Tiny Little GameCube Works, Is Asking To Get Its Cheeks Pinched

When Nintendo gets around to releasing a GameCube Mini—remember, all tiny console releases to this point have been mere preparation for what will be the greatest collection of 20-30 titles in video game history—I really hope it’s as small and cute as this custom-made console.

Built by Madmorda, it’s a custom case that’s using actual Nintendo hardware, but with a catch: the GameCube’s internals couldn’t be shrunk enough to fit inside a tiny box, but the Wii’s—which could play GameCube games—could.

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Image: Madmorda | BitBuilt

The case is cute enough, but the miniature GameCube controller to go with it is just beautiful:

Image: Madmorda | BitBuilt

Madmorda details the whole build from start to “playing Mario Sunshine” over on BitBuilt, but some highlights of the Tiny GameCube include:

  • It’s “fully compatible with all Gamecube games, no lag.”
  • It uses several intact (or at least trimmed down) original, actual pieces of GameCube hardware, including the heatsink, power LED and fan vents.
  • There’s support for four controllers via mini controller ports, with two further USB ports tucked away in the memory card slots.
  • The console runs on micro USB, and can even draw juice from a battery pack, so you can plug and play it into pretty much any screen without having to bother with power cables (or carry them around).
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Finally, here’s the console in action:

Do one in spice and I’ll pay $500 for it.

Via Go Nintendo

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Luke Plunkett is a Senior Editor based in Canberra, Australia. He has written a book on cosplay, designed a game about airplanes, and also runs cosplay.kotaku.com.