The world’s largest game controller has been revealed at London’s Liverpool station, to launch the Guinness World Records 2012 Gamer’s Edition. It is 30 times the size of a standard Nintendo controller, and was created by British Engineering student Ben Allen (23), who studies at Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands.
It took five months to make, at an estimated cost of $6,302.00. Commuters even got to have a go on the 366 cm x 159 cm x 51 cm joypad, which weighs 114.3 kilograms, but it took more than their thumbs, because it requires at least two gamers to press the buttons by jumping on them.
Speaking of his creation, Ben said, “This is really a labour of love. We’re passionate about gaming, and wanted to honour its most iconic device, the NES (Nintendo Entertainment System) joypad. The world’s largest game controller has been revealed at London’s Liverpool station. “We put our heads together in a pub, and decided to create this absurdly large working version! It’s such a rush to know that we’ve made history, and are being included in the Guinness World Records Gamer’s Edition.”