This emulator runs 8-bit Nintendo games on Microsoft's HoloLens

By Shawn Knight
Aug 18, 2016
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  1. There’s long been a fascination in the gaming community to see classics like Super Mario Bros. recreated in 3D. It’s been done, mind you, but never quite like this.

    Indy developer Andrew Peterson has developed an emulator called N3S that lets users play select Nintendo classics using a Microsoft HoloLens. Based on the Nestopia UE Liberator Core, it’s far from complete (currently in an alpha stage) and it won’t run most games at full speed but it’s immensely cool nevertheless.

    As you can see, the emulator allows for room-scale gameplay that can be viewed from any angle (even from behind), giving classics like Super Mario Bros., Donkey Kong and Tetris an eerie yet familiar feel.

    Planned features for the future include audio emulation, save states, a built-in voxel editor and a file repository that can be downloaded automatically by an app.

    Peterson has published the source code for his project over on GitHub for anyone that wants to tinker around with it.

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  2. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 8,556   +2,900

    That's pretty cool. Now if they can get this down to the size of standard eye wear, I'd be interested.
  3. ETF Soldier

    ETF Soldier TS Guru Posts: 377   +81

    Is this just with a standard Bluetooth controller? If so, he has no excuse for dying that easily at Super Mario...
  4. stewi0001

    stewi0001 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,184   +528

    Just make sure you choose a good wall to use as a background ;)
  5. ManuelV

    ManuelV TS Enthusiast Posts: 59   +26

    Zelda II :)

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