Ah, the old Nintendo 64 days… It’s unbelievable that right now we get to look at the second half of the 90s and nostalgia is entirely justified. The Nintendo 64 is one of the most beloved consoles of all time and a lot of today’s gamers first system. It shouldn’t surprise anyone, with its revolutionary graphics, use of open 3d worlds and a fantastic catalog, Nintendo secured it’s already well-established place in the industry for many years to come.
And apparently, a fan has so many fond memories of the system that decided that nothing would fit it best than another classic to spice up it’s gray, sleek look. So was born the Retro Nintendo 64 Tie Fighter Mod, directly inspired by Star Wars.
Far from being just a toy, this creation by Kevin Glenn (Corellian Customs at Etsy) is still great for playing. So while players get to relieve fond childhood memories of Donkey Kong 64, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Majora’s Mask, or GoldenEye, they’ll also get to stare at this kickass Tie Fighter that would fit seamlessly into any geek’s room. Hell, playins Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire would make the whole thing nothing short of perfect.
The modding is clever and uses well the shape of the tie fighter to leave enough room for the cartridges on the back and the controller ports on the front while still looking natural and non-intrusive. Also, if gamers can’t get enough of the nostalgia kick, Glenn prepared a special something for them.
That on the left is a classic Super Nintendo (Super Metroid, A Link to The Past, Final Fantasy VI!) cleverly disguised as a T-47 Snow Speeder, indeed. Absolutely kickass, right? Now we’d love to see a PSOne modded as a Millennial Falcon or a Gamecube AT-AT. The best part about all of these mods is that their price is very accessible, despite Glenn’s hard work, and none go above 200 dollars. Check his Etsby store site to get your own.