If for whatever you’ve ever felt that the aesthetics of Nintendo’s 8-bit range didn’t live up to expectations, then you’re in luck. Amazon Japan has recently stocked a build it yourself kit of Nintendo NES / Famicom internals which can be sculpted into the console of your dreams – from portable offerings to even tables with built in gaming capabilities.
While a Nintendo NES enabled table might not be the first thing that comes to mind, it is in fact the main example used on this kit’s box, and a good one at that. For many though, this DIY set will come as a real bonus to those already taking part in the retro gaming hacking scene. Long gone will be the days of cutting up the original hardware to meet requirements, with just about everything needed now in one box and compact too.
The Famicom Compatible DIY Kit retails at around ¥3,218 which roughly works out to £20. Coming bundled with two control pads, all the required cables and even a selection of screws too, we expect to see some really creative consoles surfacing over the coming months.
thanks to Retrocollect for the article