*Checks calendar* oh boy it’s that time of year already, when artists from around the world dream up fake Nintendo games then print them out on cartridges for us to look at them and think, oh hell yeah, why wasn’t there a No Man’s Sky for the Famicom?
Twitter user Sakura is famous for two things: having a big collection of old Famicon cartridges and using those cartridges to create cool retro style art.
If you’ve ever seen an original Famicom cartridge, you probably wondered what those little holes on the top edge were. Were they ventilation holes? Part of the manufacturing process? Something to put string in? Nintendo has reportedly explained their meaning, saying they’re nothing more than a design element.
After disappearing from store shelves, the NES Classic is returning next year. But that’s not all: the Super NES Classic will continue to be shipped through 2018. In Japan, the Super Famicom will still get shipped after October, and the Famicom Mini is going back into production. Hot damn.
It’s the 30th anniversary of Doki Doki Panic, the Famicom Disk System game that would get reskinned and released as Super Mario Bros. 2 in the U.S. But what exactly was Doki Doki Panic, anyway? That question is answered in this brilliant historical video from YouTuber “Gajillionaire.”
Years before Sega did what Nintendon’t the two gaming giants briefly went head to head in the newly discovered market of 3D gaming. It didn’t go very well for either of them.
Mexico’s Federal Police yesterday intercepted a shipment of contraband goods headed for the US at Guadalajara Airport. Inside was not drugs, or weapons, but vials full of live spiders hidden inside what look like fake Famicom games.
Just as Nintendo has decided to end NES Classic production, it’s doing the same in Japan for the miniature Famicom. Yet, the decision does not sound permanent.
One of the best horror games ever developed came out for the Famicom in 1989 from Capcom. It was a rare, licensed game that was somehow better than its source material.
Most game hardware is inevitably modded . That means if there are secret messages in the code, people will probably find them.
Now this is cool. The Mini-Famicom’s commercial recreates the original Famicom ad from 1983, big pink puffy sleeves and all. Watch both ads and compare for yourself!
Now, this is brilliant. The dad from YouTube channel RuiRei Channel created a Famicom console costume to wear with his twin sons. Famicom, Family Computer, family costumes, geddit? Told you it was clever!
Nintendo Japan have today given fans a brief glimpse at what must be one of the most sought-after areas of the entire company: one of their storage rooms, where old consoles and peripherals are kept.
Do you have small hands? This might be the controller for you!