Consoles like the NES, SNES and Game Boy may just be fashioned from circuit boards, chips and plastic, but they're a portal to a seemingly limitless world of possibilities and will, for many players, have provided a wondrous backdrop for entire childhoods.

London-based artist Jing Zhang was recently commissioned by Sony to create an infographic for its "Parents' Guide" which added a little more magic to the reality of gaming tech, and she was then inspired to do the same for other classic hardware - mostly Nintendo-based. The images crack open some of the most iconic consoles of all time and add a little bit of fantasy to the internals.

The series features the NES, SNES, Game Boy, DS, Switch and Wii.

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Even though we're perfectly aware that all that lies inside our beloved consoles is cold, hard tech, we'd much prefer it if they contained some of the elements shown above.

[via gonintendo.com]