Code named Project Reality, the console’s design was mostly finalized by mid-1995, though Nintendo 64’s launch was delayed until 1996. As part of the fifth generation of gaming, the system competed primarily with the PlayStation and the Sega Saturn. The Nintendo 64 was launched with Super Mario 64 and Pilotwings 64. Unfortunately, Nintendo never got around to making a portable version, despite the console’s popularity. Fortunately, many gamers have created their own versions, like the example you see above. Continue reading for more.
5. N64Boy Advance
This custom console by Jonathan Wild looks like a Game Boy Advance at first glance, but one look at its back casing, and you’ll realize that it accepts N64 cartridges. Despite being slightly bulkier than a standard Advance, everything was designed to function like an N64, controls included.
4. Ti-83 SP Calculator
Remember playing Snake and other monochrome games on Texas Instruments graphing calculators? Well, “zeldaxpro” has taking Ti gaming to the next level, with his Ti-83 SP. It’s essentially a Game Boy Advance SP, but in calculator form. Though most Android-based smartphones can already play Game Boy games via emulators, having this around might not be such a bad idea in math class.
3. Pocket 64
Touted as the world’s smallest N64, this portable boasts a 3.5-inch display, an integrated slot for expansion packs, directional pad / buttons, a 3DS slider, stereo speakers w/push button controls, and most important of all, the ability to charge while playing at the simultaneously. When not charging, it draws power from 2500mah lithium polymer batteries, good for over two hours of continuous play.
2. GameCube Portable U
The Nintendo Gamecube may not have been the most popular game console during the early 2000s, but it definitely had at least a few memorable titles, such as Super Smash Bros. Melee and Mario Kart: Double Dash!! Now how cool would it be if you could take these titles anywhere, in their original disc form. Introducing the GameCube Portable U by GmanModz.
1. Aluminum Unibody Portable N64
If Apple partnered with Nintendo back in the day, this is probably what their portable N64 would’ve looked like. “Latest version of EverDrive OS 2.01 now features Gameshark cheat support. Contrary to popular belief the EverDrive is capable of playing Banjo-Tooie without manual patching. Some unreleased titles such as 40 Winks and Goldeneye X plays flawlessly on the EverDrive,” said its creator Travis Breen.