NES

  • River City Ransom available on Wii Virtual Console

    Ah, one of my most favorite Nintendo games of all time, “River City Ransom,” hit the Wii Virtual Console this morning. So long, five dollars! Have a safe trip. You’ll recall that brothers Ryan and Alex must fight their way across River City to save Ryan’s ladyfriend Cyndi from the evil cross-town rival, Slick. Good stuff. Along the way, you can buy power-ups like… Read More

  • Duck Hunt tattoo should be discouraging, and it is

    [photopress:dhts.jpg,full,center] Normally, if I were to meet a girl with a tattoo from an NES game, I’d likely fall in love. But man, this is just mean: The Duck Hunt dog laughing. If you see this in real life, you can only assume you’re doing it wrong, because that’s what this snickering canine has come to symbolize. via Geek Stir Read More

  • It's Wednesday, time to waste your employer's money

    Friends, a lot of you said it couldn’t be done: the Internet couldn’t get any better. Well, I’m here to tell you it has. Feast your eyes on this list of 100 Flash-emulated NES games that run in your browser. Like Head-On, we encourage you to apply this directly to your work-day. List Read More

  • Videooo: Final Fantasy VII on NES

    Someone, for some reason (probably “because I can”) ported Final Fantasy VII over to the NES. Apparently it’s the entire original, wildly overrated PlayStation game in one small ROM. Can we expect an English translation soon? A fan translation couldn’t be any worse than the first one we had to deal with, of course. FF VII Famicom, with video [insertcredit.com via Kotaku] Read More

  • Fly's new cell phone brings lineup of Nintendo favorites with it

    [photopress:2162_about_coffee_black.jpg,full,left]Fly has a new handset, the MC100, that has built-in support for NES, SNES, and Gameboy games, along with built-in game downloading. It’s saying this is the first phone to ship with the support built-in, and we don’t doubt it. Really, though, shouldn’t all cell phones have built-in NES? Shouldn’t everything, really? I want… Read More

  • Solar-powered handheld with built-in NES emulation

    Portable NES and Game Boy emulation without having to stop for batteries? I like. You can also use the solar panels to recharge your cell phone and other small devices. There’s a 3.5-inch screen (320×240), 2GB of internal storage plus the ability to add a 2GB SD card, MP3 player, video player, and e-book reader. All for $123. It’s actually being sold as a 2GB MP3 player but… Read More

  • Gen-X Console: NES + Genesis = Retro-awesome

    How come I don’t find things like this before Xmas? This is the Gen-X Dual station, likely the weirdest console I’ve ever met. It’s an NES and a Sega Genesis combined into one, but the thing is it doesn’t use ROMs; it uses the old cartridges you’ve got in that box in the back of your closet. Yes, this is real. Gen-X Dual station plays Sega Genesis and NES… Read More

  • Familator lets you play Famicom games on your DS Lite

    If the Game Boy Advance slot on your DS Lite isn’t getting much use, this adapter might be just the thing to bring it out of its funk. It’s called the CYBER Familator Lite and it allows you to play Famicom games and, with yet another adapter and a lot of extra work, NES games from the US and A. It’ll be a Japan-only device at first, due out next month. No word on pricing but… Read More

  • Giant NES controller houses normal, working NES

    Here’s a giant NES controller for your amusement. It has a working Nintendo Entertainment System inside of it. The buttons on the big controller are functional but due to its size, you need a friend to help you navigate around the Mushroom Kingdom. Sounds sort of fun, no? Maybe it’d be a hit at some sort of party. I seem to remember finding something a few years ago that was… Read More

  • Nintendo is officially ending NES support

    I may give Nintendo a lot of crap for the Wii, but every other system that company has made is gold sans Gamecube. Now, after 22-years, Nintendo of Japan is officially dropping support for the original NES, SNES, Nintendo 64, Gameboy and Gameboy Pocket. After October 31st, if your SNES breaks and you need your Super Scope fix, you’ll have to visit a 3rd-party repair center or just… Read More

  • 'Sneaker Pimps' pimped out NES sneaker

    Oh wow. We’re looking at what appears to be a working Nintendo Entertainment System built into the bottom of a shoe. This photo was apparently taken last night in New York City at the end of the Sneaker Pimps’ nationwide tour. Flyguy’s goldfish platform shoes from I’m Gonna Git You Sucka were pretty awesome but, come on, full blown NES in a shoe here. Sneaker Pimps… Read More

  • NES Emulator Hits The iPhone

    BITCHIN’! Now you finally have a reason to get an iPhone! Sure, it may not have 3G or Adobe Flash support, but that’s fine. Someone made an NES emulator for the iPhone that actually loads up and works. It’s currently too slow for anyone to play game on it, but that’s not the point. Soon, everyone will be busting out some Bubble Bobble when they’re bored on a bus… Read More

  • NES Controller Turned SLVR Case


    Yeah. Chicks are gonna love it. Old school NES controllers can take a beating. I remember playing the living hell out of Contra and Super C trying to beat them for hours on end, only to find myself throwing an NES controller as hard as I could on the floor. Seems this gentleman with the goofy burger hat had the same revelation and decided to turn the obsolete controller into a sturdy… Read More

  • Awesome Make/Hack: Wiimote PowerGlove

    We like the Wii here at CrunchGear. It’s Nintendo doing right what it did wrong with the ill-fated PowerGlove and the U-Force: making motion control real. That being said, anyone who’s seen The Wizard knows that at one time the PowerGlove was the coolest thing we’d ever seen. It was the Holy Grail of video gaming, as it had the ability to make us look like not-too-dorky cyborgs. Read More

  • Contra No-Death Speedrun

    This video of a guy playing all the way through Contra is a speedrun no doubt, but still, I give him props for taking the time to play it and make it through Contra all the way. I mean playing the original NES version with the Konami Code is hard enough, but trying not to lose a single life without the code? Pure madness. Either way, xxxxRothxxxx has some serious NES skills. Hit the link below… Read More

  • Mario on Apple TV

    This is so cool. It’s great to see the Apple TV is a full-bore mini-PC with some amazing power under the hood. If I didn’t love my the Apple TV on its own so much I’d tear it down and make it a Nintendo 64 in a second. via Giz Read More

  • SNES/NES Controller Wii Mod

    I don’t do this whole Nintendo Wii thing, but I know that if I downloaded some games on the Virtual Console, I’d want to use an actual SNES or NES controller to truly add to the retro-gaming experience. Looks like modder Raphael had the same idea in mind, because he hacked an SNES controller into a USB circuit to hook up to his Wii. If you think it’s as easy as plugging in… Read More

  • Guitar Shaped Like Old School Famicom

    Can someone give this guy a hand for craftsmanship? Not only did a Japanese guy take the time to recreate a Nintendo Famicom (aka NES) out of wood, but he turned it into a guitar, complete with a gamepad headstock. Some of the tiny details include a cartridge right behind the bridge, real, wood buttons on the headstock, and a second controller below the high E string. I’d love to kick… Read More

  • Modtendo #442: Wireless Controllers out of Classic Gamepads

    Our Wii is nice and all, but there’s something beyond retro about the original NES or even the SNES’s simple controller that makes us better gamers. That’s why we like what [mark] has done over at Hack-A-Day. [mark] took apart his tired old controllers and added wireless transceivers to the guts, as well as iPod Mini batteries (they’re light, you see). He then make… Read More

  • Four Versions Of Super Mario Bros. Compared


    Top-left, clockwise: NES, Generation NEX System, FC Twin System, Wii (VC) The guys over at Ars Technica must have some free time. Seems Ben Kuchera took time out of his day to hook up an NES, two NES clones, and a Wii (Virtual Console) and tested the original Super Mario Bros. game for quality. Sure enough, like all good fanboys would, the Wii was chosen as the best looking console. Gee… Read More