Trusted Reviews is supported by its audience. If you purchase through links on our site, we may earn a commission. Learn more.

This portable Nintendo 64 Mini prototype looks like a Christmas miracle

Our Christmas wish of one day being able to play GoldenEye on the train journey home for the holidays just got one step closer to becoming a reality.

Images have surfaced of Hyperkin’s handheld N64 console, proving that Santa really has been reading our North Pole-bound letters all these years after all.

The fully functioning Nintendo 64 prototype came to light after an over-eager Hyperkin employee shared his discovery from the company’s R&D department on Facebook in a bid to convince colleagues that this portable retro gaming wonder is exactly what the world needs right now.

Related: N64 Mini: Everything we know so far

The system adds a built-in screen to the familiar N64 controller, allowing the freedom to play Super Mario 64 et al. on the move – something we’ve been craving since the beloved machine’s 1997 release.

There’s a cartridge slot on the back if you, like us, have kept all your old games in the hope that a joyous day like this would finally come.

Hyperkin has since confirmed that it’s real, but as it’s just a prototype there’s a chance it may never enter production.

Quite frankly, anything else we get for Christmas is going to be a disappointment after seeing this.

Do you fancy playing your favourite N64 classics on the move? Tweet us @trustedreviews

Why trust our journalism?

Founded in 2003, Trusted Reviews exists to give our readers thorough, unbiased and independent advice on what to buy.

Today, we have millions of users a month from around the world, and assess more than 1,000 products a year.

author icon

Editorial independence

Editorial independence means being able to give an unbiased verdict about a product or company, with the avoidance of conflicts of interest. To ensure this is possible, every member of the editorial staff follows a clear code of conduct.

author icon

Professional conduct

We also expect our journalists to follow clear ethical standards in their work. Our staff members must strive for honesty and accuracy in everything they do. We follow the IPSO Editors’ code of practice to underpin these standards.