Sure, most people have been fussing about the Nintendo Switch OLED, but it’s the Switch CRT that’s really caught our eye.
It’s a Nintendo Switch that, instead of all this high-definition LCD nonsense, sports a chunky mini old-school TV for traditional 90s style fuzz-o-vision play. You haven’t experienced Breath of the Wild until you’ve played it squinting at a CRT screen.
Sadly, the Nintendo Switch CRT doesn’t actually exist though it sorely, sorely needs to. The CRT is, in fact, a mock-up posted on Twitter by @OBE1plays. The image also bears another Twitter handle, @CROSSZTC, though that account has been suspended.
But just looking at it gives us flashbacks to the PC Engine Handheld, watching in awe as a friend played Street Fighter 2 Championship Edition on it. We have visions of having to feed AA batteries into the Nintendo Switch CRT, just to keep it playing for longer than half an hour.
— The Ultimate Jedi (@OBE1plays) July 7, 2021
In fact, if Nintendo were to make this a reality, they really couldn’t take our money fast enough. Unfortunately, it remains a pipe-dream so for now we’re going to have to sit here with our Sega Nomad, pretending Sonic the Hedgehog has a big moustache and penchant for plumbing.