Nearing the end of the Mayan Calendar in December 2012, Modretro user Bud took a simple approach to a Super Nintendo portable by re-purposing the original case, keeping the stock look of the SNES Mini redesign with the screen and buttons on the bottom on the case. Business in the front, party in the back.
At first glance, the Simple SNES portable almost looks stock. The original start and reset buttons were relocated to the back side of the unit and the holes filled and sanded clean. Radio Shack tact switches were centered in the middle for the L & R buttons, which do look a little uncomfortable to use. The controller ports, A/V out and Power adapter port still function as before if you wish to use it as was originally intended, for a dual handheld/home console experience (years before the NX).
On the bottom of the case is where all the handheld goodness lies. Housing a 5″ TFT screen, 2500mah Li-ion batteries, and a stock Super Nintendo controller layout achieved by frankencasing in the original controller plastic, filling the gaps with ABS Cement and sanded smooth. As of today, the Simple SNES now has a loving home in Atari Age Member Mr. Bland’s very impressive Handheld Collection.