54 posts tagged snes
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.
Arino plays The Magical Quest
A Link to the Past and its 3DS sequel compared
I’m a bit LTTP on this since the image made the rounds yesterday, but Zelda Informer put together this direct overworld comparison using screengrabs from the new Legend of Zelda 3DS trailer yesterday. Not everyone’s in love with the 3D aesthetic, but I ain’t even that worried about it.
Meanwhile, Nintendo of America’s product marketing director Bill Trinen tells Joystiq that “from a story perspective there are connections [between the 3DS game and the original SNES title], so it does fall after A Link to the Past.”
Shigesato Itoi + Satoru Iwata
I know that a number of you have crushes on these middle-aged Japanese men, so I’m sure you’re squealing over this photo of them together, thumbs barely touching, two hearts becoming one.
Mother 2 releases on Japan’s Wii U Virtual Console this week, which means we get this great photo of Nintendo’s boss and Mother's creator introducing a conversation between the two today (hoping for a translation soon).
"Ahh Ahh Can you hear me? This is Shigesato Itoi. Please give me something. Please give me Test Test"
"I’m about to eat a banana that’s been sitting in 50 degree celsius water for 15 minutes straight. ….Yum! Mother 2 is nice, but so is this banana.”
On a related note, awesome Japanese design site PingMag is back — here’s a great interview they had with Itoi about advertising and t-shirts from seven years ago.
This can’t be the first time someone’s done this, right? I mean, this hack seems so obvious — of course someone would think to drop a Link sprite into Bomberman. It just makes sense, what with the green-capped hero’s penchant for bomb-laying.
In this case, Moejoe128 hacked Super Bomberman 2 Go for Pro Edition to offer Link as a playable character. He added a few other awesome features, too, like a Stage 1 option with edge tunnels that send you to the other side (like Pac-Man), varied speeds for kicking bombs, and more.
Downton Abbey as an SNES game
While there’s not nearly enough of the feisty Dowager Countess of Grantham in here, and the idea of Mrs. Patmore poisoning Cousin Matthew is preposterous, I can’t help but love this anyway for Bill Kiley’s fantastic chip arrangement of the Downton Abbey theme.
A Secret of Mana winter scene by Mikael “Orioto” Aguirre
You can see a much larger version of the artwork, download it as a wallpaper, or purchase it as a poster here.