For most of us, having dreams of creating an ideal gaming setup is easy – you can probably picture how it would look, and even the various items you’d need – but the dream ends right there and then. There’s no way you could actually make it happen, right? Well, that’s not the case for everyone as you’re about to find out.
Marcel J. de Haan, the man who is also responsible for the tabletop gaming machine Starforce Pi, has now created a new bit of kit dubbed the ‘Nintendo Snack Pack – Dedicated Oldschool Entertainment System (D.O.E.S)’. Using a 1970 Sony portable 7” TV for the casing, and hosting circuit boards taken directly from the NES and SNES Mini editions, this tiny TV box has been transformed into an adorable gaming machine – and it looks excellent.
The project didn’t end there, however. The SNES Mini’s PCB was loaded up with Sega titles, allowing the user to choose between their favourite Nintendo and Sega classics, a huge battery was installed to take the thing on the go for a couple of hours at a time, and it even supports RCA video in, essentially allowing the system to be used quite literally as a TV monitor to display other consoles via their natural inputs – now it can play PlayStation games, as well!
So, how can you get your hands on one of these? Well, unfortunately, this was a one-off project – which is understandable considering that it took Marcel 5 months on-and-off to complete. If you’re interested, though, you can check out his full blog post which lists all of the components and how it was put together – just be ready to commit an awful lot of time!
Are you in love with this portable gaming setup? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments below.