A Talented Artist Once Used Sheer Brilliance to Merge a Classic Nintendo Console and a Popular Zelda Character

Nintendo’s GameCube is one of the oldest video game consoles that found decent popularity when it was released. However, PlayStation 2 and Xbox had eclipsed GameCube’s full potential as a diverse console. Nintendo fans, meanwhile, loved the GameCube and its exclusive games.

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GameCube was a dull-looking console but had good hardware capabilities. As a result, gamers continued to prefer better-looking devices over GameCube. But some fans took matters into their own hands and started creating custom GameCube consoles based on popular themes. After all, who wouldn’t love a Legend of the Zelda: Twilight Princess-themed GameCube?

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An old video of a custom Nintendo GameCube resurfaces

It turns out that the talented artist behind the custom Nintendo GameCube created the design and posted it to YouTube in 2015. Although the video garnered a lot of praise at the time, another fan took it reposted yesterday, introducing a group of new fans to the creation.

Here is the tweet:

As you can see, the design was extremely complex; the artist gave the best of himself. Here is the video that the creator uploaded:

zoki64, the creator’s name on YouTube, has been creating custom controllers and consoles for a long time. zoki64 has mainly worked on Nintendo systems, namely Nintendo Entertainment System, GameBoy, Nintendo 64, GameCube, Wii and Nintendo Switch.

In addition to Nintendo systems, zoki64 also worked on a PlayStation console and a custom PC engine. Designs include popular video game themes like Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Legend of the Zelda, Goldeneye, Bowser, Donkey Kong and more.

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Artist portrays Zelda’s Twilight Princess on GameCube

One of zoki64’s most popular designs is the Nintendo GameCube, as mentioned above, featuring a portrait of Link as he appears on the cover of Twilight Princess. Not only did zoki64 recreate the GameCube console, but also designed its controller in the same way.

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The design is based on two colors, gold and silver, and the artwork resembles the original game poster. When a fan asked zoki64 about the process, he shared that the process required a combination of three: decals, stencils, and hand painting. zoki64 also mentions that the console was originally black in color.

What do you think of the Zelda’s Twilight Princess theme on a Nintendo GameCube? Let us know in the comments!

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