Ultimate Nintendo Entertainment System

I’m a fan of almost anything Nintendo, but I always hold a special place in my heart for the NES. It was the first home system I cut my teeth on, and its 8-bit goodness still holds up for me today. For gamers, one problem comes from having to own multiple pieces of equipment to play different game systems. When you look at the photo above, all you see is a plain-old, run-of-the-mill Nintendo. However, it’s what’s inside that makes it so unique….The case has been modified to play not only the traditional nintendo cartridges, but also NEO-GEO MVS carts and JAMMA arcade boards. The back has been modified to allow for multiple outputs like RCA Video cables, S-video, Composite video, and a switch to toggle between stereo and mono sound. Ports have even been added to the front of the case to accommodate arcade controllers.

The “Ultimate” NES system is so aptly named by it’s creator – Jason (AKA “Gamester” on KLOV). Just check out the specs on this puppy:

Enclosure: 1985 Nintendo Entertainment System/W New 72 Pin Connector
Power Supply: Astrodyne External Triple Output, 5V@10amps, 12V@3amps, -5V@1amp
Outputs: Composite Video, S-Video, Component Video, Stereo/Mono Audio
Inputs: JAMMA Connector and Neo-Geo Controllers
Video Encoder: NeoBitz + JROK Sync Cleaner
Weight: 3lb 8oz

Jason is currently modding this unit even further to allow it to play PAL games, specifically the exclusive “New Ghostbusters II” game. While Jason put a lot more work into this than simply making a JAMMA to video system, if you’d like to make your own “supergun”, you can use the plans located HERE. Keep up the great work Jason, you’ve certainly given us all something new to drool over.

Preston Burt

The co-host of the Gameroom Junkies Podcast, Preston is a writer and designer living outside Atlanta, GA. He has an affinity for VHS tapes, and an obsession with arcade games and pinball machines. He is a contributing writer for GeekDad, Paste and RETRO Magazines, and a founder of the Southern-Fried Gameroom Expo.

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