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YouTuber does what Nintendon does not do and creates a working GameCube Classic



After two hugely successful re-releases of retro consoles with NES Classic and SNES Classic, Nintendo has never gotten smaller than its other consoles. Now, a creator named Madmorda has joined to help with a fully functional miniature Nintendo GameCube. It has four working controller ports, powered by micro USB, and even has a USB Type A port that can be used with the Wii U's USB GameCube adapter.

Instead of using a Raspberry Pi or other mini-computer to emulate the console, Madmorda instead used a board that was harvested from a Wii. Basically, the CPU and GPU of the Wii are faster, smaller, and more power-efficient versions of the GameCube, making the hardware fully compatible and better suited for this type of mod.

The console outputs composite video through a 3.5mm jack, and the controllers also connect via 3.5mm jacks. Although it works with original, full-size GameCube controllers, either with a 3.5mm or a USB adapter, Madmorda has also recently made a fully functional Mini GameCube pad. It's so small it hardly seems to work, but you can not fault it.

From the working orange LED on top of the console to the miniature on / off switch, the GameCube mod looks just as authentic as Nintendo's classic output consoles. Now that the company seems to be ready with its own retro-releases, it's great to see the community making such a step up with fantastic DIY efforts. Read in the BitBuilt forums how Madmorda put together the mod.


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