Remember last month when we reported on a child who angered online users by holding a Famicom controller upside down? Well, one group of creative gaming fans have made and released a mod kit which enables you to completely flip the orientation of your original NES controllers. On purpose.
There's actually a good reason for this: originally starting on Kickstarter, the 'Goofy Foot' project was born in hopes of introducing an alternative way of playing your favourite NES games and giving you the option to play the console's arcade ports with the action buttons on the left-hand side. This Kickstarter campaign was actually launched back in 2017 and went on to be a success.
The mod kit uses its very own circuit board, ensuring that the directional buttons still work correctly when the controller gets flipped upside down and allowing the A and B buttons to swap around. You'll need your own NES controller and soldering tools to use one of the kits, but you can see how it's all done in this video below.
If you like the idea of having a fully functioning, upside-down controller, you can grab your own from the project's website. There are a few options to choose from, such as the full and basic kits which provide you with different things depending on your requirements.
What do you think? A clever and intriguing design, or a little too weird to grasp? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.