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More things need to be purple. This month we take a look at the Grape64, which probably our favorite N64 portable to date. Stiff competition, to be sure, as there has been a lot of amazing builds over the years. Finished in 2011 inside a clear tackle box and has features usually omitted from N64 portables like the dpad and L trigger, and even has an Instructables post to help you build your own. It’s very great, and it’s very grape.
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Not a 2spooky4u branded featured this month, but one of remembrance. Back in 2011, Bacman forum modder Monkeynaut created the N-terprise 64, a Tabletop Arcade style console mod using a Bambino Space Laser Fight toy as a base. Most of the information on this portable has been lost to time, so we have pieced together what we can find to give recognition to this unique Nintendo 64 mod.
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Back in the mid 1980′s, Nintendo was hard at work redesigning their Famicom console for a Western Release, trying to make it look more like a home appliance instead of a videogame system in hope of avoiding the same mistakes of the video game crash of just a few years prior. The boxy design was that we all know and love was created, and after their more videogame-ish redesign in 1993, it affectionately became known as the “Toaster” model, even though it looked more like a VCR. Fast forward to 2008, where modder Vomitsaw had a spare toaster and a spare NES, so what else to do than to make good on the nickname and re-case an NES into an actual toaster?
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Every so often a portable comes along and almost completely changes the game. This is one of those projects. Bungle has been making outstanding portables for a while, but he really hit it out of the park with his fourth Nintendo 64 portable, the Controller Style Version 2.0. The best part about it? Plans are in the works to make this not a one-off, but a made-to-order commissioned model for a small production run.
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