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A talented YouTuber has built her own custom Nintendo Gamecube Classic

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What’s the best video game console of all time? The Xbox 360? The original PlayStation? Maybe even the Amiga CD32 hahahaha sorry I couldn’t finish that line with a straight face. Anyway, the topic of best console will always be hotly debated and usually derailed by fanboys who have nothing better to do with their lives other than being massively infuriated at the very concept of someone enjoying something via a different brand.

Here’s something I can admit though: When it comes to my own personal favourite console, Nintendo’s GameCube holds a special place in my heart. In terms of design, it was perfection: Compact, immediately striking plus it had a handle on its back so that you could carry it everywhere. In an age dominated by the PlayStation 2 and the OG Xbox, Nintendo’s adorable cube of gaming goodness never got enough love.

It’s a pity, because some of the best games of the era could be found on it: Super Mario Sunshine, Metroid Prime and Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes just to name a few. Plus it had the best start-up sequence:

The Gamecube deserves a second chance at life, but until Nintendo decides to pony up and invest in making a Gamecube Mini, that’s a pipe dream. Unless you happen to be a wizard with electronics, like YouTuber Madmorda:

“It’s a fully functional console built to scale with the original GameCube and the tiny GameCube controller I built last year,” Madmorda said in her video.

This is not an emulator or a GameCube motherboard, it’s a Nintendo Wii motherboard that I trimmed down to about the size of a Gameboy colour cartridge.

And it works! Housed inside of a modded Gamecube candy case, Madmorda’s Gamecube mini has every feature that you could ask for from a replica and it can even run off of a powerbank if need be. Amazing stuff, and hopefully the kick in the pants that Nintendo needs, to make an official version of this cubic masterpiece from yesteryear.

Last Updated: May 17, 2019


  1. Now make it so that THIS works on it:


  2. HvR

    May 17, 2019 at 14:28

    Dammit was hoping to see a build video


  3. Original Heretic

    May 17, 2019 at 14:28

    Lawsuit in 3…2…1…


    • HvR

      May 17, 2019 at 14:28

      As long as she doesn’t try sell it it and have legit copies of the game it is fine


      • Original Heretic

        May 17, 2019 at 14:37

        Tell the Nintendo lawyers that. They’re probably already looking for reasons.


        • HvR

          May 17, 2019 at 14:38

          Not even their lawyers are that stupid, any judge will ripped up the application and go tell them to eat shit.

          Worst is they can do is copyright strike her YT video since she showing part of the game


          • Original Heretic

            May 17, 2019 at 15:05

            I’d love to be a judge and tell lawyers to eat shit.

  4. HvR

    May 17, 2019 at 14:45

    She is not only talented; she is borderline insane.Board cutting and redoing the I/O ports what people normally do for mods is one thing; redoing and troubleshooting dozens of board tracks with magwire for relocating the FLASH is on another level on fine work, steady hands and headaches.


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