Modder makes Wii out of Altoid box

Curiously strong modding skills.

Published Sun, Oct 7 2018 5:24 PM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 11:50 AM CST

In a creation that defies the laws of nature, YouTuber Shank Mods has jammed a Wii into an Altoids tin.

Described as the "worst thing ever" and aptly named the Kill Mii, Shank's console-in-a-tin is one the most interesting madhouse creations from the modding community. The Kill Mii is a portable Wii whose guts have been recompiled to fit into an Altoids box (a feat Frankenstein might be jealous of), and features a 2.5-inch composite screen with two 3DS sliders as analog sticks. Inside the curiously strong mint-box is a "heavily trimmed" Wii motherboard with re-wired components.

"In our community the joke 'can you fit into an Altoids tin?' has been a long-running joke. And only recently have we figured out that with a Wii it's actually possible," Shank said in the video.

But the device isn't really practical--it's more of an experiment to see if it'd work. And it does. But only for 10 minutes at a time. Hey, that's enough time for a quick Smash match, right?

"This is a real Wii, it's not an emulator. So the game runs at full speed," Shank said while firing up the game and doing exactly that.

Modder makes Wii out of Altoid box |

Derek joined the TweakTown team in 2015 and has since reviewed and played 1000s of hours of new games. Derek is absorbed with the intersection of technology and gaming, and is always looking forward to new advancements. With over six years in games journalism under his belt, Derek aims to further engage the gaming sector while taking a peek under the tech that powers it. He hopes to one day explore the stars in No Man's Sky with the magic of VR.

Newsletter Subscription

Related Tags

Newsletter Subscription
Latest News
View More News
Latest Reviews
View More Reviews
Latest Articles
View More Articles