We received another NES with extensive motherboard damage. To save it, we built an all new DIY version of the NES motherboard – the NESessity! On this Fix it Friday we will walk you through another option for building an (almost) new NES in 2021!
Released in 1989, the Game Boy version of Tetris is notable for being the first game to support multiplayer via the so-called “Game Link Cable” accessory. So it’s fitting that, 32 years later, that same game is now playable with others over the Internet thanks to an open source USB adapter from [stacksmashing].
As explained in the video below, the adapter is essentially just a Raspberry Pi Pico paired with some level shifters so that it can talk to the Game Boy’s link port. That said, the custom PCB does implement some very clever edge connectors that let you plug it right into the Link Cable for the original “brick” Game Boy as well as the later Color and Advance variants. This keeps you from having to cut up a Link Cable just to get a male end, which is what [stacksmashing] had to do during the prototyping phase.
Back in 2009, as part of a publicity stunt for… Big Family Games, publisher THQ commissioned the creation of a golden Nintendo Wii, and had it delivered to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
The Queen likely never received the console—as outlined in this excellent episode of People Make Games—but it did eventually find its way into the hands of collector Donny Fillerup, one of the guys behind the website consolevariations.com, which I wrote about back in 2019.
It has been well over two decades since Wario Land 4 released for the Game Boy Advance, yet fans still rave about how good the game is and how great it would be to get another installment. People are so adamant that a modern title in the series gets made that they’ve actually taken it upon themselves to create the building blocks for it.
Indie game developer MikMik is one of those people, posting a quick video to his Twitter account that revealed the Wario Land 4 project he’s been workshopping, and boy does it look awesome.
Super Mario 64 Plus is a modified version of the PC port of Super Mario 64, which takes the original and adds loads of stuff like 60FPS, bug fixes, a ton of in-game options and, best of all, “The ability to continue the level after getting a star.”
Super Mario Odyssey has been reimagined as an NES game to see what it would have looked like 30 years ago. And the best part? It’s free to download right now.
TeddyRoseKidd, a Twitch streamer and YouTuber has uploaded a video to his channel where he showcases exactly how he reimagined Super Mario Odyssey as a 2D NES game.
Retro Studios’ GameCube classic,Metroid Prime, is getting a fan-made 2D remake called Prime 2D. The effort, which has been going since 2004 and called Prime 2D, is being led by a group called Team SCU. While screenshots of the game went up as part of an April Fools’ Day joke, the demo is in fact real, according a forum post by the creators.
The remake is the result of many years of love. In 2017, the team behind Metroid Prime 2D shared, “While public progress has appeared stagnant for the last 5 years, there has actually been a tremendous amount of foundational work being done in private.” Now, those following finally get to see just what the team has been up to.
In this video we take a look at and test out the all new LCL CM4 Boy The CM4 Boy is an awesome Raspberry pi compute Modula 4 powered DMG Gameboy with and analog stick and enough power to run N64,PSP,Dreamcast and Sega Saturn and cabinet of running RetroPie,Recalbox or bat overs plus we have the option of using the built in HDMI port so we can connect this to much larger screen!
We’re all about a portable N64, but having one that fits in your hands and plays original cartridges is something we only thought the Nintendo gods could create.
But no, the modding maniac known as GmanModz is back at it again with the world’s smallest portable N64. He previously built the Nintendo 64 handheld that looked like a Gameboy Advance SP.
Somehow he has managed to modify a N64 console to fit in a tiny shell with the ability to play your best N64 games on the cartridges you still have hiding in your garage.
Have you ever wondered what would happen if Nintendo released Gameboy Glasses for retro gamers? No, me neither, but the geeks over at Mutrics, have invented just that and we love it.
No they can’t play your best Gameboy Color games, but they can reduce eye strain, and connect to your smartphone to play audio through the built-in speakers at the back.