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The storied Super Nintendo PlayStation prototype is now fully functional

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Benjamin Heck, the modder who previously turned the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 into stylish laptop models, has cracked one of the most curious retro gaming mysteries by making the Super Nintendo PlayStation prototype (Super NES CD-ROM) fully functional.

He revealed the news on the latest episode of The Ben Heck Show.

To accomplish this feat, Heck replaced a plethora of faulty capacitors in addition to other small fixes to get the disc drive operational.

Previously, the cartridge slot played SNES games, but the front disc drive didn’t work at all, effectively rendering it the oddest looking SNES around.

The Super Nintendo PlayStation prototype was the result of short-lived partnership between Nintendo and Sony in the late ’80s to early ’90s.

The hybrid system was canceled, thus dismantling a product that would’ve undoubtedly changed the course of gaming history.

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