Searching for Nintendo DS ROMs & Emulators? Hardware recreation is something that has become more prominent in recent years. This is mainly due to FPGA technology (Field Programmable Gate Array) being available to program chips to act exactly like original consoles. An example of such consoles is the Analogue NT, a high-quality recreation of the NES that boasts being as accurate as the original hardware. At a whopping $449 (£356/AU$625), this product is aimed more at the retro enthusiast looking for the ultimate gameplay experience.
A precursor to the modern first-person shooter, Duck Hunt didn’t allow you to blast zombies, mutants or even mutant zombies. But lowering the waterfowl population was just as satisfying. Perhaps it was the bundled NES Zapper – one of the finest lightguns we’ve wielded. Or maybe it was the chance to wipe the smirk off of that dog’s face. For a certain generation, football rivalry wasn’t just between Fifa and Pro Evo. It was the pace and banana shots of Kick Off versus the sharp passing game of Sensible Soccer. For our money, Sensi wins: it gave a glimpse at tiki-taka way before Barca made it fashionable. Read more details at SNES Games.
Despite being expensive and a little complicated to set up, the Retro Freak is ultimately worth the extra effort: this is a superior machine that offers tons of functionality, and then some. It’s even got a very nice controller, which may not be wireless but is very comfortable and solidly built (USB controllers are also supported if you don’t want to spring for the separate adaptor that will use your vintage controllers). The actual console itself is a small brick that stores games on a MicroSD card. This plugs into a larger adaptor that reads classic cartridges and stores the game ROMs on the SD card. The sheer range of consoles supported elevates Retro Freak. All of the cartridges for NEC’s cultishly adored PC Engine, whether Japanese releases or American TurboGrafx-16 versions, run on the machine. It even supports games for SuperGrafx, PC Engine’s obscure successor, of which only five even exist.
Everyone at this point already knows that Super Mario Bros. 2 was not originally in fact a Mario game at all, and was instead in Japan called Doki Doki Panic with different characters. Everyone at this point also already knows that it doesn’t matter, because Mario 2 is fun as hell. Mario 2 features numerous things not found in previous or subsequent Mario games. You don’t jump on enemies, you pick up and throw them, you also don’t fight King Koopa, you fight Wart the evil toad. Mario 2 fits into the same category for me as Yoshi’s Island, it’s a breath of fresh air to the franchise, but I wouldn’t want to keep my Mario like this. Fun fact: Mario 2 has the most magical beanstalks in any Mario game. Read more info at Download ROMs.