It sounds like the best thing the new Nintendo Switch has going for it, at least at launch, is a new Legend of Zelda game. That makes it a hard sell, especially when this custom portable Super Nintendo already has a massive library of classic 16-bit gamesā€”most of which are probably collecting dust in your parentsā€™ basement.

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This fantastic custom creation is the work of a friend of Twitter userĀ @huxarufaxara who converted an actual Super Famicom console (the Japanese predecessor of the Super Nintendo) into a portable gaming monstrosity. The cartridge slot was moved to the back of the Famicom so that the LCD display embedded on top would still be visible.

And instead of gutting a controller and integrating the electronics into the housing so it looked more like a Game Boy, the hacker behind this portable console simply cut a hole and plopped a Famicom controller right into his creation. Itā€™s not pretty, it looks heavy, and the battery life is probably atrocious, but at least this thing plays Super Mario World right out of the box. Sold!

[Twitter via RocketNews24]

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