Today we’ve got a great gamer project to share with you in which a dude recreated the iconic Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) on a Digilent Nexus 3 FPGA dev board. The reason? In his words,
I was a bit bored during Christmas, so I decided to construct a whole Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) in an FPGA.
Boredom? That works. Whatever the motivation for the project, Ludde has recreated the entire architecture of the NES on FPGA using Verilog, and he’s got it running NES ROMs now. The picture at the top of the post shows Ludde playing the original Mega Man on it with a SNES controller.
You should take a look at Ludde’s FPGA NES page, where he describes all the specifics of the project and how he got this thing up and running. We think it would be pretty cool to get this going on the Papilio Plus with the Arcade MegaWing. Anyone up to the task? Hit us up in the comments, and get to work!
(via Ludde’s FPGA NES)