Yes, I know dreams are made of such stuff. But to all gaming aficionados, fanboys and buffs, this time it's for real - the world's largest working NES controller (or at least touted to be so) is finally here. Engineering students at the Dutch University of TU Delft, have unveiled their mammoth version of the exalted NES controller, which is touted to be a whopping 30 times larger than the original 'vanilla' one.
The controller is nearly 12 feet by 5 feet (3.6 meters by 1.6 meters), and was meticulously assembled by the students at main market place of Delft. It was plugged to a standard NES and connected to a giant display, and then the rest was as they say - history. Gamers flocked from all the corners of the city to try their hand at Super Mario Bros. and Tetris during the pompous demonstration.
Though, it should be duly noted that there was no official confirmation from the Guinness Book of World Records about this conception being the world's largest NES controller. But after 146 million units and that special nostalgia associated with the single greatest video game console in history (as voted by IGN), who really cares?!