Random: Sure, Somebody’s Made A Handheld Digital Boy With Gentle Up Buttons

We have seen a wide range of Nintendo’s illustrious dwelling consoles was handhelds by proficient modders with some know-how and loads of elbow grease and spray paint — we’re considering of fanmade consoles just like the Wiiboy Colour or the Transportable N64 — however you most likely would not count on someone to go to the difficulty (and from the video beneath, the difficulty appears to be like to have been appreciable) of constructing a handheld Digital Boy.

That is precisely what YouTuber Shank Mods has achieved, although. Apparently taking “a lot of customized electronics, {hardware} and code” and a complete yr to assemble, the result’s a small handheld Digital Boy — dubbed the Actual Boy — that runs correct VB carts on a console you maintain in your mitts (somewhat than play on a tabletop by a viewfinder).

This smartphone-sized moveable model of Nintendo’s least profitable console contains a customized display and housing, and even has mild up buttons for that genuine glowing crimson ambiance of the unique stereoscopic 3D system. Fairly neat!

The 27-minute video beneath goes into fairly some element of the trials and tribulations of establishing this little machine, however we now have to say that the outcomes are somewhat spectacular. Shank Mods has kind on this space, with different mods together with moveable Wiis and GameCube Pleasure-Cons, however the Actual Boy nonetheless stands out as a mighty achievement in our books, even when the Digital Boy is not everybody’s cup of tea.

Possibly it is the rabid Nintendo fan in us, however we have got a comfortable spot for its small library of video games and the power to play them on a tool with an everyday display with out having to take a headache break each quarter-hour sounds somewhat interesting.


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