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Nintendo Donkey Kong Country NES Homebrew

December 24th, 2015 by Sean

Remember Donkey Kong Country (1994) for the Super Nintendo (SNES)? Of course you do!

What if it had been released for the original Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) back in the day? What would it have looked like?

Yep, that’s right! Thanks to a homebrew gaming group called the “Hummer Team” there is no need to imagine because they released their version in 1997.

I recently found out about this version and thanks to my Nintendo PowerPak, I’m able to play it in the year 2015 on real NES hardware.

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Atari Hot Wheels Store Display Kiosk

September 5th, 2014 by Sean

In this video I’m showcasing my Atari Hot Wheels Store Display Kiosk that I picked up about a year or so ago (2013):

This was used to display the Atari 2600 themed Hot Wheels that were sold around October 2012 for a limited time. There were 6 cars to choose from: Tempest, Pong, Breakout, Atari 2600 Woody Bus, Centipede and Missile Command.

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Vectrex Vector Patrol (Moon Patrol) Game Prototype

August 13th, 2014 by Sean

In this video I’m showcasing Vector Patrol, a homebrew port of Moon Patrol for the Vectrex game console.

The game is currently in the prototype stage and being programmed by Kristof Tuts known for previous Vectrex homebrews Vectrexians (2007) and Vector Pilot (2011):

In the video you will see flicker on the screen, but that’s only coming from my camera. There isn’t any flicker when playing the game. Basically I’m still trying to figure out how to record gameplay on my Vectrex without flicker using my new camera.

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Stop-Motion NES Video

May 27th, 2010 by Sean

With 120+ hours of spare time up his sleeve, YouTube user bornforthis43 set up a camera, got some items from his garden and fridge, then made this awesome stop-motion tribute to the games of the Nintendo Entertainment System.

The three minutes of footage is comprised of over 7,000 individual photos, and if you’re wondering, the games in order are Kirby’s Adventure, Contra, The Legend of Zelda, Metroid, Mega Man 2, and Super Mario Bros.

May 10, 2013: Apparently the author of the original video I posted back on May 27, 2010 deleted his original YouTube channel and made a new one, so I updated my post to not have a broken video.

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Play Pac-Man on Google’s Homepage

May 21st, 2010 by Sean

Today, on PAC-MAN’s 30th birthday, you can rediscover some of your 8-bit memories or meet PAC-MAN for the first time through Google’s first-ever playable Google doodle:

PAC-MAN's 30th Birthday! Doodle with PAC-MAN & Copyright 1980 NAMCO BANDAI Games Inc.

To play the game, go to google.com during the next 48 hours (because it’s too cool to keep for just one day) and either press the “Insert Coin” button or just wait for a few seconds.

Google doodler Ryan Germick and Marcin Wichary made sure to include PAC-MAN’s original game logic, graphics and sounds, bring back ghosts’ individual personalities, and even recreate original bugs from this 1980’s masterpiece.

They also added a little easter egg: if you throw in another coin, Ms. PAC-MAN joins the party and you can play together with someone else (PAC-MAN is controlled with arrow keys or by clicking on the maze, Ms. PAC-MAN using the WASD keys).

Update: Google Pac-Man lives on forever.

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