Look at this glorious line art. No that isn’t a new Rebel fighter from the coming Star Wars flick. This is a basic line art drawing of a Nintendo 64 controller. I spent many, many days with one of those in my hands playing Goldeneye.
When is wood not really wood? When it’s the case of this sexy customized Nintendo 64. The shiny console looks like it’s made out of polished mahogany or some other dark hardwood, though it’s actually only been painted.
While some geeky gift box subscriptions offer merchandise related to your favorite games, the new UK-based My Retro Game Box actually sends video games, albeit used ones from classic systems.
For about $35 (USD) you’ll get one to three used games from cartridge-based consoles every month.
A few years ago, we saw a beautifully made coffee table based on the Nintendo 64 logo. If you’ve ever wanted one but can’t tell a hammer from a, uh, from another woodworking… stuff, Geeks With Wood is your man.
So you’ve finished some of your favorite game more times than you can count. You know all the shortcuts and can even finish them in one sitting. What’s your next challenge? If you’re YouTuber KarlJobst, you play and finish three Nintendo 64 games.
Imagine Slowpoke starting a ColorWare franchise and you get the concept behind Lëkki. The French gadget shop sells and repaints only old – but beloved – gadgets, such as the Motorola StarTAC 130. Their latest (?)
Link isn’t known for being flashy or even stylish, but fans still associate him and his series with bling, thanks to Nintendo’s tradition of releasing gold cartridges and systems for The Legend of Zelda games. The talented console modder Zoki64 and his customer steal that trick from Nintendo and then some by making a sparkly Ocarina of Time-themed Nintendo 64.
deviantART member Zoki64 specializes in Nintendo 64 case mods. One of his latest creations is this TRON: Legacy-themed mod, complete with glow in the dark paint. I guess you could call it CLU – a console that lights up.
They say you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover. Unless the book’s cover has the logo of the Nintendo 64 on it, along with a power switch and a cartridge slot. Also when the book wasn’t actually a book to begin with.
Artist/Nintendo fan/Sleep gamer Donna Marie Evans made her own Nintendo 64 controller pillow. It’s made of polar fleece and cotton and has embroidered letters and buttons. Now Donna can do a barrel roll in her sleep.
Corded controllers led to one of the iconic images in many homes in the 80s and 90s: kids sitting on the floor, controller in hand and looking up at their TV. But if you’re TV is too big to view up close and your ass is too lazy to get off the couch, keep an eye on Retro-Bit’s Wireless Hypermode retro controllers.
Console modder Jon Jandran aka Hailrazer is back with another Nintendo related project. Instead of working on portable versions of old game consoles, Hailrazer decided to combine two consoles – the Nintendo 64 and its successor, the GameCube – into one playable unit.
Maybe it was because of Super Mario 64, but I always thought the Nintendo 64 was one of the best consoles Nintendo ever made. But it was always sort of big and clunky. And while these days, you can emulate the console on a tiny handheld, there’s still nothing quite like playing with the original cartridges and the original controller.
Keenan Bosworth’s Reddit name is doesn’t_give_upvotes. I’m not sure if he really doesn’t give upvotes, but I’m sure he makes damn good presents. Bosworth made this sweet coffee table using a huge replica of the Nintendo 64 logo as the base.
Another day, another portable Nintendo 64 mod. The Electus 64 is a handheld Nintendo 64. It’s handheld in the same way that the original Nintendo 64 console is handheld – technically, you can hold either system in your hands if you wished.
Emulators are everywhere these days, as are USB adapters for console controllers. But the guys at Gadget Gangster have come up with Funtendo, a DIY box that combine both Nintendo emulators and controller adapters for convenient retro gaming.