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March 7, 2011 9:21 PM   Subscribe

N64Boy Advance is one fine lookin' Nintendo 64 handheld

Also created by the same modder:

Kamikaze 64

Darth64

The GeniMini

DreamTrooper

The NCube
posted by AElfwine Evenstar (12 comments total) 9 users marked this as a favorite

 
Wow, I admire this guy. I'm also reminded of the old adage where when all you have is a hammer you see every problem as nails...or in his case N64 handhelds. Great work!
posted by Burhanistan at 9:28 PM on March 7, 2011 [1 favorite]


Nice.
Do you reckon it would be possible to get an N64 emulator running on a DS using a flash card? there are already a few N64 ports
posted by Lovecraft In Brooklyn at 9:38 PM on March 7, 2011


No, it would need to be much more powerful than the N64 to be able to emulate it successfully. The DS isn't even powerful enough to run N64-level games natively.
posted by zixyer at 9:57 PM on March 7, 2011


That looks really, really good for a home-brew project. I wonder how hot it gets after a few hours?
posted by codacorolla at 9:59 PM on March 7, 2011


Check out the DreamTrooper. Portable Dreamcast FTW!!!!
posted by AElfwine Evenstar at 10:12 PM on March 7, 2011


Check out the DreamTrooper. Portable Dreamcast FTW!!!!

That looked cool until he flipped it over, revealing a fully exposed 12x GD-ROM reader on the underside of the case. This seems downright dangerous and is bound to destroy the motor by accident with any amount of use.
posted by metaplectic at 10:29 PM on March 7, 2011


Jesus... in the Kamikaze, he built a BREAKOUT MULTI-CONTROLLER BOX that uses headphone cable to allow you to plug in real 64 controllers. This is just a bit crazy.
posted by disillusioned at 10:43 PM on March 7, 2011


metaplectic: "a fully exposed 12x GD-ROM reader on the underside of the case. This seems downright dangerous and is bound to destroy the motor by accident with any amount of use"

He mentions in the video that he has a cover for it, but it's not finished yet. The Gamecube portable, on the other hand, leaves the disc exposed. He said it doesn't spin fast enough to injure you, but I'd be more concerned about damaging it.
posted by Riki tiki at 11:28 PM on March 7, 2011


Exposed high speed CD drives that pose an injury risk are the new force-feedback controllers.
posted by Burhanistan at 11:41 PM on March 7, 2011 [1 favorite]


Exposed high speed CD drives that pose an injury risk are the new force-feedback controllers.

Well, it will resist movement to some degree because it is basically a one axis gyroscope.
posted by atrazine at 1:38 AM on March 8, 2011


I wonder how the disc systems would perform on a bumpy car ride. My guess: Not so well.

They're very pretty, though.
posted by Sys Rq at 1:39 AM on March 8, 2011


Or you could buy a Nintendo DSi.
posted by Fizz at 4:30 AM on March 8, 2011


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