This website uses cookies.

This website uses cookies to improve user experience. By using our website you consent to all cookies in accordance with our Cookie Policy.

I agree
Learn More
Great Geek Gifts in the Technabob Shop!Get Technabob Daily: Join our Mailing List! | Follow Us: Facebook | Twitter
subscribe to our rss feedsubscribe via e-mailfollow technabob on twittertechnabob facebook fan pageGoogle+follow us in feedly
Follow Us:
Cool Gadgets, Gizmos, Games and Geek Stuff on Technabob

Super NES Hacked Into Super Classic Video Game Console

by Lambert Varias

Up until now the SNES mods we’ve featured involved stuffing PC guts inside the case. Instructables member vigothecarpathian also did the same to an old SNES, but he didn’t stop there – he also added several emulators and games to his console-turned-PC, so now he can play not just SNES but NES, N64, NEO GEO, MAME, Game Boy Advance, C64, Genesis games and more from just one console. I guess it’s more appropriate to call it a Super Entertainment System.


Vigothecarpathian (I wonder how long it’ll be before people start naming their kids Internet-style) used a mini ITX motherboard as the base for his mod. There are a lot of neat touches to this project, but probably the most important one is that the motherboard has an HDMI port, which means this retro all-in-one console plays nicely with today’s monitors and TVs. The NES controllers that came with the console can still be used as well, thanks to this converter. Additional controllers can be plugged in via USB. The MaLa frontend does a good job of presenting the emulators and games.

Vigo (can I call you Vigo?) used an SD-to-SATA adapter for this mod, but the adapter can’t handle SD cards with capacities larger than 16GB, so if you think you’re going to need more space, you might want to use an SSD instead. Check out Instructables for more info. Now I want to see a PS3 or Xbox 360 PC casemod that plays all games ever made ever.

[via Hack a Day]

Comments are closed for posts older than 90 days.

Comments (1):

  1. Anonymous says:

    Not sure why but playing old games on a new flat screen just isnt the same as on an old shit TV…

More from Awesomer Media...

theawesomer logo
Xenia Rubinos Live SAW Robotic Worm Lars Von Trier: Deconstructing Cinema Seagate Barracuda Pro 10TB Drive 95octane logo
2000 Cobra R Mustang with 85 Miles for Sale BMW M5 Pure Metal Silver Limited Edition 2017 Ford Raptor Price Guide Leaked Matech Ford GT1 Racecar Turns up on eBay mightymega logo
DC Collectibles Batman: The Animated Series Batman Expression Pack 3A Toys x Hasbro Transformers G1 Optimus Prime Action Figure Alternate Versions of Harley Quinn Concept Trailer for Gene Roddenberry Biopic “The Pilot”