Is This The Best Thing You Can Do With A NES Cartridge?

You can't sanction the mutilation of a perfectly good NES cartridge... unless the game is of questionable entertainment quality. Take 1989's Championship Bowling. Even with its tantalising promise of four player action, I think we can find a better use for it. How about the best hard drive enclosure ever? Yes please.

A Reddit user by the name of "cheesey24" decided to put his DIY skills to the test and armed with a notebook HDD, a copy of Championship Bowling and a few improvised tools, he was able to come up with...


No, it's not a long-forgotten retro sim where you play the baron of a cardboard box empire, but a hard drive hidden away inside an NES cartridge. It's a little bulkier than the super-portable drives you can get these days, but it wins out massively on style points.

Just don't jam it inside an actual NES. Tears would be had, I think.

I made a NES cartridge into a hard drive enclosure [Reddit]


    Cool idea, but the best thing you can do with a NES cartridge is
    a) play it
    b) sell it for massive profit

    Actually, this would be:
    It's a PS4 modded to run games off a hard drive stuffed inside a NES cartidge, which can be swapped out for other games. I think it was on this site, but I couldn't be bothered finding it.

    Meh, I'd rather have GB color one

      Could probably do that with the right sized USB SD card reader and a large enough capacity SD card

    original carts should never be sacrificed... no matter how good or bad the bad... use a repro or something... geez

      most repros are using the casing from an original cart btw...

    I prefer the NES harmonica's that people were making on Etsy :)

Join the discussion!

Trending Stories Right Now