Japan’s Mini Famicom Modded into Fully-Functional Game Boy Look-a-Like (VIDEO)

There are brilliant engineers out there in the world. They are people who do amazing things with their skills and have a love for their craft. One such person is a YouTuber by the name of Kei Studio, who decided to mod the Nintendo Mini Famicom into a Game Boy look-a-like. Not sure what a Famicom is? Well, the NES Classic has a sister console, exclusive to the country of Japan, and it’s called the Mini Famicom (Family Computer).

Much like its Western counterpart, the console has 30 pre-installed games to choose from, and it is just as small. They both fit into the palm of your hand! The crucial difference being – there are titles available on the Mini Famicom that aren’t on the Classic. Want to know what they are? Check out the list below:

Can’t read Japanese? Me neither! Here’s the complete list:

  • Donkey Kong
  • Pac-Man
  • Excitebike
  • Balloon Fight
  • Ice Climber
  • Galaga
  • Yie Ar Kung-Fu
  • Super Mario Bros.
  • The Legend of Zelda
  • Atlantis no Nazo
  • Gradius
  • Makai Village
  • Solomon’s Key
  • Metroid
  • Castlevania
  • Adventure of Link
  • Bumping Sumo
  • Super Mario Bros. 3
  • Ninja Gaiden
  • Mega Man 2
  • River City Ransom
  • Double Dragon Ⅱ The Revenge
  • Super Tamashito Luo
  • Final Fantasy Ⅲ
  • Dr. Mario
  • Downtown Nekketsu Monogatari
  • Downtown Soreyuke Daiundoukai
  • Mario Open Golf
  • Super Mario USA
  • Kirby’s Adventure

The miniature Family Computer is small enough as it is, but KEI STUDIO wanted to make it even smaller! Enter, the Famicom Pocket. Not only is it portable and reminiscent of a Nintendo Game Boy, but also fully functional and exquisitely made – including the ability to enjoy 2-player games via cable link. KEI STUDIO showcases their creation in a video uploaded to YouTube, which includes a step-by-step procedure on how you can make it, complete with illustrations and entertaining sound effects. It’s very informative. Take a look for yourself below:

This is not a cheap project by any stretch of the imagination. However, if you’re looking for a one-of-a-kind handheld console – you’re looking in the right direction. This device was created to function with chargers available in Japan, which is not guaranteed to be available in the United States or elsewhere. Inevitably, you may need to purchase imported materials – or modify it accordingly to fit US standards.

KEI STUDIO chiseled a Game Boy case, completely disassembled a Mini Famicom, extracted and reconnected adapters, and much more. It may be safe to say that they put some serious time and money into it. It’s obvious they’re not an amateur either.

What do you think of the “Famicom Pocket”? Isn’t it adorable? Plan on making any mods of your own? Feel free to let us know in the comments section below. We would love to hear from you! Be sure to follow Don’t Feed the Gamers on Facebook and Twitter to keep up to date on all the gaming news as it happens!

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Hoi is an elusive figure at DFTG, whose favorite past-times include chillin' in the Fade, reading manga, watching anime, collecting novelty items, and gaming.


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