Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Published in Nintendo Power!!!

So my Giant Super Nintendo Controller was published in the December 2009 issue of Nintendo Power!!! How cool is that? I have a copy of the magazine, and uploaded a few images below. It is issue #249 btw. So stop by your local gaming store or wal-mart and turn to page 95 and read of my exploits!

Here is the article...

Title of article: A Firm Grasp
Subtitle: Attack of the giant SNES Controller
Good luck trying to get a grip on this bad boy. Inspired by an Australian fellow who built a giant, working NES-controller coffee table, Super NES enthusiast and woodcrafter Matt LaBoone set out to create its upgraded counterpart. "I am a huge SNES fan," writes LaBoone in a blog post explaining the project. "It's what I was raised on, so even though the curves make it a difficult controller to shape, I decided to give it a try."
It took him the bulk of a summer and a lot of hard work to accomplish his mission, but the results are simply outstanding. Measuring a little more than 3 feet wide, this larger-than-life Super NES controller is fully wired to deliver intense retro gaming action. Though the Control Pad and buttons are designed to be a comfortable arm's length apart, it's hard to imagine playing Super Mario World without a friend lending a hand.