Watch Super Mario Bros, Donkey Kong and more played on Microsoft Hololens

A developer has managed to get his Microsoft HoloLens augmented reality headset to play 3D emulated versions of Nintendo's classic games like Super Mario Bros, Donkey Kong and more.

The demo clip (via The Next Web) also shows Hololens versions of Tetris and Zelda II. The developer, Andrew Peterson, posted the code for his N3S emulator on GitHub.

In his description of the video, Peterson notes:

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.

Even with these limitations, the video shows just what Hololens can do to bring retro games like these to a new dimension. Even Peterson says this project "is really cool," and we would have to agree.

Thanks to Bon Irving for the tip!

John Callaham