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Portable N64 Straight From Hyrule

by Alisha K.

It’s becoming quite normal for amazing DIY portable systems to pop up everywhere. If it can play games, someone’s going to try to make it portable, and the Nintendo 64 is one of the most popular candidates for such projects. So what’s a portable aficionado to do to stand out in such a crowd? Why, give it a theme.

portable n64 zelda green diy mod

The N64 never looked so good in green before! But it’s not just any green, but Zelda green. After all, the N64 is home to the fan-renowned title The Legend of Zelda: The Ocarina of Time.

portable n64 zelda green diy mod

Oh… well–Majora’s Mask is pretty good, too.

This portable system is less than eight inches wide, which means it’s wider than a Nintendo DS, but not quite so long as the PlayStation Portable. At 1.5 inches thick, that’s truly a tiny N64! It’ll even take the expansion pack.

[via BenHeck.com forums]

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Comments (14):

  1. TajmahalCasino says:

    so good, thanks for the review

  2. VegasCasinoMap says:

    very interesting!!… looks like a psp but with all N64 stuff

  3. Nannerpuss says:

    A little rough around the edges. A clear case would be great as well. But seriously, N64? the graphics are pure rubbish. Try PS2 at least.

  4. Gamer Grrlz says:

    Um, its a great piece of work, and you’re going to criticize that they did it with a 64? How freakin snobby and pretentious is that?

    • Nannerpuss says:

      First of all, I would just like to take the time to say I do think it is a great project, that needs a little improvement. Evey thing needs constructive criticism. In this case, the hole around the fan is a bit choppy and possibly sharp, so improving that could easily be done by using the correct size core drill bit. (google core drill bit)

      Second, the screen needs a little work. It’s just “placed” there. It’s not recessed or anything. Think of car stereos if you will.

      Third, the buttons and cut outs also need some work as you can see.

      And not to mention the small screen would make it incredibly hard to play games, especially with the low resolution graphics that is the N64.

      We all loved goldeneye and mario kart/64, but let’s leave the past in the past.

      I can’t honestly see any practical purpose for this other then novelty project out of boredom.

  5. jesse says:

    ok first off screw you guys that is freakin awesome the world could use less people like you and second of all dude nice work keep it up dude.

    Only a true gamer would have heart enough to bring the past back and you guys are tryin to get rid of it f*ck u people dude please keep it up that is one of the best things i have ever seen. and i would love to know how you did it.

  6. Michael says:

    Dude thats really cool. Hey for all you N64 haters, just take your crap somewhere else. What are you going to say about your favorite games now when they’re in the past, huh? I would rather play my N64 than a 360 any day, in fact, I got rid of my 360 because of the stupid red ring. The system can’t even function properly. But anyways, great job dude and keep it up.

    And to be honest, i don’t think i could play a game with incredible graphics, if it had horrible gameplay. Forget the graphics man, its about having fun and enjoying the game, Not being blinded by the too bright details on a game.

  7. Bman says:

    I say it’s cool. This could put it bacb in gamestop stores.

  8. ZZtop says:

    You mean back

  9. Bobbyzfa3125 says:

    i’ve been lookig into these for about a month now and although none of them have all the buttons yours is closest. great job putting the d-pad in its rare to find one like that. i mean kirby 64 is one of my favorite games and you have to use the d-pad in that game! i would love to know how you did it! ill have to buy ben hecks book

  10. tom says:

    omfg are these available ot the public i want one right now plz

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