GameCube Portable: I don’t think I still care about the 3DS

What if GameCube consoles suddenly became portable, and you could play Zelda: Windwaker, Resident Evil 4 or Metroid Prime on the go? Well, you don’t have to dream anymore.


The Atari Lynx was one of the first serious competitors to Nintendo’s total domination on the portable market. Yet, those days are long gone, and thanks to a modder who goes by the name of Akira, both Atari and the big N reunite under the same case: this is an Atari Lynx housing a functional GameCube portable mod.



Akira calls this baby the GC Lynx. He equipped it with a 4.3? 480×272 widescreen display, and applied a custom paint-job with the original GameCube’s colors. Furthermore, he rebuilt the entire control scheme using parts from a Wii and a GameCube controller, so it responds just like the real thing. The battery feeds the console for up to three hours (that’s about half of what a 3DS lasts), but can be used while it charges. Also, the console was modded to run the games from an SD card instead of optical media (something the PSP should have done from the start). You can see it functioning in the video below these lines.

Source: Technabob

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