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Someone Made Their Own Classic Edition-Sized GameCube, And It's Pretty Cool

by Suriel Vazquez on May 06, 2018 at 05:30 PM

With classic editions of the NES and SNES under its belt, Nintendo might be looking to give its other consoles the mini "remaster" treatment. There might be issues with the games themselves as the game sizes and controller counts get higher, but Youtuber Nintendrew has proven it can be done, but it's not cheap.

In his latest video, he's taken the miniature Up Squared board (a relatively miniature PC board), installed Windows and an emulator on it, and built a nice little shell around the unit. The console even has four controller ports, though they're USB instead of classic Gamecube ports. The UP Squared is a bit on the expensive side compared to other miniature PC boards, which means, when answering the question of whether Nintendo itself could mass-produce a unit similar to this, Nintendrew isn't too optimistic about it. "In order to accurately emulate a console like the Gamecube, you would probably need a system almost as powerful as the Nintendo Switch," he says.

It's possible, however, that Nintendo may be able to pull a few strings in a few years to get the costs low enough to produce the units en masse. Either way, it's a fun little project to watch unfold.

Nintendrew has more success getting a Nintendo 64 mini-console to run well at a low price last year. You can watch that video here.