classic-games

Realistic Pac-Man Caught in the Wild (Not Really)

Sunday, 23rd October 2011
Realistic depictions of Pac-Man usually involve dudes dressed in funny suits, but DeviantArtist Jaime Margary’s approach is a little more frightening. Pictured above is the Pakku rotundus, more commonly known ...

LittleBigPlanet Pitfall Remake Gets it Just Right

Wednesday, 5th October 2011
There’s no shortage of awesome user-made LittleBigPlanet levels, or levels that pay homage to classic games for that matter. But LittleBigKiminski’s remake of the Atari classic Pitfall is too good ...

Wikipedia Tapped For History of Adventure Games

Friday, 2nd September 2011
Mostly using Wikipedia as the source material, Philipp Lenssen cobbled together a 500-page book on the history of graphic adventure games. That’s the kind if idea you wish you had ...

Abstract Mortal Kombat T-Shirt Has Minimal Gore

Wednesday, 22nd June 2011
What does the abstraction of Mortal Kombat tell us about the game’s character design? That distinct color schemes and decorative outfit flourishes ruled the day, of course. If you want ...

Handyduo is a Portable NES and SNES in One

Thursday, 3rd March 2011
Sometimes, 16 bit is just right, but other times it’s 8 bits too many. Fortunately there’s the Handyduo, a homemade handheld that play original Nintendo and Super Nintendo games in ...

Mega Man 8-Bit Deathmatch Released in Full

Saturday, 1st January 2011
If CutmanMike and his team had quit after releasing the Mega Man 8-Bit Deathmatch demo, he’d get no complaints from me. Even with limited characters and maps, the game was ...

10 Ways to Celebrate Super Mario Bros’ 25th Birthday

Tuesday, 7th September 2010
Super Mario Bros. is now a 25-year-old video game. Released in Japan on September 23, 1985, the Famicom classic made its way to the Nintendo Entertainment System in North America ...

“Oregon Trail” is the Latest Mock Video Game Movie Trailer

Friday, 13th August 2010
Snakes, dysentery, silly names on tombstones. Such was the life of any family who tried to traverse the Oregon Trail in the classic educational game. Now, you can experience all ...

Hack Controls Android Emulators With NES Controller

Tuesday, 10th August 2010
If you’ve got an Android phone, you know that the thrill of loading it up with classic console game emulators is quickly tempered by the difficulty of playing games with ...

Hama Beads Spell Doom’s Title Screen

Wednesday, 2nd June 2010
Doom doesn’t strike me as a prime candidate for arts and crafts tributes, but that only makes the Hama bead Doom title screen more delightful. YouTube user emilerlandsson sunk 80 ...
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