Finally, A Nintendo 64 That Can Breathe Fire

Finally, A Nintendo 64 That Can Breathe Fire
Screenshot: Bithead1000

This modded Nintendo 64 looks more like a botched entry for Robot Wars than a nice retro gaming console for people to gather around and play classics like Banjo-Kazooie. But it still works as a console — flamethrowers and all.

It was spotted by Attract Mode and created by retro gaming YouTuber BitHead1000. He built a heavy-duty metal N64 shell, decked out with dual gas valves and what appears to be a series of small plastic tubes for spraying lighter fluid.

He showed off his entire build process for the fiery contraption in a 22-minute time-lapsed video which, among other things, involved adding a spinning 3D metal N64 logo backlit by a red light to the front of the system.

BitHead1000 added a red button right below the N64 controller’s centre control stick that triggers the console’s flamethrower, which is when things go from nice mood lighting to eyebrow-singeing.

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The rest of the time, the modded console acts just like any other N64. Bithead1000 showed himself playing Banjo-Kazooie, but it could work with any other game. Doom 64 would feel especially appropriate.


  • I’m pretty sure I’ve seen that.

    Would have to be about hour 17 of an all nighter with mates as 49 proximity mines go off at once on Facility while playing GoldenEye.

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