Portable N64 looks awesome

Posted in DIY by Conner Flynn on April 26th, 2010

Modder Bacteria is back with this super small iNto64, his rescaled version of Nintendo’s classic N64 console. So, it looks like it came from Fisher Price. So what? The project took four months to complete, but in the end it was well worth it. It features built-in speakers, a five-inch LCD screen, will deliver about three hours of playtime and even has a rumble ability.

You can even make one for yourself since the modder has provided step-by-step instructions and video tutorials here. Go on, give it a try.

iPhone 3GS gets a Nintendo N64 emulator

Posted in iPhone by Conner Flynn on November 3rd, 2009

iPhone 3GS gets a Nintendo N64 emulatorZodttd is a developer working on a N64 emulator for the iPhone 3GS. Will it have the power? Possibly, thanks to CPU, GPU and OpenGL ES 2.0 support that will deliver smooth N64 emulation. But don’t get too excited.

Some high-end N64 titles might not be available due to the lack of power. The other issue would be the control scheme. Some of us hated the N64′s controller and found the games hard enough to play originally. The iPhone won’t be any better.

N64 casemod of Princess Peach’s castle

Posted in DIY by Conner Flynn on July 20th, 2009

N64 casemod of Princess Peach’s castle We’ve seen more Nintendo casemods than there are coins in the Mario Realm, but this one is really over the top. It’s a wild and super creative version of Peach’s castle.

At first glance it looks like a cake, but nope, that there’s a mod dedicated to the Princess herself on top of a fully-functional Nintendo 64 console. According to the ebay ad, “the exterior of the castle has been molded to look like the bricks and roof tiles, then painted. The mural of Princess Peach is a very detailed mosaic and the five flags are made of cloth.”

The history of video game consoles

Posted in Games by Conner Flynn on March 18th, 2009

segadreamcastWe love video games around here. Whether we’re playing the Xbox 360, the PS3 or even an old Atari 2600. We thought we would take a look at the history of gaming consoles from 1972 to the present. You grew up with the vintage consoles, you play the new ones, so take a walk down memory lane and revisit all your favorites from the massive list below.

How to get a Nintendo Seal of Quality

Posted in Humor by Conner Flynn on October 19th, 2008

Nintendo Seal of QualityYou’ve probably wondered how game manufacturers get the Nintendo Seal of Quality on their boxes. Click through for a complete rundown of just what it takes on every generation platform. As you may have noticed, the standards have gone down since the days of the NES. Full chart below.