What can’t the Texas Instruments TI-83 do? We have seen Mario clones, puzzle games and more on this graphing calculator, and of course math related stuff. Now, we can add an unofficial Super Smash Bros game to the long list of applications you can use on your TI-83, or TI-84, that are not specifically calculator/graphing related. Who knew this educational device could be used to play some pretty interesting games?
The person responsible for this port is known as “Hayleia” on the Omnimaga Forums and is not a newb to these types of ports. According to Retro Game Network, Hayleia is responsible for the 2011 demake of a Pokemon title (I will look into this and cover it if it is worthwhile). This port is not the full blown game, right now it only contains Falco and Fox but development continues. This port is open source so anyone can download it, modify it and improve it as they see fit.
So far, there is scaling, basic battle mechanics and platforms present in this port. This is quite amazing considering the limited hardware that this game is running on. The release of this port is timed quite well considering the release of Super Smash Bros Wii U is looming on the gaming world.
About Texas Instruments graphing calculators:
The Texas Instruments TI-83 and TI-84 are prominently graphing calculators used to figure out binomials, various Pi problems and other math related fun. Officially, gaming is not on the list of things these calculators are capable of doing.
About Super Smash Bros:
Super Smash Bros is a series of casual fighting games that Nintendo started on the Nintendo 64. SSB are known for bringing characters together that have never met before such as Mario, Link, Samus Aran and more- even bringing in non-Nintendo characters such as Sonic from Sega (once a longtime rival company).
As we know more about this port we will cover it.