A Massive Upgrade Makes the Classic Super Nintendo Super Scope Work on Modern TVs

Despite a renaissance in outdated gaming tech, there’s a small blip in the history of retro gaming hardware that has all been all but abandoned in the emulation scene: light guns. The way the technology worked simply isn’t compatible with modern TVs and screens, so if you want to get something like the Super Nintendo’s Super Scope working again, you either need to find an old tube TV, or perform a monumental hack on the hardware like Andy West did.

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The Legend of Zelda unofficial remaster released for NES Emulator, Mesen

Now here is something that completely passed under my radar. Earlier this week, a team of modders released an HD overhaul mod for the NES version of The Legend of Zelda. This overhaul mod uses Zelda 1 Redux as a base, and allows PC gamers to experience a faithful remaster of this Zelda game on the PC via the NES emulator, Mesen.

Going into more details, this Mesen HD Pack increases the internal resolution, improves textures and audio, and brings new animated environments. Additionally, it increases frame count for running, introduces breakable tile hints, and faster text printing. Not only that, but this mod also comes with some gameplay tweaks. For instance, it increases the bomb upgrade amount, and allows for faster health refills.

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Nintendo says Game & Watch: Super Mario Bros. will be continually shipped to retailers through roughly March 2021

The Game & Watch: Super Mario Bros. system won’t be around forever, but it will be distributed for a few months. Nintendo’s website for the product has updated and says it “will continue to be shipped to retailers through approximately March 31, 2021, and will be available for purchase while supplies last.”

If you’re in North America and are hoping to secure a pre-order, you might be out of luck. The official website no longer has a notice about reservations and instead says Game & Watch: Super Mario Bros. will be “releasing November 13th”.

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Mario Kart Live Pre-Orders Have Opened! Check Out Gameplay, Price, Best Deals and Everything!

Nintendo has revealed Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit, a mix between a video game and a physical toy which will allow you to race around your own home in that classic Mario Kart style.

Pre-orders are open now, with fans able to order the Mario version or Luigi version from retailers such as Amazon. You can click either of those last two links to fly away to a product page with all the speed and intensity of a blue shell.

READ MORE: Super Nintendo World will open Spring 2021: Here’s how to book your visit

Much like the LEGO Super Mario Kit and LEGO NES kitMario Kart Live has been developed as part of the 35th-anniversary celebrations for Nintendo’s iconic plumber.

Keep reading for all the essential info on Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit

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