Fan Builds His Own SNES x PS1 Hybrid

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Fan Builds His Own SNES x PS1 Hybrid

We’ve recently taken a very detailed look at the “Nintendo PlayStation”, perhaps the most notorious of all unreleased consoles, but something from the same era that’s even rarer is Nintendo’s repeated efforts to create a CD-ROM add-on for the SNES, which ultimately came to nothing.

As Chris said at the conclusion of his feature, “the real Holy Grail of SNES CD-ROM hunters has yet to be found: a prototype of the 32-bit add-on that Nintendo was planning to release. Should that, or games that run on it, ever be found, that would be a fascinating glimpse at a long-lost Nintendo game platform.”

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📀 닌텐도 슈퍼패미콤 CD롬 "Nintendo SNES CD-ROM" 닌텐도가 슈퍼패미콤 시절 기획했던 슈퍼패미콤 CD롬입니다. 소니가 슈퍼패미콤과 CD롬을 결합한 플레이스테이션을 들고 왔을 때 까지 않고 합작했더라면 게임 시장의 운명이 바뀌었을지 모릅니다. 만약 그대로 발매했더라면 어떤 모습일까 상상해 기기를 만들어 봤습니다. 자세한 구동 영상은 다음번 포스팅으로 찾아뵙겠습니다. This is the Super Famicom CD-ROM that Nintendo planned on 1988. The fate of the game market may have changed if Nintendo had collaborated with Sony. I made a device to imagine what it would look like if it had been released as it was. I'll be back with the detailed running video next time. ♊️ #플스 #플레이스테이션 #닌텐도 #소니 #닌텐도플레이스테이션 #슈퍼패미콤CD롬 #슈퍼패미콤 #ps #playstation #nintendo #sony #nintendoplaystation #snes #superfamicomcdrom ✡️ #게임 #레트로게임 #추억의게임 #게임스타그램 #ninstagram #retrogamer #retrocollective #collection #retrogaming #videogames #retrogames #games #ニンテンドー #セガ #レトロゲーム #ゲーム 🙆‍♂️Special Thanks to @solvalou_works @gcollectus

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That add-on was supposed to clip underneath an existing SNES console, just like Sega went and did with its Genesis/Mega CD combo, and while we still haven’t found one (if any prototypes ever existed in the first place), its Satellaview attachment and the guts of a PlayStation 1.

I like how by cutting away at the Satellaview and dropping a CD-ROM door in there it ends up looking pretty close to one of the only images we’ve ever seen of the SNES CD-ROM:

Illustration: The Mists Of Time Illustration: The Mists Of Time

In terms of how it works, it’s pretty easy! Here’s a video showing him playing the SNES component, attaching the PS1 drive then jumping straight into it:

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📀 Super Famicom CD-ROM 구동방법입니다. 간단하죠.😄👍 Simple work👍 🙆‍♂️Special Thanks to Korean No.1 Retro game Technician : @solvalou_works Korean No.1 Plamodeler: @gcollectus ♊️ #슈퍼패미콤CD롬 #닌텐도플레이스테이션 #플스 #플레이스테이션 #닌텐도 #슈퍼패미콤 #superfamicomcdrom #nintendoplaystation #ps #playstation #nintendo #snes #superfamicomcdrom ✡️ #게임 #레트로게임 #추억의게임 #게임스타그램 #ninstagram #retrogamer #retrocollective #collection #retrogaming #videogames #retrogames #games #ニンテンドー #セガ #レトロゲーム #ゲーム

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I love the detail he’s put into the presentation of it just as much though. Like the original Sony x Nintendo PlayStation logo on the controller, and the fake spine art for a Super Famicom CD release of King of Fighters 98.

You can see more pics and videos at LASTFANTASY’s Instagram page.

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