It doesn’t look like motion controls have been carried over to the portable, which was the original Wii’s hallmark feature, but opening the case reveals a pair of sunken analog joysticks harvested from a couple of Switch Joy-Cons and a traditional D-pad because the Wii SPii can emulate older Nintendo consoles as well, including the GameCube. It took StonedEdge nearly a year to design and finish the portable and you can find a detailed log of their progress—both the successes and failure they encountered along the way—on the BitBuilt forums if you’re interested in building your own and want to get rid of all that pesky free time you’ve got on your hands. What’s most remarkable about StonedEdge’s creation is that it legitimately looks like something Nintendo would release, with a frosted see-through plastic housing revealing their handiwork inside, a 3.5-inch 640×480 LCD display, a pair of hefty batteries that manage to muster about two-and-a-half hours of playtime, and even a standard headphone jack—a feature the original GBA SP skipped in favor of an easily lost adapter cable.
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