In high school math classes,TI-83 and TI-84 graphing calculators were used mainly for clumsily hiding your answers during exams and spelling out the word boobies using numbers. High school was a refined and classy time in all of our lives. Lucky for human beings in 2014 a user called Hayleia on the forum Omnimaga, a website dedicated to calculator- and PC-game programming, has created something glorious for calculator users.
This breakthrough is bigger than boobies. Hayleia created a stripped-down version of Super Smash Bros. Melee for the TI-83 and TI-84 graphing calculators. Mind blown. Right now there are only two playable characters to choose from but Hayleia made Super Smash Bros. Melee an open source program where other users can tinker with the code. Sorry Fox and Falco lovers but there will be soon more characters to pick from.
You can download the code here and upload it to your calculator with a USB, according to Hayleia.
Nintendo’s Super Smash Bros. hits stores on November 21st for the Wii U but for now you can put your algebra homework on the back-burner as you attempt to Falcon punch or Fire Fox smash your way to sweet Melee victory. There is no greater satisfaction in the world of calculator fighting games than punching your opponent directly in the chest and or 8008135 region.