16 Bit Abbey: ‘Downton Abbey’ as a Super Nintendo game

‘Downton Abbey’ as a Super Nintendo game

Chip tune artist Bill Kiley has not only re-imagined the music from Downton Abbey as a chip tune but has also created a video of what Downton Abbey would have looked like if it had been released as a SNES game. The song is available from his bandcamp page you can name your price for it (Enter 0 if you want it free and don’t want to support struggling artists).

I can totally see a game like being a hit if done in the style of Maniac Mansion

Via Venture Beat

 

Portable SNES This I Need!

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Hyperkin a company that specializes in making accessories for current and retro consoles are going to be releasing a portable SNES this summer, it’s US only as far as I can tell but I assume someone will import it to the UK or at least I hope so. Not only does it allow you to play games on the 3.5″ LCD screen but you can also connect it to a TV and plug in two controllers! Double awesome! I knew I kept all my old SNES games for a reason.

On another note Hyperkin actually make quite a few nifty devices including consoles that have slots for NES, SNES and Genesis (Megadrive) games. I wonder if they are region locked and only play US games of if they will allow you to play UK/Japanese games too?

They currently do a portable Genesis and NES though the cartridge for the portable NES is actually bigger than the console. It does come with a light gun though, for all the good that will do on a modern TV…

Sadly all their products are only available to resellers…

via Edge