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NES Classic Mini turned into a Retro Pie

We all knew that this would happen sooner or later, where someone buys an NES classic mini and guts it to make a Retro Pie/ Emulation Station. That is exactly what Dr. Moddnstine did with his NES mini, you might remember Dr. Moddnstine from this 126gb floppy drive mod that is just an awesome SD card reader.nes-mini-retro-pi

In the video below he talks about how you could make one yourself. What really caught my attention was that the NES mini controller board is no different from one of those generic brands that you might use on your PC. So if wanted to you could easily swap out the PCB controller board with NES mini controller board to give it that authentic feeling of NES controller. Unlike those cheap generic brand NES controllers for the PC, the NES mini controller is built with better plastic and doesn’t feel cheap like the generic brands.

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The next feature he added in that I like was being able to save and load your game save without using a keyboard or another controller to do that. Instead, he cuts the slot where the cartridge would go and uses it for game saves and loading game saves right from the front of the NES mini. Check out the video below to see it in action.

If you got a NES classic mini what would you do with it?

A. resell it.

B. Turn it into an emulation station.

C. keep it the way it came.

Let us know in the comments below.

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2 comments

  1. Oh, I thought someone rooted it and replaced the software.

  2. I don’t know. I’d rather just get a normal Raspberry Pi case and just make an emulation station with that. No need to gut good hardware in my opinion.

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