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Authentic Sound Effects Are The Best Part Of This Super Mario Bros. Lamp

Much to the chagrin of the person you sleep next to every night, this wonderful Super Mario Bros.-inspired Question Block lamp makes that classic video game ‘ping’ sound every time you tap it on and off. No actual coins are ejected, but we’re waiting for confirmation on whether or not the occasional mushroom pops out.


Hack Lets You Play Virtual Boy Games Through Google Cardboard 

The Virtual Boy, Nintendo’s most maligned console flop, is getting a new lease on life thanks to some modern VR technology. Reddit user The King of Spain has modified an Android emulator so that you can play Virtual Boy through Google Cardboard, Samsung Gear VR or other cheap virtual reality setups.


Make Room In Your Shoe Closet Because Vans Has Teamed Up With Nintendo

Adding to a long list of pop culture collaborations, which has yielded fare like Star Wars– and Disney-themed kicks, Vans is now working with Nintendo on a new line of branded sneakers featuring characters and power-ups from classic 8-bit NES games, including Super Mario Bros., Donkey Kong and even Duck Hunt.


The Most Exciting Thing Nintendo Is Making Fits In Your Phone

If you’re a working on an Animal Crossing rip off or a Fire Emblem clone, it is time to pack it in and give it up. You’re going to fail. Nintendo is finally dipping its toes into the iOS and Android app market and your two-person operation in Round Rock can’t compete.


Wireless Adaptor Lets You Use A PS4 Controller On Your Classic 8-Bit NES Console

The original 8-bit Nintendo Entertainment System arrived well before wireless standards like Bluetooth or Wi-Fi were established — it wasn’t until the Gamecube that Nintendo even offered wireless controllers. But thanks to this simple adaptor, your original NES can now use them too.


American Hero Hacks Game Boy To Run Almost Any Retro Game

Meet the Gameboy Zero. It’s a classic Gameboy shell with a Raspberry Pi’s heart. But the mod isn’t purely cosmetic.


A 24K Gold NES Clone Is The Classiest Way To Celebrate Zelda's 30th Anniversary

First revealed back in 2014, the Analogue Nt remains one of the best ways to play classic NES games on a modern TV. And to celebrate the 30th anniversary of one of the most popular Nintendo franchises of all time, The Legend of Zelda, you can now get a gold-plated Analogue Nt to match your gold cartridges.



A Super Mario Multi-Tool Is Infinitely More Useful Than A Mushroom

Available starting in June for $US9 ($12), the 8-bit version of Mario a lot of us grew up with has been turned into a keychain-friendly multi-tool. Although Mario is best known as a plumber, this tool is more designed for opening bottles, tightening screws and tearing open parcel boxes, instead of unclogging sinks.


A New NES Game Lets You Play Russian Roulette Using The Duck Hunt Zapper

What started as an entry for last year’s Fantastic Fest is now inching closer to being a real NES game you can buy because Andrew Reitano and Mike Dooley’s Super Russian Roulette, which allows you to safely play the world’s most dangerous game, is now on Kickstarter.


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