Play Classic Nintendo Games on Humongous Controller

Huge NES Controller by G4 TV

It's not quite as large as the giant, light-up piano at FAO Schwarz that Tom Hanks famously danced on in the movie "Big", but it's still the largest working NES controller ever. Gamers who visit the booth of G4, the "only 24/7 television network dedicated to games" at this year's Electronic Entertainment Expo will be able to play classic NES games on it, including Super Mario Brothers.

The hardware was last seen at the "i am 8-bit" art exhibit held in LA in April and according to first-hand accounts, the controller was a hit with attendees.

It measures 8 feet long and 3 feet wide. Pretty sweet-looking, though wethinks they need to hire some better booth babes if they want gamers to take them up on the offer for "free thumb massages" that they'll be doling out at the G4 booth. (Actually, that's the G4 production crew. We asked for photos of the booth babes for, um, research purposes, but they're not available yet.)

This article was originally published on Joystiq.