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GameCube controllers for Nintendo Switch exist, and Joy-Con inspired by the controller exist as well. But why stop there? Why can’t we have an actual GameCube controller split in half to become a genuine GameCube Joy-Con? Shank Mods on YouTube surely wondered about that, so he took it upon himself to make it a reality. And it is spectacular.

It took months of planning, crafting, and 3D printing, and a WaveBird was used as the shell since it is coincidentally the same height as the Switch. But this GameCube Joy-Con is fully functional, able to use sideways as two individual controllers (though it reportedly feels awful to use sideways, as would be expected). It even features HD rumble, gyroscopic controls, and amiibo support. It apparently only lacks an infrared sensor. However, there is a connector to bring the Joy-Con together away from Switch for an almost utterly ordinary WaveBird controller.

It pretty much goes without saying that Shank Mods has developed the ultimate way to experience Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, but unfortunately, it is not for sale and there are no plans to make more of these bad boys. The GameCube Joy-Con is one of a kind, and it is an utterly magical piece of hardware. Watch the video for a full breakdown of how the device was created.


John Friscia
Head Copy Editor for Enthusiast Gaming, Managing Editor at The Escapist. I'm a writer who loves Super Nintendo and Japanese role-playing games to an impractical degree. I really miss living in South Korea. And I'm developing the game Boss Saga!


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