05/08/2019

Meet Super Gigan, The Super Cool… and super small… Way to Play Games (From The Attract Mode Archive: #014)

by Matthew Edward Hawkins

The following post originally appeared on attractmo.de, on October 19, 2012.
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The above is the handiwork of German designer Hannes Hummel.

First he took a vinyl figure, got rid of its head, and replaced it with a toy TV/VCR combo. Next he inserted the guts from a Game Boy Advance into the new head, but not without soldering a chip that also allows full motion video playback, web & file browsing, plus support for various console emulators, so it can play more than just GBA games.

Oh, and everything is controlled with a NES controller. Simply amazing isn’t it? BTW, Hummel also made some kind of arcade machine for We Don’t Work We Play, a recently wrapped German exhibition that celebrates handmade type.

No info is available, other than a video featuring super cool German folk having fun with it, which can be seen here. The project will be online soon, Hummel says, and I can’t wait.

Thanks ALBOTAS for the heads up on the Super Gigan!

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