Portable SNES Emergency Kit
When the impending zombie apocalypse descends upon our sorry butts, we’ll still need to get our retro gaming fix in between pillaging for food, fighting biker gangs, and fighting off the undead. Luckily, Redditor robotairz banged out this shock-proof portable SNES that can keep up to two players gaming long after the world ends.
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Buy: SUPABOY portable SNES
Want: Vinyl Toy Hacked Into A Retro Gaming Machine
German designer Hannes Hummel tricked out this Qee figure using the guts from a Game Boy Advance with a chip soldered on that features full motion video playback, a web & file browser, and various game console emulators which are controlled with an NES gamepad. He calls his creation Super Gigan and I really freaking want one.
Buy: Qee figures
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The N64 Mini
Modder Slipstream (a.k.a. Smakedsam) built a shrink ray then used it on an old Nintendo 64 he had lying around. Just kidding. He’s actually just really smart and good with tools and stuff. And look at that sexy metallic orange gloss! It’s like an oiled-up booty in a rap video!
Here’s a video if you want to get up close and personal.
The Human Centipede Of N64 Controllers
UK modder Clarky mutated two N64 controllers together so that his friend could play Star Wars: Episode One Racer. See, there’s a code you can put into the game that lets you control both Pod Racer engines using analog sticks from two controllers. If old-ass Star Wars games aren’t your thing, then you’ll be happy to know that, yes, this controller also works with Goldeneye.
Check a video of the controller in action below.
Sega Genesis Shock Collar Mod
A couple of friends patched some Genesis games to work with a shock collar mod that they designed. When they get hit in the game, the collar gives them a nice zap. This is the future of gaming, kids.
Custom Zelda Super Famicom and Sonic Genesis Consoles by Ricepuppet
Ricepuppet aka Bleeding Violin customizes new and retro consoles that you can order on commission. While he has plenty of customs under his belt, this Zelda themed Super Famicom and Sonic themed Sega Genesis are by far my faves.
DAILY GEEKSTOMIZATION: This Custom Steampunk Munny Plays NES Games!
Actually, we’re surprised it took this long for someone to figure out how to rig oldschool gaming hardware into the guts of a Kidrobot Munny figure, but it’s finally happened, and it’s awesome! The In’tendo Minion was made by Joseph Drust and has an NES cart slot in the back so that you can play games on the front LCD screen.
For more of Joseph’s customs, check out his Piggyson Steam Series!
(Source: Flickr / piggyson)
Custom painted Bowser Game Boy by hyaki on 8bc. This Pro Sound modded Game Boy is given that extra “boss battle” feel with the lava red backlight.
I’ve always wanted to do something like this to my Game Boy, but I’m way too scared I’ll fudge it up and be left Game Boyless.
Custom Game Boy by OSKUNK. Clever how he turned the D-pad into a mushroom. This dude needs some sort of online shop where his designs are always in stock. He’d be PHAT paid.
Gamers. We’re an ingenuitive bunch. We figure out ways to replicate insanely detailed costumes of our favorite video game characters, we shrink old video game systems down to portable handheld sizes, and we even spruce up oldschool consoles with newschool artistic flare.
When you combine the gamer mentality with that of stoners, who have the uncanny ability to turn just about any object on the planet into a smoking apparatus, well, things start to get a little more interesting.
Hit the jump for a look at some of the greatest hybrids of gaming and stoner culture ranging from Pokémon bongs, NES Zappers, and even full on consoles that you can smoke out of. This is what happens when console modders become potheads.
Happy 4/20, everybody!
Custom Space Invaders Atari 2600 by Oskunk. This dude keeps cranking out the hotness left and right. Now he just needs to do something off the wall like a custom Neo Geo Pocket or WonderSwan.