As you probably know by now this year sees the 30th anniversary of The Legend of Zelda's inaugural release on the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES), and what better way would there be to celebrate this monumental achievement than indulging in birthday boy Link's earliest adventure on a solid gold NES. Yes, a solid gold NES.
Way back in '14, Seattle-based company Analogue created a custom RGB NES called the Analogue Nt. The console has been dramatically re-designed for the 21st century market in all the ways we've come to expect from modern technology; the console can be plugged into any modern TV and you can expect vintage gaming at HD resolution, 4 players as standard and stereophonic sound.
This later version of the Analogue Nt still has all of this amazing tech underneath its shiny hat but is plated in hand-polished, 24-carat gold and is being limited to a mere 10 consoles released. So that's even more cult value added to this beast.
It even has a fully transparent baseplate so you can gawp at the NES' pretty pretty inner happenings.
So for a hefty $5,000 you can get your sweaty palms on the gold Nt and a solid gold The Legend of Zelda cartridge too, which is a cute, little homage to Nintendo's limited edition cartridge policy of old. But is it really worth $5k when the standard Nt is only $500 and, oh, sold out?
What do you make of this?
Would you get a solid gold Nt?