Despite the arrival on the market of NES mini and SNES mini, many fans of Nintendo are eagerly waiting for the Japanese company to announce the arrival of a miniature version of the GameCube. Tired of this waiting, YouTuber Madmorda decided to build a GameCube Mini by itself and published a video with the results obtained.
The small console baked by the user is fully functional despite its rather small size. The heart of this Mini GameCube is not a Raspberry Pi or a mini-computer like those used by other machines of this kind, but a Wii motherboard adapted ad hoc to enter the small case. To run the GameCube titles, then, this mini version of the Nintendo console uses the Wii processor and graphics card, powerful enough to manage titles from the generation that preceded them.
Among the peculiarities of the mini console, we find the possibility to power it through a Micro USB cable and the presence of a USB Type-A connector that allows the use of the GameCube controller Wii U adapter. It is also possible to connect the device to a screen via a 3.5mm connector, the same one used also for the very small specially created controllers. In case you don’t want to use the thumbnails created by Madmorda you can always use the original pads with the right adapters.
There is nothing left for us to do but leave you with the two videos showing both the GameCube Mini and the small controllers in action. In the meantime, we remind you that the NES Mini is still a success several months after its launch, especially in the US. It also appears that no other mini Nintendo consoles are planned.