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.


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.