The Smurfs. The Super Nintendo. Together, they're a nostalgic combination of our youth. Hanna-Barbera and 16-bit video games. There's nothing better than taking a trip down memory lane… and kicking its butt! This series of videos gives a walkthrough for The Smurfs video game ...more
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It can get pretty chaotic when you're gaming. When you're playing a fast-paced game like Black Ops, frustration, urgency, and confusion will lead to a sudden loss of control, i.e. a panic attack. There's an enemy at your six and you try to spin around, but it's too late—and th ...more
This is a HouseholdHacker mod teaching you how to mod your old Nintendo controller to work with your PC computer games. Today we'll show you how to convert your old Nintendo controller into a retro gaming icon on your computer desk! You will need a few parts for this: NES Con ...more
Not only does this tutorial teach you how to effectively hack the iPhone version of Plants vs Zombies, it also shows you how to do it without having to go through Cydia every time you want to play a game!
The biggest problem with having a lot of gaming systems lying around the house is the clutter. Each device has several cables and adapters that need to be plugged in somewhere and it could leave your gaming area look something like this... Not a pretty sight, huh? Well, thank ...more
Become a master at Bejeweled Blitz for the iPad or iPhone platforms! This tutorial gives you a few strategy tips for improving you game. And, if you don't want to succeed honestly, there are also a few cheats you can use to inflate your score.
In the 3rd episode of thebroken Kevin and Dan show how to mod the original XBOX, the PS2, and the Gamecube. But the show kicks off with a couple 40z and some easy tips on how to crack windows passwords. Ramzi busts out with his best hacker tip yet, a self-destructing laptop! a ...more
Digimon World 3, also known sometimes as Digimon World 2003 is a role-playing game created for PlayStation. Learn how to play DIgimon 3 on your computer, playing the role of Junior inside the world of Digimon Online. In this video, learn how to get this beloved video game on y ...more
Sanwa Denshi's JFL series joystick is one of the most popular ones on the market, and a lot better than the standard joysticks out there. If you want great gameplay, you need the right equipment, but that's not to say the JFL doesn't have it's faults. Sometimes, even the best ...more
In this "super" video tutorial, you'll learn how to convert a Super Nintendo controller to PC controller. Now, dig deep into your garage and pull out those old SNES pads (or controllers) and get ready for some "super" modding! This Super NES hack will convert the controller t ...more
No more q-tips! No more alcohol! No more blowing in your cart! Did you know alcohol actually damages the carts? This is a much more effective, safe and long term way to restore the connection. To do this, you need to open the game cart up, which takes a special bit. Search yo ...more
In last week's guide, we covered the best places to purchase digital copies of computer games online. This week we'll cover another type of downloadable content: those available for video game consoles. Every major console out today either has or plans to have a DLC platform, ...more
It's hard to believe that gaming consoles have been around for almost forty years. It seems like only yesterday that we all needed a tempermental joy stick to play Atari Space Invaders or were dying to get our hands on a Game Genie so we could beat Nintendo's Super Mario Bros. ...more
Why should PC users have all the fun? This video shows you how you can download and install a copy of Cheat Engine onto your Mac computer. Now you too can hack all the online games like FarmVille and Pet Society!
In Zelda: A Link to the Past, the Titan's Mitt is a handy item that allows Link to lift heavy objects. Take a look at this instructional video and learn how to get this time early in the game by using the mirror glitch. In order to get this item, you will need the magic hammer.
This video will take you step by step on how to do some basic memory editing and hacking in Super Mario All Stars: Super Mario Brothers 3. In a matter of minutes, you'll find yourself plowing through Super Mario Brothers without worrying about losing lives. This particular h ...more
The Kinect is a powerful piece of technology you can use to do more than just play games. This tutorial shows you how to construct a basic green screen using the Kinect, and then you can use the Wiimote for even greater 3-D functionality.
Want to get into both of the locked levels for the popular phone game Angry Birds? This video shows you how to access both of them when you're using a Droid phone. This is a very easy hack to replicate!
In this video we get to see how to cut a lexan for your control panel overlay. First we have to lay the control panel on the lexan. Now go to any corner. We use just three tolls in our process two drill bits and a scoring tool. Take the scoring tool and drag it along the sides ...more
This is a simple easy to follow walkthrough on replacing the Potentiometer on the old Atari 2600 paddles. This is a classic video game console from the 80s. The paddles are the old school controllers for the Atari console.
Final Fantasy Tactics for the Playstation marked a different type of RPG game in the prestigious Final Fantasy series. Modeled after the War of the Roses, this game incorporated war-like stratagems in combat. Unfortunately, this made the task of leveling up and accruing gii a ...more
This may be different on NTSC-J & NTSC-U Dreamcasts. This video shows you how to change the Power Supply Unit (PSU) fuse in the Sega Dreamcast. Remember, it only uses a 2amp fuse.
JeremyThroopityThroop posted this awesome hand built MAME arcade cabinet to the WonderHowTo Company Blog. Check out the stats here, and if you're interested in building your own, fellow WonderHowTo user Walter Teruya has also contributed a two-part tutorial, which can be found ...more
Watch this 11-part video tutorial on how to walkthrough Super Castlevania IV on the Super Nintendo Entertainment System. Anybody who's owned an SNES knows this video game is a classic! It features the same plot and premise as the first Castlevania on the NES, and it was also e ...more
There are many NES mods on the internet, but this one is pretty awesome. From Ben Heck forum: "My nesP is basically a no-name china brand portable media player, with the advantage of being able to play nes roms, and a nes controller hacked to the controls. First off, the but ...more
By using the mirror glitch, it's possible for Link to enter the Dark World earlier than the game intended. Take a look at this instructional video and learn where and how to perform the mirror glitch to travel to the Dark World early on in Zelda: A Link to the Past. Note that ...more
Leveling up in the original Final Fantasy Tactics for the Playstation is a long, grueling task. Take a look at this instructional video and learn how to level up your characters quickly in no time at all. With ten level ups in under ten minutes, you'll be able to access the hi ...more
The guys from Systm guide you through the makings of a MAME-based classic arcade machine including building the cabinet, mounting a TV, buttons and speakers, and configuring the arcade emulation software. Part 1 of 5 - How to Build a MAME classic arcade machine. Part 2 of 5 - ...more
Mystery House by Sierra On-Line was the first game to feature graphics in a text adventure. The game featuring crime fiction, cut scenes and suspense is known to be the first adventure game to feature high resolution graphics. Released back in 1980, the game set a new era for ...more
As you go up the branches of the tree, you get harder and harder objects to cover in rope. This tutorial shows you a few strategies for completed some of the shibari challenges in the Philosophy level of Zen Bound 2.
Zen Bound 2 is a fun new game for the iDevice, just recently released for PC, that lets you tie up inanimate objects with rope. This tutorial shows you a few different strategies for tying the first objects in the game.
Arcade gaming just got about a million times cooler. VirtuSphere offers an interface that captures the players movements in 360 degrees, and then translates these movements into a video game. Rumors of the technology first emerged back in 2006, but the real life application ha ...more
Check out this three-part series on how to play Super Smash Bros. Melee (advanced). This is not a beginning tutorial for all you newbie gamers, it's more detailed and advanced for pros, or semi-pros. From Wak017: FAQ: 1. Will you make the others AHTP part 2, 3 and 4? A. Par ...more
One of the great features of the Zelda games is the number of magical items at Link's disposal. In Zelda: A Link to the Past, the magical mirror item was used to switch between the dark and light worlds. In this instructional video, learn how to get the cape item early before ...more
Watch this video to learn how to recored your video games on to a windows computer. This works with all console video game systems. This uses the dazzle video recorder.
If you have ever been stuck on a level of Donkey Kong Country for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES) then this video guide is for you! Part 1 of 41 - How to Beat Donkey Kong Country for the Super Nintendo (SNES). Part 2 of 41 - How to Beat Donkey Kong Country for ...more
Learn how to Beat Super Mario Bros. on the NES in 5 minutes 10 seconds. The trick is to find all the right warp rooms to skip past most of the levels.
This video series will walk you through beating each of the 10 race tournament side missions for Grand Theft Auto (GTA) San Andreas for the Playstation 2 (PS2). Part 1 of 10 - How to Beat the race tournaments on GTA: San Andreas. Part 2 of 10 - How to Beat the race tournament ...more
In the mid-80s, the Nintendo Entertainment System was released, and it not only revitalized, but also revolutionized the video game industry. With games such as Super Mario Bros., Legend of Zelda, and Metroid, the NES went on to become the best-selling gaming console of its ti ...more
As advanced gaming systems continue to evolve, older classics like the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) are one step closer to extinction. They're rotting in the basements of gamers. They're gathering dust at the local pawn shop. Or worse... being thrown out in the trash li ...more