Custom Nintendo 64 Is A Fantastic Tribute To Ocarina Of Time

Custom Nintendo 64 Is A Fantastic Tribute To Ocarina Of Time

Belgian artist Vadu Amka completely covered a Nintendo 64 with a rock and moss motif to transform the console into an artefact from Hyrule.

He’s modded N64s before, but the painting and the attention to detail on this one is just so realistic, this could be his best looking one yet.

The ancestral gems being very important items for the main quest, I chose to remind their shape under the console’s logo. As a reminder, they are the Kokiri emerald, the Goron ruby and the Zora saphire. The console’s logo was also remade in order to stay close to the saga’s typography. The shield was remolded in resin, for a little bit thinner and angular rendering. The gold aspect for the buttons is worn and shiny to match with the rest of the console, that is rather ancestral. At last, the Triforce is remembered on the game pad.


  • Am I the only person who cringes at the sight of a modded console? It’s in the same vein as bastardising a classic car.

    • over 32 million N64 consoles were made.

      This is like “bastardising” a corolla.

      • I once owned a ’75 Corolla coupe. I’m damned if I can find one for sale these days. If someone was selling one with odd decals and bits of shit glued to it, I wouldn’t touch it. If it were in original (or close enough) condition? Hell yeah.

        Likewise, as an avid collector, I’d much rather my game consoles as original.

        I just don’t see the point of this.

        • I found 4 or 5 ok condition KE35/55’s for sale without even trying very hard

          but in taking my analogy too far.. the console they modified is an auto ’97 Corolla CSi with peeling clear coat and 280,000km’s and a headgasket that’s just begging to let go.

  • PAL or Ntsc? Itd be a shame to waste such amounts of time on a PAL console.

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