Most games on the NES are beloved by all gamers, so it’s no surprise that some determined players try to emulate these games on more advanced systems. Recently, developer Andrew Peterson decided that he would make an emulator for the NES on Microsoft’s HoloLens, the most advanced augmented reality device out there. The results are no less than stellar. He calls it N3S, and it works by turning the 2D sprites from the old games and renders them in a 3D form in augmented reality. In the video below, you’re able to see Super Mario Bros., Donkey Kong, and even Tetris being played on a HoloLens. It certainly wasn’t easy for Peterson to do it by himself. In the video description he says this:

“The Hololens won’t run most games full speed, especially when the editor is built-in and people make more complicated 3D meshes for the sprites. I’ve also had to hand-tune and optimize the app for HoloLens in a way that won’t work with many games to get a consistent enough FPS.”

If you’re interested in how Peterson developed this emulator, he left a detailed description on his website here.

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