If you’ve ever wished for portable versions of your favorite consoles – wish no more, our editors have searched the internet for the best custom portable systems and compiled a list for your enjoyment.


Dave took on an ambitous project when he created this portable Dreamcast from scratch. It features a custom designed case, 5″ LCD display, and a built-in 16MB memory card. Powered by two rechargeable batteries, its good for up to 1 1/2 hours of playtime.

Sega CDX

Most of you may not remember the CDX, it combined the Sega Genesis and Sega CD into one console. SegaSonicFan‘s portable CDX sports a 5″ display, JP/US import switch, second headphone jack, S-Video output, external controller switch, and a built-in automatic scan FM radio. It even plays 32X games.


Gamelver didn’t provide instructions on how he constructed this thing nor technical specs but from the images you can tell he did a pretty good job.


Another Ben Heck creation, this portable N64 measures in at a hefty 9″ x 5.5″ x 2.5″ and utilizes a PSOne screen.


SNESGuy used a Model 1 (1992) SNES to construct his portable system. The “SNESp Mark II” includes a PSOne display, two player capability, battery meter, headphone jack, stereo speakers, external A/V input, and a custom vacuum formed case.


Ben Heck’s NES Micro is one of the most compact custom systems we’ve seen. He managed to pack a 2.5-inch LCD, NES circuit board, volume control, and headphone jack into a case that’s “not much wider than a NES cartridge”.

Atari Jaguar

The Jaguar was the world’s first gaming system with two 32-bit processors. Unfortunately, the system met its demise in early 1996 due to poor sales. Well Dave decided to pay tribute with this portable Jaguar.

Atari 2600

Even though it’s the only one on this list that doesn’t have a built-in display, the laser-engraved wood case got us.

Playstation 2

We couldn’t find any additional info on this because the original page (here) detailing the system was taken down. Ben’s goal was to “have it done before the real PSP was released”. Did we miss any? If so, just leave us a comment. Digg it.