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Netflix Hack Day gets creative with an NES cartridge

I still think the best NES hack is to just make it work properly with no crazy bells and whistles. But hey, what do I know. Netflix had a Hack Day this year – which allows teams of engineers to take a breather from building algorithms that recommend me stuff…

[Classic Cheats] Super Mario Bros. – Infinite Lives

The holy grail of Super Mario Bros. cheats. The infinite lives cheat! Everyone knows about this one – or at least should – but knowing about it and being able to pull it off are different stories. I think I’ve only done it twice, but I’ve also only tried it…

Mario and the One Foot Sliding Trick

Kickoff those Sunday shoes…cause Mario is about to get Footloose. Originally I was going to put this under the [Classic Cheats] but it really isn’t. It’s just Mario being Mario…on one foot! Cool little trick in the classic Super Mario Bros. title –  to do this just hold B and jump…

[Classic Cheats] Super Mario Bros. – Extra Life Edition

Doubling down on this edition of classic cheats with not one, but two ways of earning those extra lives we all love so dearly. Of course there is the infinite life trick – but that’ll be covered separately since it deserves the attention. These are a bit more simple in…

[Classic Cheats] Super Mario Bros. – Minus World

As a former QA engineer (and still one at heart) I really enjoy finding bugs in code/websites/games. Some are straightforward issues – player can’t do expected action at expected time or there is clipping etc – but sometimes you get bugs that completely defy the logic that powers it. These…

[Classic Cheats] Super Mario Bros. – Game Over Man, Game Over!

Classic titles didn’t have much in terms of ‘saves slots’ or ‘checkpoints’. Instead, you learned to cherish every life you had to accomplish your mission. Old school games were an exercise of trial and error and starting from the beginning if you failed beyond what was acceptable. Well, this little…

This Nintendo is Made from Solid Aluminum

Analogue Interactive has been known to re-design the classics in interesting ways. Now they’ve gone an extra step with the classic NES and Famicom systems by machining them out of a single solid block of aluminum. Yup. Made this one out of a single block of aluminum…took me about 70…

Every NES Title Screen in One 3 Hour Long Video

Holy sh**! If you don’t want to watch some football game that is happening today you can spend those 3 hours watching every single NES title screen that existed. This compilation put together by NicksplosionFX is impressive (I’ve only gotten about 30 min in so far) and exhaustive. There are definitely…

Infographic: The Nebula of NES Games

I enjoy infographics just as much as the next person. I enjoy them even more when they involve a personal pastime. Cue – The Nebula of NES Games. It’s exactly as it sounds – a galactic nebula of over 700 NES games broken out by genre and year. A must…