Posted on April 5, 2008, Chris Who Woulda Thunk it: an NES Game with DLC
Homebrew can accomplish some incredible stuff. Between all the different games, applications and hacks out there, I’d be almost surprised if I couldn’t do my taxes on my DS. But perhaps one of the most impressive feats to date is an NES game being sold by RetroZone that is DLC-ready. You can actually download new levels and play them in an NES game. I can’t overstate how that blows my mind.
From the official website:
In the most advanced homebrew yet you control the paper airplane in search of a way out of the 60 room house. Fly over floor vents to get lift or use fans for a speed boost. This house wasn’t build very well so you will have to avoid water leaks, arching outlets, paper shredders, and other dangers. Shoot down fast moving enemy planes with rubber bands for more points! When your paper isn’t in danger, collect bonus items. Use warp zones to jump to rooms later in the house.
The Glider cart is flashable which means you can replace the built in house with brand new ones. Once you beat The House get a new set of rooms from www.retrousb.com and use a USB CopyNES.
Much more than a reproduction, this original game cartridge is built using all new parts. No donor carts were harmed in the making of this game. Glider game and name copyright 1989 John Calhoun.
The USB CopyNES is a pretty incredible little device that lets you dump NES or Famicom games, as well as dump and rewrite save games in addition to quite a few other things. It’s bit pricey at $70, with Glider at $42, but for those that are interested it seems like a small price to pay to keep living in the 80s.
via MTV Multiplayer