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Hyperkin SupaBoy portable SNES console

Posted in gaming accessories by Conner Flynn on June 7th, 2011

The Wii U is making the headlines today, but what about the old SNES? That was making waves at E3 too. The classic SNES has been reborn as the SupaBoy, from Hyperkin.

It’s a handheld version of the old console that will let you get your portable old school game on. The image is an early prototype, but we wouldn’t mind having it in this form at all. The plan is to ship by the end of the year for $79.99. Sign us up.

So this is where bad SNES games go to die

Posted in DIY by Conner Flynn on May 22nd, 2011

If a game stinks, or games in this case, why not take a wizz on it/them. That must be the thinking behind this unique urinal. As a gamer I couldn’t agree more. And we should save the really horrible games for dropping a deuce on.

Anyway, if you want to make one of these for yourself it isn’t as easy as it looks. You will need sealant, a bunch of gaming cartridges, and a valve just to name a few items. Oh and a strong desire to spray instead of play these games.

Dell Streak SNES controller dock

Posted in DIY by Conner Flynn on November 4th, 2010

Check out this Dell Streak with an SNES controller dock. The Dell Streak’s ability to work with standard USB keyboards also allows it to work with a modified SNES controller. We never thought we would see the day when these two gadgets combined.

The controller has basically been turned into a keyboard. This one comes from modder 0TheRain0. Yes, it is fully functional and totally awesome. This is the coolest mod we’ve seen in a while.

Hyperkin Retro N 3 system plays nes, snes and genesis games

Posted in Games by Conner Flynn on May 19th, 2010

Hyperkin. Sounds like over-caffeinated redneck relatives. Actually Hyperkin is the maker of the Retro N 3, which can play games from the original Nintendo Entertainment System, Super Nintendo and Sega Genesis in a single system.

The console looks pretty slick too. The Retro N 3 can play games from their original cartridges, rather than running emulated ROMs, so you can just use your old carts and play them the way that the gaming gods intended.

USB SNES controller with an Accelerometer

Posted in DIY by Conner Flynn on April 11th, 2010

Imagine if the old SNES controllers had accelerometers inside. You won’t have to imagine any more. Someone with some extra time on the hands has done it. This controller has been programmed to play Portal. You can watch a video of the controller in action here.

Obviously it can be programmed to play other modern games as well. Pretty neat. I can think of a few PS3 games I’d like to try it with.

BOSS Wii controller shell brings back the SNES, for giants

Posted in Wii by Conner Flynn on December 20th, 2009

BOSS Wii controller shell brings back the SNES, for giantsThe B.O.S.S. controller from Performance Designed Products, is not really a controller, but a shell made to look like an SNES controller. It slides over your Wiimote and turns it into a huge controller fit for giants. We can’t imagine that it’s actually usable due to the size though.

Still for the big handed among you, it’s only $10 and hey, the name is done up in Mario colors, so it can’t be all bad right?

Yobo handheld SNES

Posted in Handheld Entertainmnet by Conner Flynn on December 10th, 2009

Yobo handheld SNESIf you’re like us, you’ve been wanting one of those SNES portable mods, but you don’t want to build one. Well this is for you. Yobo is offering the FC 16 GO. Their take on the FC Mobile II.

Just slide your SNES cartridges in for some retro game play on the 3.5-inch screen. For $60 you also get a built-in joypad, TV outs and two wireless 2.4Ghz controllers. The device is powered by a replaceable, rechargeable battery or the included AC adapter.


Super Nintendo nightmare console

Posted in DIY by Conner Flynn on July 15th, 2009

http://technabob.com/blog/2009/07/14/game-over-snes-casemod-from-a-clearly-disturbed-mind/Your eyes will never be the same after taking in this abomination. Someone should put it out of it’s misery, but since it is fueled by the souls of all your past dead Mario lives, it remains undead. You can’t kill it, you can’t reason with it and it’s ugliness can not be stopped.

At night this thing even glows in the dark, looking spooky as hell, where it comes from. It’s still fully functional. It’s appropriately called the Game Over SNES.

Supertendo Portable SNES Mod

Posted in DIY by Conner Flynn on July 2nd, 2009

Supertendo Portable SNES ModCheck out this portable SNES mod from modder Marshall from the Ben Heck forums, the Supertendo. It looks so polished it could fool you into thinking that it’s mass produced. This portable SNES mod features a 5 inch LCD screen, speakers and even a headphone jack,

The cartridge even fits flush with the top of the unit. All mods should aspire to look this good. It even looks comfortable to play. Even the wiring inside is a sight to behold. Well done Marshall.


Posted in DIY by Conner Flynn on June 11th, 2009

SNES PC modThis casemod combines the shell of an old SNES console with the brains and guts of a modern PC. Anytime we see a CD sticking out of an SNES cartridge, we can’t help but smile. Modders quangDX and DuPPs took an old Super Nintendo and merged it with an Acer Aspire One A150 laptop. They call their new creation the aaSNES1.

And yes, they managed to mount a slot-loading DVDRW drive inside of the Super Mario World cartridge! But it wasn’t that simple. They didn’t have enough room inside the UK model SNES cartridge, but managed to cut things apart enough to get the drive to work. The eject button even ejects the DVD.

Portable Dingoo A-320 emulates Neo Geo, SNES and much more

Posted in Games by Conner Flynn on April 26th, 2009

Portable Dingoo A-320 emulates Neo Geo, SNES and moreWe’ve covered many portable retro game systems, but this one covers nearly nearly every gaming system you care about. It plays 8-bit, 16-bit and 32-bit titles from 7 different game platforms. The CVFH-N03-4G (aka the Dingoo A320) can play thousands of games from the NES, Super Nintendo, Sega Genesis, Nintendo Gameboy Advance, SNK Neo-Geo consoles, as well as the CAPCOM CPS1 and CPS2 arcade systems. The system features a 2.8″ QVGA (320×240) display and can also output to your TV.

Pretty sweet no? You’ll just need some ROMs. The system will hold up to 4GB of games and other media files and can even play some Flash-based games. There’s also a mini-SDHC slot in case you want to up the storage. It can play your audio and video files in a wide variety of formats and you’ll get an FM tuner, voice recorder and e-book reader too.


Multi Platform portable gaming entertainment station

Posted in Handheld Entertainmnet by Conner Flynn on April 1st, 2009

Multi Platform portable gaming entertainment stationChinavasion’s latest offering is a retro portable gaming system: The Multi Platform Portable Gaming Entertainment Station. It sure doen’t look like the standard DS. This handheld will handle ROMs from NES, SNES, Sega Genesis, Game Boy Advance, Neo-Geo and selected Capcom arcade systems thanks to its 4GB internal memory.

The device sports a miniSD memory card slot for expansion and a 2.8″ display at 320 x 240 resolution. Not that we are condoning ROMs, which are illegal if downloaded from the Net. ROMs are bad. Just say no.

Super Nintoaster

Posted in Nintendo by Conner Flynn on March 22nd, 2009

Super NintoasterThis toaster rejects bread in favor of NES titles, which are far more delicious. Created by the same modder behind the Nintoaster, this mod is just as heart healthy.

This followup is part toaster, part Super Nintendo, and is perfect for any geek kitchen. We’re hoping that the toaster/console trend keeps on keeping on, because there are still a whole bunch that need to be assimilated. Video below.

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.

Super Nintendo cartridge wallet

Posted in DIY by Conner Flynn on January 1st, 2009

Super Nintendo cartridge walletI know what you’re thinking. That this would be large than your current wallet and make you sit all unlevel, like having George Costanza’s huge wallet. But who cares? This is an awesome geek wallet. We’ve seen a lot os SNES cartridge mods, but this is a first.

The SNES cartridge has been modded to hold a photo ID on the front, but it has also been gutted like a fish and outfitted with a hinge so that you have storage space on the inside. If that isn’t enough, it has an LED that can be turned on and off. It also plays game music and noises. Crazy, right? If you are just aching to hide your cash in one, you can build one of your very own.

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