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This Custom Twin Famicom Is The Stuff Hardware Dreams Are Made Of

Posted by Damien McFerran

Remember when console designs actually mattered?

We hate to keep going on about it, but Microsoft revealed the Xbox One to the world this week. We're obviously biased, but we happen to think it looks a little underwhelming in purely physical terms — Nintendo Life Operations Director Darren Calvert said it best when he described the console as "giant Betamax-styled brick". Clearly aesthetics weren't top of Microsoft's list of priorities when it designed the new system.

If you want to be reminded of just how gorgeous video game hardware can look, cast your eyeballs over this custom Sharp Twin Famicom. The work of Zoki64 — who is certainly no stranger to modding classic consoles — this machine has been given a glossy finish to make it even more desirable.

In case you're unfamiliar with the system, it was produced by Sharp (with Nintendo's blessing) and only saw the light of day in Japan. It's basically a Famicom (NES, if you will) and Famicom Disk System all wrapped up in one.

If only games consoles looked as downright sexy as this today, eh?

[via tinycartridge.com]

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User Comments (20)

Shugo

#8

Shugo said:

I never really like these glossy custom paintjobs, but I have to say this one in particular is awesome.

I always kind of wanted a Twin Fami, but I'm happy with my regular Fami+FDS combo. There's something about the original white-maroon-gold color scheme that really tickles my fancy.

Araknie

#9

Araknie said:

Still matters.
You know have you seen the Xbox One?
Looks ugly as love, matters so much that i will never buy it.

Really i can't, i don't have the space for it! ROFLMAO!

Gregor

#10

Gregor said:

This doesn't make me want to buy the famicom. It makes me want to attach a cassette player to my wii u. As well as a VCR and a movie player for movie disks. And a toaster. Because why the hell not.

AVahne

#13

AVahne said:

For this generation, I'm thinking the Wii U is probably the nicest looking console. It's slim and simple, but still pretty attractive...somehow.

FritzFrapp

#18

FritzFrapp said:

There is a God.
The beauty of that mod is its subtlety. It's not that different from the red Fami Twin, but it's a godly orange and lovely lacquer, and he's done a fantastic job with the text. Yep, truly the stuff gamers' dreams are made on.
Makes me want to buy back my Famicom collection.

Blue-Thunder

#19

Blue-Thunder said:

The last console to have a classic design was N64 and I also liked the Cube, PS3 slim is kinda cool. I don't like the Wii or Wii U design to boring.

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