“Retro” gaming on the go with the Portable, Flip Top GameCube

by Mike
Posted March 22nd, 2010 at 7:59 am

When I think of “retro” gaming consoles, the GameCube isn’t necessarily one that first comes to mind. Yet if you really think about it in technology years, the GameCube is pretty old. Just because it’s old doesn’t mean we can’t still have some fun with it though. One of the most popular mods for gamers and tinkers alike is the “portable console mod”. Taking a console such as a PS2, Dreamcast, or in this case, a GameCube, and transforming it into something small and lightweight means added entertainment on the road.

The man behind the work is seasoned modder, “Techknott”. For the Flip-top GameCube, a considerable amount of engineering and ingenuity had to be employed in order to shrink down that rather bulky cube into a more “pocketable” experience. In truth, you probably won’t want to attempt stuffing this in your pocket. What it lacks in real world pocket-ability however, it more than makes up for it in added mobile entertainment. Just think of all the amazing NES/SNES/GameCube games you can now play on the go!

I’d totally make one if I had time…and a GameCube to sacrifice. Anyone else willing to take the plunge?


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  • Michael
    March 22, 2010 at 10:03 am

    It’s a scary thought when something introduced in the 21st Century is somehow considered “retro”. (Let’s have ’90s nostalgia first!) My main systems that I enjoyed growing up were the NES, SNES, and N64. I stopped following video game trends shortly after the Game Cube was released as I was in college and a part-time job and had less time to enjoy things. Even calling the GameCube “old school” is a bit of a stretch. But retro really begins with the SNES as we had 2D video games and cheesy music. It’s like hearing N’Sync or Jennifer Lopez on the oldies station!!

    • Mike
      March 22, 2010 at 10:07 am

      lol, I know. I’m not old by any means, but “old” stuff referring to the 90’s is weird to hear.

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