We've been begging, b e g g i n g Nintendo for transparent consoles pretty much since they stopped making them, and though they briefly listened to us in 2014, we only got red and blue 2DS models to tie in with the release of Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, and later in 2016, a Yellow 2DS to tie in with Pokémon Red, Blue, and Yellow.

But did you know that there was a secret-ish fourth colour, represented by Venusaur, that was only available in Japan? Well, if you've been reading the site since 2015, you might have actually already seen it — but now Elliot Coll of The Retro Future has done an unboxing of the verdant video game console, so we can appreciate it in better detail.

You might remember Coll's videos from our previous coverage — we've written about him making a Long Game Boy and a Wide Game Boy Advance, and reviewing a teeny-tiny Game Boy for ants. This time, he's got his hands on the very-limited-edition green 2DS, and copies of the Game Boy Pokémon games that Nintendo released in conjunction with these special editions.

The games come with an actual Game Boy cartridge, which is a fridge magnet — a really lovely touch
The games come with an actual Game Boy cartridge, which is a fridge magnet — a really lovely touch (Image: Elliot Coll)

Unfortunately, Coll couldn't get the game codes to work, not because someone had already used them... but because the product codes had expired. Booo.

Would you buy a transparent limited-edition Switch? Let us know in the comments!

[source youtu.be]