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Morpheon mods

Ramon Stokes proved it was possible to build a business out of modding. Operating as Morpheon Mods, he became one of the best known modders on the net, accepting commissions from companies and wealthy individuals.
He’s vanished from the radar over the last year or so, but film director Kevin Smith and GTA publisher Rockstar are owners of one-off Morpheon consoles, and a small number of machines were sold on eBay.


Arcade NES

Arcades used to have Nintendo cabinets – The Vs UniSystem, Vs DualSystem and PlayChoice 10 – with a selection of built-in games. Many of these games were identical to their home counterparts on NES, but a few, including those classics Super Mario Bros and Duck Hunt, had significant differences.

You can always play these on a PC emulator, but if you’re a modder you might want to experience them on actual Nintendo hardware. And what better way to do this than to convert a standard NES into something functionally identical to a Nintendo arcade machine? This mod, by engineer Raphael Assenat, calls for some serious skill. Read the walkthrough at raphnet.net and see if you’re up to the task.


N64 laptop

If you’ve got a spare flight case, a chunky battery, a portable monitor and some wood, you could produce an N64 laptop like this one made by Hifeno. Apparently it goes for more than six hours on a single charge, which is way better than you can expect from smaller mods. It might be heavy but at least you can get a fair way through GoldenEye before it conks out.

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20 comments

  • Guybrush86 - December 27, 2013 9:08 p.m.

    Dropped the ball here. The best modder ever is Zoki64: http://zoki64.deviantart.com/gallery/
  • ZeeCaptain - December 28, 2013 11:24 a.m.

    Besides the one controller/console glow in the dark combo the rest are just air brushed and different parts put together, like the two tone controllers are just the back of one controller and the front of another, unless his really impressive stuff is a few pages in then you can't count someone who does art as someone who mods things.
  • g1rldraco7 - December 27, 2013 4:56 p.m.

    I wanted that Zelda modded Wii soooo badly, but it was always unavailable :(
  • Jackonomics2.0 - December 27, 2013 1:30 p.m.

    Like you said how people are using the Wiimote for more stuff, a ton of people are doing tons of science stuff with the Kinect technology, including mechanics for robots. The things modders can do.
  • winner2 - December 27, 2013 12:19 p.m.

    That ncube looks awesome, I'd buy one.
  • skittlespider - April 8, 2011 6:42 p.m.

    Thank you for including my contraption in this list! It is an honor.
  • madjr297 - May 19, 2010 11:13 p.m.

    why isnt the n64 boy on here???? that was a great mod!
  • Apollomon - May 6, 2010 1:09 p.m.

    @thesuperspacejew same here...that N-Cube looked pretty sweet
  • erreip199 - May 5, 2010 6:02 p.m.

    HEADTRACKING 8D, man if movies/ games have this in the future im sold, its the kind of 3D i like not that shit that forces u to use some glasses that give u a head ache wait a minute... the 3DS could be using that??? hmmm
  • thesuperspacejew - May 5, 2010 3:24 p.m.

    I can tell you right now, I'd love to have that portable Gamecube.
  • philipshaw - May 5, 2010 3:20 p.m.

    Some cool stuff here
  • JosefMotley - May 5, 2010 8:45 a.m.

    my housemate has that MIDINES thing! i can safely confirm its awesomeness
  • slimjim441 - May 5, 2010 5:34 a.m.

    ^^^What the f*ck is that?^^^
  • EnragedTortoise1 - May 4, 2010 11:37 p.m.

    Holy shart and a half.. these are f*king awesome!!!
  • RonaldRayGun - May 4, 2010 11:35 p.m.

    I love contraptions of this nature! Most if not all of these are brilliant.
  • slimjim441 - May 4, 2010 10:39 p.m.

    The Zelda and Metroid Wiis and the portable SNES are definitely the coolest looking of all. I want one. And they should really make Half-Life on Wii, or all VALVe games. Ya......
  • Modroneman - May 4, 2010 10:16 p.m.

    I want to know how they make the bodies for most of these systems. I would love to try my hand at modding, but I don't now how they make the bodies.
  • WillisTron - May 4, 2010 9:10 p.m.

    @ awesomedudes Indeed
  • awesomedudes - May 4, 2010 9:06 p.m.

    awesome mods

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