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How to Play NES Games in 3D

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The Nintendo Entertainment System holds a special place in the hearts of gamers; for many people, it was their introduction to video games- perhaps you started gaming on one, or maybe you’re a little younger and discovered the joys of younger games- well, whatever your relation to it, maybe you’ve wondered what every NES game would look like if it were in 3D. Well, wonder no longer: 3DNES can do it for you.

In case you’re wondering what 3DNES is, it’s an emulator that makes NES games run in 3D- self-explanatory. To go a little more in depth, NES games were designed in layers; each moving sprite, the background, objects in the foreground- each a different layer. 3DNES works by recognizing these layers and making them into blocky 3D objects- instant voxels. It sounds like magic, and it feels a lot like it.

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Right now, 3DNES is still being developed; it’s not perfect and has the funny tendency to glitch out on certain games, such as Captain Skyhawk, while others just won’t run due to lack of implementation for their specific mapping- nonetheless, it’s well worth checking out; you can download it from here.
After you’ve downloaded the emulator, all you have to do is run your NES ROMs in it- and no, we can’t tell you where to download those, though we can mention this NES cartridge dumper that you can use to copy your NES cartridges (legally).

What do you think about 3DNES? Are you looking forward to checking out your favorite NES games in eye-popping 3D? Sound off below or hit us up and follow @Blackmannrobin on Twitter for all the latest game news, reviews, previews and interviews; follow me for my own views.

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  1. July 14, 2016, 4:19 PM

    […] you be picking one up? Would you rather play your NES games in 3D? Sound off below or hit us up and follow @Blackmannrobin for all the latest game news, reviews, […]


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