We’re all about a portable N64, but having one that fits in your hands and plays original cartridges is something we only thought the Nintendo gods could create.
But no, the modding maniac known as GmanModz is back at it again with the world’s smallest portable N64. He previously built the Nintendo 64 handheld that looked like a Gameboy Advance SP.
Somehow he has managed to modify a N64 console to fit in a tiny shell with the ability to play your best N64 games on the cartridges you still have hiding in your garage.
Now the motherboard required a lot of trimming, almost every inch unused was taken out, and everything left was mandatory in making the portable N64 work.
The cartridge slot sits at the back of the handheld in a lip, allowing you to show off your cartridge when playing. This might not be the most stable way of securing your beloved cartridges, but it works.
On the front of the portable N64 you will find a 3.5″ LCD display with a resolution of 320 x 240, Nintendo Switch analogue sticks and an assortment of buttons to kick butt on Mario Kart.
Left stick click is L, pressing the right stick changes the left stick between analog and DPAD mode. R and Z are on the corners and the right stick emulates the C buttons.
It can also last up to 1.5 hours, which doesn’t sound like a lot but with the small battery and huge power output of the N64 it’s a miracle it’s over 60 minutes!
Around the 3D printed shell you’ll even find a DC barrel jack charger, a headphone jack and volume control for the built in speaker. This is the real deal!
The magic is all down to Gunner’s incredible modding skills, the relocation of many chips and parts of the motherboard is nothing short of impressive.
Unfortunately for us this isn’t something you can buy like the Warrior 64, it’s simply a passionate modder showing off their incredible work.
It’s a magnificent creation that hopefully sparks interest to anyone out their wanting to create a portable N64 to market, but for now, we wait, and watch this video in awe.
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A 29 year old fella that’s had a Gameboy addiction ever since he was a child. Brandon is the founder of RetroDodo and created a YouTube channel with 240,000 subscribers dedicated to retro gaming products. He now wants to create the No.1 site to showcase the latest retro products from around the globe.