Articles by Russ

Mega Man Mobile Android and iOS 8-bit Crap

Mega Man Mobile is mega disaster?

Mega Man is quintessential classic NES gaming. From music, to characters to it being…unbelievably difficult. So it being released on mobile platforms is both exciting but also a bit concerning. Concerning because I haven’t played a classic game on mobile yet that can handle the old D-pad correctly. I’m looking…

Home Alone 8-bit trailer 8-bit Film

Kevin from ‘Home Alone’ is still a terror in this 8-bit remake

It’s not Christmas. I know. But does it matter? Our friends, CineFix…actually I shouldn’t say that…I know no one over there…I’ve never talked to them…or even tried to…so I can’t even begin to declare them friends.  I just feel I’ve shared so many of their videos…and we have such similar…

Netflix Original 8-bit game 8-bit Crap

[Extra bits] Even Netflix has a side-scrolling game

Wait a minute, wait a minute. What have we here, gentlemen? Looks like Netflix have themselves an RV er…a side-scrolling infinite runner. This one has been floating around for a bit now. Don’t think it’s gotten too much attention because it’s pretty boring after two attempts, but hey, what else do…

Star Wars Rogue One 8-bit game 8-bit Film

[Extra Bits] Star Wars Rogue One as an 8-bit game

So this, as always, is a cool 8-bit version of Rogue One from the folks at CineFix. A film that I thoroughly enjoyed in case you were wondering. You probably weren’t but it’s my post so…there. I’m surprised they didn’t include any other secondary characters…or at least a quick cut…

Nintendo's Legend of Zelda design doc 8-bit Cool Stuff

Nerd out over these original Legend of Zelda design docs

It’s the 30th anniversary of Legend of Zelda this year and Nintendo is releasing some very cool items in celebration. The latest are original design documents for various sections and levels of the classic hit. The drawings are from the masters themselves, Shigeru Miyamoto and Takashi Tezuka, and highlight Nintendo’s planning…

F1 8-bit season review 8-bit Cool Stuff

Formula 1 2016 8-bit year in review

I don’t follow F1 very much so I can’t give any type of F1 details. Car racing, to me, has always been a neutral interest. I won’t go out of my way for it but I certainly don’t hate it. But, when F1 decided to do an 8-bit review of…

Very first NES ad 8-bit Cool Stuff

See what the very first NES ad looked like

I love this type of stuff. Frank Cifaldi, an archivist and founder/board president of The Video Game History Foundation, came across the very first ad for the NES in a January 1985 issue of Consumer Electronics. He, thankfully, shared the discovery plus another gem from the very same mag a…

DIY Arcade Stick 8-bit Cool Stuff

DIY time! Build an arcade stick

The weekend is fast approaching and that means – DIY time! With all the emulator talk lately maybe it’s time we build a classic arcade stick to go with it. Designed by Fredrik Setterberg, the BambooArcade, is a clean, simple design built using IKEA parts, arcade components and screws. Seems obvious…