well i dont want to do nes or snes cause theres only 2 or 3 games i like for those systems and i wouldnt want to put work money and time into something i dont want. iv looked over portable n64 topics ALOT and i feel like i could do it with help from the community on here i just want to know what are the odds of me frying one if i was careful and closely followed a guide. is it just like one wrong move BOOM its done or is it like dont do this or it will mess up
My first project was a N64. Do NOT
try a portable N64 for your first project. It is a lot harder than most systems out there. It is very easy to fry, very finicky, requires an extremely stable voltage source for 1 of the 2 different power lines, and needs a cooling system. If you accidentally bridge the 2 power lines it's DEAD. The Dreamcast is even more complicated because of the moving parts inside of it. Both are very costly projects to a complete beginner because the odds of your frying both of them are great. Do what hailrazer said - start out with an NES or SNES portable.