Weirdness: The VideoTendo 2000 is a VHS Tape Converted into a NES
Posted by Martin Watts
Rewind the clock with this fully functional modification
We've seen our fair share of weird and wonderful console modifications during our time at Nintendo Life, but this latest project from modder Shinobicycle could well be the weirdest one yet.
In what looks to be a wholesome celebration of the 1980s, this brave modder has taken a NES clone and - through some kind of black magic - managed to cram it into a VHS tape. It's anyone's guess as to why they've done this, but it does at least serve as a nostalgic reminder of what life was like for those of us who grew up in the 80s and early 90s.
The system - or rather video tape - has two controller ports and can play both PAL and NTSC games. Sadly, you can no longer stick the tape into a VCR and catch up on an old episode of The Cosby Show, but this is the future, and we're sure you can make do with your "Dee Vee Dees" and all those other newfangled contraptions we've quickly become accustomed to.
Of course, if this has inspired you to make your own VideoTendo system, all we ask is that you check the tape you're going to use before you start any work; families and friends might not be happy at the thought of you losing precious video memories of weddings, birthdays and other special occasions all because you decided to turn a VHS tape into a games console.