YouTuber Shane Luis has tweeted some superb photographs of a new-in-box sport growth package for the Nintendo 64’s Disk Drive (64DD), a really uncommon peripheral by no means launched exterior of Japan that performed video games off proprietary floppy disks. You may (and may!) learn look by the entire thread starting with this tweet, however I’m going to share a few of the photographs right here on this article.

Right here’s what the field seems to be like — nothing flashy.

Inside that darkish blue field on the highest proper have been 5 64DD Growth Disks, which have been a darkish blue as a substitute of the grey used for retail video games.

The event package additionally included a particular adapter to let builders plug in two N64 cartridges directly as a substitute of only one. When all the pieces was related collectively, right here’s what that appeared like:

Right here’s the 64DD itself, which has a blue trim across the disk slot used to suggest it as a growth system that matches the colour used for the event disks:

And right here’s the entire 64DD growth system related collectively and hooked up to a Nintendo 64. It’s enormous! (Although seemingly not as huge as the PS5.)

I’m undecided I’ll ever be capable to see a 64DD myself for the reason that peripheral wasn’t a lot of a hit (solely 9 video games have been launched for it), and it solely got here out in Japan. However these photographs is perhaps the subsequent smartest thing and are only a plain attention-grabbing have a look at one thing from Nintendo’s previous.

Once more, I strongly suggest scrolling by the whole thread in full or trying out his album of photographs on the Internet Archive.

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