Giant SNES controller even bigger than the N64 controller

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What sets Nintendo apart from Sony and Microsoft is its rabid fans. Nintendo could publish “Super Mario Loading Screen”, and as long as the game features the regular Nintendo cast of characters and a few references back to older games, Nintendo fans will hail it as the next best thing, and will fill the internet with fanfiction and the theme tune being played on various instruments within hours. It’s the sort of fervour that has only ever been matched by fans of Apple and the Nazis.

I’m not complaining about this though, because I count myself amongst the card-carrying Nintendo fans – which is why I think this giant SNES controller is excellent.

Similar in concept to the NES coffee table, this 40″ controller actually works and can be used to play games – though there’s less scope for slouching back on the sofa with this controller, so you might have to sit in a position that doesn’t damage your posture.

In fact, to operate effectively, it looks as though some teamwork might be involved, as this video of the creator and his room-mate illustrates:

(via Coolest Gadgets)

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James O’Malley