Take a trip back to 1997 with an incredibly rare, never-opened Nintendo 64 Disk Drive dev kit
YouTuber Shane Luis has tweeted some amazing photos of a new-in-box game development kit for the Nintendo 64’s Disk Drive (64DD), a very rare peripheral never released outside of Japan that played games off proprietary floppy disks. You can (and should!) read look through the whole thread starting with this tweet, but I’m going to share some of the photos here in this article.
Here’s what the box looks like — nothing flashy.
I was asked to verify and photograph a Nintendo 64 Disk Drive (64DD) Development Kit from a private video game collector. The system was new in box and needed to be carefully documented.
This is what it looks like to unbox one. pic.twitter.com/X2PflhtemW
— Shane Luis (@RerezTV) March 24, 2021
Inside that dark…