Retro SNES machine builds display into controller

Posted by Raven Lovecraft

Retro gamers will surely geek out when they see this.

It's a new device that allows players to play through their favorite Super Nintendo (SNES) games. True, that concept isn't really anything revolutionary, but this unit builds the display directly into the controller.

So it is a portable SNES emulator that still keeps the same ergonomics as the classic SNES controller.

The controller even has built-in speakers so you truly have everything you need in the palm of your hands.

Still doesn't sound that special to you? Then you are right - there have been many other portable SNES mods out there, so why is this one so cool?

Because it supports multiplayer. The contraption was built with two controllers together, allowing a gamer and his friend to play games like Super Mario World together, each with his own dedicated screen.

Unfortunately, they need to be plugged into each other via a hard wire, but that only helps to add to the vintage experience.

The dual controllers, sold as the SNES-001 Advance, are currently up for sale on Ebay for $500. One vintage video game fan with a good disposable income is going to be pretty happy.