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Modder shows Nintendo why a GameCube mini console needs to exist

This is what a mini GameCube should look like. (Image source: BitBuilt/Madmorda)
This is what a mini GameCube should look like. (Image source: BitBuilt/Madmorda)
A modder known as Madmorda has created an amazing fully functional miniature version of Nintendo’s immensely popular GameCube. Nintendo has had great success with the NES and SNES Classic Edition mini consoles, but there has been no sign that the Japanese company would turn its sights onto the GameCube.

Sales for the NES and SNES Classic Edition miniature consoles have apparently passed 10 million units worldwide, proving that there is a huge market for Nintendo (and other developers) to take advantage of. However, no further “mini” console has been forthcoming from the Big N yet, which seems like a missed opportunity when the manufacturer has consoles like the GameCube and Nintendo 64 just screaming out for miniaturization.

Fortunately, a modder called Madmorda has taken the issue into her own hands and created a tiny GameCube that looks too good to be true. The crafty technician utilized a trimmed-down Wii motherboard that was carefully housed in a gummy candy case. She copied all the features of the original GameCube, down to the power button on the top and the fan vents on the sides. Four ports at the front allow multiplay with four controllers (with the help of adapters) and there are two USB ports underneath.

The “super adorable” miniature GameCube is shown in action in a short video created by Madmorda (see below). It is powered by microUSB and even features the little orange power LED on the top. No detail has been overlooked, and the modder has managed to create a tiny GameCube that would undoubtedly be near the top of any Nintendo fan’s wish-list if it was made commercially available. Madmorda’s work has received an overwhelmingly positive response and hopefully Nintendo might actually take the idea of creating a GameCube Classic Edition seriously at some point in the near future.

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A look at the innards. (Image source: BitBuilt/Madmorda)
A look at the innards. (Image source: BitBuilt/Madmorda)
Silver version with mini controller. (Image source: BitBuilt/Madmorda)
Silver version with mini controller. (Image source: BitBuilt/Madmorda)
Silver version. (Image source: BitBuilt/Madmorda)
Silver version. (Image source: BitBuilt/Madmorda)
Size compared to GameBoy Advance game cartridge. (Image source: BitBuilt/Madmorda)
Size compared to GameBoy Advance game cartridge. (Image source: BitBuilt/Madmorda)

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Daniel R Deakin, 2019-05-16 (Update: 2019-05-16)