Do you remember the 64Mate? It’s an Australian-based project that’s described as a “new add-on” for your Nintendo 64, sits neatly under your console, and can be used to house video upscalers, peripherals, and game cartridges.
The Kickstarter campaign has now officially gone live, and to reach its end goal, it requires AU$60,000 worth of funding (about $38,000 USD). The project currently has raised more than $5,000 at the time of writing, with 29 days to go.
Here’s a bit about it:
It makes using an N64 console with ancillary hardware more convenient and space-effective, and has an aesthetic that not only fits the original console but is easily customizable and expandable.
The 64Mate will be available in two basic configurations:
‘Standard Enclosure’ model (designed around housing video upscalers and other electronic devices with an added front-facing artwork frame)
‘Cart Caddy’ model (designed with an open front and cartridge slots)
The units can be stacked to create a Nintendo 64 TOWER OF POWER!!
We are asking for your help to fund the initial production costs for a small run of 64Mates; in this way we can get these enclosures into the hands of N64 fans around the world!
There are multiple tiers you can back – all the way up to ($6,000 AUD), a bulk buy – and some have already sold out. The standard enclosure and the cart caddy will set you back $49 USD each. This product is expected to ship by this September.
What do you think of this and will you be backing it? Tell us down below.