Nintendo Switch Modder Creates Fully-Functioning GameCube Joy-Cons (VIDEO)
Super Smash Bros. made its debut in 1999 with inception of the what would become a franchise with critical acclaim across the globe. After its debut on the Nintendo 64, sequels launched on the Gamecube, WiiU, and Nintendo Switch. One of the most memorable releases was Super Smash Bros. Melee on the purple cube console, so much so that mock-ups of Nintendo Switch Joy-Cons were created in its image.
Despite years after the Switch came out with Ultimate, a retail version is still nowhere to be seen. So, a modder decided to take matters into his own hands. Introducing Shank Mods’ GameCube Joy-Con controllers, gamers can enjoy Super Smash Bros. just like they did in the early 2000s. Check it out:
This modified Nintendo Switch controller features the full functionality of first-party Joy-Cons save for the IR camera, according to Shank. So, if this is a modding project you’re looking to undertake, Ultimate can be played wirelessly. Furthermore, each half of the GameCube Joy-Cons can be separate for two-player gameplay but it’s “worse than you think it is.” To be fair, it looks neither comfortable or fun:
For those wondering. Yes, they can do this. And Yes, it’s worse than you think it is. pic.twitter.com/1spZwGi5IL
— Shank (@ShankMods) January 11, 2020
So, for the modders out there, is this something you’d try to take on? Or would you pay to get your hands on a pair of GameCub Joy-Cons for your Nintendo Switch? Let us know what you think in the comments section below or start a conversation on Don’t Feed the Gamers Facebook page. To stay up to date on gaming and entertainment news as it happens, follow us on Twitter! Here are some of our latest:
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