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Beast of a Nintendo Emulator Looks Like an NES, Is Four Systems In One

Emulation is a great way to get your jones when you’re really fixin’ for some old-timey goodness. But while it’s incredibly easy to download an emulator on your computer, it’s not quite the same; there’s no console and no controller. Redditor woolydawg5‘s Ultimate Nintendo Gaming Machine solves those problems. Built into an original NES, woolydawg’s device is actually a computer that can emulate the NES, SNES, Game Boy, and the N64. For extra fun, it also supports the original controllers, so you can get that authentic feel, even when it looks like you’re playing Super Mario 64 on an NES.

Obviously, it’s a custom unit, so if you want one of your own, you’re going to have to build it. On the other hand, you can just salivate over this one. Check out more pictures below, complete with comments from the architect himself.

(imgur via reddit)

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