Nintendo's handhelds have been the focus of fan-made mods for years, with industrious individuals doing everything from fitting better screens to creating entirely new case designs to make their Game Boy, GBA or DS stand out from the crowd.
However, Rose Colored Gaming has been doing this for longer than most, and the company – which also creates display stands and other custom hardware – has just teased a GBA mod which makes the console look like a Pokédex from the Pokémon series of video games.
We made a Pokedex prop that bears a striking similarity to a Game Boy Advance. More to come...
Note the use of the word "prop" in there – it could well be that this particular mod is more for show rather than actual use. Still, that doesn't stop us wanting it really, really badly.
@Shamrock The ideal one would be a DS Lite modded to look like the flip Pokédex from Gen 4. That way you could play Gens 3, 4 and 5 on the same console.
One mod to rule them all
One mod to shame them
One mod to best them all
And in all coolness claim them.
This is gorgeous and they should've made a Switch like this for the new games.
Looking at those fan made consoles I am eager to try and make something myself.
I would imagine it is for show more than actual use seeing as it lacks an actual d-pad to be able to control anything and the blue bloby things doesn't look usable or functional in any way. Still looks good though.
I'm sure I read about someone making that hardware mod as soon as ORAS was ANNOUNCED.
Also, hasn't Rose Colored Gaming made "repros" in the past, or am I thinking of someone with a similar name? Bad linking.
@KingMike Yep, they did a long line of really cool repro carts once upon a time.
Needs a proper D-pad though. And I don't know how you add that without straying from the design of the GBA Pokedex.
@duffmmann They could probably make something like a SEGA d-pad
Daaaamn the Hoenn Dex! Looks awesome
@GrandScribe They didn't do a Switch, but they did sell a RotomPhone phone case. You know, the Dex is just an app in a RotomPhone now... less enticing than the older ones for sure, but definitely makes sense.
This would be incredibly uncomfortable to hold and use even with a proper d-pad. Imagine trying to fit your thumb in that gap to hit the green buttons.
This goes to show how unambitious 1st-party console variants are.
EDIT: Even if it is a prop, I'm sure Nintendo has the resources to build something like this that works and is more ergonomic.
@nessisonett but a new 3ds lite modded to look like that can play gens 1-7 (admittedly only the remakes of gen 3. And the DS lite could play the remakes of gens 1-2
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