Handheld Console Compresses Super Mario Brothers Down To 64 Pixels

Doot doo doot doo doo doot! Hacker Retrobrad created a handheld console that displays Super Mario Brother in a very special way: each sprite is reduced to one pixel. The console, called Super Pixel Brothers, includes all 20 levels as well boss fights.

The game is played on an 8×8 mutli-colored LED board and to hit enemies you need to position your single-pixel Mario over their single-pixel heads.

He’s including the full how-to and schematics on his site and he’s thinking about selling the actual PCBs so you and your plumber brother, Luigi, can recreate your adventures in a decidedly low-bandwidth fashion.

The kit also allows you to build your own 1-pixel version of SMB using a converter, a trick that many of us will probably want to emulate in our copious free time.

via Retrothing