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Nintendo Switch contains Golf emulator 8-bit Cool Stuff

The Switch contains an emulator with NES game ‘Golf’

This is a fun one. Modders have discovered a hidden emulator in the Nintendo Switch’s firmware. It’s described as “flog” NES emulator. What NES game does it emulate? Nintendo’s classic Golf obviously (In case you missed it “flog” backwards is Golf). What’s interesting about this find is that the game…

Castlevania animated series on Netflix 8-bit Cool Stuff

An animated Castlevania series is coming to Netflix this July

Oh, Castlevania. Such a hit but always played second fiddle to the plumbers. It’s always been a hardcore fan favorite. Maybe its D&D fantasy feel is what separates it from the crowd, or it’s unnerving difficulty, however you slice it it’s a classic that fans adore. Now, they can enjoy…

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…

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…

Defenders of the Triforce escape room 8-bit Cool Stuff

Legend of Zelda as an escape room game? Sign. Us. Up.

Escape rooms are generally a total blast. I did one here in Boston with co-workers a few years ago. We enjoyed it so much we even discussed plans of coming back. We didn’t. But this isn’t that story. I think the fun part of escape rooms is seeing how the…

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Nintendo released original manuals for the NES Classic Mini

Ok. Outside of not producing enough, which could be argued as the most important, Nintendo did an all around awesome job with the release of the NES Classic Mini. They brought back the old power hotline, the retro ads AND included digital versions of the original instruction manuals for each…