Let us tell you a short story. It was Christmas day, 1995. This writer woke up full of the joy that only a child on that most hallowed of mornings can feel, all fevered anticipation and dizziness. Had the big man been? Had the list been read, re-read, and read again? Would there be, amongst the tangerines and new socks, a box big enough to contain a Nintendo Super Entertainment System?
The answer was yes. There it was, a grey box wires, processors, and computer chips. It was one of the happiest days of our lives and we’ve been chasing that Super Mario assisted high ever since. Handily Seattle-based studio Analogue has teamed up with US record label Ghostly to try and bring that feeling back, with a shiny new range of very good looking games consoles.
Analogue and Ghostly have paired up for a limited-edition batch of seven customised consoles, each of which has been given a unique visual twist by an artist from the Ghostly roster, including British musician and artist, Gold Panda.
These souped-up new additions to the video game world will play any of the old SNES cartridges you might have lying around your parent’s house, which is great news for your personal happiness, but maybe less so for the prospect of getting anything productive done in early 2019.
Gamers and product design enthusiasts alike can order one of them from the Analogue website right now.