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Things have been slow in the shop lately, as real life beckons as it always does. In an effort to keep the site from getting stagnant in these times, we decided to do some video game reviews every so often, mostly when between projects or waiting for parts. The first game we’d like to do an in-depth, extensive review on is the quirky and unique NES Classic Super Mario Bros 2, of course without mentioning Doki Doki Panic because I’m sure everybody knows about that and is tired of hearing about by now. Each of the four characters has their own strengths and weaknesses, so choose the one best for the situation and it’s on with the review.
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We’re of course big fans of the Atari Flashback 2 console for it’s hackability. You can add a cartridge port to play original 2600 games, create a soft-reset button to return to the game menu without cycling the power button, turn it into a portable, etc. With all the available documentation, and even silk-screened pinouts on the motherboard, it remains the best Flashback iteration to date. With all that said, lovablechevy took 8 years of documentation and modding experience to the next step and created the Pocket Atari, fitting the entire portable inside an original 2600 cart.
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What Happens When You Put A N64 Game In Your Wii? WatsuG wondered the same thing, after seeing a fake video of such long ago on Youtube. With the question always lingering in the back of his mind, fast forward to a few years later with more modding experience under his belt and more consoles mods inside other consoles coming to the forefront, WatsuG found a suitable project Wii to harvest a case and decided to try it for real.
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November rolls in and October comes to an end. Witches rode their Broomsticks high and ghosts and goblins filled the sky. Thanks to everyone that participated in this year’s Ghosts of Portables Past Event. There was a lot of participation with participants from the Bitfix Gaming Community Forums. While no projects were completed and ghosts vanquished, it was a successful campaign with plenty of work accomplished for each of the contestants. To round out the Event, here is he summary roundup of progress from this year’s four Bitfix Gaming entries, and you can of course check out the progress of our own project, the 80′s NEStop entry here.
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