Modder Downing is back at it again. This time, he has a single game Nintendo 64 Portable themed to fit the game it’s wired to play; The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time.
The last project of Downing’s we saw was beautifully machined and even had CNC’d PCBs inside for the controller. This unit is no different and even takes things a step further. Downing 3D printed several ornamental pieces that were put onto the case such as the Ocarinas and heart-shaped control buttons for the screen. He even printed out a nice Hylian crest and had it backlit.
This unit isn’t only beautiful on the inside, it’s amazingly well put together on the inside as well. Using his 3D printed case, everything is bolted down inside to ensure that nothing moves around. Unlike a lot of portable consoles we have seen in the past, this is a welcoming change. Rather than using hot glue to secure motherboards (which has been known to melt during shipping on hot summer days) Downing incorporated screw posts into the design of his case that would allow everything inside of the unit to be kept nice and neat.
Downing isn’t done just yet. He says that this console is only one in a line of “SG-N64p” units that he plans to make.
“This is the first in a line of SGN64p’s that I plan to make. I present, the Immortalized classic, Ocarina of Time in its own portable rendition.”
As per his usual, Downing has created a video going over the unit in it’s entirety. If you’d like to check the video out, we’ll link it below. Downing also has his own website where he posts regular updates on the projects he is currently working on. If you’d like to get a behind the scenes look at how Downing creates his works of video game art, check his website out here.