Cardboard Nintendo Switch Mario Kart Arcade Cabinet
H/t: Andrew Liszewski | Gizmodo
Remember Nintendo Labo? The kits that turned multiple sheets of cardboard into various types of controllers for the Switch? Well, one gamer from Japan decided to take the concept to the next level. He took the Labo Drive Kit and built an entire arcade cabinet around it to play Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. Sure, the marquee might show Mario Kart DX Arcade GP, but we all know that title was never released on home consoles. Read more to see how he built it and for some gameplay.



Now building an arcade cabinet out of cardboard that you can sit on isn’t as easy as you may think. A Nintendo Switch had to be securely concealed within its frame, all the while being connected to an external screen running Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. Other features include stereo speakers, LED accent lights, an adjustable Mario-themed racing seat, and a steering wheel / gas pedal setup controlled with a Joy-Con.

Nintendo Switch with Neon Blue and Neon Red Joy‑Con - HAC-001(-01)
  • 3 Play Styles: TV Mode, Tabletop Mode, Handheld Mode
  • 6.2-inch, multi-touch capacitive touch screen
  • 4.5-9+ Hours of Battery Life will vary depending on software usage conditions
  • Connects over Wi-Fi for multiplayer gaming; Up to 8 consoles can be connected for local wireless multiplayer
  • Model number: HAC-001(-01)