
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Love Plus, the Famicom cartridge and FDS disk … the Christmas ornaments. I believe these were made to put on the tree at the Konamistyle store, which is currently celebrating “Merry Plusmas” with displays and, of course, tons of Love Plus stuff to sell.
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Alex Kidd in Miracle World: the board game.
It’s odd that this doesn’t seem to involve the rock-paper-scissors mechanic used for boss fights in the console titles – I could see that making more sense in a board game than a video game. That spinner device looks super fun!
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I have no nostalgia for the “Mega Drive” logo, being American and all, but this still looks lovely.
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Famicom Dojo shows you how to replace a Famicom’s controllers. Also there are ninjas! The more they get into Famicom repair stuff, the more excited I am for the prospect of eventually figuring out what the hell is going on with my Twin Famicom’s disc drive.
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Vita firmware 1.80 is live, which enables PSOne Classics support on the handheld. But not, like all the PSOne Classics. Here’s the official list of US “launch” games:
- Arc the Lad
- Cool Boarders 2
- Final Fantasy VII
- Hot Shots Golf 2
- Jet Moto
- Syphon Filter
- Tomb Raider
- Twisted Metal 2
- Wild Arms
Plus four more MonkeyPaw-published games that aren’t on Sony’s list for some odd reason:
- Arc the Lad 2
- Vanguard Bandits
The situation is wayyyyyy better in Europe, where 129 games go up for Vita today. But neither territory allows me to play Um Jammer Lammy on my Vita, so :(
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Remember a few months ago when we all thought an adventure game was the unlikeliest, most anachronistic thing ever to be brought back by a Kickstarter? Double Fine truly changed the world, and now we’re at this point: Cheetahmen II: The Lost Levels.
Action 52 prototype owner Greg Pabich launched this all-caps Kickstarter to fund the production of new NES cartridges with a completed version of the unreleased Cheetahmen II game, a game known for two things: annoyingly catchy music, and being terrible.
Pabich previously released Cheetahmen: The Creation, based on a different (?) lost prototype game.
In order to get Cheetahmen II on a cartridge, you need to kick in at least $60, which also gets you a “COLLECTOR BOX, COMIC, CUSTOM DUSTCOVER AND ‘PROTOTYPE’ NUMBERED, HOLOGRAM LABEL.”
Two things that are very important to me have come together: vintage cheat codes (about which I wrote a terrible, and often way off-topic, Wii Fanboy column back in the day) and Ray Barnholt’s SCROLL Magazine.
The latest issue focuses on “Codes of Our Lives,” a historical feature about famous cheat codes, including a Game Genie sequence for high jumps in Super Mario Bros., Metroid and Kid Icarus passwords, and even the ubiquitous Konami code (in a writeup about its ubiquity.)
It’s beautifully written and beautifully laid out – so beautiful, in fact, that it makes total sense for Ray to start selling art from the magazine as standalone prints, including the above typographical Slime.
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Famicom Dojo looks at the SegaScope 3-D glasses. Two years ago, this thing was basically a footnote in game history, some funny glasses that worked with a blurry Space Harrier, but now with the advent of the 3DS and the recent push by Sony toward 3D stuffs, this Master System attachment seems more important!
The glasses still look super, super goofy. Like all 3D glasses, I guess. Oh crap, I sound like Nintendo’s marketing department.
Action 52 commercial featuring the Cheetahmen. YouTube user zentanith doesn’t think this ever aired. I can’t believe it was ever produced!
I always thought of Action 52 as something that could only have happened through some industrial accident, but this commercial proves that no, Active Enterprises was really trying to sell this thing, and put enough money into marketing to produce some original (and shitty) animation. How the hell does that kid react to the threatening stance of the club-wielding cat monster with a high five? And why do they all have different accents if they all grew up together?
Active intended Cheetahmen to become a real franchise, with toys and even a cartoon. Think about that when you listen to those guys talk.
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Snowspeeder SNES and TIE Fighter N64 by CorellianCustoms. If you’re in the market for a Nintendo game system that is also a tiny sci-fi vehicle, both of these impressive items are for sale on CorellianCustoms’ Etsy shop.
Maybe the next project will be an original Xbox inside a Death Star model. If it would fit. That’s right, I went there. The Xbox is big. Edgy circa-2001 humor!