Retro Gaming Refashioning Japanese Style

Care to use Twitter on your Game Boy? Perhaps you would rather use Microsoft’s Office applications on Nintendo’s little coloured beast? I know, you want to Skype your friend with vintage equipment!

Ah yes, welcome to good use of retro gaming gear Japanese style! You got to hand it to the Japanese, they know how to refashion old equipment and make you notice it. I wish I was this clever. Now hand me those SNES headphones and scroll through these epic pics!

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source: matome.naver.jp

Retro Gaming: Every Single Game Boy Start Screen Ever

GameBoy_titleIf you have 162 minutes to burn, you may wanna settle back and watch every single Game Boy start screen ever. Yes, you read that right, EVERY SINGLE GAME BOY START SCREEN EVER!

I am a masochist, so I will kill almost three hours of my day to watch this. Enjoy!


source: NicksplosionFX

From Retro Gaming Cat Scratchers To Arcade Belt Buckles

Who said cats don’t retro game? Based on these video gaming inspired cat scratchers from If Industries, it is quite clear that felines enjoy some old school Atari and Nintendo action! Um, need I say more? Of course not! Scratch away baby!

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Don’t worry, those people at If Industries haven’t forgotten about you either. You can now hold up your pants in style with these awesome arcade belt buckles. They even light up! So, are you a 25c or a 50c kind of arcade gamer?

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source: if Industries

Super Mario Warfare

Inspired by the Mario Warfare videos, the artist known as Hakashidnrc has brought these characters to life in digital art form!

It is great to see both Mario and Luigi all battle hardened. Browsing through these artworks, your eyeballs will definitely thank you.

If you would like to further overload your optic nerve, check out some more Hakashidnrc artwork over here.

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image source: Hakashidnrc

The Legend Of Zelda: Dark Link

Link_TitleAhhh, those lads at The Warp Zone are so clever. This time round they solve the greatest mystery of the Zelda series, the origin of Dark Link! Watch the mystery unravel in front of your eyes (wink wink).


source: The Warp Zone

Nintendo Game & Watch: Octopus

Octopus_GandWHow old were you in 1981? I was still in single digits and blissfully unaware how addictive Gunpei Yokoi’s Nintendo Game & Watch creations would turn out to be.

On this day (July 16) in 1981, Nintendo released Octopus – their latest handheld classic in the G&W wide-screen series. Oh how I lusted after this one (like many other Game&Watch releases), but alas, I never got to have my own till recently.

If your name is ‘Jenifa Stuart’, I have your Octopus Game & Watch!

 

Nuts For Nintendo In 1988

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Even as far back as 1988, the age old economic model of ‘supply and demand’ generated hype and hysteria in video games. Who better to exploit this hysteria than Nintendo.

This VHS recording of a special report on ABC News20/20 (US) program features the Christmas hype and rush for Super Mario Bros. 2 and Zelda II: The Adventures of Link gamesThere are parents lining up for games, parents that think their kids play too much Nintendo, and then there are certain interest groups that deplore violence in video games. This Nuts For Nintendo special has it all. I guess some things never change.


source: Steven Hertz