Amazon deal trucks may be your last chance at an NES Classic

Are you still pining for the elusive NES Classic Edition a few months after its abrupt discontinuation? If you’re in the right US city and act quickly, you might have a chance. Amazon’s Treasure Trucks in Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles and Seattle are offering the retro console at its original $60 price as part of a one-day sale …

Nintendo’s 3DS isn’t dead, but it is trapped in the Switch’s shadow

Earlier this year, Nintendo announced a brand-new console, a hybrid portable device that serves as both a portable entertainment machine and a game system for the living room. At a glance, it looked great — but some criticized the Nintendo Switch for having “nothing to play” except the new Legend of Zelda game, of course. Nintendo’s E3 show served as …

‘Arms’ is the successor to ‘Punch Out’ the Nintendo Switch needs

The original Punch Out may be heralded as a classic 8-bit NES game, but it’s one I didn’t play until I was in college. I’d heard it mentioned as I grew up but always dismissed it out of hand. Sports games, particularly those with celebrity endorsements, meant nothing to me as a child. When I eventually picked up a battered …

You’re never getting an NES Classic Edition now

If you’ve spent the last few months trying to get your hands on a NES Classic Edition, it’s time to give up. Nintendo’s tiny, plug-and-play retro console is dead. Or dying, at least. The company says the last shipments to North American territories will reach stores in April, advising buyers to check with their local retailers for availability. In other …

The Analogue Nt mini wants to be the last NES you’ll ever buy

Trying to play an NES cartridge on Nintendo’s original, 30-year-old hardware can be an exercise in frustration. The console’s ancient composite cables offer terrible image quality on modern televisions, and getting games to actually run is a ballet of reseating, jostling and, of course, blowing on game cartridges. Nintendo’s own NES Classic Edition and the Wii U and 3DS virtual …

Nintendo classics get online multiplayer on the Switch

The Nintendo Switch features a new, paid subscription model that grants players access to online multiplayer features — and something extra. According to the Nintendo Switch Online Service website, anyone who subscribes will be able to download and play one classic game from the Nintendo Entertainment System or Super Nintendo Entertainment System per month, “with newly-added online play.” Source: Nintendo …

Nintendo hid a secret message in the Famicom Mini

The NES Classic and it’s Japanese counterpart are already incredibly cool — but you know what makes an awesome toy even better? A secret message. Apparently, developers that worked on the Famicom Mini emulator left a short, hidden message in the code: “Please,” it says, “don’t break everything!” Via: Siliconera Author:  Source: Engadget

Peek at the drawings used to design the original ‘Zelda’

To quote one of my favorite video game characters: Greatness, from small beginnings. To celebrate The Legend of Zelda‘s 30th anniversary, Nintendo has released a handful of drawings that were used to design the first game in the franchise. They’re essentially graph paper, with shaded boxes to represent walls and bottomless pits. Careful markings indicate where doors and monsters should …

NES Classic wireless receiver solves the short cord problem

We love almost everything about Nintendo’s adorable NES Classic Edition, but there’s still one major downside. There’s no way around it: Those short controller cables are a major buzzkill. Unsurprisingly, third-party companies are stepping up to solve the problem — one such solution comes from 8Bitdo, which just released a new version of its Retro Receiver that works with the …

NES Classic Edition review: The best and worst of retro gaming

“I don’t want to sit on the floor while I play video games,” my buddy Josh told me. “I’m not 7 anymore.” My friend was parked just 4 feet away from my 40-inch television, playing Ninja Gaiden on the NES Classic Edition — a tiny re-creation of Nintendo’s original home game console. The diminutive game system has everything a nostalgic …

Ben Heck’s multi-system retro controller

Using a build idea from the element14 Community, Ben takes an ESP8266 module and creates the ultimate all-in-one retro gaming controller for the Super Nintendo, Sega Megadrive / Genesis and Nintendo Entertainment System. To get the digital signals from the buttons across the wireless transmission to the receiver, Ben will have to use shift registers such as the 74HC595 to …

Peek inside one of Nintendo’s retro gaming vaults

What secrets lie inside Nintendo’s offices? It’s a question I ask myself regularly at night, clutching my new Nintendo 3DS and dreaming about a Metroid Prime sequel (Federation Force doesn’t count.) Well, today Nintendo has drawn back the curtain — if only a smidge. In a collection of articles celebrating the Legend of Zelda, Nintendo has posted some photos from …