24-Karat Gold NES Is The Thing Of Your Dreams
Game hardware maker Analogue has made a name for itself selling the Nt, an exorbitantly expensive and beautiful version of a classic NES system. To commemorate the 30th anniversary of The Legend of Zeldafranchise, Analogue is selling ten limited edition Nt units plated with 24-karat gold.
At $5,000, the system is 10 times as expensive as its aluminum-encased predecessor, and about as many times more gorgeous. Each one comes with a gold-colored cartridge of the original 1986 Zelda game that kicked off the series.
It has all of the original Nt’s features. The device is region-free, so it can play both US NES and Japanese Famicom games. And thanks to its accessory ports, you can connect any old-school hardware to the Nt, including classic controllers and even the NES Zapper forDuck Hunt. A HDMI adapter is sold separately as a $79 internal upgrade if you want to take advantage of Analogue’s digital upscaling feature, which the company says lets it optimize video quality for modern TVs with “no lag and zero signal degradation.”