In recent years, Nintendo has had great success with the release of its NES and SNES Classic miniature console replicas.
However, the company will likely not manufacture "classic" versions of its Nintendo 64 or GameCube consoles because of its interest in digital emulation services such as Switch Online.
Do not worry, YouTuber Madmorda has decided to create his own mini "GameCube Classic".
For starters, Madmorda uses the entire system on a Wii motherboard which, she says, has been reduced to about the size of a Game Boy Color cartridge. Meanwhile, just like its larger counterpart, the small size GameCube has four controller ports and an integrated handle.
However, these ports are not traditional GameCube controllers, Madmorda instead using smaller 3.5mm jacks to minimize space. In addition, it has created special dongles that can be plugged into the jacks to connect standard GameCube controllers.
However, she notes that this could get cluttered in multiplayer mode, so she has redeveloped the GameCube memory card slots in USB ports to save space. The first memory card slot can be used to insert a USB flash drive to back up and store entire games, while the second slot can accommodate Nintendo's official Wii U GameCube adapter for simultaneous use several controllers.
In addition, the GameCube Classic supports composite cable output and micro-USB cable, which allows it to be powered by conventional phone chargers. Even without a power outlet, Madmorda says the console can run on a power bank for "a long time". For example, she estimates that a $ 10 food bank that she obtained from Walmart can run the system for about three hours.
To demonstrate that the GameCube Classic works, Madmorda played Super Mario Sunshine for about two minutes with apparently no problems.
All in all, it is a very neat home gadget, which makes it even more sad that we can never get anything like it at Nintendo.