Dan Mons

NES palette comparisons

The Nintendo NES was a strange beast when it came to how it generated a video signal.  Most other retro video game systems generated colour information internally (and often externally) in a combination of well defined red, green and blue values and then later combine or converted them into various broadcast signals like composite video, […]

SmokeMonster

Project Blue: A New NES 8-Bit Action-Platformer

First Press Games has launched a Kickstarter for a new Nintendo Famicom & NES platformer, Project Blue. Both versions have both been successfully funded, but if you want to secure the exclusives there are still 10 days until the Famicom campaign closes on 07/18/2020. The NES campaign was funded in 2019 and carts will be […]

Alex Mitchell

Analogue Delays Nt Mini V2, Details New Features

(Edit: Previous revisions of this article contained a typo that referenced analog video output from the DB-15 instead of the HD-15 port. This typo has been corrected. To reiterate, the Nt Mini Noir is not capable of outputting analog video from its DB-15 port.) Retro hardware manufacturer Analogue released several statements today regarding the latest […]

Rany Battikh

NESessity NES PCB Replacement

Low_budget, creator of the now-discontinued NES clone the Super 8-bit, just revealed his latest project: a complete replacement for the front-loading NES motherboard named the NESessity Designed to fit perfectly inside of an original NES case, the NESessity board’s circuit is closely based on the Super 8-bit layout (Low_budget recently released its full schematics) but the […]

Alex Mitchell

Bug in Super Mario Bros (NES) discovered, patched

GoldS, an admin and writer at video game research wiki The Cutting Room Floor, has released a patch for Super Mario Bros. (NES) that fixes a bug in the code that governs Lakitu’s behaviour when throwing spiny eggs: “The Spiny eggs are thrown by Lakitu in a simple way, with no horizontal movement whatsoever. However, this […]

Alex Mitchell

“Analogue 8” Trademark Abandoned

As of March 23rd, 2020, Hi-Fi retro console manufacturer Analogue Inc has abandoned its trademark for the long-rumoured Analogue 8 console. Filed in mid-2019 along with the Analogue Pocket trademark, the listing sparked rumours that Analogue was designing a console similar to the Nt Mini but with a focus on reducing costs by eliminating the […]