Sure, it’s easy to play old-school NES classics on the Virtual Console, but it’s entirely too practical and time-efficient for us. We want to work to play our archaic gems. Y’know, build something that costs more money than the actual games. And generally feel like we wasted our precious time on something that looks cool but is not necessarily worth the effort. Like this Nintendo arcade:

It appears Instructables user russm313 is five steps ahead of us — the creative crafter put up detailed instructions on how to build your very own Nintendo arcade cabinet. Continue after the break to see a video of his creation in action.

 

Now we really want to make this, but our, uh, hammer is broken. Any of you fine community members wanna whip one up for us? We’ll thank you in semi-sincere compliments and virtual high-fives!