While Nintendo designed Super Mario Run to be easily played with only one hand, and laboured this point repeatedly, it was a reminder of a genuine need to make games more accessible to those who only have the use of one hand.
Thankfully for those gamers Thingyiverse user Vexelius has created a seriously useful adaptor that allows both Joy-Con controllers to be inserted together in such a way that it is possible to play a complex game such as The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild with only one hand.
Be sure to watch the video above which demonstrates how this 3D printed accessory can be used in practice. The creator gave a bit more background as to why he developed this customised grip, too:
This adapter was developed by request of my friend Rami Wehbe , who wanted a way to play Zelda: Breath of the wild using only his left hand; as he lost the ability to control his right hand due to a cerebrovascular accident.
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild has a complex control scheme, and the shape of the included Joy-Con grip doesn’t help at all. So, I decided to make a customized grip that would help in this situation.
This current design was the result of almost a week of research and lots of failed prototypes, as I had to ensure that it would be easy to print, lightweight and practical. After testing that it works properly, we decided to share it, so that it can be of help to other gamers in a similar situation.
If you know anyone who might benefit from this accessory, you can find out more and 3D print your own by checking out the Thingiverse page.