‘Nintendo GameCube Advance’ is a strange piece of online gaming history: a fictional rendering of a mobile version of the GameCube Making Tours Online Since 2005. But while the show has long been dismissed as a fan-made fake, YouTuber GingerOfOz has taken matters into its own hands and Build a real and practical version of the conceptAnd the As I spotted it Eurogamer.
Ginger didn’t just build his own country fact GameCube Advance, though: It also tracked down the original artist behind the 2005 mockup and got the scoop on how and why they made it in the first place.
Ginger is no stranger to making custom Nintendo mods, like he likes Wii Boy Color from 2020 I somehow managed to shrink my entire Wii down to the size and form factor of the Game Boy Color.
The roughly 20-minute video outlines Ginger’s quest to recreate the console (based on a 2005-era view of one corner of the device) and trials and tribulations along the way. Some aspects of the original display were not viable in real life, such as the hinge (which Ginger instead designed to function similar to the Nintendo DS for a more comfortable viewing angle) or the joysticks (which had to be replaced with 3DS-style sliders so the screen could be closed Already).
The biggest sacrifice, though, is the lack of a functional drive. The parts were simply too large for a modified console, though Ginger leaves a slot to allow disc insertion (useless) to match the aesthetics of the display.
Ginger also technically did not build a mobile device Cube game. Instead, use a Wii motherboard, which uses less power, is physically smaller, easily modifiable, and is more affordable to have. Despite this, Ginger has done its best to add some unique GameCube software (including the iconic boot logo).
The final design is impressively functional: it looks like the original display and plays GameCube games, despite it having about an hour and a half of battery life.
As for the original rendering, it was created by an artist by the name of Demond. They said they created the original image for fun as a way to practice product rendering in Autodesk 3D Studio Max. Demond has gone on to create other futuristic shows – like a Popular image PSP2 Which made its way online a few years later – and went on to work for actual video game companies like Ubisoft and Epic Games.
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