How to integrate a Gamecube controller into a Nintendo Switch
Far from using a simple Bluetooth adapter, youtuber Shank Mods decided to fully integrate a Gamecube remote on your Nintendo Switch. Super Smash Bros lovers will know that the Gamecube controller is the number one requirement to play the game, so a Joy-shaped controller adapted to the Switch is something like listening to heavenly music.
Taking advantage of the launch of Super Smash Bros Ultimate, Nintendo introduced the official adapter with which to connect up to four GameCube controls to the Switch, however, that only works when the console is in dock mode, so it is not funny when you You take it with you to play alone. So the good of Shank decided to make his own, and thought that it would be best to create a remote that was able to connect to the console itself in the same way that the original Joy-Cons do.
Said and done, with the help of several chassis of the Wavebird Gamecube (a control that has the same size as the Switch connection side and that is thicker than the original Gamecube control) decided to move all the internal circuitry of the Joy-Cons into the control. And don’t think it was an easy job.
I made the gamecube joycons we all wish existed. This isn’t concept art, these are real and fully functional. pic.twitter.com/266tiYmzsG
– Shank (@ShankMods) January 11, 2020
First he needed to cut the control in half to create what would be the new Joy-Cons, and then he had to manage to create the coupling system that would allow the new command to be connected to the console connection rail. In the end he chose to create custom pieces in a 3D printer and use the original components of the Joy-Con, needing infinity of welds and new buttons that would do the work of the extras that make up the Switch controls.
As you may be thinking, the original Gamecube remote only had a superior trigger (the right one), so he had to add an extra one with the help of another well-known modder on YouTube.
As you can see in the video, the result is spectacular, but taking into account that it took months of work and an infinite number of headaches, you will understand that its creator is not willing to sell his work or make a similar one. That is a limited edition full-fledged.
The question is, will Nintendo be encouraged to do something similar someday?