Model G1

Play your Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) cartridges in style.

Download the full manual (PDF) here

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Read the story behind the design of this device

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The Rabbit Engineering Model G1 allows you to play almost any 8-bit Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) cartridge in style, using arcade-spec joystick and buttons. The Model G1's prototype was featured on and, and the production unit was featured on design blog PSFK.

The Model G1 was designed using open-source constructive-scene geometry modelling software. The design files consist of 4515 lines of code, which describe the internal and external structure of the machine. This geometry is interpreted by the 3D printer and CNC router which produce the parts, which are made from two environmentally friendly materials - 3D printed polylactic acid (PLA) plastic and oak-faced plywood. This use of computer controlled tools ensures that each Model G1, even though hand-assembled, is produced to the same high standards.

Product features

  • Elegant Bauhaus inspired design
  • Adjustable 7" TFT screen
  • Built in speaker
  • Headphone jack (3mm)
  • Arcade-machine grade joystick and buttons
  • Digital volume control

Package contents

  • The Model G1
  • 9v 1A power supply
  • Remote control for screen settings
  • Instruction manual
  • 30 day DOA guarantee – if the device does not operate, return it for a full refund of the price (excluding shipping) - note that this guarantee does not cover returns due to game compatibility issues.

Cartridge Compatibility

Please note that due to the underlying technology used in the Model G1, there are 23 of the 840 games released for the NES (2.7%) that are not compatible. The following cartridges will not  work reliably on the Model G1:

  • Battletoads
  • Bandit Kings of Ancient China
  • Castlevania III
  • Challenge of the Dragon
  • Cheetahmen II
  • Crystal Mines
  • Gauntlet
  • Gemfire
  • Incredible Crash Dummies
  • Jordan vs. Bird One on One
  • King Neptune's Adventure
  • Krion Conquest
  • Laser Invasion
  • L'Empereur
  • Menace Beach
  • Nobunaga's Ambition II
  • Paperboy
  • Pipe Dream
  • Rad Racer II
  • Romance of the Three Kingdoms II
  • Uncharted Waters
  • WWF King of the Ring
  • WWF Wrestlemania Challenge