Modder Crams N64 into a Game Gear

Modder Crams N64 into a Game Gear

How do you make a handheld version of a retro console? Well, you might try sticking it inside an even more retro console.

This N64 mod, which takes the Nintendo console and stuffs it inside the shell of a Sega Game Gear is kind of hard to describe without making it sound like something from a horror movie. But slightly creepy mental images aside, the N GEAR 64, as modder Evil Nod refers to it, is actually quite a nifty little device.

Nod has taken all the parts that make the N64 work and somehow gotten them to fit into a shell around half the size and included a screen and a controller. It's not just the basic N64 in there either, there's an N64 Expansion Pak as well, which was needed to play games like Majora's Mask and Donkey Kong 64.

The N GEAR 64 is also capable of hooking up to a TV so that others can join in on multi-player games, although that requires a custom built break out box. It's also kind of portable; as long as you have Evil Nod's modified Game Gear battery pack.

Source: Engadget

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Dude, I remember my friend having a gear gear! It was sick nasty ;)

Jokes Aside, that is a wonky piece of modding right there. I wonder what the battery life is?

Move over 3DS! The N Gear 64 is here!

kinda portable lol. not really sure this is a step forward or back, can't the DS already do this? assuming Nintendo is re-releasing N64 games online

But awesome thing nonetheless :D

i don't think he's really trying to make a step forward in gaming. Its just a guy who likes to what kind of fun and exciting things he can do with old tech.

GEAR Gear?

You meant Game Gear in the topic title, right?

Anyway...Now I can take Jet Force Gemini wherever I go! If I could be bothered to make this thingy.

It's more portable than the Virtual Boy (but to be fair, so is the Gamecube)

It looked really cool! Wish I could do shit like that xD

Well that certainly is impressive, I'd love to be able to take my N64 out and about.

I wouldn't exactly describe it as practicle. Neat nonetheless.

Shoggoth2588:
It's more portable than the Virtual Boy (but to be fair, so is the Gamecube)

It looked really cool! Wish I could do shit like that xD

Anything you can think of is probably more portable than a Virtual Boy, and hundreds of times less embarrassing.

I remember some guy on my old forum trying to make a portable Gamecube. Never did find out if he was successful.

Nevertheless, congratulations to this guy.

He forgot the D-pad, have fun playing Kirby 64...

That aside, portable console mods are something I wanted to get into for a while. I even bought a PS1 screen (The screen in which most mods make use of) but haven't come up with a victim to try it with. This is even more impressive than the NES in a Gameboy.

So basically, that means half the N64 is dead space?

I had the ses-through purple N64, and alot of it did look pretty empty.

that is so awesome, if only they though of that 10 or 12 years ago

Oh wow o.o Thats pretty nifty, lol.

Its a hybrid! To control all hybrids!

I dream of the day that some modder dude can take my old N64 controller, build a square square where the start button and logo used to be, and make a portable N64. There's plenty of room under the D-pad (did any games ever use the D-pad?) and inside that slot where you stuck your rumble pack.

That.... is.... AWESOME! I used to have a game gear, it was a very nice device to have. But portable.. heh..right. 6 AA batteries for 2 hours to play (if you're lucky). But it was, in my opinion, state of the art for the time it was made. Wonder how mutch this beauty here uses for energy.

This guy should work for Sony or Nintendo.
This guy alone would make their handhelds 10 times better.

Its awesome how it was built into a pre-existing console. But no portable N64 mods will ever beat the iNto64, it just looks so... Professional.

chstens:
Move over 3DS! The N Gear 64 is here!

Well, you ninja'd my exact response. This is awesome.

Screw the 3DS, I want to buy this.

too bad the n64 didnt actually have any worthwhile games on it

Big Max:
Its awesome how it was built into a pre-existing console. But no portable N64 mods will ever beat the iNto64, it just looks so... Professional.

O...M...G... If Nintendo would release this thing, I'm SO buying it! =D

If I'd do this thing, I would change a thing or two on it's design. First, I'd change the controller layout a bit, while it looks great and seems pretty playable and comfortable, I'd change the shoulder buttons a bit. I'd leave the "R" button where it is, change the "Z" button to the left side and swap places between the "L" and "Z" button. That would leave the "L" button well hidden but reachable (hardly any game uses that button) and the "Z" button very reachable as the left shoulder button (almost every game on the N64 that falls into the range of awesome to respectable uses the "Z" button in some way).

I wonder if there's some way to put in there somewhere 3 controller ports to play some multiplayer goodness (the Xbox can eat it's heart out in this deppartment).

It's genius!

3DS, you just lost hardcore to the N64 portable. No need for these same rehashed launch titles!

SON OF A BITCH!

Why can't I build things that are that awesome?

looks a bit awkward to control but...awesome

Yet another thing to add to the "Weird Things People Can Do With Lots Of Time And Money" folder...

Yep, this is just like scaling a big mountain. Completely pointless, but if you've done almost everything else, why not

 

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