5 Nintendo Console Portable Mods You Have to See

Joshua Lockhart 27-06-2012

nintendo console modsWe all know that Nintendo is the master of the handheld, but what if the company’s consoles became handhelds? Yeah. A kid can dream…but guess what? Some innovative reverse engineers on the Internet have done just that.


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The NES Portable V3

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I know I said that we’d start with Nintendo’s very first console (which technically would be the Famicom), but since the NES is on the same generation, I say we just go with it. Over at Longhorn Engineer, we have the wooden Wood Camera for iPhone - Shoot, Edit and Stylise Your Photos On The Go [Giveaway] Read More NES Portable V3! The mod utilizes a 3.5-inch screen with 5 hours of battery life, and it was designed to be made as small as possible.

As the creator said himself, the mod looks quite a bit like a simple wooden brick. However, we can assure you that there is nothing wooden or bricklike concerning its playability.

The Portable SNES [Broken Link Removed]

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The Portable SNES features a sleek, surprisingly ergonomic design reminiscent of an actual SNES cartridge. The design includes a 5-inch screen and a theoretically 2-hour battery life (but the designer was working on upping the battery life Get More From Your Battery With Jupiter [Linux] Get better battery life from your Linux laptop. Jupiter Applet is a small program that helps you save energy by adjusting your CPU, tweaking the Linux kernel and your hardware. You probably won't notice a... Read More at some point). The above link will provide you with details as to how exactly he made it as well as a beautiful video featuring the system in action. Go ahead and check it out.

The N64p

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In the same year that the Nintendo DS was released, console hacker Ben Heck made the N64p. The device has everything you would ever want with the original N64, but this time around, it fits in the palms of your hands. Heck apparently had a great deal of difficulty creating the whole contraption, but can anything be good without a challenge? The device is a little bit bigger than most, but all I can think is how nifty it is.

By the way, seeing that the Nintendo DS was released in this same year, the link above provides a nice little tech comparison review for both gadgets.


The CKcube Slim

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As you may know, there are going to be multiple variations of console mods for individual systems. The same goes for the Nintendo Gamecube, and yes, I found a few different portable modifications for it. However, this one happens to use Tupperware for its design. Yes, keep this in mind, kids: to reverse engineer, all you need is an imagination and some Tupperware.

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OPB’s Wii Laptop

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OMGPedoBear is a creatively-named member of already-mentioned Ben Heck’s modder-oriented forums Tips On Planning & Holding Effective Meetings With Google Hangouts With today's Internet technology, holding online meetings can be both efficient and cost-effective especially if you pre-plan them and make use of time-saving tools. For the last couple of months I've participated in online meetings... Read More . With engineering inspiration in his heart, OPB took initiative and constructed a Wii-based laptop. The system can be set up anywhere, but it still uses the Wiimote and the nunchuck. Granted, I can’t see any Wii game being used otherwise.

The above link will take you to a video with details on the creation of the machine, but this link will show you some the gameplay of this Frankenstein’s monster.


As I already said, there are quite a few different Nintendo console mods, and beyond that, there are various mods for different non-Nintendo systems. Honestly, I love the creativity behind it, and I’d like to see more.

What did you like about the above mods? Do you have any personal favorite mods not shown here?


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  1. adam w
    October 14, 2012 at 6:58 pm

    has anyone ever seen the visual land v-motion media player? i have one and it plays nes, gb, and gbc roms. Its really cool buts its kinda cheap.

  2. Declan Lopez
    August 26, 2012 at 3:58 am

    Ben Heck has some awesome mods.