This might not be significant to anyone who doesn’t remember the original NES or Gameboy game but in a time when every cartoon franchise had to have it’s own shovelware game, Ducktales rose above the piles of accumulating gaming manure as a truly excellent platform game.
It’s been a very long time since I played it, and I can’t be bothered doing any research at the moment, but if I recall the game followed Scrooge McDuck on a round the world quest to save his three kidnapped nephews. And it was awesome!
For the uninitiated here is a sample of the original NES gameplay:
I’m a little sad that my Japanese isn’t good enough to tell you the complete story behind this assuming there is one. From what I can gather the original Japanese post is just a blog post about geeky T-Shirts, and it happens to have this Kimono in it too.
The homemade (I assume?) Mario Kimono has a scent from Super Mario Bros embroidered on the “Obi” and the start screen on the back, as well as having Mario, Peach, Bowser a Boo and a 1-Up mushroom on the kimono.
The Famicom (What the Japanese NES was) controller obi tie makes it perfect.
Special thanks to @WantonItalics for pointing this out to me, I’ve seen quite a few NES bags but they all fall short on quality. This one available at Think Geek for just under $50 looks slightly more solid and better designed.
I’d have killed for this as a kid… Heck I’d probably kill for it now. What do you do with a broken N.E.S.? Turn it into a lunch box of course! And for good measure you’d better use the controller as a handle .
I saw the above image and was like “Hey cool space invaders chair” then I was like “NES TABLE!!!!!!1111 one one one one”.
This is awesome, I want one, there is an entire gallery of images of the table over on Matt’s Flickr.
The Cartridge slot opens to reveal an extra large fully functional NES controller.
I think he has it wired up with his cable box inside, the controller ports are actually power sockets so he can plug in his laptop and the back opens up so he can reach the back of his cable box and whatever other gizmos he has in there.
This rug (above) and the cushion (below) are from Etsy seller WTCrafts, and I want them both… It’s a shame that the rug isn’t “durable” according to the description as I’d love a NES controller door mat, but it would probably get knicked anyway.
Crafty Liz Tan has made this awesome N.E.S. controller Dress for a Halloween party she went to. There is a whole Flickr set of images from the video game inspired Halloween party on Flickr.
Sadly it doesn’t look like she’s selling them but on the other hand I don’t think that it would be that difficult to make one yourself not that you have been given the idea. Heck I can’t sew to save my life and I reckon I could make one.
Irene Stone created this pretty awesome Halloween costume in which she dressed up as a TV with a game of Tetris on it and she dressed her dog up as a NES controller. I’m not normally a fan of people dressing up animals because I think it’s a little cruel, but the dog doesn’t seem to mind, and I’m a little torn with the coolness of it being dressed up as a NES controller.