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This Zelda Arcade Cabinet Is Totally from an Alternate Timeline


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Nintendo may have abandoned the arcade scene the moment that NES thing started to take off, but that hasn't stopped some fans over the years from developing their own arcade versions of some of Nintendo's greatest games.


Among them, few are as impressive as this custom Legend of Zelda cabinet:




Made by a fan known as Wyo on the Arcade Museum forums, this cabinet is actually just an elaborate housing for an NES running the game to a 20" CRT screen. The devil, however, is in the design details that Wyo describes via a post on Arcade Museum.


"Basically, it’s an all wood construction," says the creator. "Primered and block sanded smooth and straight. I painted it with metallic gold automotive urethane, and then added a mid coat of .008 gold flake. After I cleared it, I wetsanded it 1000-3000 and then polished it. It turned out pretty cool."




From Den of Geek:

This Zelda Arcade Cabinet Is Totally from an Alternate Timeline

What sorcery is this?


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Beautiful work made with obvious love (ok and talent) MAN that game was so amazing to experience the first time back in the day. 

I am Rob aka MaximumRD aka OldSchoolRetroGamer and THIS is my world http://about.me/maximumrd

"For you, the day Bison graced your village was the most important day of your life. But for me, it was Tuesday."

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Gorgeous design on that hylian beauty.


The only downside is the required standing or stool-sitting for those extended (and extensive) hours of gameplay on the titles.


I can only remember feeling sad at having to go to bed after a minimum of 3-4 hours of evening gameplay on the original.

Never felt "Whew, that was fun. Oh well, better get some sleep now"

Always more like "Curse this human body!"

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