Posts tagged with ‘nes

"Press Start", a three-hour collection of every single NES title screen

Pulp Fiction looks like it would have made a damn tasty NES game

Bonus points for saying 8-bit and really making it look like 8-bit.

Submitted by delsyd

You ever seen someone beat Mike Tyson in Mike Tyson’s Punch Out? You’re about to.

If you grew up on the NES, you’ll remember that was an era where games were often really, really fucking hard. There were cheat codes, but no easy mode and no way to buy your way to the end of the game. And one of the more notoriously difficult end bosses was Mike Tyson in the original version of Punch Out. The boxers you met along the way were cake, because once you got to Iron Mike, shit got real and very few people could take him down, and when it happened, the whole damn neighborhood turned out to watch.

The Shining, re-created as an 8-bit NES style horror game

All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.

Submitted by REVOLV3R

Computer program can learn how to play and beat classic NES games

Classic NES games could be insanely difficult, but there was generally a pattern to the entire game, to the boss levels, etc. Straightforward and predictable, even if beating the game sometimes took superhuman reflexes. But if you take the human out of it and teach a program how to recognize those patterns, you would have this— a program that can learn how to play and beat the crap out of those difficult NES titles.

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IHC After Dark: T&C Surf Designs level music

Yes, the T&C Surf Designs game for the NES. If you’re not old enough and you don’t remember, don’t worry about it.

Fan art of the day: NEIL DEGRASSE TYSON’S PUNCHOUT!
How amazing would it be to play Neil deGrasse Tyson’s Punchout? One of the greatest minds of our time, mixed with one of the greatest games & a pinch of meme added in.
8x10 Print only $11 @it8Bit’s new store!
(via it8bit)

Fan art of the day: NEIL DEGRASSE TYSON’S PUNCHOUT!

How amazing would it be to play Neil deGrasse Tyson’s Punchout? One of the greatest minds of our time, mixed with one of the greatest games & a pinch of meme added in.

8x10 Print only $11 @it8Bit’s new store!

(via it8bit)

Blowing into NES cartridges may have done more harm than good

If you owned an NES, games didn’t always start the first time, so there was this idea— no one really knows where it started, but it spread like wildfire way before the world wide web, that when your NES was being picky, you had to “blow the dust out” so it could get a clean connection. The fact is though, that this was just a placebo and blowing into the cartridge usually did more harm than good.

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Friday time waster: Play dozens of NES games in your browser

Sure, those old NES games might not have been as good as you remember, but at least it’s free. You can still pretend to blow the cartridge first, if you want.

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Submitted by Delsyd

Oh how I wish it were real: NES toaster
Though you might have to blow on the toast a few times to get it to work, I love this NES toaster concept from DeviantArtist myburningeyes

Oh how I wish it were real: NES toaster

Though you might have to blow on the toast a few times to get it to work, I love this NES toaster concept from DeviantArtist myburningeyes

For only $55,000 on eBay, you could have bought an NES Legend of Zelda prototype cartridge

Hardcore video game collectors will pay big bucks for all kinds of incredibly rare pieces of video game history, but $55,000 for a yellow NES Legend of Zelda prototype cartridge? Not with a prototype version of the game, but a prototype version of what would later be a shiny gold NES cartridge.

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