Retro Game HDMI Splitter

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Hyperkin has announced a new N64 clone console, which will include HDMI like all of their other recent console releases. It reminded me of something I wanted 20 years ago, a device that would split up the game into 4 separate displays. Ideal for the many 4-player splitscreen games that graced the N64 and other consoles of the era.

Unified Super Mario NES Covers

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This was just a personal pet project to make all three Super Mario games for the NES look uniform in appearance, mainly in the style of Super Mario 3. The lower wordmark logos were for the sides of the box (and the top of the cartridge label too). Nothing against the first two games’ box art, which are iconic, this was just for fun.

The goal was to print these for some plastic clamshell boxes (like these ones I have) for display on my shelf, but I gave these games away to my nephews last year. Might still do this if I ever get the games again.

Nintendo Switch Protective Case Design

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This can also be done with Pikachu and his tail, however I went with Donkey Kong because I dig his tie. This is a protective case with a picture frame stand and game storage. Do read on!

Space Cadet Pinball Handheld Device

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This is handheld gaming device in the same vein as that Oregon Trail handheld that came out a few years ago. It features a 16:9 LCD screen, making this device the size of a small smartphone. It is held like a Game Boy, featuring 2 buttons on the front to control the paddles, and an analog nub in the middle to control the pinball shooter/plunger.

Link’s Awakening Alarm Clock

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This alarm clock would use the same technology found in Nintendo’s old¬†Game & Watch handhelds, which had an LCD display with a color background layer. This would allow for a display comparable to the original Game Boy Color, and enable a simple alarm animation (which was another staple of the Game & Watch devices).

Game Boy Printer Business Card Holder

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The Game Boy Printer is quite the oddity in the history of video games, but you gotta hand it to Nintendo for trying something new. Thought I’d revive the device as a business card holder, because geeks gotta network too.

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The button, it does nothing. A push magnet keeps this closed (like those found on kitchen cabinets), just press on the top cover to release and open. There is a sliding lock to keep this fastened.

I wanted this to dispense cards where the paper came out of the GB printer, but that would’ve made this too big. I’m pretty sure this would be almost the same size as the original printer for that replica vibe.