• Flash cartridge for SNES lets you get your ROM on

    You’re familiar with the flash carts that Nintendo is waging a questionably successful war on, yes? Basically they just read from a ROM file and tell the console or handheld what it would hear if that game were actually in the slot. They work quite well and pirating games is unbelievably easy, so you can see why Nintendo would be worried. For the SNES, though, I doubt there will be quite… Read More

  • Here's how to pay too much for an SNES emulator

    So, you want to play some Super Nintendo games. You’ve got some ROMs, but you don’t want to play it on one of the many devices already out there. No, you want to drop some serious cash on a homemade version of a portable player. Well, this guy has got your back. Or at least your wallet. Read More

  • The Supertendo Portable SNES

    I would buy this portable SNES. It’s probably one of the cleanest portable retro gaming systems ever made. In fact, it sort of looks like something that Nintendo would have made in the 90’s as a competitor to the Game Gear. Read More

  • Netbook built into SNES, cartridge used as slot-loading DVD drive

    Someone has FINALLY answered the age-old question: Is it possible to build an Acer Aspire One netbook into an old Super Nintendo and have optical discs loaded through an old Super Mario World cartridge? The answer is yes. Let’s call it the Snespire One, shall we? Read More

  • DIY: SNES cartridge USB hub

    Got a bunch of SNES games stuffed in a box somewhere at your ‘rents house? Yeah, I do. Turn ’em into a rad USB hub with the help of this instructable. Actually, you don’t need the instructable. Here is how you do it. Read More

  • Limited edition SNES controller for the Wii

    Boy oh boy, I sure hope you really like the SNES controller because replicating the experience on the Nintendo Wii will set you back $75. Play-Asia is selling the “Super Famicon Classic Controller” for those of you aren’t keen on the Wii Classic Controller. Read More

  • Video: The DIY SNES digital clock

    Here’s another “because you can” mod. It’s an SNES turned into a digital clock, perfect for showing off your tinkering skills. A video of it in action? Why not? Read More

  • Portable SNES mod retains original controller design Look! It’s a portable Super Nintendo Entertainment System that looks like an oversized Super Nintendo Entertainment System controller! It’s understandably a tad on the thick side – about double the depth of a SNES cartridge – but you get some good old fashioned retro gaming on the go. It was designed by someone in… Read More

  • Get your combination NES-SNES-Genesis right here

    I saw one of these things at PAX. It’s a great idea; after all, the actual hardware involved has become extremely small. You can fit an NES into a cartridge if you want to. So it makes sense to stick all the circuitry in a box, add some cartridge interfaces, make some ambiguous controllers, and sell it as a super-console. The one I saw was NES and Genesis, like this one, but there’s… Read More

  • WANT: Portable SNES

    That’s a SNES you’re looking at up there. The portablized version is detailed over at forums. Lots of photos from every angle show the creation in all its glory. Nicely done. Power is provided by internal lithium batteries, (two 3.7v 4250 mAh tied in series) which take 2.5 hours to charge. Shoulder buttons got mapped to the back as triggers. AV and headphone jacks… Read More

  • Video: How to replace a Super Nintendo cartridge's battery

    This useful, but out-of-focus, little production explains how to switch out the battery on your old SNES RPGs. When you think about it, you can’t really expect a little watch battery to hold a charge for 15 years. So if you buy a used copy of Chrono Trigger or Final Fantasy III (and please do so), there’s a risk that its little battery is going to croak. Like the NES’… Read More