This Is The ‘Legend Of Zelda’ Arcade Cabinet We Always Dreamed Of


I know I keep saying this, but I bloody love enthusiastic geeks like Wyo of the Arcade Museum forums, who looked into gaming history, saw a gap where an arcade version of The Legend of Zelda should have been and said, “That just won’t do.”

Fitted with an NES console, a 20″ CRT television and a lot of love, this beauty represents one Hell of a passion project. Wyo explains his work:

Basically, it’s an all wood construction. Primered and block sanded smooth and straight. I painted it with metallic gold automotive urethane, and then added a mid coat of .008 gold flake. After I cleared it, I wetsanded it 1000-3000 and then polished it. It turned out pretty cool. The whole cab shimmers in the light with the light bouncing off the flake.

The artwork was a lot of work. I had ro [sic] recreate all the images in illustrator. In my design, My intent with the art was to make it look DK/80’s nintendo ish. I then hand cut and gold chrome embossed the control panel and bezel. I will do the same with the side art and instruction sticker.

Inside, is a decased 20″ CRT and an NES wired to the arcade joystick and buttons. I was gonna do a playchoice ten….but now I’m happy I went with the NES. I can play all the NES games with an Everdrive N8.

That’s a tremendous effort, and it paid off. This thing is gorgeous. Check out more photos of this stunning piece of work below.





(via Kotaku)

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