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NES System Built Into Game Cartridge [Casemod]

by Paul Strauss

This awesome NES casemod manages to squeeze a fully-functional Nintendo 8-bit console into the body of one of the system’s own game cartridges.

Fami-Cart NES System on a Cartridge

The Fami-Card started out its life as an original Super Mario Brothers cartridge. French modder Kotomi carefully ripped out its guts and transplanted them with the innards of one of those NOAC (NES on a Chip) system clones.

Fami-Card NES System on a Cartridge

The console manages to cram in an NES cartridge slot, power and reset buttons, a pair of joystick ports and composite video and stereo audio outputs.

Fami-Card NES System on Cartridge Powered Up

There’s something just a little mind-bending about a game cartridge that isn’t a cartridge at all, and instead is a console itself. If you think about the concept too hard, it might just cause a rift in the space-time continuum.

[via Ben Heck Forums]

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Comments (39):

  1. Dorothy Butler says:

    How can I get one of these

  2. dsigma6 says:


  3. Dookie-Poo says:

    Insanely awesome! Me wanty!

  4. mario says:

    Isn’t that the most useless thing to invent? Nintendo was invented years ago.

  5. ciro says:

    mario u are stupid !
    Thats and awesome job hope him can sell em at 99€ each damn its really well done and really posh !

  6. gnote says:

    so how long untill we can buy on ebay???

  7. Plasticrelic says:

    Hmmmmmm…….. Seems like a copy cat of my genesis in a genesis cartridge(Sonic and Knuckles)….. Finished Sun Jan 22, 2006 8:58 pm ….. link to forum (look at the bottom of page one) http://forums.benheck.com/viewtopic.php?t=8646&highlight=

  8. mtsbspidey says:

    how difficult would this be to do oneself? i’d love to have one and am considering taking a crack at it

  9. jon says:

    i want one. how do u do tthis?

  10. Sarah says:


  11. Zeaiclies says:

    This gives me a better idea of the ultimate NES inside an NES game cart. No Games requiered to play all your favorite games.

  12. Puddleglum says:

    I want one.

  13. man says:

    Lol Zeaiclies .No games required to play all your favorite games.

  14. Joshi says:

    definitly one of the coolest things i came along in my almost 10 years lasting internet experience ;-)

    cheers from austria

  15. Jeff says:

    How can I get one of these

  16. lisa says:

    very cool. but you can’t beat the classic NES Nintendo Systems. http://www.dkoldies.com

  17. Jeff says:

    Are these still for sale? If so how do I get one?

  18. technabob says:

    These were never for sale — this was a custom build. You could always try and make your own by picking up a cheap NES clone.

  19. So, where’s the link to the instructable??

  20. technabob says:

    I wish there was one. All I know is that you could probably pick up one of the smaller Famiclones out there and a couple of spare NES carts and get to hacking them apart.

  21. Cyclonus says:

    Sweet man me want.

  22. smitty says:

    This is soo photoshopped. :-P

  23. technabob says:

    Nope. It’s definitely the real deal.

  24. kkkhhh hdhskhd says:

    Super Mario 5, wtf?

  25. technabob says:

    Actually, you’ll notice that the screen says “Super Bros 5” and it’s from ECE/1991. Further research reveals that this was a hacked version of Super Mario Bros. 2…


  26. Joker says:

    1- Super Mario 3 has better grafics
    2- That screen is for SUPER MARIO 2
    3- if that is real… where in the hell is MARIO 4?

    R U IDIOT?

  27. GearModa says:

    simply amazing. I want one.

  28. david heller says:

    can i buy a nes cart mod, how much?

  29. david heller says:

    can you give pics or wiring diagrams and the model you used?

  30. eelface says:

    Imagine showing it to a kid in the 80s…heh heh…Also, i wanna play Super Bros. 5…wierd and hilarious x

  31. sonic says:

    Kids, theres nothing more cool then a nes emulator. but if someone trys to touch your nes emulator, thats no good!*points finger up*

  32. yagermiester1982 says:

    INCREDIBLE! Now we just need the same thing for Genesis, Atari, N64, and any other cartridge-based system you can think of. Or you could say screw it and get a GP2X Wiz and play everything from the 70s, 80s, and early 90s in your hands.

  33. Jonny Walker says:

    Man, I hope you don’t got to blow in the system to get it to work. Good concept. shall have to work on mine.

  34. Lakshmi Narayana says:

    Everybody listen up!!!!!!!!!
    Here is the link for the instructable i found!!1

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