Backwards Super Mario Bros: Hacking your Television & NES Pad

Backwards-Super-Mario-BrosIf Super Mario Bros no longer holds a challenge, why not hack your television and Nintendo NES pad to bring along a new adventure.. Sound crazy? Well, one gamer has documented this very hack to flip the game horizontally.

Why? Does any hack today need any justification? Any excuse to bring a new level of gameplay to these classics is good in our eye.

This hack from Dashfest requires expertise with old CRT televisions, something only the trained should attempt. This comes as an extreme warning from RetroCollect as the charge stored inside old televisions is well more than enough to cause serious harm. With this in mind, we take no responsibility by posting this news.

This month, Dashfest recalled a previous blog post on how to reverse the horizontal signal on a CRT television. His curiosity got the better of him as he began to wonder "What would it be like to play NES games backwards??". Dashfest began work on his television, before continuing the hack with a quick rewiring of the NES pad to switch the left and right inputs.

The results are exactly as you would expect, yet somewhat intriguing:

Link: Dashfest - Backwards Mario

Last Updated ( 24 January 2011 )  


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