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November 2012 Retro Gaming Article


November 24, 2012 Retro Gaming Blog Post:

Game on & make an 8-bit Christmas tree with your NES top-loader or SNES

'Tis the season to be jolly and these inventively festive Nintendo carts from Retrozone makes us extremely jolly.

NES toploader Christmas trees NES top-loaders with the 8-Bit Xmas cart from Retrozone complete with built-in Christmas lights!.
Start up screen for 8-Bit Xmas on NES The intro screen for 8-Bit Xmas which you can customize at purchase!

These functioning game carts/ornaments come in NES and SNES versions with a 4-player flight game in which Santa ditches the reindeer in favor of a biplane and some holiday carnage. It's clever ideas like this that make retro gaming a lot more fun than sitting around waiting for System Updates to finish. Just when you think your retro collection is complete, something new appears and makes you glad you're a retro gamer.

For a small fee you can even get a customized message on the start-up screen! This holiday delight is made from new parts (no donor carts sacrificed) and offers an abundance of holiday flair from the game itself to the blinking light display.

Although it's likely to work in the original NES, some careful reflection should reveal why the top-loader model may be the preferred console for maximum enjoyment.

They even provide a link to download the 8-Bit Xmas ROM. We gave t a quick whirl via emulator and liked what we saw. I'm sure it will be more fun on the actual cart with the flashing lights and familiar NES controller in hand.

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