It’s no fun till nofrendo is running!

from ladyada

“we had a lot of success with our retro-go port (even submitted a PR) and now we’ve got the NES emulator ‘nofrendo’ working. we’re reaaaaally familiar with this emulator, having ported it to the SAMD51 a few years ago (see https://learn.adafruit.com/nes-emulator-for-arcada for deets). its a fairly portable emulator that can run many games. we popped in a micro SD card with a bunch of roms and had a go at playing some of our fav NES games: kid icarus, arkanoid, tetris and of course dragon warrior – which was the first rpg game i played on a console and was totally amazing (and paved the way for jrpgs like final fantasy, xenogears, legend of gaia, etc) i still think about farming those steel slimes… anyways! since the ips 1.3″ tft is 240×240 pixels it does a pretty good job of being smol but fitting the 256×240 native resolution. you can either scale the output, or drop some pixels on the left and right. with audio and playback working this may the the smallest pixel-perfect nes gaming emulator ever made 🙂 “

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1 Comment

  1. Dragon Warrior was my first RPG, too! It was always so satisfying to actually take out a metal slime without it running away to let magiwyverns and wraith knights do their dirty work.

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