I love the absurdity of Nintendo Game Man – Destructoid
I thought the original Game Boy was a brick until I saw this
In recent years we’ve seen a whole bunch of new official micro versions of some of our favorite old consoles, the most respectably ridiculous of which has to be the Game Gear Micro – a system so small you might as well keep a magnifying glass in your pocket. . But when it comes to custom builds in the modding community, there has been a resurgence of interest in beefing up retro consoles to a ridiculous degree.
We recently showed you a room-filling Nintendo Switch that realistically would need at least two players to handle all the buttons. Now here is an imposing Game Boy – excuse me, Male game.
The creator of this “portable” console, Grumpy model maker, showed the system in a video last November. I missed it, but now that it does the trick again (good eye, SIFTD), I could not resist. In the manufacturer’s own words, the Nintendo Game Man is “completely impractical and unnecessary”.
The size of this thing is entertaining on its own, but what makes this build so appealing is that it captures the authentic look of the original Game Boy. What about the interior? There’s a Famicom card crammed in there, not reused Game Boy guts. Yes. It’s an illusion, but fun too.
With the right 3D printer, the right materials, and the right craftsmanship, you could theoretically create your own Game Man. Grumpy Modeler hosts the DIY project, along with a parts list and a few pointers, on Cults.
You wouldn’t want have to use an original Famicom, either – the custom case could accommodate “any hardware, say Raspberry Pi, with the same LCD display I used,” according to the manufacturer.