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January 2020 Retro Gaming Article


January 11, 2020 Retro Gaming Blog Post:

Nintendo's funky Joy Con colors are fun, but GameCube Joy Cons are the best Joy Cons

GameCube Joy Cons
All mods are not the same. Some are simple while others are mind-blowing works of art, both visually and electronically!
@ShankMods on Twitter is known for sophisticated video game mods and has done a variety of complex projects. This one was months in the making. He blends both artistic and electronic knowledge wielding a soldering iron as deftly as a carefully tempered spray finish.

If you like what you see here, it's important to note these beautiful Joy Cons go way beyond eye-candy. They're impressive, amazing... gorgeous even, but they are also functional! This isn't a photo-op. These GameCube Joy Cons offer all the functionality of Nintendo's standard Joy Cons. They attach via Nintendo's rail system, support amiibo, and work wirelessly for 2-player madness, complete with those odd little L&R shoulder buttons on the rail's edge.

The effort and careful detail that went into this project is amazing from the overal look to it's replicated GameCube controller "feel" and all the minor little things most of us would ignore, but make this an extraordinary achievement. If you love Super Smash Bros., this is the way to go :)

GameCube Joy Cons GameCube Joy Cons attached to the Nintendo Switch.
GameCube Joy Cons Detached GameCube Joy Cons

GameCube Joy Con Creation Video

The process he went through is fascinating. Check out the video below.


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