Here’s A Portable Wii, Playing Mario, Mega Man And Zelda

Here’s A Portable Wii, Playing Mario, Mega Man And Zelda

While everyone waits for Virtual Console games to come over to the Switch, there’s still plenty of classic Wii games to enjoy. So after having a first crack, one user has returned to create their perfect, portable Wii.

Jackson Snowden created a portable version of a Wii last year, but he’s been working on a revision over the last few months. As posted on BitBuilt, his portable Wii uses infrared LEDs for a sensor bar, joysticks from the 3DS, buttons from the DS Lite and a full size USB port for “whatever”.

Oh, and there’s three controllers built in: an original Classic controller, an original GameCube controller and a PIC microcontroller to convert inputs from the 3DS joysticks.


Image: Jackson Snowden/BitBuilt Forums


Image: Jackson Snowden/BitBuilt Forums

You can see the whole unit in action below, playing Paper Mario, Kirby’s Return to Dream Land, Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Twilight Princess, Mega Man X and more. The unit’s final dimensions are 178 x 96 x 30mm, and according to Snowden you can plug it into a TV and “it basically becomes a regular Wii console with batteries”.

What a champion. In case you’re wondering, the games are stored on an internal flash drive that can be accessed via mini-USB. The internal screen runs off HDMI as well, with no ancient component cables required.

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