Introducing The World's Largest Game Controller

By Darryl Kaye on January 19, 2012, 9:11AM EST

The world's largest video game controller has been unveiled to the world today in all its glory. And what's even more impressive is that it actually works as functioning device.

The controller, which is based on an original NES (Nintendo Entertainment System) controller and was built by British Engineering student Ben Allen, weighs in at 265 pounds (18 stone) and cost a considerable amount of money. It is approximately 30 times the size of the original controller.

Allen and two other helpers demonstrated the controller being used to play the original Super Mario Bros., with some of the buttons needing to be jumped on.

"This is really a labour of love. We're passionate about gaming and wanted to honour its most iconic device; the NES joypad," said Allen when speaking about the controller. "We put our heads together in the pub and decided to create this absurdly large working version! It's such a rush to know we've made history and are being included in the Guinness World Records Gamer's Edition."

The 12ft long controller is just one of the extraordinary achievements listed inside the Guinness World Records Gamer's Edition 2012, which went on sale today in the UK.

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