Shame to waste a good game, though

To many retro gamers, cartridges are hallowed things: plastic shrines that hold the sacred texts within. They're also really handy things for sticking hard drives and portable storage in too, of course.

Crafts website Broodr has some of the more ingenious options we've seen so far, with everything from Game Boy Advance carts to NES classics becoming pocket-sized storage devices — perhaps only if you have really big pockets, in the case of the NES cart.

It's not just carts either, with NES controllers also becoming homes for digital files. Best of all, however, is this Hyrule Shield USB stick that lights up. Not even the original shield does that.