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Emulator Adds Another Dimension to Classic Nintendo Games

When Nintendo’s NES came to America in 1985, it revolutionized the video game console landscape and led to the modern era of gaming. But at the time, 3D video games were a pipe dream. Now, 3D NES games are a reality.

Geod Studios has created a new emulator called 3DNES, which allows players to revisit a few classic Nintendo games with some added 3D effects. 3DNES is still in beta, but the early look at the revamped games is very tantalizing.

For example, the original Super Mario Bros. has not only been given 3D objects, it now has a first-person mode! But Super Mario Bros. was never designed as an open world title, and players can only run in a straight line. It’s a little disorienting, but the 3D effects really stand out in this game. Some of the bricks even seem like LEGOs as Mario travels through the level.

Geod Studios has also posted a much longer 3DNES demo video with clips from the newly enhanced versions of Castlevania, Contra, Zelda 2: The Adventures of Link, Mega Man, Super Mario Bros. 3, Legend of Ninja, and Dr. Mario.

If you want to play with the 3DNES and you’ve got Firefox running, you can find it at 3DNES.com. New versions of the emulator are slated to be posted as they are ready.

Which classic NES titles would you like to see get the 3D treatment? And would any of the original Nintendo games work in 1st person? Let us know in the comment section below!

HT: Kotaku

Image Credit: Geod Studio

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