The trend for steadily increasing variants of the iconic NES controller is approaching critical mass, as Dutch students have just set a new record for the largest functioning game controller with an NES pad measuring nearly four metres wide.

The pad measures 3.6 metres by 1.6 metres, which is around 11.8 feet by 5.2 feet, which hardly makes it ideal for living room play. In fact, the controller is so enormous it's only possible to play with your feet, stamping up and down on the buttons enough to turn any game into an 8-bit Wii Fit-style workout.

At least this enormous Mii would hold the controller quite comfortably, but what use is it without a functioning NES built to scale? Get to work, boffins.