NES Android Apps

I am a big fan of what I call “portable nostalgia”, some remnant of the things of the past that can be encapsulated into a small form and carried around with you, giving you instant, universal access to that thing. At first, I got this portable nostalgia from my Ipod, which held my entire music library, including all my 80s tunes. My books ANESthetized and Arcadian were attempts to generate this portable nostalgia as well.

And now I’ve found another way to get it: tablet apps. Here are two Android apps I found that give me this portable nostalgia.

And in case you’re a Apple person, here’s one for the Ipad.

Instagram Retro-izes Your Photos

Enjoy taking snapshots with your iPhone, but unhappy that the results are often a bit too perfect?  Instagram is a free app that can help with that.  It allows you to shoot a photo and then select a format that suits your retro tastes.  Doesn’t this Kenner Tie Fighter look better with the proper era photography?  And, if you’re an Android user – don’t despair.  Instagram will be released for that platform in the near future.  Hipstamatic is another great app that offers even more options  – but will cost you a whopping $1.99

Instagram Tie Fighter


Original Tie Fighter Photo

Original Tie Fighter Photo