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.

Nintendo 64 Classic Design

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The Nintendo 64 was revolutionary in countless ways, its impact still resonates in modern consoles and games. Unfortunately the N64 and its games have not aged as well as its predecessors, the SNES and NES. Some games like Mario 64 still hold up today, while others like Goldeneye 64 are difficult to enjoy after years of playing more advanced shooters.

What’s In The Box?

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Good news, everyone! Sometime in the next 30 days a design that was posted here on this blog will become an actual product you can purchase. This isn’t some minor trinket, but a full-fledged product that will be carried by several major retailers and can be ordered online.

SNES Everdrive Design

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If you’re not familiar, Everdrives are flashcarts which store games via an SD card, and there are currently several on the market for cartridge-based systems, including the SNES. Thought I’d utilize the built-in LEDs, which happen to be the same colors as a traffic light, for this fun Mario Kart-inspired design.

Everdrives are a bit pricey but they can do some pretty cool stuff besides playing ROMs on original hardware, such as the ability to add CD-quality music to games. I would love to play Zelda: A Link to the Past with an orchestral score, or TMNT IV with arcade-quality music and sound effects.

Atari TV Design

Atari TV design by Dave Delisle

Another 4:3 gaming TV design, this one Atari-themed. I thought about designing TV’s with consoles built-in, but then I remembered those awful TV/VCR (or DVD) combos from over a decade ago, so for now I think it’s best to just stick to vanilla TVs that require separate consoles.

Back to the Future Wireless Charger And Bluetooth Speaker

Back to the Future hoverboard by Dave Delisle

Seeing as some wireless charging pads look like skateboards already, why not enlist the most famous skateboard of all to be a wireless charger, the hoverboard from Back to the Future. Just lay a phone and top of the board and you’ll have enough power to traverse over water. Maybe.