59 posts tagged snes
Super Famicom boxart book Kickstarter ⊟
Here’s a book worth Kickstarting and then Coffeetabling*: a collection of Super Famicom boxart images, with full-color art and descriptions. It’s on Kickstarter until September 28, and I’m confident it’ll make its goal.
If you want one, you’ll have to pledge at least £24/$38.82USD /€30.21 EUR.
*that’s just putting it on your coffee table
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More Earthbound love ⊟
The adorable GIF comes from Thilink, and is one of many lovely tributes to the Mother series I came across today. Check out these other awesome Earthbound pieces from Layeyes, KurkoBoltsi, and Melissa King.
Super Famicom pouches for PS Vita 2000 ⊟
So far, they’re only on Amazon Japan (via Miki800); hopefully they’ll end up on Play-Asia soon for accessibility. While it might seem weird to have cross-retro-pollination with a Nintendo theme on a Sony console accessory, back around the Super Famicom days they almost became the same thing!
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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Happy St. Patrick’s Day, from this Yoshi SNES Controller ⊟
Beautiful. It’s part of a custom Yoshi SNES that Rose Colored Gaming made and will show more of soon.
If you stop by at Target this week, by the way, you can get the $200 Yoshi 3DS XL (game not included) with a $30 gift card.
Was there a Zelda holiday I missed today? ⊟
Because Nintendo of America just unceremoniously dumped A Link to the Past onto the Wii U eShop ($7.99), and Four Swords Anniversary Edition onto the 3DS eShop. The latter is available to download for free until February 2.
Thanks to everyone who sent us this tip, and to Go Get Good for the GIF.
Super 3D Noah’s Ark returning to SNES ⊟
Wisdom Tree’s Super 3D Noah’s Ark is being reprinted! For SNES! If you’re not familiar with this particular unlicensed game, it’s a Wolfenstein 3D-esque (and based on Wolfenstein 3D source code, reportedly!) first-person shooter in which you, as Noah, pelt animals with fruit to put them to sleep.
The original version used a crazy pass-through system to get through Nintendo’s lockout against unlicensed software, but Wisdom Tree’s photo shows a real cart for this re-release. Good for them!
The SNES version will cost a pricey $69.99, but I just found out that you can buy all of Wisdom Tree’s stuff for PC too, for way way less. Including Spiritual Warfare, the best Christian Zelda clone you could ask for! Although PC in this case means “pre-Windows Vista computer,” just FYI.
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Own the SNES “City Boy” joystick ⊟
Man, it’s been years since I posted a weird joystick, and it’s been a while since I’ve linked to an eBay auction on Gamesniped, but I’m completely taken with this "City Boy" stick by “Honest.” It’s only at £15 right now! Plus shipping… which is about… $160 for me…
Oh, in other auction news, here’s a Link Between Worlds retail stand! Neato!
A Craigslist poster in Denver is selling this custom urinal made of SNES cartridges – mostly extremely common sports games, from the look of it. While I have serious concerns about all those grooves and nooks being hard to clean, the seller says that the cartridges have been sealed to avoid leaks.
But be warned, if you’re considering this video game cartridge fixture as a practical item in your home: “I have not hooked this up in a working environment with full plumbing so people can use it.” The good news: “It has never been peed in either.”
I’m tempted to call this a Duchamp-esque artwork, but kind of the whole point of Duchamp’s “Fountain” was that it was already produced for non-art-related purposes. And now I’m thinking way too hard about this.
If A Link to the Past had the drawing feature ⊟
Considering all the ROM hacks people have made for A Link to the Past, I wouldn’t be surprised if someone eventually got around to throwing this A Link Between Worlds feature into the SNES game. Until then, we’ll have to settle for this fun GIF from Johan Vinet — definitely follow his Tumblr for lots of cute chiptunes and sprites (e.g. Strider, TMNT, and Streets of Rage)
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What is the video game, Earthbound?
Even today, it’s so hard to answer that question.
It was like a group of children taking dolls from a toy chest.
Old dishes no longer used in the kitchen.
Nuts and bolts found inside a toolbox.
Little flowers and leaves from the backyard.
And they were all laid down on the carpet with everybody singing made-up songs.
Ready to talk all day about that world they just made.
That, I think was how Earthbound was made.