Geod Studio has released a beta version of an emulator, titled 3DNes, that turns two-dimensional Nintendo Entertainment System games into 3D.
3DNes is accessed through the website 3DNes.com and works by allowing visitors to load cloud-hosted ROM files into the browser contained emulator. The results are mixed with some games appearing and functioning better than others, but that’s expected considering the software is in beta. A demo reel shared by Geod shows the emulator in action with a variety of games types again some looking better than others. Nevertheless, the feat is impressive and promising. Currently, 3DNes only works in the Firefox browser, but a standalone version has been hinted at.
The 8-bit Nintendo Entertainment System was released in the U.S. in 1985. It became the best-selling home video game console of its time vaulting game characters from the Super Mario Bros., The Legend of Zelda and Metroid franchises to pop culture fame.