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It isn’t very often that I get to do much gaming with a deck of playing cards (I don’t even know where my cards are anymore), but I do appreciate a good game of poker or solitaire on occasion.  Well, for those that also enjoy playing with a deck of cards as well as the Legend of Zelda, they are sure to like these awesome Legend of Zelda inspired playing cards!

The obviously cool folks over at Fangamer are selling these Legend of Zelda playing cards for just $15.  The card deck is actually called the Cards of Legend and it includes 56 cards featuring the suits sword, heart, rupee, and tri-force.

The cards are printed on Bicycle grade paper so they should feel just like the Bicycle playing cards you are used to.  This would be the perfect deck for any Legend of Zelda fans like me!

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Legend of Zelda Card Deck

Legend of Zelda Playing Cards

[Source:  Fangamer via Nerd Approved]

When it comes to Legend of Zelda inspired cakes, I think the one pictured below might just be my all time favorite.  In the past, I have posted a number of great Legend of Zelda cakes such as the Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker inspired cake as well as a very impressive Legend of Zelda wedding cake but while those are fantastic, none of those included a Nintendo 64!

This amazing Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time inspired cake which features a Nintendo 64 was created by Black Cherry Cake Company.  If this cake is any indication, I would say whoever Niffy is had a fantastic 21st birthday!

I’m not sure what the delicious details on the cake are, but the level of detail on the N64, controller, Link, Zelda and everything else is stunning!  I would give anything to have a cake like this for my birthday!

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Legend of Zelda N64 Cake

Legend of Zelda Nintendo 64 Cake

[Source:  Black Cherry Cake Company Via Neatorama]

When it comes to the art of papercraft, it seems gamers know how to do it right.  Back in January, I posted a really angry and rather bloody NES papercraft creation and found it to be rather impressive.  However, when it comes to the collision of papercraft and old school gaming, this incredible Excitebike papercraft is the best I have ever seen!

This incredible Excitebike papercraft was created by Tommy Perez who loved the game growing up.

For some reason I never played this game when I was younger but I have become aware of it over the years and this seems like an excellent tribute to the game.  I am very impressed with this 8-bit papercraft goodness and I hope Tommy does more stuff like this in the future!

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Excitebike Papercraft

Excitebike Papercraft

NES Excitebike Papercraft

Excitebike Papercraft

[Source:  Tommy Perez via it8bit]

In my 23+ years as a gamer, it is safe to say I have a ton of fond memories spending countless hours playing on both the NES and SNES.  While I still have both systems and they still work, I never play them anymore because I just don’t have the room to set them up (if you have seen my desk you would understand) so I usually resort to emulators to get my retro gaming fix.  However, for those that don’t want to mess with emulators but still get their NES/SNES fix on the go, now you can!

The fantastic folks over at ThinkGeek are selling the Retro Duo Portable NES/SNES game system for $99.99!  Not only does it work with your original NES and SNES cartridges, it lets you play on the go for up to 8 hours which is much better than any other portable NES or SNES system I have seen like the SUPABOY (which I’m told gets around 2.5 hours which is why I have hesitated to buy one).

Retro Duo Portable NES/SNES game system can also be hooked up a TV if you aren’t needing to be mobile and comes with extension controllers for multiplayer action.

If that isn’t enough gaming action for you, you can also play SEGA Gensis games on it if you buy a RetroGen gaming adapter for it.  I would assume the Super Game Boy adapter would also work for those looking to play some old Game Boy games without a Game Boy.

I plan on getting one as a Christmas gift to myself and I think you should get one too!  Otherwise, it would make for a great Christmas gift for that gamer in your family!

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Handheld NES/SNES Game System

Retro Duo Portable NES/SNES Game System

[Source:  ThinkGeek]

When it comes to NES console mods, there is a man on the interwebs known as Kevin that makes some rather spectacular NES console mods.  In the past, I have posted about a Super Mario NES console mod he did as well as an amazing Legend of Zelda NES console mod and it appears he is back at it again with a Donkey Kong NES console mod this time!

I really wish I had the console modding skills that Kevin has because I would really love to make me a Donkey Kong NES console like this (actually the Zelda one is my favorite so I would probably go that direction but this DK version is cool too).

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Donkey Kong NES Console Mod

Donkey Kong NES Mod

[Source:  Video Game Rescue]

Despite the fact that I have been a gamer for over 23 years, I have never once seen a Commodore 64 in person much less owned or played with one.  Were you a Commodore 64 fan in your younger years?  If so, then I think I have found a cake that is going to bring back a lot of fond memories!  At least I hope they are fond memories.

Reddit user HufflepuffsDingus (try saying that 5 times fast) recently posted this picture of a Commodore 64 cake his cousin received for their 40th birthday.  I love the funny reference to youth not being found.

As awesome as this cake looks, I still don’t care for the idea of using fondant on cakes.  I have never had a fondant that doesn’t taste like crap compared to real frosting.  Fondant may make for excellent looking cakes like this Commodore 64 cake but if you want to enjoy eating your cake, I would avoid it.

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Commodore 64 Cake

Commodore 64 Birthday Cake

[Source:  Reddit]