Man Recreates NES and SNES: Success Achieved


It's almost impossible to relive the glory days of the original Nintendo and Super Nintendo systems now-adays. Cartridges are decaying and systems are falling apart despite their incredible longevity. Not only that, but there are only a few functional games left out there, and even they won't last terribly long. So what do you do?

Wes Miser came up with his own solution: Create functional PCs that look exactly like the systems and properly emulate the games. Using his knowledge of electronics, and some pretty impressive technical and software engineering, he was able to use PC components small enough to fit in the original console cases without adding any holes. Not only that, but the Windows 7 operating system is virtually impossible.

To add icing to the cake, both systems are filled with ROMs from virtually all of the North America releases, and all the ROMs are easily accessable via a custom built, shiny UI.

It's actually a really cool, really interesting project and Miser was kind enough to film updates and post them to the web. Check them out. He's a rather entertaining man to watch and does a good job of showing exactly what he was trying to accomplish and how he managed to overcome some of the more difficult problems of his projects.






About Stephen Crane

Stephen was hooked by the NES at a very young age and never looked back. He games on a daily basis and is currently trying to climb his way up the ranked ladder on League of Legends! Outside of the video game world he actually likes running and owns a rapidly growing collection of toed shoes. Stephen Crane is the owner of Armed Gamer.

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