Colecovision HD Design

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About 3 years ago ATGames released the Colecovision Flashback, a throwback console that looked decent and featured a solid collection of games, but unfortunately had poor sound and controls. They’ve yet to release a second version, but with HDMI conversions being all the rage these days, I’m sure a Flashback 2 is inevitable. That said I thought I’d take a stab at designing one.

Flux Capacitor RetroPie Console

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I’ve been thinking about building my own Raspberry Pi console with RetroPie for the past several months, and I finally did it! Getting RetroPie to run took a lot longer than building this console, which was relatively easy. But there is a downside, more on that later.

Turbo Grafx 16 NES Clone Console

Turbo Grafx 16 NES console by Dave Delisle

This was going to be my original approach for the previous NES clone console design, but once I settled on a clear plastic cover for the cartridge bay I opted for a Nintendo look. Thought I’d revisit the concept, which is a homage to the unloved TurboGrafx 16 (PC Engine in Europe/Japan). 

Toy Story 2 SNES Controller

Toy Story 2 SNES controller by Dave Delisle

I was going over the dozens and dozens of SNES USB controllers listed at Amazon, and it occurred to me that no one made a version that resembled the controller at the beginning of Toy Story 2. Maybe someone could offer this color variant? I know I’d want one.

SNES Clone Console Design

Star Fox SNES console design by Dave Delisle

Another console design! This time a clone design for the SNES. There are plenty of SNES clone consoles on the market, but the only HD ones at the moment appear to the the Retron 5, Retro Freak, and the upcoming Supa Retron HD. Thought I’d do my own budget SNES clone design as well.

Deadpool Skee-Ball Machine

Deadpool Skee-Ball by Dave Delisle

As part of my continuing quest to ruin all things found in a rec room (see Foosball Table, Arcade Cabinet, and Table Hockey designs), I turned my attention to the Skee-Ball machine. I went with a Deadpool theme, that’s pretty much all there is to say. Ticket dispenser and novelty prizes are not included.

NES Clone Console Design

NES clone design by Dave Delisle

I’ve been checking out these NES clone consoles that have come out recently for HD displays: the Retron 1 HD, Retro-Bit RES Plus, and the Gamerz Tek 8-Bit HD. I’m impressed that these complete systems all go for around $40. They all look decent, though I’m partial to the Retron design. That said I thought I’d put together my own design for a budget NES clone.