Tag Archives: Rigg’d Games

How to Make Your Own N64 Repros

  If you’ve ever wanted to play Ocarina of Time: Master Quest or a translated Sin and Punishment or Wonder Project J on physical hardware, here’s how you can make your own Nintendo 64 repros. For additional posts by John …

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Open Cart Surgery – Bonk’s Adventure for NES

  I was sent a copy of Bonk’s Adventure in hopes to get it working again. For additional posts by John Riggs: Click Here Join the Gamester81 forums: http://dev2017.gamester81.com/forum Star Wars fan? Then check out our sister site: http://swnut77.com

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Open Cart Surgery – The Immortal for NES

  In my latest attempt to fix classic games, I try to fix D-Pad Danny’s personal copy of The Immortal. Wish me luck! For additional posts by John Riggs: Click Here Join the Gamester81 forums: http://dev2017.gamester81.com/forum Star Wars fan? Then check out …

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How to Make Genesis Repros

  After doing the NES and SNES repro tutorials, I’ve had plenty of requests on how to make Genesis repros. Not only do I show you, but it’s your chance to win the game I made! For additional posts by …

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Who is the Greatest Ghost in Video Games? – Prove Me Wrong!

    In ‘Prove Me Wrong’, I tell you the best in any given topic and invite others to prove me wrong. In my latest video, I ask SushiRobo to prove why my favorite video game ghost isn’t the best. …

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Rigg’s Top Five Most Nostalgic Games

  I was recently tagged in a video to do a Top 5 most nostalgic games. Before I do that I give you a quick tour of my childhood home (where my parents still live) and showcase 5 games that …

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Can I Fix Grind Stormer for Genesis? – Open Cart Surgery

  Someone sent me a copy of Grind Stormer for Sega Genesis in hopes to fix one of their favorite games in their collection. Can I fix it?

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‘Basic Championship Wrestling’ Pulverizes With This New NES Homebrew

  BCW! BCW! Introducing Basic Championship Wrestling! It’s a homebrew originally programmed in QBasic and ported to work in a NES. It’s kind of like a turn-based RPG wrestling game. Wait, what?

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New TMNT NES Game Puts You in the Party Wagon

  For fun, I thought I’d combine two things I love — Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and the NES game, City Connection.

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Covering the Likes and Unlikes of Faxanadu for NES

  It’s odd for me to say one of my favorite NES games is all about saving a tree. I cover what I like and ‘unlike’ about Faxanadu for NES. For additional posts by John Riggs: Click Here Join the Gamester81 …

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Jason vs. Freddy: DK Edition NES Hack Now Available

  A few months ago Pacnsacdave released a Freddy vs. Jason hack of Donkey Kong. If you prefer Jason over Freddy, we have you taken care of in this new NES hack. For additional posts by John Riggs: Click Here Join …

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Like or Unlike – Finding the Pros and Cons in Crystalis for NES

Crystalis is one of the best games for the NES that many may have passed up. I’ll show you what there is to LIKE and UNLIKE about this wonderful title. For additional posts by John Riggs: Click Here Join the Gamester81 …

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Big Trouble in Little China is Now a NES Game in this Playable Hack

  Out of all the movies that should have been NES games, we were never blessed with the classic Big Trouble in Little China. Now, thanks to pacnsacdave, that dream is a reality. In the description of the video, itself, …

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Open Cart Surgery 4 – Fixing Firepower 2000

I do a series where I attempt to fix broken video games using various means of fixing games. In this one, I try to fix Firepower 2000 for SNES. For additional posts by John Riggs: Click Here Join the Gamester81 forums: http://dev2017.gamester81.com/forum …

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Tutorial on Making SNES Repros [GIVEAWAY]

  If you’ve ever wanted to know how they make SNES repros or wanted to know so you can make your own, here’s a tutorial on how to make your own SNES games. For additional posts by John Riggs: Click Here …

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A Look at a Pokemon Pirate Multicart from South Korea

  South Korean copyright laws are pretty lenient, to say the least. Since retro game collecting is a rich-man’s hobby (more-so than it is in the United States) there is an abundance of pirate and bootleg carts. I have several …

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How to Make a ‘Zelda: Legend of Link’ NES Repro [TUTORIAL]

I’ve had some requests to see how to make a Legend of Link repro. Although I don’t recommend it as the board used isn’t cheap, I show you how to make one. For additional posts by John Riggs: Click Here Join …

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GameStop Adds GameCube, Saturn and More to Retro Selection + Local Finds

  My friends in PR at GameStop just notified me to say they’ve expanded their retro selection to include GameCube, Game Boy Color, Gameboy Advance, Xbox and Sega Saturn. They’re also starting to take trades in-store as well as having …

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Tutorial on How to Make a ‘Sweet Home’ NES Repro + Giveaway

In this video, I show you how you can make your own Sweet Home repro and I’m doing a giveaway for the copy I made. For additional posts by John Riggs: Click Here Join the Gamester81 forums: http://dev2017.gamester81.com/forum Star Wars fan? Then …

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Four New TMNT NES Hacks From the Sewers to your Nintendo

  Pacnsacdave just released four new NES hacks, each staring your favorite Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle.

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Using New Circuit Boards for NES Repros Without Sacrificing Existing Games

  Soon you’ll be able to make NES repros without having to use an old game as a ‘donor’. I test out some boards made by Muramasa. For additional posts by John Riggs: Click Here Join the Gamester81 forums: http://dev2017.gamester81.com/forum Star Wars …

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Blow Me Down! Popeye: Donkey Kong Edition for NES

  Did you know Donkey Kong was originally going to be a Popeye game? I decided to hack Popeye back into Donkey Kong just for fun. For additional posts by John Riggs: Click Here Join the Gamester81 forums: http://dev2017.gamester81.com/forum Star Wars fan? …

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Turn Spare Change into New Games with the ‘Chump Change Challenge’

  Every year, I do something called the Chump Change Challenge. The idea is simple. Collect all of your spare change for an extended period of time, Cash it in when you’re ready and use those funds to buy something …

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Can I Fix a Broken Wii U Charging Cable? I’m ‘A Frayed’ To Find Out

My daughters stretched out my Wii U charging cable to the point of no return. It finally snapped. Instead of snapping, myself, in anger, I looked it over and looks like I can fix it. Let’s find out! For additional …

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Can I Fix Spy Hunter? – Open Cart Surgery #1

  I was gifted a lot of NES games found to be broken. Can I bring them back to life? Here’s my first attempt with a few tricks they may not have tried. For additional posts by John Riggs: Click Here …

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Worst Christmas Gaming Memories w/RetroLiberty, BeatEmUps, DeeDave, and more!

  Christmas is a great time to get gifts, but sometimes it doesn’t always work out as well as you hope it will. Join myself, Aaron from RetroLiberty, Wood from BeatEmUps, John Riggs, Dee Dave, and more as we talk …

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Empty NES Shells – INL or Retroscribe Cases? [REVIEW]

  When it comes to making your own NES games, whether it be homebrews or repros or just looking for a cool new case for a custom project, you have a few options. I picked up a few cases from …

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8-Bit Eric Stars in His Own NES Adventure [CONTEST]

  One of everyone’s favorite YouTubers, 8-Bit Eric, is starring in his own NES hack. Don’t slip and miss out on this one! You can also enter to win your own copy to have for your collection. For additional posts …

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OKCheif420 Gets a NES Hack treatment in ‘OKCheif’s Time Zone’ for NES [CONTEST]

  I thought OKChief needed his own NES game so I took the easy-to-edit Famicom title ‘Time Zone’ and put OKChief as the main character. No dumpster diving required to enjoy this game. Enter to win a special edition copy …

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How to Make NES Repro Carts – Part 1: Games Without Wires

  If you’ve ever wanted to know how Nintendo Reproduction carts are made or have wanted to make your own, here’s the first video of many on how to make them.

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‘Sherlock’ Visits from 221b Baker Street to your NES [ENTER TO WIN]

In a new game hack for NES, we get an 8-bit version of everyone’s favorite detective.

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Crash Course on How to Hack NES Games PRGE’15 Panel

    I hosted an interactive panel at the Portland Retro Gaming Expo 2015 with a crash course on how to hack NES games. How much can we get done in just 45 minutes? Let’s find out! For additional posts …

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Introduction on How to Make Nintendo Repros

  If you’ve ever wanted to learn how to make your own repros, here’s an introduction and all the tools you’ll need to get started. In the weeks to come, I’ll show you how to make different games using the …

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The Sequel We’ve All Been Wanting! Mr. Gimmick 2 NES Hack Available Now

  NES game hacker, Pacnsacdave, thought he’d treat the world to a sequel many have been asking for. Introducing Mr. Gimmick 2 for NES. If you need your copy, it’s available directly through pacnsacdave’s website. For additional posts by John …

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Celebrating Satoru Iwata by Putting Him in Balloon Fight for NES [PATCH]

  Iwata-san was a loss not just for Nintendo, but the entire gaming community. I thought I’d celebrate his life by hacking him in a game he helped create — Balloon Fight. If you’d like to play this for yourself, …

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How to Hack NES Games – Part 2: Importing Graphics

  In another video demonstration, I show how you can import photos and turn them into NES graphics. It’s far from perfect, but it is do-able.

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Aaron Stapish of ‘Retroliberty’ Gets His Own NES Game in ‘Aaron’s Time Zone’

  Making Aaron’s life-long dream of being in his own Nintendo game come true, I hacked (or “Rigged”) a game to start Aaron Stapish of Retroliberty. Take a look and enter to win your own copy! a Rafflecopter giveaway For …

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Ghostbusters on NES Gets “SMS” Overhaul in this Recent Hack

  Pacnsacdave decided to give the NES version of Ghostbusters a graphic overhaul to have it resemble the superior Sega Master System version.

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Inviting You Inside to See ‘The Lost Boys’ for NES [GAME HACK]

  Although I’m known to do some game hacks, myself, this one comes from pacnsacdave. It’s a NES hack so cool that, with his permission, I wanted to share it with you.

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Seattle Retro Gamer, ‘Joe Witter’ Stars in ‘Hot Head Joe for NES

  I was playing the Famicom game, Mitsume Ga Tooru, and noticed the main character kind of resembled a friend of mine so I decided to put him in the game instead. A simple hack that meant the world for …

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The Barnacules Nerdgasm NES Game is Full of Cameos from Other YouTubers [VIDEO]

  Metal Jesus, AlphaOmegaSin and even Gamester81 make cameo apperances in the new game I hacked (or RIGG’d) for Barnacules Nerdgasm.

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A Sneak Peek at ‘Blow’em Out for CJAC’ — a Cowlitz Gamers for Kids 2015 Exclusive

  One of the draws to many gaming conventions are finding exclusives that you can’t find anywhere else. I’m honored to be a part of this tradition of a homebrew I edited (or “Rigg’d“) for the upcoming Cowlitz Gamers for …

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‘Metal Jesus’ Gets His Own NES Games in ‘Metal Jesus’ World Tour’ [VIDEO]

  MetalJesusRocks is a popular YouTube channel full of hidden gems, recent finds and entertaining insight to the video game industry. It only makes sense that he would have his own video game. Leave it to me to make one …

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