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[IGN]NES Console-On-A-Chip Mod..The console...is in the cartridge.

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April 22, 2008 - Console mods are hot these days, and we've seen some pretty nice work done on the most modern consoles like the Wii. Some modders' tastes run retro however, and today pictures of a rather awesome creation by a Frenchman known as kotomi are blowing up on the net.



In an act evoking the metaphysical mysteries of the Moebious strip, kotomi has managed to pack an entire NES System-on-a-Chip clone within the confines of a Mario Bros. cartridge.



The system covers all the bases, from a top mounted cartridge slot to a dedicated power switch and reset button. Two controller ports are recessed in the cart's mouth, while composite A/V jacks line the opposite end. A side-mounted power cord inlet rounds out the critical components, making the system fully functional, as kotomi demonstrates.



Though we have to imagine that attempting a similar mod with the original NES circuitry would be quite impossible, it's difficult to not be impressed when an entire console can be crammed within one of its own cartridges, even if the chips involved are massively minimized from their original design. The circle, indeed, has no beginning.

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Pretty crazy mod right there, impressive.
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post #2 of 33
Thats awesome. Its the most portable full size system ever.
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post #3 of 33
Watch nintendo buy the design of this guy and re-release them.
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post #4 of 33
I like it! I would never consider buying one but I'm an avid fan of retro gaming and will give props to anyone breathing life back into the old NES
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I still have my old NES from when I was a kid. I try to avoid using it so that I will not break. Playing old NES games is what the Wii Vconsole is for.

This is a cool Idea none the less.
    
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Sweet mod!

But not surprising to me, since some cell phones now have about ~500x the processing power of a SNES. Hardware is getting smaller.
     
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wow o_o thats cool
    
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post #8 of 33
i want a pic of the NES outside of the cartridge case...

looks cool. I hope it works better than an original NES. Mine is starting to not read the carts anymore...

So to compensate, i put NES roms on my iphone.
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Watch nintendo buy the design of this guy and re-release them.
I would buy one with no second thought... although i always was a megadrive boy
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I would buy one with no second thought... although i always was a megadrive boy
was it called megadrive in the UK? i thought it was Genesis over there, too

i was a Genesis boy, myself. SONIC FTW!
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