Guys of a certain age will wax nostalgic about the original Nintendo, and although newer gaming systems boast better graphics, the older games are still fun to play.

3D modeller Justin Buonvino took games from the original Nintendo and recreated scenes using 3D modelling technology.

The first image I saw was from one of the latter levels of the original CONTRA game – a stage most of you didn’t make it to unless you used the Konami Code (U,U,D,D,L,R,L,R,B,A,Start).

The second image I saw was almost as good as the first from an equally iconic game… and if you don’t recognize Excitebike, I’m questioning whether you’ve ever fully appreciated Nintendo in the first place (which causes me to wonder: why did they never make a sequel to Excitebike?)