But Does It Come in Blue and Red?
At a glance, the GameCube controller looks like an absolute mess, but when you get your hands on it, the secrets of the universe unlock. It is considered by many to be one of, if not the, greatest controller of all time. There’s something about it; the buttons have just the right amount of click, the triggers have a super smooth slide, and the main joystick isn’t the one on from the N64. It should be no surprise, but someone has made fully functional Nintendo Switch Joycons out of a GameCube controller.
This creation comes from the YouTube channel Shank Mods. He uses the WaveBird wireless controller, which happens to be the exact height of the Switch in its handheld mode. He reached out to various other modders in the modding community to get things just right, and long-story short, he’s got some dope GameCube Joycons. You can check out the entirety of his Joycon journey in Shank Mods’ video below. He explains everything at every step of his creation process and shows it off in action at the end. Unfortunately, this project just takes way to much time and effort to mass produce and sell, so if you want one, you’re out of luck.
There are already GameCube Joycons available for purchase, but they are more like GameCube button Joycons instead of the actual controller. Shank Mods has also made other hardware mods like a handheld WiiU called the PiiWii and a Wii inside an Altoid tin. Check out the Shank Mods channel.
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