Metroid Prime, Super Smash Bros. Melee, and Super Mario Sunshine are just a few titles on a long list of nostalgic GameCube releases that immediately came to mind when I saw this epic Nintendo Switch dock mod posted on Reddit.
At first glance, you might think that Reddit user Littlewolf128 simply cut a chunk of the GameCube out and placed his Nintendo Switch inside. As it turns out, the OP went to great lengths to ensure that even the original gamecube controller ports function after the surgery.
How long did it take?
4 weeks. While that may seem like quite a bit of time, Littlewolf128 clarified that they worked on it here and there over that timespan:
“Thought you guys might enjoy this Gamecube Switch Dock I made. Took me like 4 weeks on and off.”
Can I do it?
Personally, I know I will not be trying it anytime soon. That being said, Littlewolf128 called out in the beginning that this was their first time soldering and it took several attempts to get the finished product:
“Well I was my first mod job I ever did. I wouldn’t say it’s super crazy technically but it did take a lot of trial and error. Plus soldering and re soldering and re soldering again.”
Where did their inspiration come from?
Multiple times throughout the post, Littlewolf128 calls out Rated E Mods’ YouTube video. Going to that link will take you to a 19-minute video that details the whole process. Gear used in the tutorial include a 3D printer, dremel, a hot glue gun, and more. Oh, lets not forget that you’ll need a GameCube as well.
If you own or have access to the gear needed, Littlewolf128 would likely encourage you to give the process a shot just as they did with other Reddit users:
“And now you want to make one. Do it. We believe in you.”
Tell me where to get those Joy-Cons
In case you missed it, the photo that accompanies the post shows a Switch console with custom Joy-Con controllers attached. These are simply standard Joy-Con controllers with covers that can be found on Amazon. The OP acts as if the process is fairly simple, but also adds that they are used to taking GameCube controllers apart to routinely clean them.