At first glance, this appears to be a 1982 Montgomery Ward boombox, but upon closer inspection, you’ll realize that there’s a functional Super NES Classic console built-in. How much did this modification cost? When all was said and done, around $250, and considering how cool it looks, that definitely isn’t too bad at all. Plus, it can play Super Mario World and twenty other games. Read more for a video and additional information.
This battery-powered hybrid device was a straightforward build. The Montgomery Ward boombox already had a small black-and-white TV screen next to the cassette deck, so Colin just had to replace that with a modern LCD display. Next, he took the SNES Classic hardware, which consists of a tiny circuit board, and installed that onto the bottom left of the boombox casing below the speaker. That’s where you’ll also find the controller ports and reset switch.
- Supports PSP,DC,N64 and more
- Retro Arch System
- Firmware Pre-installed
- 3.5inch IPS Screen
- Allows WIFI Dongle Connected
Building the SNES Boombox took about a week (working on it an hour or so a day after work). It definitely required some trial and error for me to get everything to work and fit inside the boombox. I was born in the early 80’s so I grew up with a boombox and a Super Nintendo,” said its creator to Kotaku.