Up Up Down Down Bottle Opener NES

If you happen to enjoy your gaming with the odd beverage or two, this NES controller-shaped bottle opener might come in particularly handy - and it just so happens to be one of the coolest takes on a generic household item we've seen, too.

Part of a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign which has gone live today, the bottle opener is actually offered in two variants: standard and slim. Both of these are of the same height and width as Nintendo's very own controller, with all of the buttons exactly where you'd expect to find them. As the Kickstarter page states, "your fingers will fall naturally into place on the buttons and direction pad, ready to punch a few blocks, leap onto a mushroom, or enter your favourite cheat code".

You can see close-ups of both variants side by side below. Each comes with an "Up Up Down Down Left Right Left Right B A - Start Drinking!" sticker, with the standard version being made of 1/2 inch aluminium and the slim being cut from stainless steel. Each one comes tucked away in its own little box, and delivery is expected by no later than May should the project be a success.


At the time of writing, early bird backing options are still available, allowing you to get the slim and standard variants for $20 and $40 respectively. Feel free to check out the product's Kickstarter page to see the bottle opener in action and to snag your own.

Would you like one of these for yourself? Do you collect gaming-influenced products for your home? Let us know if you'll be getting one of these in the comments.

[source kickstarter.com]