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NES Classic Edition – childhood relived

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The Nintendo NES Classic Edition is your childhood in a box.

 

The NES classic is a definite throwback for all the game lovers out there.  It’s a dream come true for those who live in nostalgia of the days they used to come home after school, quickly finish their homework, just to play a few hours of Super Mario Bros 3.  What kid didn’t want a Nintendo system back in the day?

The Nintendo NES Classic Edition is an exact miniature replica of the original system release in the US in 1985.  However, the design is just for cosmetics as the cartridge door doesn’t open and all the ports are different.  Instead, there’s a power socket which connects to a micro SD power adapter, and a HDMI output is implemented to connect to all your modern TVs.  Don’t worry though, the controllers are identical to the original.  Just plug in the system, push the power button, and it’s ready to play.

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The system comes with 30 of your favorite classic games all at your fingertips.  Pick one from the menu, click start, and live moments from your past.  Games included are:

  • Ballon Fight
  • Bubble Bobble
  • Castlevania
  • Castlevania II
  • Donkey Kong
  • Donkey Kong Jr.
  • Double Dragon II
  • Dr. Mario
  • Excitebike
  • Final Fantasy
  • Galaga
  • Ghosts’n Goblins
  • Gradius
  • Ice Climber
  • Kid Icarus
  • Kirby’s Adventure
  • Mario Bros.
  • Mega Man 2
  • Metroid
  • Ninja Gaiden
  • Pac-Man
  • Punch-Out!
  • StarTropics
  • Super C
  • Super Mario Bros.
  • Super Mario Bros. 2
  • Super Mario Bros 3
  • Tecmo Bowl
  • The Legend of Zelda
  • Zelda II

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At just USD$60, this makes a great gift for anyone.  Bring back those old memories!

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Source: Gizmodo, CNET

 

Tiny Arcade – The classic 32-bit games at the palm of your hands!

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Tiny Arcade lets you relive the golden age of video games with an arcade cabinet that fits in the palm of your hand.

 

 

What is the Tiny Arcade?

There is nothing quite like the experience of playing a game on an arcade cabinet.  The Tiny Arcade was created to let you experience that feeling anywhere, by shrinking an arcade cabinet to just a few inches tall.  

The Tiny Arcade lets you experience many retro type games which can be downloaded completely free from their site or any number of others that create games for the Tiny Arcade.  You can also play videos on the Tiny Arcade at 30 FPS with audio.

 

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Games

The Tiny Arcade is only as good as the games it supports, and out of the box there are plenty to get you going.  Like Flappy Birds, Tiny Invaders (by Eike Decker), Asteroids, Tiny Outrun (by Jon Wingrove).

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microSD Game Expansion

The Tiny Arcade can load games on the fly off a microSD card, a menu is provided at power up that shows a preview of all of the games available on the microSD card, choose one and it gets loaded in a second and you’re playing away.  No need to reprogram the Tiny Arcade over USB.

 

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Features:

  • Beautiful, vibrant full color OLED screen  
  • Games are free and open source – play community made games or write your own
  • SD card expansion slot- download new games and insert card
  • High quality analog joystick and two push buttons
  • Built-in speaker and rechargeable lithium battery
  • USB port for charging and game development
  • Acrylic, Wood or 3D printed enclosure options
  • Customize your cabinet with supplied artwork stickers or design and print your own
  • Electronics based around the same 32-bit ARM processor as the Arduino Zero

 

 

 

source: Tiny Arcade