The master of gaming hardware moding, Bacteria has completed his ultimate retro console mod with his latest creation, named Project Unity. Incredibly, this box is a combination of 15 old-school consoles including the Sega Master System, Sega Genesis, Neo Geo MVS, GameCube, Dreamcast, Saturn, Intellivision, Colecovision, Atari 7800, Turbografx 16, Playstation 2, NES, Super NES, Game Boy Advance, Nintendo 64, and Amstrad GX4000. Play all the games?
Nope—it’s not an emulation box, either. Inside are authentic, original console boards, so Project Unity plays all the retro game cartridges or disks with the real systems, except in a way more awesome package.
The most amazing thing is that you don’t have to do any tinkering to switch between the different consoles. The whole connects to a TV through a single SCART cable. It’s all controlled by one custom-made master controller that can switch between all the different consoles thanks to some swappable brains built into NES cartridges.
Bacteria also figured out a way to power the whole thing using one custom power supply made out of two GameCube power bricks and a bunch of step up and down regulators.
If that’s not enough of a breakdown on Project Unity, Bacteria has put together an extensive, 17-minute long video that explains each and every component of his build.
According to Bacteria, Project Unity is the product of three years of work and about £700 (approximately $1,073) in parts. We say it’s definitely money and time well spent.
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