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  • Video This Pocket-Sized Portable Plays GameCube And Wii Games

    But you can't buy it

    Portable Wii consoles aren't a new thing – we've seen one that fits inside a coat, lest we forget – but few fan-made mods come as elegantly packaged as this one. The PiiWii Pocket is the creation of YouTuber Shank Mods, and uses actual Wii internals rather than emulation. It comes with a suite of controls, internal cooling...










  • News You Can Now Create Your Very Own Game & Watch Handheld

    Soldering skills required

    While some believe that Nintendo's domination of the handheld market started with the Game Boy, it was in fact the Game & Watch series which really kicked things off for the Japanese firm. The brainchild of Gunpei Yokoi - the same man who created the Game Boy - these simple LCD portables sold millions during the '80s...

  • News We're Over The Moon With This Zelda: Majora's Mask Game Boy

    You've met with some awesome paint, haven't you?

    We love a good custom paint job of classic gaming hardware here at Nintendo Life Towers, and this Majora's Mask Game Boy is one of the coolest mods we have seen in a while. French artist Oskunk has given this tired old Game Boy a refreshing new lease of life by bringing it bang up to date with a...

  • News Modder Makes Chrom Playable in Super Smash Bros. Brawl

    Just because...

    We recall a character reveal for the latest Super Smash Bros. titles last year that caused some confusion, as a brief appearance of Chrom and a dodgy live feed made some - including this writer - mistake him for a 'new challenger'. He wasn't of course, but was rather just part of Robin's Final Smash move - one of the lead characters...




  • News Modder Shows How to Play the 3DS With a GameCube Controller

    No need to smash up the system

    One controller generally considered to go hand-in-hand with the Super Smash Bros. series is the GameCube pad, which many still use in the most recent home console releases. Of course, it'll be possible to continue that tradition with the GameCube Controller Adapter for Wii U, but it's not an option for the imminent...

  • Video These Hacked Mario Kart 8 Runs Show Tracks in a Whole New Light

    Going off course

    In recent weeks we've shared some videos from YouTube duo MrBean35000vr, which has followed up its modding of Mario Kart Wii with being the first notable team to hack Mario Kart 8. The modders have been keen to emphasize that their desire to not 'break' the game for others is making them think carefully on how to release the...







  • News 20 Years On, The Power Glove is Still Awesomely Bad

    “I love the Power Glove. It’s so bad.”

    When Lucas Barton uttered those immortal words in the 1989 movie The Wizard it made every single Nintendo fan on the face of the planet want one. The reality was a little less impressive, but thankfully modder Matt Mechtley is ensuring that this iconic peripheral isn’t forgotten; he’s tinkered around with it to add additional functionality, although..


  • News Stupidly Cool Portable Famicom Mod Surfaces

    Shame we don’t know how to use a soldering iron...

    The stuff these crazy modders seem to dream up never fails to surprise us, and this latest endeavour is totally off the chart in terms of sheer genius. Modder ‘goteking’ has taken a business card holder shaped like a Famicom cartridge and skillfully inserted a media player with a Famicom emulator installed. The result? Portable pleasure and..