The Switch has shown us what it’s like to feel the power of a home console in the palm of your hands, but what if you could take some old Nintendo classics from the GameCube and Wii era and play them on a handheld reminiscent of the iconic Game Boy? Well, you can!
GingerOfMods has transformed a real, fully-working Wii console into the handheld system you see before you. This awesome looking device can play both Wii and GameCube games on the go, and its creator says that the console’s screen helps the games to look better than ever before.
If you’re wondering how this is even possible, you’ll want to watch the video below. As it happens, the Wii motherboard can be cut up into smaller pieces, and with some tweaks to remove the need for a disc drive, these smaller pieces can be organised however you see fit. GingerOfMods 3D-printed the shell and used DS Lite face buttons and Switch joysticks to finish the job.
The games themselves are running from a USB drive that’s also tucked away inside. It all looks pretty great, we must admit.
If you want one of these for yourself, there are plans for the WiiBoy Color to go on sale in the future, as explained in the video. However, we doubt all of the work and parts involved will come cheap.
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