The Nintendo GameCube was first released in Japan on September 14, 2001, and it celebrates its 20th anniversary today. This was Nintendo’s sixth-generation of home video game consoles and successor to the Nintendo 64. It went head to head with the Sony’s PlayStation 2 and Microsoft’s Xbox at the time, with the GameCube controller standing out the most as well as extensive software library. Read more to see how one gamer created a custom portable version that can be taken anywhere.
This isn’t exactly a portable Nintendo GameCube, as in one that uses the original hardware, but rather the G-Boy Rev III. Simply put, this $325 DIY kit is no longer available, but was capable of converting a Wii into your own handheld game console. Featuring a 3D printed case, 3.5” LCD VGA display, a heatsink with blower fan, custom analog sticks / shoulder buttons, speakers, and several custom PCBs. Since you’re using a real Wii motherboard, you’re able to play all GameCube and Wii games perfectly without any emulation software. Plus, it can run WiiWare as well as Virtual Console
- 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)