Modder Creates ‘Atomic Purple’ Switch Joy-Con – Takes You Back N64 Style (GALLERY)
Behold, it is another modder showing the culmination of human history and evolution in technology. Even with the continued and exponential growth of technology and gaming, it’s always nice to recognize its roots in the past. While the latest and most innovative designs for technology are great, the love affair with nostalgic reminders of childhood will have a place in many people’s hearts. Obvious Nintendo fan, Daniel Boone, redesigned the Switch Joy-Con controllers with a certain retro console in mind. Namely the transparent “Atomic Purple” skin that dominated the ’90s on the N64 and Gameboy.
In the gallery listed above, Boone shows off his skill and handiwork on imgur. According to the short replies and comments on the imgur thread, Boone was able to create the case using clear shells and dying them the perfect shade of purple in a lab. Unfortunately, the day that gamers on a widespread scale will see these emerge into the light of day are slim to none. In fact, as much as Boone would like to sell the transparent, purple shells to prospective buyers, the logistics and quality assurance side of business would be difficult to maintain:
I cannot sell these due to the fact that the original clear shells have occasional small defects that have to be sanded/dremelled, etc. If I could get clear shells in bulk that were a perfect fit every time, I would gladly tint and sell them!”
Nintendo is gradually catching up to the idea that people seek nostalgic comforts such as these which, in turn, drives sales. In the end, it’s all about whether or not the company is willing to manufacture these retro designs into modern day.
What do you think of the Atomic Purple Nintendo Switch Joy-Con? Would this be an item you would “throw your money at”? It would be fantastic if ‘skins’ were created with its likeness. Feel free to let us know in the comments section below or start a conversation on Don’t Feed the Gamers official Facebook page. To stay up to date on gaming news as they happen, follow us on Twitter! Here are some of our latest:
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