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Three amazing Nintendo mods we wish we owned

Nothing’s ever good enough for the hardware experts who have made some amazing modifications to classic Nintendo consoles. Check out some of these spectacularhomemade systems we wish we owned.

The Game Boy that plays everything


Above:CRTdrone'ssweet Game Boy viaEngadget

Itmay look like an original Game Boy on the outside. But this modified Game Boy’s insides have been replaced with parts from a gutted Game Boy Advance SP, which means that it can play all Game Boy, Game Boy Color, and Game Boy Advance titles. The creator, CRTdrone, says that more details are on the way with photographs of the entire process. We’re looking forward to seeing how he put it all together.

The N64 Boy


Above: If seeing the N64 Boy isn’t enough, this system could be yours to own forever. But it will cost you $1,000.
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If you think it’d be great to take Mario Kart 64 or Smash Bros. on the go with you on a long trip, this N64 Boy is just what you need. According to the creator, spiritwalker47, this is the smallest Nintendo 64 in the world. The modified system has a 4 hour battery life, a 3.5” screen, and an external docking station. But our favorite feature is that it appears to work. Check out the video below to see it in action. The compact and slick design makes the modified console look quite playable, despite the absence of the N64’s massive controller.


Above: The N64 Boy's sleek design makes the modded console look quite playable


Above: Great footage that shows you how the smallest N64 in the world was created

The Wiitendo



All the family friendliness of the Nintendo Wii packed into the super sexy chassis of an original Nintendo Entertainment System. Check out the video below to see how this dream became a reality.


Above: See the Wiitendo in motion

We'll admit it. We're just not smart enough to pull off these sorts of epic projects. But we did have fun putting togethera handy DIY guide for fixing up your old Nintendo Entertainment System. If you've got an old NES collecting dust in the closet, check out our guide. It's full of useful tips on how to open/clean your broken carts with detailed instructions on how to order and replace the connector pins that cause problems with your games loading properly.


Above: GamesRadar'sownDIY NES repair guideis great for beginners and knumbskulls (like us)

Apr 21, 2010