Not played. Are you mad?! For the love of Zeus, never ever play the thing.
Practicality be damned! The Game Boy Micro– in any of its guises, not simply the anniversary edition visualized above– is a stunning (and amazingly pricey) piece of package. It exists just to harvest your love and regard; to be nestled, caressed and doted upon.
Sexiest feature? Where to start? The awesome little faceplates? Those little b and a buttons that feel so great? Lets choose the tiny screen which looks marvellous thanks to its increased pixel density.
Game Boy Advance SP (any).
As if the Japan-only Spice Orange GameCube wasnt enough, the Panasonic Q had us eyeing imports back in 2001/2. This special Panasonic-branded variation of the GameCube had the ability to play DVDs via its full-sized front-loading tray. That may sound like absolutely nothing nowadays, but its difficult to overstate just how hot DVDs were around the turn of the millennium; PS2s double function as a DVD gamer was a significant element which helped move Sonys console ahead of the competition. The Panasonic Q likewise sports stainless-steel real estate, a polish mirrored front panel, and an elegant LCD screen with a blue backlight, the most sensuous of backlight colours.
If we had to select one, however, it would probably be the Super Nintendo Entertainment System Edition of the New 3DS XL. Its not simply the coloured face buttons; the standard New 3DS with the faceplates had those, too.
The Wii is a breaking little console in any color, and it knows how to have an excellent time. Theres much to be said for a brand-new system that looks great perched next to the telly; one you do not need to house in a completely new home entertainment centre.
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Two years ago when the typical teenage gamer had to choose in between the PlayStation 2 and the colourful GameCube, Sonys ultra slick styling took away the hearts and minds of millions of uneasy teens who had previously been Nintendo kids through and through. Still, looking at the 2 consoles today, we d say its Nintendos box of tricks which has actually stood the test of time from a visual point of view.
Perhaps the reality that we never ever got the Orange Spice version in the West provides that specific one an unique allure. No less than 5 members of Team NL have actually been compelled to track down this beautiful creature on their own. Throw in a copy of F-Zero GX and a WaveBird and youve obtained a Saturday night.
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Sexiest feature? Oh, lets be diplomatic and opt for the coloured or concave buttons, depending on your region.
We might have chosen the NES edition, or the Pikachu Yellow one, or any number of Special Editions, however personal preference aside, each and every GBA SP is an appeal.
Throughout its many years of operation as a manufacturer of video games and platform holder, Nintendo has actually produced a few of the most preferable objects in the history of computer game. The company is renowned for making digital novelties to thrill players of any ages, however its likewise capable of developing terribly beautiful hardware when its gifted engineering and style teams put their minds to it.
Not each and every single one is an evergreen beauty, obviously– it may take a new version on the original style, or a particularly fetching colour variant to truly get the pulse racing– but Team Nintendo Life has been casting a wistful eye over our cumulative console pool (and spying a few others collections across the interwebs) and has actually produced the following shortlist of the loveliest-looking Nintendo hardware for your consideration.
Were not considering the particular systems software libraries here, although those alone suffice to make any self-respecting player go weak at the knees. No, were focusing on the pure animal magnetism of the hardware itself: the controller and the console. Forget about personality– today were going on skin-deep looks alone.
Theres a poll at the end for you to cast your choose the sexiest Nintendo console from the shortlist weve assembled, and do not hesitate to let us understand other consoles (Nintendo or otherwise) that inspire languorous hours and lustful thoughts scrolling through auction websites in the comments.
Prior to that, though, get yourself a fan and prepare to sweat as we present to you, in no specific order, the 8 sexiest Nintendo systems ever. Theyre all actually really unbelievably good-looking …
Sexiest function? The clamshell style– theres just something about a gadget that folds.
No, in terms of in fact utilizing the important things, this final iteration of the Game Boy Advance line isnt much better for playing text-heavy titles than Segas current keychain pendant, the Game Gear Micro.
The first version of the Game Boy Advance wasnt bad. The horizontal layout was more comfortable than the vertical set-up Nintendo went with for the original Game Boy, but you needed the light of a thousand suns (fine, minor exaggeration– just the one sun) to see the screen. The Game Boy Advance SP fixed that concern with the addition of a backlight (technically a frontlight, unless were talking about the upgraded AGS-101 variation with the enhanced backlit screen) and its clamshell design made it smaller sized, with the added benefit of safeguarding the screen when its in your pocket.
GameCube (Spice Orange).
It offered inadequately and these days a clean specimen will cost you ridiculous cash on your auction site of choice, although there are always bargains if youre client. It would likely be a disappointment in the flesh anyhow, but the concept of the Q still gets us going a number of decades later on (indicating it causes us to trawl eBay once a fortnight to double-check that, yes, prices are still huge).
Sexiest function? How more orange could this be? None. None more orange. Oh, and the handles terrific– constantly has actually been. Offers you something to hold onto, doesnt it? [Consistent! – Ed]
Wonderful up until you wish to read anything, obviously.
The fiddly little wire tracking from the sensing unit bar to the console is the most undesirable feature of the adorable little console and weve got great memories of coming downstairs in the early morning and being greeted by its little blue light pulsing away.
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Weve called this little charm the sexiest and most impractical Game Boy ever, and we stand by that. Do not get us wrong– when it pertains to in fact playing video games, we tend to go for the convenience of larger handhelds nowadays (the chunkiness of an original DMG-001 still feels great in the hands).
Nintendo DS Lite (any).
If we had to choose one, however, it would probably be the Super Nintendo Entertainment System Edition of the New 3DS XL. Nintendo DS Lite perhaps represents Nintendos many remarkable dive forward in a single hardware modification.
Sexiest feature? The contrast in between the gloss surface on the outside and matte on the within was, as we state in there business, a little all right.
Theres actually not a bad colour in the batch. We were always quite partial to the Lime Kiwi Green one, ourselves.
Promoting the NL numerous versus the few, the Super Famicom is every bit as dependably strong as the North American variation, yet also coquettish with its dashes of colour and gentle curves. Its service and pleasure in one subtle, near-perfect plan.
Wii (any, other than the Mini).
Sexiest function? The buttons, probably.
While acknowledging the sultry sophistication of the Super Famicom and its near-identical European cousin, our minority United States contingent had a reasonable soft spot for the redesigned North American version, with its purple highlights and the concave lilac X and Y buttons. Conversely, no European on the group would go to bat for the blocky NA version, definitely not versus the curves and classiness of the EU console.
Theres no lack of variants to pick from when it comes to the 3DS family of systems. When it comes to fabulous-looking handhelds, toss in the different 2DS versions and a huge selection of special editions and youre spoiled for option.
We Europeans are a little prejudiced (more on that later) when it comes to NA versus EU/JP. But whatever your choice, but theyre both very, very handsome systems.
Game Boy Micro (any).
Sexiest feature? Its difficult to pin down simply one thing. Lets opt for the exceptionally un-Nintendo mirrored façade.
And finally, we pertain to the plucky little Wii. Notoriously simply 3 stacked DVD cases in size, this glossy little marvel was a breath of fresh air in a staid gaming landscape filled with hulking terrific boxes. The grey-silver stand propped the initial up at a jaunty angle in vertical mode and it sat there unassumingly next to your TV, just wishing to have a good time.
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Nintendo DS Lite probably represents Nintendos most remarkable dive forward in a single hardware revision. The initial DS was a chunky monkey, more of a proof-of-concept showcase than a last piece of retail hardware. The arrival of the DS Lite in 2006 was the driver that turned the system into the demographic-conquering leviathan it ended up being.
The European bulk can completely value the classic attachment to the console of ones youth– and those concave buttons are quite fantastic, well provide you that– but when it pertains to choosing in between the 2, well simply need to accept disagree and hope it never ever comes to a vote.
Sexiest function? When it sucks in a disc, the blue light emanating from the tray-less drive. , if only those discs had the curved edges of its successors video games … * bites lip *.
Can an inanimate things be attractive? Yes, obviously it can. Silly question!
Let us understand below which of the fine specimens above have you rushing for a cold shower. And, naturally, do not hesitate to share your own personal preferences when it pertains to some fine-looking hardware, including you personal favourite scandal sheet versions– theres certainly enough of those! Were off to eBay to pursue among those red anniversary Wiis …
Truthfully, the Lite didnt have to do much to be smaller sized, sleeker, and considerably sexier than the original, and were stating that as individuals with fond memories of the DS Phat, as its understood colloquially. Maybe, though, the excellence of the Lite was only possible thanks to its ungainly forefather. The DS Lite was the Switch to the originals Wii U. maybe.
The very first variation of the Game Boy Advance wasnt bad. The horizontal design was more comfortable than the vertical set-up Nintendo went with for the initial Game Boy, but you needed the light of a thousand suns (fine, small exaggeration– simply the one sun) to see the screen. The Game Boy Advance SP solved that problem with the addition of a backlight (technically a frontlight, unless were speaking about the upgraded AGS-101 version with the enhanced backlit screen) and its clamshell style made it smaller sized, with the included advantage of safeguarding the screen when its in your pocket.
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When it comes to which version of the Super Nintendo is loveliest, viewpoint amongst Nintendo Life personnel is divided along territorial lines.
This little console has such personality and spunk– really rather the style task for what is essentially a box with a manage attached. A tidy, cared-for example of any colour variation is a thing of beauty.
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New Nintendo 3DS XL (SNES Edition).
Ones just more handsome.