We seen many mods of the original Nintendo system but sometimes we come across something that is far and away more appealing to the demographic born in the 80’s.
Introducing the Nintendo Breathalyzer. A cartridge that has a built in breathalyzer that has been synced up to a homebrew NES game with an 8bit crash dummy to tell just how tanked you are.
DrunkenNES is a for-real NES game lovingly constructed with machine code by Batsly [Adams], music by chiptune artist Kris Keyser and art by Motherboard photographer Emi Spicer. A regular NES cartridge has been loaded with an actual breathalyzer mechanism, which Batsly says he bought from a hardware store. He hacked it into a corded controller that connects to the console just like a normal joystick. After blowing into it for several seconds, the game calculates how slizzered you’ve gotten and awards you with one of several ‘results’ screens like Buzzed Bee and Party Kitten. Best party game ever? Yeah, I’d say so.
Some may ask “now why would you want something like this?” And my answer to that is I don’t answer dumb questions, I only ask them myself. For example, “Why would you NOT want something that you can both game and test your tolerance level all at once”? Not so smart now, are you Mr. College Degree? Just know these kinds of things are meant to be enjoyed and “Wow-ed” at, not questioned.