Random: Modder Creates Stunning Portable SNES, And We Want One


Image: Nintendo Life / Damien McFerran

Over five years ago (or exactly five years if you’re in Japan), Nintendo launched the Super NES Classic Edition, an adorable and convenient miniature console loaded with some of the best games available on the SNES.

But what if you could take it on the go?

As spotted by the fine folk over at Time Extension, a fan-made portable SNES (or rather Japan’s Famicom variant) has been created by modder NIWA Channel, incorporating a 4.3-inch LCD screen on the base of a Famicom Classic. To create the exterior shell of the unit, a Super Famicom controller was fused with a game cartridge for the rather paltry price of 400 yen ($2.70 / £2.40).

In addition to the standard games pre-loaded onto the Famicom Classic, the modder has also included a 64GB Micro SD card with support to run games from the Famicom, Super Famicom, PC Engine, Mega Drive, and Game Boy.

Obviously, this thing won’t ever be commerically available, and there’s a pretty severe downside in that you can’t properly take it on the go; currently, with no battery support, a USB-C cable is required to boot the hardware.

Still, you can’t argue against its authenticity!

What do you make of this creation? Do you hope to see something similar from Nintendo itself? Let us know!


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