Let’s all take a moment to reminisce about the 90s. There you are in the living room hooking up your Nintendo 64 to your old box television. You set the volume low as to not disrupt your parents’ conversation in the kitchen. You take the remote and switch to channel three. You turn on your Nintendo 64. You pick up your controller and start playing Mario Kart.
Of course, in this day and age the Nintendo 64 in its primitive state seems a bit too ancient. However, what if there was an opportunity to revamp it a bit? Well, do I have news for you.
A Kickstarter campaign with a goal of $5,000 has recently been opened by Nicholas Sallee, asking for pledges in order to begin soliciting kits that recreate Nintendo 64 consoles into portable devices.
Unfortunately, the Kickstarter kit does not come with the original Nintendo 64 unless you pay an extra fee over reward level, but it does include an instruction guide and necessary components such as:
- a Nintendo 64 controller
- a 3.8mm and 4.5mm Gamebit screwdriver (for taking apart the Nintendo 64 Console)
- lithium polymer batteries
- a 3.5 inch screen with 7.4 volts that accepts composite input
- an audio amplifier
- a soldering iron
- a voltage regulator
- a 16 volt 1000UF capacitor
- a 2K resistor
- a charger
- a protective circuit
- thermal adhesive glue
- a pencil box to be used as a carrying case for the components
If the goal is reached, Sallee will launch a site in order to sell these kits for $250-$300. However, an exclusive price of $200 is offered for those who pledge $200 or more now.
The Kickstarter drive is currently up to $1,722 dollars with 10 backers and 25 days to go. If it succeeds, an inexpensive portable Nintendo 64 will be within reach to all gamers.
Do you plan to pledge? Leave your comments below.