Seattle-based designers Spencer Davis and Scott Schenone smitten by the nostalgia bug spread by Nintendo’s NES Classic Edition and re-introduction of Pokémon to mobile and Apple Watch devices have taken to redesigning classic Nintendo console controllers. The duo imagined a world where gamers no longer had to blow on those old pesky cartridges to get a game to work or constantly hit reset.
The product of their imagination was “Nintendo Legends” which reimagines the iconic 1983 NES pad, the 1990 SNES oval, and both the 1996 N64 and 2001 GameCube controllers and integrates games into the controller. Using a USB to connect to the console and a HDMI cable to connect to a desired screen, this design is the epitome of minimalist and modern industrial design. Aesthetically, each controller features a red “A” button alongside a black “B” button and have been stripped of additional colors but have maintained its general shape and defining features.
Check out the video above and let us know what you think of the redesign and head over to Behance to check out more from the duo.