Epic new Nintendo portable mod combines Wii, Switch, DS, and Game Boy Color

While recent rumors suggest Nintendo is working on an upgraded Switch console, GingerOfMods has been at work on an impressive Nintendo portable known as the Wiiboy Color. It has been a little while since we have come across a homebrew-style Nintendo console mod worth exploring, but this hybrid portable Wiiboy mod certainly deserves some attention. Head below for a closer look at the Nintendo portable in action and additional details.

Modded Nintendo portable — Wiiboy Color:

As pointed out by the folks at Kotaku, GingerOfMods has sourced a wide range of Nintendo consoles and custom-made parts to make the hybrid Nintendo portable a reality. The video below details the design process which includes a bespoke 3D-printed Game Boy Color-style housing along with all sorts of odds and ends sourced from other Nintendo gear and random hardware.

Along with the 3D-printed case, the 3.5-inch, 480p display was ripped straight from a car back-up camera (not unlike this one), while the re-designed Wii internals and circuit boards have been chopped down to fit in the mobile-ready form-factor.

While this thing was mostly designed to play the Nintendo Wii library on-the-go, some of the exterior parts were pulled straight from other Nintendo hardware releases. The front-mounted joysticks come from a Nintendo Switch work in tandem with face buttons repurposed from a DS Lite and made compatible with one another using GameCube controller circuitry.

The games apparently look even better than the originals when the home-brew Nintendo portable is connected to the big screen. A USB-C port handles charging and you’ll find a handy headphone jack as well.

9to5Toys’ Take:

In the end, it might not be something everyone is going to get their hands on — GingerOfMods claims homebrews like this can run as much as $1,000 — but it is awesome to see the Wii library in mobile form and in such a sweet looking package. GingerOfMods does plan on selling these, however, and is pointing those interested to the social accounts found right here.

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