My last project is finished! The goal was to make a portable Wii the size of a GameBoy Color, and after 9 months of work, it’s finally done. pic.twitter.com/upeF2rHyKR
– GingerOfMods (@GingerOfMods) August 27, 2020
GingerOfMods 3D printed the shell and frankensteined the Wiiboy color together using pieces from other Nintendo consoles, like Kotaku Noted. Dual joysticks come from Nintendo Switch Joy-Cons and GingerOfMods removed the buttons from the face of a DS Lite, while circuitry of a GameCube controller connects them. The rear has triggers, Z buttons, and a cooling fan.
There is a USB-C port for charging and data transfer. GingerOfMods says it will run for two or three hours on a single charge, but you can plug in an external battery to keep playing. The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess or some a little longer. Unlike a lot of current smartphones, it also has a headphone jack, so all is well in this corner of the world.
It is not clear whether it has WiFi or Bluetooth modules. Since there is no sensor bar, you won’t be able to fully use a Wii Remote anyway. However, the console can simulate the controller shake required by many Wii games.