See The World's Largest NES Controller

See The World's Largest NES Controller

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At 252 pounds, Ben Allen's homemade, record-breaking NES controller would pose serious health risks if thrown at your little brother.

Mr. Allen, a British engineering student, spent roughly $6,000 of his own money to put together a behemoth controller that weighs as much as an NFL lineman. At 12 feet by 5 feet, two inches, its dimensions are more suited to a compact car than a videogame controller. According to the Guinness Book of World Records, Allen's creation is the largest NES controller in existence.

Thus, it should come as no surprise that the monument to Nintendo nostalgia was recently unveiled at London's Liverpool Street Station to commemorate the release of the Guinness Book Of World Records Gamer's Edition 2012.

That's all well and good, but the coolest part about Allen's creation is that it's actually a fully functional controller. Granted, players have to take their shoes off and manipulate the buttons with their feet, but with enough coordination and agility, you could totally beat Contra with this thing.

(That was a lie. You will never beat Contra.)

Source: dvice

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Well it's very neat, but what the shit did he spend six grand on, hookers, golden cheetos, ... a car to transport it?

Mr.K.:
Well it's very neat, but what the shit did he spend six grand on, hookers, golden cheetos, ... a car to transport it?

The cord is made of snow leopard placenta.

(This is also probably a lie.)

Wow looking atthe controller make you feel like one of the little people (The Borrowers).

Scarim Coral:
Wow looking atthe controller make you feel like one of the little people (The Borrowers).

Now I have an image operating the direction pad while Peter Dinklage mashes the A-B buttons.
Die Red Falcons, Die!

Earnest Cavalli:
(That was a lie. You will never beat Contra.)

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Seriously though, that would take at least 2 extremely coordinated people to at least finish the first level :S

Awesome dancepad controller though.

Doesn't Guinness check people's claims before adding them to their book? Because this one looks bigger: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aUgR01LCyZU (video is in dutch, but you can clearly see their huge version in between the interview parts)

Edit: Wait a minute, looking at it again it's actually the same guy with the same controller, just a while back. Why is he suddenly called english though, he's clearly dutch in that old video :P

That just puts the other homemade giant NES controllers to shame.

Arnage:
Doesn't Guinness check people's claims before adding them to their book? Because this one looks bigger: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aUgR01LCyZU (video is in dutch, but you can clearly see their huge version in between the interview parts)

Edit: Wait a minute, looking at it again it's actually the same guy with the same controller, just a while back. Why is he suddenly called english though, he's clearly dutch in that old video :P

It's the same dude from just a few months ago. He's a British guy, but he goes to school in the Netherlands. Hence, his ability to speak pretty quality Dutch.

I walk past that area like a million times a month, except when they unveil such an awesome thing like this =(. Seriously though, this is awesome.

This just in: big version of small thing created.

I find it hard to believe that anyone gives a shit.

Mr.K.:
Well it's very neat, but what the shit did he spend six grand on, hookers, golden cheetos, ... a car to transport it?

I'd hate to see what it'd cost him to make an NES Advantage.

Earnest Cavalli:
Granted, players have to take their shoes off and manipulate the buttons with their feet, but with enough coordination and agility, you could totally beat Contra with this thing.

(That was a lie. You will never beat Contra.)

Challenge accepted.

One person working the D-pad, one person working Start and Select, one person working A and B.

Now we need some sort of hivemind technology in order to successfully do this kind of thing.

So, what, he used an Xbox controller for the guts?

Hello, vintage memes!

Pretty awesome, but too easy.
Make an n64 and Gamecube controller. THEN I will be impressed.

Jesus, what a mess. What happened?

Well, he just finished the first part of the Contra code then tripped on SELECT and hit his head on B.

Iron Lightning:
This just in: big version of small thing created.

I find it hard to believe that anyone gives a shit.

I know I don't.

The fact that it is a fully functional controller is what makes it so impressive. Six grand well spent! That money could have bought some high class hookers, but a giant NES controller is great too!

That's the biggest gamer tool I've ever seen.

I can finally live out my dream with that thing to combine DDR and tetris at once.

Okay, so I need to borrow this and two friends so that I can replay the original Zelda two-player co-op style.

Does "Unveiled" not mean it's shown for the first time...?

Because that wouldn't be true if they put it down in Delft before. It's indeed the same guy as the TU Delft (Dutch universisty) students, judging from the article and the Youtube video Arnage linked to.

Earnest Cavalli:

(That was a lie. You will never beat Contra.)

Up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right, B, A, B, A, start.(or, select after the second A if I have a buddy to play with.)

So family version of Mario...
Mom on the B to shoot fire/sprint.
Dad on A to jump...
Brothers/sisters on forward and backward arrows...
Goodbye monopoly!

 

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