By Andrew Liszewski
If you grew up in the 80’s and played video games, at one point in your childhood you had to blow on an NES cart, or inside the console itself, to get it to recognize a game. In fact I never even had an NES, but I can still remember having to do it on a friend’s system. At this point it’s almost become cliche to bring it up whenever the conversation turns to classic video games, but that didn’t stop one clever modder from attempting to turn a profit on Nintendo’s folly.
Seller nes_harmonica has turned a handful of old NES carts into working harmonicas, and has put their creations on eBay for the world to ignore it seems. At the moment there are Dick Tracy, Legend of Zelda and Super Mario 3 versions available with starting bids of just $7, and since they were created using Hohner Pocket Pal harmonicas, they’re most definitely playable. It’s a clever idea that might make you chuckle, but it’s not clever enough for 7 of my hard earned dollars.